Executive Director of EU-Georgia Business Council, Giorgi Kacharavatook part at the 6th EaP Business Forum, held in Bucharest on June 25, 2019. 
The Business Forum addressed contemporary challenges facing the business world – with a special focus on SME’s and marking the 10th anniversary of the EaP by:
– Stimulating trade and economic cooperation among partner countries and between them and the EU, at governmental and business level;
– Evaluating the results achieved so far in the implementation of the 20 deliverables for 2020 with focus on trade perspective for EU-EaP Partners
– Contributing to the objective related to the improvement of the investment and business environment and unlocking SME’s growth potential in EaP region.


On June 14, 2019 EU -Georgia Business Council organized Regional Business Forum in Bratislava, titled “Doing Business in Georgia”. General Partners of the event were companies “Gino Holding” and “Polymer 1” and partner was “Hualing Kutaisi Free Industrial Zone”.

Representatives of more than 80 Slovak, Austrian, Polish, Czech and Georgian companies participated in the business forum, mainly from the following sectors – Free Industrial Zone, Banks, Transport Transportation and Logistics, Construction, Energy, Tourism, Agriculture and Business Consulting.

The forum was followed by the economic photo exhibition and B2B meetings, in order to discuss future cooperation between the interested companies.

EUGBC organized the following Business Forum in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Georgian Embassies in Slovakia and Austria, Slovak Chamber of Commerce, Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and with the Agency “Enterprise in Georgia”.

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EUGBC Top Management and Member companies met Senior representatives of IMPAQ International, LLC (IMPAQ). The IMPAQ team is currently implementing the “Strengthening Government Labor Law Enforcement” project, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB). Through this project, the IMPAQ team plans to support the following efforts: 

  • Adopting laws, regulations, and other legal instruments that are consistent with relevant labour standards; 
  • Improving the identification and remediation of labour law violations; 
  • Improving the prosecution of labour law violations.

Masson, Research Analyst) are planning to visit Georgia to discuss this project and develop partnerships with key stakeholders, such as yourself, and would like to request a meeting with you. Therefore, I would like to schedule a meeting at your convenience and to further discuss or explore ideas that are of interest to both of us. 

We are proud the EUGBC Core Member – German solar module manufacturer AE SOLAR GmbH opened its new panel manufacturing facility in Hualing Kutaisi Free Industrial zone, Georgia.

This is very good example for other European Companies to make investments and start production in Georgia taking into account benefits of Country’s liberal trade regimes which provide Foreign Companies with a favorable opportunity to access not only the country’s 3.7 m 
residents, but the wider regions’ (2.3 bln.) market. So country should become production hub for the EU Companies, especially through using opportunities offered by Free Industrial Zones in Georgia.

Grand Opening ceremony was launched by the Prime-Minister of Georgia, Mamuka Bakhtadze. The event was attended by EUGBC Top Management and Member companies, Government Officials, representatives of Diplomatic corps, Business Support Organizations and Businessmen Sector The 16,000 square meter facility houses fully automated robotic lines, which generate an annual production capacity of 500 MW.

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