EUGBC management together with member companies participated in the conference titled “Georgian SMEs and Free Trade with the EU”.  European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) & EU Delegation to Georgia brought together the senior representatives of the government, international financial institutions, small and medium size enterprises, to discuss the results achieved following the implementation of the EU4Business-EBRD credit line. Engaged parties talked about the opportunities for the private sector brought by the free trade with the EU, as well as, companies benefiting from the program shared their experience.

The opening remarks were delivered by Ms Katarina Mathernova, Deputy Director-General, DG NEAR, European Commission; Mr Dimitry Kumsishvili, First Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia; and Mr Bruno Balvanera, EBRD Director for Caucasus, Moldova & Belarus. The EU4Business-EBRD Credit line, via local partner banks, offers SMEs to invest in upgrading their production, boosting growth and increasing their competitiveness. Continue reading

EUGBC Management and Member Companies took part at the EU EXTERNAL INVESTMENT PLAN (EIP) Outreach Workshop held on March 21 in Tbilisi.

With the launch of the EU EXTERNAL INVESTMENT PLAN (EIP) in September 2017, the European Union has scaled up the support to investments  towards Neighbourhood partner countries. The EIP will play a pivotal role in the EU support to Georgia, by combining structural reforms with financial instruments with positive outcomes in terms of improved access to finance for local businesses

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EU-Georgia Business Council is delighted to announce promotion of Giorgi Kacharava to the position of Executive Director.

Giorgi Kacharava joined EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) in 2014. At present he is a Deputy Chairman of DCFTA Advisory Group established under the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia; as well as member of EU-GEORGIA CIVIL SOCIETY PLATFORM established according to EU-Georgia Association Agreement.

Giorgi Kacharava has a long and distinguished career in diplomatic service. Since 1998, he has served in a number of positions in the Georgian Foreign Service. Continue reading

On March 15, 2018 EU-Georgia Business Council held Board of Directors’ Meeting with a renewed team, Chaired by Mr. Chris Schlueter, BP Country Manager in Georgia.

The meeting was attended by Mr. Carlo Natale, Deputy Head of Mission, EU Delegation to Georgia. Together with Mr. Natale, the Board discussed the issues related to European economic diplomacy and new scheme of EU4Business / EBRD Credit Line plan.

Secretary General of EUGBC, Zviad Chumburidze, summed up Council’s activities, including the results of recently held conference “Business Disputes and Court Practice”. Board members discussed the plan of 2018 and its implementation process. The Board also discussed upcoming Conference on Renewable Energy issues, to be held on April 24, 2018, As well as, temporary employment of Georgian citizens. By initiative of EUGBC, the topic will be raised during the Inventors Council meeting on March 21, 2018.