BlueOrchard Investor Field Trip to Georgia

Past Event
02/06/2019 — 05/06/2019 Georgia Events

Join BlueOrchard’s chairman and investment team in the field for four days of first-hand insights into impact investing.

Preliminary Program
2-5 June 2019

AM: Departure from European cities
PM: Introduction to the impact investing industry & BlueOrchard (Tbilisi)

Meetings with governmental body/financial regulator, Georgian Microfinance Association and head office meeting with a microfinance institution (Tbilisi)

Travel to Kutaisi, head office meeting with a microfinance institution and visit of micro-entrepreneurs in the vicinity of Kutaisi

Travel to Batumi, visit of micro-entrepreneurs from various sectors, sight-seeing in the area of Batumi

Posting one of the highest GDP growth rates in the region, Georgia boasts a business-friendly legal environment and ranks in 6th place among 190 economies on the ease of doing business, according to the World Bank’s latest 2018 annual ratings. Georgia also ranks 7th out of 162 countries in the 2018 Index of Economic Freedom. Yet the unemployment rate remains high at 13.9% and an estimated 22% of the population is living under the absolute poverty line. Through essential services provided by the microfinance sector, Georgia strives towards realizing its business potential, reaching financial stability, and improving its standards of living. BlueOrchard’s Tbilisi office, established in 2013, currently covers the Middle East, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia including Mongolia. BlueOrchard has deployed approximately USD 1.7bn in 722 loans to financial institutions in the region, thus providing access to financial services to a substantial number of micro-entrepreneurs and their families.

For more information or registration please contact  Ms. Ebony Satti –
BlueOrchard Finance Ltd Seefeldstrasse 233, 8008 Zurich, T +41 44 441 55 50