EUGBC Executive Director, Giorgi Kacharava took part at the Steering Committee Meeting of the EBRD DCFTA Adaptation Programme, funded by the EU under EU4BUSINESS initiative 

The DCFTA Adaptation Programme (DAP) supports SME competitiveness in Georgia. Objectives of the DAP are.

• Strengthen SME competitiveness;
• Export facilitation;
• Adoption of news standards;
• Raise awareness of the DCFTA;
• Improve access to finances for SMEs;
• Increase the use and improve the quality of local business advisory services.

EUGBC Management and Member companies took part at the Georgian-Austrian Business Forum held on May 13 in Tbilisi.  The Austrian Trade Commissioner for Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia, Mr Georg Karabaczek, the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to Georgia, H.E. Arad Benkö, 
and the president of Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ms Nino Chikovani, opened the Business Forum.
Representatives of the Austrian companies addressed the audience, communicating on the current activities of their companies and areas of interests on Georgian Market. Event was followed by B2B meetings, where the Austrian and Georgian companies, interested in possible cooperation had an opportunity to further discuss topics of interest with the companies from a various sectors.


EU-Georgia Business Council, as a leading European Business Association was awarded with BGC Honorary Prize for its contribution in the process of attracting investments in Georgia and promoting Georgian products’ export. EUGBC was awarded by Business Media Contact in the annual International Business-Economic Forum.

The honorary prize was also awarded to the EUGBC’s Core Member German company AE SOLAR, which starts producing solar photovoltaic modules in Hualing Kutaisi Free Industrial Zone. The factory’s grand opening is scheduled for May 21, 2019.

The annual International Business Economic Forum organized by Business Media Contact was held at Hotels & Preference Hualing Tbilisi. According to the organizers of the forum, BGC aims to provide society within Georgia and abroad with information on positive changes and reforms that 
were planned and implemented in every direction, in all business sectors which led to the Economic and Business development of Georgia, during the last seven years.

EU-Georgia Business Council presented a new initiative aimed to promote Georgian products export, titled “Georgian Women Wine makers”.

The presentation of the project was held in the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia on April 25, 2019. The event was opened by the EU Ambassador to Georgia, H.E. Carl Hartzell, together with the Secretary General of the EU-Georgia Business Council, Zviad Chumburidze.

Besides the local business sector, representatives of diplomatic corps accredited in Georgia attended the presentation. Within the framework of the event, attendees had possibility to taste unique, high quality wines produced by Georgian Women.

Wine in Georgia remains the number one priority in terms of agricultural products’ export. Thus, interest in wine production is growing and women’s contribution and potential in this process is quite encouraging. The “Georgian Women Wine Makers” is the very first initiative of similar
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