EUGBC

Past Events

On March 19, 2019 EU-Georgia Business Council organized the next in turn meeting between EU Commissioner for Trade, Ms. Cecilia Malmström with Businesses. 

Attendees were addressed by the Secretary General of the EU-Georgia Business Council, Mr. Zviad Chumburidze, Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, H.E. Carl Hartzell and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Giorgi Kobulia.

The meeting was attended by more than 130 participants representing Business sector, Business Support Organizations, as well as Diplomatic Corps accredited in Georgia. Founders of successful and export-oriented Georgian companies spoke about perspectives and challenges for entering the EU Market. The Head of the Regional Representation of the European Investment Bank in South Caucasus, Mr. Maciej Czura, presented technical tools supported by the European Bank for the purpose of strengthening the private sector through effective financing. After the presentations the meeting continued in Q&A mode. During the meeting EU-Georgia Business Council announced about launching of the a new project titled “Georgian Women Winemakers”.

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On February 28 held EUGBC Annual Members’ Meeting, which was attended by Head of Regional Representation for the South Caucasus European Investment Bank. Mr. Maciej CZURA and Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to Georgia, Mr. Carlo Natale.

At the meeting the attendees discussed a number of important issues and future projects for the business sector, including the EU-Georgia Transmission Line project initiated by EUGBC and Gross Energy Group in the beginning of 2018, which will significantly enhance Georgia’s role 
in strengthening Energy Security of the EU. Zviad Chumburidze, General Secretary of the Business Council presented the project initiated by EUGBC, which implies establishment of a monitoring commission on business disputes.

The meeting was followed by the presentations of new member companies of EUGBC. Chairman of EUGBC Board of Directors, Mr. Chris Schlueter presented new business catalog, EUGBC Business Line 2019, which aims to promote Georgian business sector and to discuss existing business environment in the country. Continue reading


On December 19, Georgian Ambassadors met with representatives of Georgian business sector in Courtyard Marriott Hotel Tbilisi. The meeting was organized by EU-Georgia Business Council in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Davit Zalkaliani and Secretary General of the “EU-Georgia Business Council” Zviad Chumburidze addressed the participants with a welcome speech. Georgian Foreign Minister emphasized the importance of economic diplomacy and diplomatic corps in the country’s rapid economic development. He also drew attention to the unique possibilities Association Agreement with the EU gives to Georgia. David Zalkaliani also talked about Georgia’s close economic cooperation with other countries and underlined importance of Free Trade Agreement with China and active negotiations with India and United States in this regard.

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On July 12, EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) in close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Poland, organized Polish-Georgian Business Forum in Warsaw, Poland. General Partner of the event is IBC Corporate Solutions.

At the opening of the forum, Mr. Zviad Chumburidze, General Secretary of the EU-Georgia Business Council, as well as Deputy Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, Giorgi Volski, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Giorgi Sharvashidze and Ambassador of Georgia to Poland, Ilia Darchiashvili delivered a speech.  Continue reading