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1998 AGBDC ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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					                                                Conference Program
                                                  October 7, 2004

08 : 30 - 09 : 20          Registration
09 : 20 - 09 : 30          Welcoming Remarks:  S. Enders Wimbush, AGBC/Hudson Institute,
                                               Ed Johnson, BP
                                               Jan Bonde Nielsen, Greenoak Holding
9 : 30 - 11 : 00           FIRST PANEL: International Political Context

                           Panel Chair:    S. Enders Wimbush, Hudson Institute

                           Speakers:       United States Government Perspective
                                           Richard Miles, US Ambassador to Georgia

                                           The Georgian-American Context
                                           Levan Mikeladze, Ambassador of Georgia to US, Canada and Mexico

                                           NATO Prospects for Georgia
                                           Vladimir Socor, Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation

11 : 00 - 11 : 15         Address By Zurab Zhvania, Prime Minister of Georgia

11 : 20 - 11 : 35                  Break

11 : 35 – 13:00           SECOND PANEL:    Economic Strategy of Georgia


                           Panel Chair:    Bengt Westergren, Senior Representative and President, AIG

                           Speakers:       Financial Stability and Fiscal Policy
                                           Zurab Nogaideli, Minister of Finance

                                           Economic Reform Agenda of Georgia
                                           Kakha Bendukidze, Minister of Economic Development of Georgia

                                           Business Development: Top Priority For Economic Strategy
                                           Giorgi Bedineishvili, Economic Assistant to President of Georgia




                    1: 00 - 2:00           LUNCHEON          Sponsored by BP

2 : 15 - 7:00                              Finding Value Investments in Georgia (day one)
                                           Moderator: Ross Harrison, Executive Vice-President, Tapco International


                                           Co-organized by

                                           Financial Sector and Funding Opportunities

                                           Speakers:
2:15 - 2:30                                Badri Japaridze, Vice-Chairman, Supervisory Board, TBC Bank
2:30 – 2:45                   Lado Gurgenidze, CEO, Bank of Georgia
2:45 - 3:00                   Irakli Rukhadze, Director, Salford Capital Partners
3:00 - 3:10                   Aiety Kukava, COO, Creditinfo Group
3:10 - 3:20                   Goga Japaridze, Co-director, Galt & Taggart
3:20 - 3:30                   Q&A


                              Consumer goods, Food Processing and Wine Industry

3:40 – 3:55                   Fady Asly, President, Agritechnics Group
3:55 - 4:10                   Levan Mchedlishvili, General Director, Teliani Valley
4:10 - 4:25                   Zurab Margvelashvili, General Director, Tbilvino
4:25 - 4:40                   Irakli Burdiladze, Sante Walsh Products
4:40 – 4:55                   Q&A

4:55 – 5:10                   Break

                              Telecommunications and Information Technology
                              Moderator: Richard Sherwin, Rigo Telecommunications

                              Speakers:
5:10 - 5:25                   David Lee. CEO, Magticom
5:25 - 5:40                   George Chirakadze, Director General, UGT
5:40 – 5:55                   Andro Abashidze, Telenet
5:55 – 6:10                   Q&A

7:00 - 8:30                   RECEPTION and Georgian Wine Tasting for conference participants and
                              guests at historic building of Bank of Georgia
                              Address by President Mikheil Saakashvili




                                      October 8, 2004

9:30 -11:00   Finding Value Investments in Georgia (day 2)
              Moderator: Jonathan Elkind

                              Energy and Infrastructure
                                          Speakers:

9:30 - 9:45                               Nick Gilauri, Minister of Energy
9:45 - 10:00                              Ed Johnson, General Manager, BP Georgia
10:00 – 10: 15                            Hew Crooks, Great Circle Capital/Batumi Oil Terminal
10: 15 –10: 30                            David Onoprishvili, President, Georgian Railways
10:30 – 10:45                             Dr. David Robson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canargo
10:45 – 11:00                             Q&A




11 : 15 - 11 : 30                 Break

11 : 30 - 12: 50         Funding Opportunities for Businesses In Georgia

                          Panel Chair:    Jennifer Snyder, Caspian Financial Center/TDA
                          Speakers:       Tomasz Telma, Principal Investment Officer, IFC
                                          Dr. John Doede, Chairman, AIG Silk Road Equity Fund
                                          Nika Kavelashvili, Manager, Bedminster Capital
                                          Lasha Shanidze, CEO, Millenium Challenge
                                          Kenneth Angel, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

12:50 – 1:00                      Signing ceremony of OPIC loan to Georgian Leasing Company
Bedminster Capital
Management LLC
1: 00 - 2:15              LUNCHEON        Sponsored by Batumi Oil Terminal




                          Keynote Speaker: Featured Investment Opportunities in Ajara
                                           Aleko Bezhanidze, Minister of Economy and Finance, Ajara

2 : 15 - 3:30       Roundtable Discussion: Long View of Georgia
                                           Moderator: Mamuka Tsereteli
                          Introduction:   Attitudes of Georgians Toward NATO and EU Membership: an Overview
                                          Nino Japaridze, CIS/Caucasus/Baltics Regional Research Director, InterMedia
                                          Survey Institute.
3:30                                      Closing Remarks: S. Enders Wimbush

				
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