Agenda

 

Global Business & Investment Forum

“Business Sustainability - A Key Business Value of the 21st Century”

 

 

October 5th- 6th 2018

Biltmore Hotel

Tbilisi, Georgia      

 

Time

Session

 

08:30 - 09:30 

 

Registration

 

09:30 – 10:10

Welcome address by Ekaterine Maisuradze Chairperson of Georgia and Asia-Africa Chamber of Commerce; President of BPW International Club Tbilisi Georgia and Union of Business Ladies

 

Welcome address by Ilia Eloshvili - Deputy Mayor of Tbilisi

 

Welcome address by Mzia Giorgobiani - Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia

 

Welcome address by Ekaterine Mikabadze - Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia

 

Welcome address by Jaba Phutkaradze – Minister of Finance and Economy of  Adjara AR Government

 

Welcome address by Eka Beselia – Chairperson of Committee of LEGAL AFFAIRS; Parliament of Georgia

 

Welcome address by Nino Chikovani - President of Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI)

 

Welcome address by David Saganelidze - CEO of the Partnership Fund Chief Executive Officer

 

Welcome address by  Irakli Lekvinadze - Business Ombudsman of Georgia

 

Welcome address by Rima Beradze -  Chairperson of Audit Commission, Tbilisi City Municipal Assembly

 

 

10:10 – 10:20

Investment Environment and Opportunities in Georgia

 

Mikheil Khidureli -  Director of Enterprise Georgia

 

10:20 – 10:30

Tourism Potential of Georgia

 

Giorgi Chogovadze - The Head of Georgian National Tourism Administration

 

10:30 – 10:50

 

Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

 

Moderator: Nona Mamulashvili – President of Georgian-Swiss Business Association; Tbilisi, Georgia

 

HRH Sheikha Doctor Hissah Saad A S Al-Sabah - Princess of Kuwait, President of the Council of Arab Businesswomen

Her Highness Zaynab Otiti Obanor - Queen of Nigeria, Founder of Arab African Economic Development Initiative

 

10:50 – 11:05

Dejan  Štancer - President  of  the  KSBC  and  Chairman  of  the  National  company  Kazakh  Invest  Regional  Representative  office; Slovenia

11:05 – 11:15

Modern-day Business Chambers require an innovative approach to their markets and in doing so, ensure credible and clean business

 

Marthinus Ignatius Heyns - Southern Africa, Georgia Chamber of Commerce  

11:15 – 11:45

 

Masterclass

The Importance of Creative Strategies & Innovative Business Models Which Incorporate the SDGs in Creating Value for Stakeholders/Clients

 

Larisa Beth Miller -  CEO at Phoenix Global LLC and Founder of Global Impact Africa; Florida, USA

11:45 – 12:05

Masterclass

How to Build a Global Brand

 

Mirela Sula - CEO and Founder of Global Woman magazine and Global Woman Club; London, UK

12:05 – 12:35

Masterclass

The New Business Leadership: “The Evidence is in - So Why is So Little Being Done?”

 

Katharina Anne Gabriele Miller - European Women Lawyers Association President of the Board;  PANDA GMBH Non-Executive Member of the Advisory Board; Madrid, Spain

 

12:35 – 13:20

Coffee Break

 

13:20– 13:25

 

·         The signing ceremony of the Memorandum between Georgia and Asia-Africa Chamber of Commerce and Arab African Economic Development Initiative

 

·         The signing ceremony of the Memorandum between  Georgia and Asia-Africa Chamber of Commerce and Kazakh-Slovenian Business Club

13:25 – 13:35

Giuseppa (Pinella) Bombaci - BPW Europe Regional Coordinator; Italy

13:35 – 14:00

Meditative Mind of Leader

 

Hetem Ramadani - President and Founder of Salbatring; Slovenia

14:00 – 14:40

Masterclass

Low Carbon Transformation for Business

 

Dipankar Ghosh -  Partner and Leader for Sustainability & Climate Change at Thinkthrough Consulting (TTC); New Delhi, India

 

14:40 – 15:40

Networking Luncheon

15:40 – 16:20

Masterclass

Strategic Leadership in Sustainable Development

 

Parul Soni - Global Managing Partner at Thinkthrough Consulting (TTC); New Delhi, India

 

16:20– 17:00

Masterclass

Sustaining Development through Environmental Responsibility  and values

 

Rayla Melchor Santos - Country Representative, Philippines of Renexus Group (Malaysia) Manila, Philippines

17:00 - 17:10

·         The signing ceremony of the Memorandum between Union of Business Ladies and Council of Arab Businesswomen  

·         The signing ceremony of the Memorandum between Union of Business Ladies and   Emirates Business Women Council

17:10 – 17:40

Masterclass

Women economic empowerment vital to business sustainability

 

H.E. Doctor Justina Mutale – Founder and President of the Justina Mutale Foundation, Founder of POSITIVE RUNWAY; London, UK

17:40 – 17:50

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development

 

Ketevan Bochorishvil - Executive director of “Anaklia City”, Former Vice Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia; Tbilisi, Georgia

17:50 – 18:00

Silk Road - One Belt One Road

 

Bekar Mikaberidze - Founder of “Belt and Road Georgian Business House” and an Official Representative of the Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Province of Guangdong of the People's Republic of China; Georgia.

18:00

Closing Remarks

 

 

6th October

12:00 – 15:00 B2B Reception at Xeme Restaurant Tbilisi (Biltmore Hotel)

 

Gala Dinner

Restaurant Georgian House

 

19:00 - Transfer to the restaurant

19:30 – FAM/Cultural Event

20:00 – Gala Dinner; Cultural Performances

 

Dress Code: Black Tie or traditional/national