“Tbilisi Silk Road Forum”
, which was founded in 2015 by the Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Gharibashvili, is being held in Georgia for the fourth time. This year’s forum has become more large-scale and hosted about 2,000 delegates from more than 60 countries, including 110 representatives from Business Chamber of Asian and the Gulf countries
. The initiative to create a discussion platform of similar international level is a highly appreciated and welcomed step by the government sector. This fact in itself speaks for having a healthy attitude towards the business sector and a policy aimed at improving the business climate.
Based on the abovementioned, we would like to thank the government sector and each person who was involved in organizing the forum. We would like to thank:
the Prime Minister, Irakli Gharibashvili, for organizing such a necessary event for business in Georgia, which makes the local business sector more viable and connected with international business circles. We would like to thank the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Levan Davitashvili, for his constant support to the business sector and consideration of business interests within the framework of the Silk Road Forum.
We would like to than the Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development and the head of the organizing staff of the forum, Genadi Arveladze Arveladze, his assistant, Nino Tzikhelashvili, and the entire staff for holding the event in compliance with the the high standards and, as needed, for providing immediate feedback to the business sector.
We would like to thank the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Aleksandre Khvtisiashvili, the consulates of various countries, Embassy of Georgia in India, Ketavan Lagvilava and tall persons who took part in arranging the necessary formalities for the visit of foreign delegates to the forum.
We can confidently say that the Tbilisi Silk Road Forum was successful and productive, and over time it will show even more voluminous and large-scale results.
When considering the event from the perspective of results, we can talk about the example of the Business Chamber, which took place within the framework of the forum. Our organization has concluded negotiations with a large investment company. The cooperation aims to present the investment potential of Georgia, involvement in the big projects of the “Middle Corridor”, etc.
Also, negotiations with Arab companies have been completed, which are working directly in the field of export-import and they are discussing activities in Georgia in order to deepen trade between Transcaucasian countries and Gulf countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates). During the negotiations, new opportunities for export were identified, which includes the export of peat to the GCC countries, which is the appearance of a new dimension in trade relations.
Also, the fig response of the Silk Road Forum is the official invitation by the President & CEO of Dubai Chambers of Dubai Chambers Mohammad Ali Rashed Lootah to the Dubai Business Forum for the delegation of the Chamber of Commerce of Asia and the Persian Gulf countries, under the leadership of the First Vice President – Business Chamber of Asian & Gulf Countries. The forum will be dedicated to highlighting new perspectives in global trade and the role of Dubai in this process. The event will be attended by high-ranking persons from the government, private and financial sectors.