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Opening of the First Consulate General of Georgia in San Francisco

Please join us for the formal opening of the first Consulate General of Georgia in San Francisco and learn about the opportunities that make Georgia a rising hub for trade and commerce. The distinguished speakers will highlight the role of the Consulate in San Francisco, in the State of California and throughout the Western United States as a strong supporting platform for Georgian citizens. Also, as an effective mechanism for further enhancing the strategic partnership between the United States and Georgia.



10:00 - 10:05

Welcoming and brief introduction of the Consulate and the speakers by the Consul General of Georgia in San Francisco, Levan Beridze.

10:05 - 10:10

Opening Remarks – Lt. Governor of California,

The Honorable Eleni Kounalakis

10:10 - 10:15

Opening Remarks - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, H.E. David Zalkaliani

10:15 - 10:20

Opening Remarks - Director of the San Francisco Mayor's Office of International Trade and Commerce Mr. Mark Chandler

10:20 - 10:25

Opening Remarks - Ambassador of Georgia to the United States H.E David Bakradze

10:25 - 10:30

Video - Georgia: as seen and described by visitors

10:30 - 11:30

      Georgia: Rising Hub for Economic Prosperity

10:30 - 10:40

Mr. Mikheil Khidureli – CEO of Enterprise Georgia.

Economic overview and the existing opportunities in strategic sectors.

10:40 - 10:50

Ms. Mariam Kvrivishvili – Head of the Georgian National Tourism Administration. Development of the tourism sector and what lies ahead amid the pandemic.

10:50 - 11:00

Mr. Avtandil Kasradze – Chairman of the Georgian Innovation and Technology Agency.

Establishment and the development of the innovation and technology ecosystem in Georgia. Opportunities for new partnerships.

11:00 - 11:10

Mr. Mamuka Tsereteli – President of the America-Georgia Business Council. Success stories of the US - Georgian business partnerships, and emerging new opportunities.

11:10 - 11:20

Mr. Zaza Pachulia – Two time NBA champion, businessman, investor.

From professional athlete to businessman. Ongoing projects and startup investment in Georgia.