Citadele Private Banking Forbes Klubs
Invest Georgia

29.maijs, 2012, 16:00, RĪGA, Latvija

Spilgtākie elementi:

  • prezentācija par Gruzijā veiktajām ekonomiskajām reformām – Tbilisi Brīvās Universitātes lektors ekonomiskajā analīzē Laša Čočua (Lasha Chochua)
  • Apaļā galda diskusijas par investīcijām un investīciju klimatu Gruzijā – vada vadošais TV žurnālists Egils Zariņš
  • Vairāk nekā 100 ietekmīgākie uzņēmēji no Latvijas un Gruzijas

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29th May 2012, 16:00, RIGA, Latvia


  • Presentation of economic reforms in Georgia by lecturer of economic analysis of Free university of Tbilisi Mr. Lasha Chochua,
  • two round tables about investment opportunities in Georgia and investment climate managed by leading TV journalist Egils Zariņš
  • More than 100 most influential businessmen from Latvia and Georgia

Agenda 29.05.2012

16:30 Welcome speach

16:45 Economic Reforms in Georgia speaker: Lasha Chochua, Free University of Tbilisi

17:15 Development of Borjomi
Speakers: Irakli Bokuchava, IDS Borjomi Europe
Levan Bagdavadze, IDS Borjomi Georgia

17:30 Round table: Successful investments in Georgia
Speakers: Irakli Bokuchava, IDS Borjomi Europe
David Asatiani, Microsoft Georgia
Richard Baerug, Grand Hotel Ushba
Rony Saab, Rakia Georgia Free Industrial Zone

18:30 Coffee break

18:45 Round table: Investment Climate in Georgia
Speakers: Alexander Bolkvadze, BLC Law Office
George Kananashvili, Dexus Group
Keti Bochorishvili Georgian National Investment Agency
Vasil Revishvili, Bank of Georgia

19:45 Dinner with Georgian wine and coctail reception


Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis, Sergey Gridnev (owner of bridge construction company Tilts), Igor Buimister (owner of Trasta Comercbank), Alexander Oskin (owner of Wess – distributor of BMW, Lexus, Honda and Toyota in Latvia), Boriss Glukhman (owner of Reaton holding), Mhitar Mhitarjan (owner of egg producer BalticOvo), Eduard Rastoropov (owner of Tilts Baltija), mayor of Ventspils city Aivars Lembergs, Peteris Shmidre (owner of telecom company Baltcom), Oleg Butenko (owner of shipping company Unimars), Alexan- der Basharin (owner of real iestate company Interhaus), Vadim Telica (owner of pharmacy company Repharm)

Patron of the event

Valdis Birkavs
(Ex-Prime minister and Ex-Foreign minister of Latvia, member of Club of Madrid)

«Georgia and Latvia always have been friendly and never have missed opportunity to support each other. Nevertheless our business cooperation needs to be improved . Business is the work of the skilled and the creative : they make things happen. They create jobs. They pay salaries. They invest. And they know: business of the business is to take part in the creation of their own country. They know - to do more for more people and be better and better at doing it means to make the country great, the people wealthy and the Government strong.

I wish the Forbes Club good meetings, where preparedness meets opportunity.»

Story of Georgia

From outrageously beautiful towns of Svaneti and Kazbegi in the Caucasus mountains to Batumi, a fun-loving semitropical town on the Black Sea coastline, Georgia abounds in natural variety. Tbilisi, the capital and by far the biggest city, has the atmosphere of an age-old Eurasian crossroads, yet it’s also a 21st-century city with eye-catch- ing new architecture, modern infrastructure and receptive people. Georgia’s deeply complicated history has given it a fascinating cocktail of influences from Turkey, Russia, Persia, Central Asia, but today Georgia looks to Europe for its future and is the most Western in atmosphere of the three Caucasus countries.

In classical times the two principal kingdoms were Colchis in the west and Kartli (Iberia) in the east and south, including some areas in modern Turkey and Armenia. When King Mirian and Queen Nana of Kartli were converted to Christianity by St Nino in the early 4th century, Georgia became the second country to adopt the Christian faith.

Georgia reached its zenith under his great-granddaughter Queen Tamar, whose writ extended over much of present-day Azerbaijan and Armenia, plus parts of Turkey and southern Russia. Tamar is still so revered that Geor- gians today call her, without irony, King Tamar!

Thanks to its president US-educated lawyer Mr. Mikhail Saakashvili, Georgia is reaching great success again. He won presidential elections in January 2004 by a landslide, and set the tone for his presidency by appointing a team of young, energetic, outward-looking ministers and announcing campaigns against the plague of corruption.

Georgia enjoyed four years of relative stability following the Rose Revolution of 2003, which swept pro-West- ern Mikhail Saakashvili to power. The level of force used against the protests horrified Georgians and alarmed Saakashvili’s friends in the West, but the president stood by his justification and called a snap presidential election for January 2008. Saakashvili won this with 53% of the vote.

In recent years, Government of Georgia led by Mr. Saakashvili implemented significant economic reforms, which were addressed to stimulate attractive business environment in order to enhance foreign direct investment inflow, stimulate entrepreneurial activities in various fields of economy and increase the welfare of citizens. Georgia has won international praise for its business-friendly reforms, and a new breed of young, stylish, relatively wealthy Georgians is enjoying life as never before, shopping in glitzy new commercial centres. Despite of subprime crisis, Georgia’s GDP real growth rate is 6,4 % (2010).

Today Georgia offers unseen opportunities to foreign investors in infrastructure development, construction, real estate , energy and certainly hospitality sectors on the Black Sea. Georgia is also considered as the most relevant gateway to penetrate Kavkaz region (Armenia and Azerbaijan). Several Latvian companies are already exploring lucrative opportunities in Georgia, for example Riga’s enterpreneur Yuri Gorobovs developes A class business center Pixel Center in Tbilisi. Forbes Club will enveil the insider’s knowledge on doing business in a country and offers great opportunity to make deals.