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The Tbilisi Silk Road Forum: Connecting Today Resilient Tomorrow
26 - 27 Oct 2023

The Tbilisi Silk Road Forum: Connecting Today Resilient Tomorrow

Tbilisi | IRU participation

The Forum will take place on October 26-27, 2023  in the Georgian capital, building on the success of the previous forums held in 2019, 2017 and 2015.

This year’s forum is expected to host about 2,000 participants from over 60 countries, including political and business leaders, experts, and representatives of international organizations and IFIs, to examine factors that effectively define regional and global trade and connectivity.

The mission and main theme of this year’s forum is by connecting today to make  tomorrow resilient and in this regard  forum will serve as an international platform for multilateral high-level dialogue among senior policymakers, businesses and community leaders to discuss common challenges of countries and to find solutions, that make a strong, positive impact on the region and the global economy.

The forum’s  key topics for discussion will include - new architecture of the East-West Trade,  increasing role of the Middle Corridor, digital connectivity, diversification in the energy sector, tourism sustainability, and diversified investments for resilient future.

Umberto de Pretto, IRU Secretary General, will be participating as a speaker in the panel on " The Middle Corridor in the Spotlight":

  • Potential of the Middle Corridor and possibilities for attracting more traffic flows
  • Tools and instruments for transport infrastructure financing
  • Current actions and future plans for transport corridor digitalization
  • Role of the Middle Corridor in advancing green agenda



Umberto de Pretto
Secretary General

Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre
25 Shota Rustaveli Avenue