FMRS Tbilisi

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The Free Market Road Show London is a joint initiative with the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe.

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Registration & coffee

11:00 – 12:00

Opening and Welcome

12:00 – 13:00

  • Paata Sheshelidze (President, New Economic School – Georgia)
  • Arad Benkö (Ambassador of Austria)
  • Antonio Bartoli (Ambassador of Italy) TBC
  • Federico Fernández (Senior Fellow, Austrian Economics Center)
  • Vakhtang Lejava (Rector, Free and Agrarian Universities of Tbilisi)
  • Peter Bochmann (Director of the South Caucasus Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom) TBC

Panel 1 – Legacy of Kakha Bendukidze – Georgia’s Achievements

Time: 12:30 – 14:00
Moderator: Anastasia Bendukidze (Partner and Director of the Knowledge Fund)
Keynote: Lado Gurgenidze (Chairman Liberty Bank, Former Prime-Minister of Georgia) TBC

  • Kalman Miszei (Professor, Central European University)
  • Gabriela von Habsburg (Prof., Free University of Georgia; Board of Directors, Austrian Economics Center)
  • Vakhtang Lejava (Rector, Free and Agrarian Universities)
  • Paata Sheshelidze (President, New Economic School – Georgia)

Questions & Answers

13:45 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 14:45

Panel 2 – Where the world is heading

Time: 14:45 – 15:45
Moderator: TBA
Keynote: James Sproule (Chief Economist and Director of Policy for the Institute of Directors)

Questions & Answers

15:30 – 15:45

Presentation of the Students for Liberty

Time: 15:45 – 16:00

Final Remarks

16:15 – 17:00

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