The First Regional panel of the Diaspora Economic Forum – Diaspora Financial Inclusion and Revolutionary Innovations, started by the presentations of the foreign participating guests. Nina Matiashvili, Chief Adviser to the State Minister moderated the panel.
Leon Isaac, Head of “Developing Markets Associates” made a presentation of emerging Diaspora revive markets in various countries. Constance Tzioumis, Director for Partnerships, Secretary’s office for Global Partnerships, US State Department spoke about development of public, private and partner organizations. Itsik Moshe, President of Israel-Georgia Chamber of Commerce made a presentation of Israeli experience and diaspora bonds. He drew parallels between Georgian and Hebrew Diasporas residing abroad, their attitude towards the motherland. The Chief Marketing Officer of “Homestrings” company Rubelyn Alcántara made a presentation on diaspora bonds and investment portfolios on the online basis. Ilyana Derilova, Head of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Georgia, closed the first panel. She talked about the growth of migration in the world and its role, as well as on diaspora investment vehicles focusing on the promotion in their homeland.