The Georgian capital of Tbilisi will host Silk Road Forum on October 15-16.
The aim of the forum is to explore new visions of enhancing partnership in four main areas of cooperation: transport, energy, trade and people-to-people contacts.
It will bring together more than 700 delegates from 30 countries and international finance and donor organizations.
Georgia’s Ministry of Economy announced some of the special guests who will be attending next week’s Tbilisi Silk Road Forum. One keynote speaker at the panel discussion “Exploring Georgia’s Investment Opportunities” will be Gabriel Schulze, founder of the private American firm Schulze Global Investments.
Tbilisi’s another guest will be Mircea Ciopraga, Secretary General of the PS IGC TRACECA, an intergovernmental commission involving Georgia and 12 nearby countries that work together to promote regional trade and economic development. Ciopraga is scheduled to deliver a speech at the panel Trade Facilitation along the Silk Road.
David Shark, Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will also visit Tbilisi and will participate in the panel “Silk Road Revival: New Opportunities to Improve Trade and Economic Cooperation.”
One of the hosts of the Tbilisi Silk Road Forum will be the famous economist Hernando de Soto. He will lead the Forum’s opening ceremony on October 15. The following day he will participate in the panel “Exploring Georgia’s Investment Opportunities.”
His Excellency Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Social Development Minister will also be among the forum’s guests.