American Medical Centers Tbilisi – international health services provider in Georgia. AMC owns and manages ambulatory and outpatient care facilities in Georgia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe. AMC is dedicated to providing the highest standards of healthcare available using the latest diagnostic and therapeutic protocols from the United States and European Union.
Dr Richard Styles MB ChB DRCOG FRCGP Chief Medical Officer, AMC Group:
“As Chief Medical officer of American Medical Centres Group it is a privilege to contribute a short article to EUGBC magazine. American Medical Centres (AMC), Tbilisi, has now completed its first successful year in Georgia and we are very proud of our clinic and the services that it offers to those residents in Georgia. AMC sets out to provide comprehensive healthcare across the whole of the medical specialities, coordinating care through one well-administered facility where patients are our prime concern. We work through a core of primary care physicians – family medicine, pediatrics and gynaecology, who take a holistic approach to healthcare both physical and psychological. Continue reading
December 13th is Saint Lucia Day, celebrated in schools, offices and homes all around Sweden.
The annual candlelit Lucia procession is perhaps one of the more exotic-looking Swedish customs, with girls and boys clad in white full-length gowns singing songs together. Among the youngest, anyone can be Lucia; as the children get older, the competition will harden.
It is three years already as the Embassy of Swedish in Tbilisi and the Swedish companies celebrate this day. Among other Swedish companies is Oriflame. This year, Oriflame presented its promotional stand with many gift sets on it, as well as its new, Christmas catalogues. Oriflame girls were giving Christmas gifts to the adults and children. This corner was one of the most popular in the event area.
Gustaf Winstrand, Deputy Head of Mission in the Embassy of Sweden in Georgia shared his Lucia-memories:
“I remember waking up really early in the dark as a child on Lucia mornings, lighting candles and singing the traditional songs. The sweet taste of the saffron buns and the gingerbread cookies, all the white gowns in the dark and that particular sound your shoes make in the snow, faces lit up by candlelight – it’s all quite a magical experience. In the evening, my family used to visit our grandparents to sing the songs especially for them.
This is my third and last year leading the Lucia procession in Tbilisi. I’m so impressed by the energy and time all the kids and adults put into learning the songs, coming to rehearsals. And not least the Georgian students perfecting the tricky Swedish pronunciation, that’s quite amazing. It’s such a joy to come together through music like this every year. I’ll really miss Lucia night in Tbilisi, when I move back to Sweden.”
On December 6th, 2016, Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri – MKD law firm and the Office of the Personal Data Protection Inspector held a practical seminar on personal data protection issues at Betsy’s Hotel in Tbilisi.
The seminar was part of a series of events organized within the framework of the MKD’s recent 20th anniversary.
More than 40 professionals from the Georgian public and private sector, including major international companies operating in Georgia, attended the seminar to hear practical information about compliance with current Georgian regulations on personal data protection and to discuss the specific issues they are facing in this regard.
“Personal data protection sees growing importance in Georgia due to a relatively new Law of Georgia on the Protection of Personal Data and Georgia’s commitment under the Association Agreement with the European Union”, MKD managing partner David Dzidziguri said upon opening the seminar. “It is our pleasure to collaborate with the Office of the Personal Data Protection Inspector in organising this practical seminar which, we hope, will help Georgian businesses to be run responsibly and in line with data protection regulations”.
Several noted experts in this field joined the speakers’ panel for this seminar. Natalia Mikeladze, Projects and Training Manager of the Office of the Personal Data Protection Inspector, spoke about the Institute of the Personal Data Protection Inspector, its functions, and the primary scope of its activities. MKD lawyer Baqar Palavandishvili discussed practical aspects of personal data processing, cross-border data transfers, and the inspection procedures of the Personal Data Protection Inspector of Georgia. Salome Bakhsoliani, Head of the Legal Department of the Inspector’s Office, joined the other speakers in a question-and-answer session, which was followed by a lively discussion with attendees.
As a pioneer in the data privacy sector, Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri law firm has a strong track record of advising world-known international brands and local businesses on various matters concerning Georgian data protection law. Based on years of experience, MKD’s team of professionals provides, in particular, a comprehensive interpretation of the laws and advice related to data collection, processing, storage, transfers abroad, and more.
Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri will continue its series of targeted events about matters related to personal data protection with another programme in 2017.
EUGBC welcomes new corporate member – Exhibition Management Technology Group. EMTG is specialized in B2B exhibitions, consulting and publishing services.
Since 2002 EMTG Company has held 78 international B2B exhibitions and business conferences dedicated to franchising, vending and licensing in different regions of Russia. Over 120 000 entrepreneurs and specialist visited the events. During 14 years, more than 12 000 franchise unites were opened due to EMTG’s key project – International Franchise and Another Business Opportunities Exhibition BUYBRAND Expo. The Expo is listed among TOP-5 franchise events in the world. Continue reading