Description

Georgia has one of the most dynamic private sectors in the Caucasus region, due to a combination of resilience, innovation, and its bridge position between Asia and Europe. Over the past years, ADB has been growing its footprint in Georgia, leading to several landmark transactions and solutions.

As ADB prepares for the 57th Annual Meeting in Tbilisi, ADB's Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD) and Georgia Resident Mission (GRM) are organizing a three-day knowledge-sharing event from 27 to 29 February 2024 at ADB headquarters.

Through a series of workshops at ADB headquarters, ADB together with representatives of some of Georgia’s leading companies will be presenting and exchanging knowledge on how Georgia’s experience and ADB’s contribution to the market can benefit other developing member countries (DMCs) private sector shift.

Objectives

Enhanced understanding of the lessons drawn from the Georgian market and its participants, leading to (i) identification of key drivers of change and impact; (ii) the identification of market requirements and impactful sectors aligned with ADB's strategic priorities in Georgia and the region, and (iii) devising optimized solutions and approaches by ADB for priority sectors and appropriate projects to ensure successful and impactful realization of the projects in Georgia, and to replicate successful structures/solutions in Georgia and beyond.

  27 February

27 Feb, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
ADB Auditorium Halls 3 & 4
 Register via Zoom Passcode: DJkvm7NC

Presented by: Georgia Capital

  • Georgia’s enabling private sector environment
  • How corporates and institutions create markets
  • Georgia as an innovation hub (market lab for new, replicable structures)
  • Examples of resilience and growth
  • Track record working with international financial institutions (IFIs)/development finance institutions (DFIs)
  • ADB’s journey to becoming a leading private sector partner in Georgia
  • Bridge to the Future: domestic and international opportunities

  28 February

28 Feb, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
ADB Auditorium Hall 1
 Register via Zoom Passcode: p065VKr5

Presented by: TBC Bank and Georgia Capital

  • Macroeconomic update
  • Overview of Georgia’s financial sector
  • Lessons learned on financial resilience following Georgia’s successful weathering of previous crises (the Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008 and Covid-19)
  • ADB’s catalytic support to the Georgian financial sector (from sub debt to the TBC SME Academy)
  • Trends to deepen Georgia’s financial sector (new products such as covered bonds and AT1 issuances)
  • Georgia’s capital market creation vs. peers: Reasons and lessons
  • Development of ESG-themed bond market: From pioneering in the Caucasus region to replicability to other markets
  • ADB’s enabling role in supporting the ESG capital market in Georgia
  • Bridge to the Future of capital markets: New trends and directions for Georgia and the Caucasus
28 Feb, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Staff Hub

Presented by: Adjara Group

  • Georgia’s focus on sustainable and regenerative agriculture, with food security implications
  • Importance of linking local farmers and agricultural production to end-consumers, thus revitalizing rural settlements and fostering food security
  • Regenerative farming story of Udabno: From desert to reiterative farming
  • Georgian culture and values through the country’s gastronomy

  29 February

29 Feb, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
ADB Auditorium Hall 1
 Register via Zoom Passcode: RfEg8y3k

Presented by: Adjara Group

  • Importance of constructing livable cities in developing countries
  • Creating multi-functional spaces to foster urban inclusion: Georgia’s experience
  • Adjara Group’s role in restoring cultural urban heritage for the future
  • Recipe for developing sustainable tourism
  • ADB’s involvement on livable cities (Georgia’s experience and lessons)
  • Bridge to Future: Trends in urban connectivity through e-mobility and co-creative spaces
29 Feb, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
ADB Auditorium Hall 1
 Register via Zoom Passcode: 484MzLvG

Presented by: Georgia Capital

  • Georgia’s energy sector journey: trends and prospects
  • Successful experiences and lessons learned
  • Georgia Capital’s experience with renewable energy and green financing
  • Georgia’s role as a regional energy connectivity hub (Europe-Asia)
  • Upcoming renewable energy opportunities: New auctions and pipeline
  • Georgia’s water sector overview
  • Georgia Capital’s role in corporatizing and enhancing the services
  • Georgia Capital’s water journey: From public to privatization to international sale – the largest single foreign direct investment (FDI) in Georgia’s history
  • Bridge to the Future: Challenges, opportunities and replicability

Target participants

ADB staff plus partners in Georgia and the Philippines

How to register

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Event organizers / partners

Asian Development Bank, Georgia Capital, Adjara Group, and TBC Bank

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