Georgia’s seaside resort town Batumi hosted the 2015 International Investment Forum, aim of which was to promote a range of investment opportunities in Georgia’s key economic sectors.
The event gathered more than 250 chairmen of leading business and financial institutions from the Caucasus and wider region to discuss with local experts the possibilities of cooperation and new investments in the country.
The two-day event was co-organised by the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, the Georgian National Investment Agency and real estate company Cushman & Wakefield | Veritas Brown.
Georgia’s Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Dimitri Kumsiashvili attended the opening ceremony with head of the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara Archil Khabadze.
The event also included presentations from the government and private sector representatives. head of the Georgian National Investment Agency made a presentation about the 7 main questions investors usually have when first encountering Georgia and highlighted the key investment opportunities in georgia and paricularly Ajara.
In Batumi officials also discussed Georgia’s increasing tourism figures, which showed a positive trend over the past 24 months. More than four million tourists visited Georgia between January and August 2015 – a six percent increase on last year’s figures.
Furthermore, official data from the first half of 2015 revealed foreign investments in Georgia amounted to $530 million USD – a five percent increase on the precious year’s corresponding figures.
The event concluded with individual sessions between guests and leading consulting companies and a networking reception.