Natia Turnava, the Acting Governor of the National Bank of Georgia, will participate in the fourth edition of the Tbilisi Silk Road Forum, set to run in the Georgian capital between Thursday and Friday.
Turnava will be a speaker at a panel discussion titled Future of Fintech in Rising Economies, which will host representatives of global technologies, including Pedro Vieira, the Partner at 500 Global, Andreas Glarner, the MME legal partner and advisor of several international technology and financial market companies, as well as Ben Zhou, the Co-founder and CEO of Bybit and Salim Dhanani, the CEO & Co-Founder of Pave.
The panel will be moderated by the Award Winning BBC World News TV Presenter Aaron Heslehurst, the National Bank said.
The world of the future depends on digital technologies. Digitisation of services and products accelerates development and economic growth, brings people closer to each other and allows better use of resources. This also applies to the traditional banking sector”, Turnava said, adding the financial industry “has a great influence” on fintech “all over the world”.
She also highlighted the importance of presenting the NBG’s regulatory policy, which supports financial technology and will have a positive impact on the deepening of fintech-based regional cooperation between the Middle Corridor countries.
Up to 2,000 delegates from 60 countries from both governmental and private sectors will attend the Forum to discuss global economic challenges, ways to solve them, and aspects and perspectives of cooperation for connectivity.
Founded by Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, the first edition of the Forum was hosted in Tbilisi in 2015.