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EUGBC Past Events

Georgia – Azerbaijan Business Forum

 Georgia-Azerbaijan Business Forum was organized by EU-Georgia Business Council, on 5th of March in Tbilisi. General partners of the event were BP, SOCAR Energy Georgia, Pasha Bank, and partners – Kulevi Oil Terminal, Embawood, Hualing Kutaisi Free Industrial Zone and Luca Polare. Ekaterine Mikabadze, First Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia participate […]

Conference “Black Sea- Georgia’s Opportunities & Challenges”

Conference – “Black Sea – Georgia’s Opportunities and Challenges” was  organized by  “EU-Georgia Business Council”, on December 6, 2019. The general partners of the event were PRIME MARINE, APM TERMINALS, PACE GROUP, ANAKLIA DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM and the partners – BDO AND TURKON Line.                 

A reception on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of Eastern Partnership

On September 18, the EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) in close cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affaires of Finland (EU presidency)  organized a reception on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership in Chateau Mukhrani.

Regional Business Forum was held in Bratislava with the participation of Georgian Business Sector 🇬🇪🤝🇸🇰

On June 14, 2019 EU -Georgia Business Council organized Regional Business Forum in Bratislava, titled “Doing Business in Georgia”.

EUGBC organized the next in turn meeting between EU Commissioner for Trade, with Businesses

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

EUGBC Annual Members’ Meeting 2019

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 […]

EUGBC organized first large scale meeting between Georgian Ambassadors and Business Sector

  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.

Polish-Georgian Business Forum in Warsaw

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 […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT – THE WAY FOR SECURING ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

On 24 April, 2018, EU-Georgia Business Council held conference titled RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT – THE WAY FOR SECURING ENERGY INDEPENDENCE.

Conference in Tbilisi “Business disputes and Court Practice”

  ევროკავშირი-საქართველოს ბიზნეს საბჭოს ინიციატივით, საქართველოს უზენაეს სასამართლოსთან თანამშრომლობის ფარგლებში, 2018 წლის 6 მარტს თბილისში, სასტუმრო “ქორთიარდ მარიოტში” გაიმართა კონფერენცია სახელწოდებით „ბიზნესდავები და სასამართლო პრაქტიკა“.

Conference on prospects for development of economic cooperation between V4 countries and Georgia, held in Tbilisi

On November 16, 2017 EU-Georgia Business Council with the support of Embassies of V4 countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia) in Georgia, organized the conference titled “V4 countries and Georgia – prospects for development of economic cooperation”. The aim of the conference was to discuss the perspectives of trade and economic cooperation between Georgia […]

Visit of the Georgian Business Delegation to Hungary

On June 14-15, 2017, EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) supported by EUROCHAMBRES (the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry) organized visit of the Georgian Business Delegation to Hungary. The participating Georgian companies took part at the Hungary-Georgia Business forum and Georgian Wine&Brandy Tasting and Economic Photo Exhibition.

EUGBC organized first Georgian-Finnish business forum

  The EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) with close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, organized the first Georgian-Finnish business forum on June 5, 2017. Within the framework of the event, representatives of 15 large Finnish companies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and the Finnish-Georgian Trade Association visited Tbilisi.

EUGBC organized Georgia-Austria business round table

  EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) in close cooperation with the Austrian Embassy in Georgia and Representative office of Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, organized a Georgia-Austria business round table on May19, 2017. The event was attended by around 50 Austrian and Georgian companies of relevant sectors. The meeting was opened by the Secretary General of the […]

V4 Countries’ Ambassadors meeting with business sector and presentation of EUGBC New Business Catalogue

  On April 26, EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) organized a meeting between the V4 countries’ (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) Ambassadors to Georgia and business sector.

Visit of the Georgian Business Delegation to Germany

On June 14-15, 2016 EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) supported by EUROCHAMBRES (the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry) organized visit of the Georgian Business Delegation to Germany.

Business Conference in Tbilisi “European Companies in Georgia – Growing Trade and Investments”

  EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) held a Business Conference in Tbilisi “European Companies in Georgia – Growing Trade and Investments” On May 5, 2016. The conference is funded by the European Union. The Business Conference provided a platform for European businesses operating in Georgia and for the Georgian Government to discuss benefits, opportunities and key […]

EU Commissioner For Trade Ms Cecilia Malmström held a meeting with EUGBC.

EU Commissioner For Trade Ms. Cecilia Malmström met EU-Georgian Business Council members together with Prime-Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili. More than 70 Georgian and European companies’ representatives attended the meeting. The main topic was implementation of Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area agreement (DCFTA), present obstacles and all kind of opportunities, which DCFTA gives to […]

Presentation of new business catalogue, EUGBC BUSINESS LINE

“EU-Georgia Business Council” presented new business catalogue, EUGBC BUSINESS LINE , on February 4, 2016. First Edition includes information about 40 companies, which operates in energy, banking sector, services, consulting, transit, trades, manufacture, agriculture etc.  The Business Catalogue includes information about large, moderate and small local business’s, their activities and future perspectives.

EUGBC organized Georgia-Netherlands Business Forum

EUGBC organized Georgia-Netherlands Business Forum on November 24th in the Hague. Business Forum ‘Trade and Business with Georgia’ involved about 107 European, as well as Georgian companies.

Meeting with Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA)

On November 17, EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) organized meeting with  Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). Lloyd’s Register is the world’s leading provider of independent assessment services including certification,

EUGBC site visit to PASHA Bank

Within the scope of EUGBC regular “Site Visits” long-term project, PASHA Bank Georgia hosted representatives of Diplomatic Corps accredited in Georgia on November 4th. PASHA Bank is a regional corporate and investment bank serving large and medium enterprises in Azerbaijan, Georgia and now already in Turkey.

EUGBC held Site Visit to Borjomi Bottling Plant № 1

EUGBC organized Site Visit to IDS Borjomi owned Borjomi Bottling Plant № 1 on October 8. The visit was held in the scope of EUGBC Regular Site Visits project. EUGBC visits to its member companies in order to promote trade potential of the

EUGBC organized Site Visit to HeidelbergCement

EUGBC organized Site Visit to its member company HeidelbergCement on September 23rd. The visit was attended by foreign Diplomats and Journalists.

EUGBC Site Visit to JSC “Mina”

On June 10, 2015 EUGBC organized its regular Site Visit to JSC “Mina in Ksani village, Mtskheta Region. The visit was attended by the Heads of the Economic

Investor Council launched by the Government of Georgia and EBRD

On May 12th, EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti and Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili signed a memorandum of understanding on setting up the Investors Council.

Business Conference in Brussels “Georgia’s new opportunities in free trade with the EU”, visit of the Georgian Business Delegation to Belgium

On 27 April 2015 EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) in close cooperation with the EU delegation to Georgia held a Business Conference in Brussels “Georgia’s new opportunities in free trade with the EU”. The conference is funded by the European Union.

EUGBC Meeting with Business Ombudsman of Georgia

On February 26, 2015 EUGBC held meeting with Mr.Giorgi Gakharia, Business Ombudsman of Georgia at TBC Bank Head Office.

EUGBC Board and Network Committee Meeting February, 2015

 Meeting of EUGBC Board Members was held on February 17, 2015 in EUGBC office. Following Board Members participated in the meeting: Gia Gvaladze (Director, External Affairs at BP-Georgia), Badri Japaridze (TBC Bank), First Vice-Chairman of the Board; David Lee (Magticom), Second Vice-Chairman

EUGBC organized regular Site Visit to TBC Bank Head office

EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) has organized Site Visit at TBC Bank Head Office on February 12.

EUGBC seminar on “Prospects of EU-Georgia Association Agreement/DCFTA” was held in Gori

EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) with the support of the European Union organized a seminar on “Prospects of EU-Georgia Association Agreement/DCFTA”. 

EUGBC Members meeting with the State Minister of Georgia on European & Euro-Atlantic Integration

EUGBC Members meeting with the State Minister of Georgia on European & Euro-Atlantic Integration was held on January 29, 2015. The meeting was part of the EUGBC regular consultations with the high ranked Government representatives. The meeting was attended by 15 large, small and medium size companies.

“Discussing tariff and non-tariff barriers in the trade with the EU”

EUGBC with the support of the European Union organized a Seminar in Tbilisi on the “Prospects of EU-Georgia Association Agreement/DCFTA – Discussing tariff and non-tariff barriers in the trade with the EU”

Visit of the Georgian Business Delegation to the Slovak Republic

On November 21, 2014 EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) supported by EUROCHAMBRES and EU Delegation to Georgiaorganized visit of the Georgian Business Delegation to the Slovak Republic. The participating Georgian companies took part in the Forum/EUGBC Expo&Economic Photo Exhibition and B2B Platform. Note: EUROCHAMBRES has secured the extension of the East Invest 1 contract until August 2017. […]

Visit of the Georgian Business Delegation to the Republic of Austria

Following the signature of EU-Georgia Association Agreement, EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) started new European project by organizing Expo&Economic Photo Exhibitions and B2B Platforms commencing from Vienna (Austria). These Events will take place in the capitals of EU Member States in the years of 2014-2018 and aim at exposing and promoting Georgian business companies and their […]

EUGBC Seminar on “Prospects of EU-Georgia Association Agreement/DCFTA – was held in Sighnaghi, Kakheti Region

EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) with the support of the European Union organized a seminar on “Prospects of EU-Georgia Association Agreement/DCFTA – Discussing tariff and non-tariff barriers in the trade with the EU”.

Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between EUGBC and the Agricultural Cooperatives Development Agency (ACDA)

The signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between EUGBC and the Agricultural Cooperatives Development Agency (ACDA) took place at EUGBC office on October 30, 2014. ACDA was established in 2013 as a Legal Entity of Public Law with the aim to ensure the development of agricultural cooperatives, as well as implementation of respective state programmes. Through its

EUGBC held Site Visits at the industrial sites of Bagrationi 1882 and Sarajishvili

On 28 October 2014, EUGBC organized  its regular Site Visit in the plants of sparkling wine ‘Bagrationi 1882’ and brandy producer ‘Sarajishvili’. The visit was attended by the Ambassadors of the EU member states accredited in Georgia and by Heads of Economic/Commercial Sections at the embassies namely by

EUGBC organized a Seminar in Batumi on the “Prospects of EU-Georgia Association Agreement/DCFTA – with the support of the EU Delegation

EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) with support of EU Delegation in Georgia organized a seminar on the “Prospects of EU-Georgia Association Agreement/DCFTA – Discussing tariff and

Meeting with Experts Council

On September 16, 2014 meeting with Council of Experts was held at EUGBC office. The meeting was welcomed by EUGBC Secretary General Zviad Chumburidze, who spoke about the goals and main tasks of the EUGBC Experts Council.  Meeting was attended by EUGBC staff and Experts.

Austrian-Georgian Business Forum was held in Tbilisi, Georgia

On September 10, 2014, the Austrian-Georgian Business Forum was held at Sheraton Metechi Palace Hotel in Tbilisi. The Federal Minister of Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria, Mr Sebastian Kurz, who is on his official visit in Georgia; the Georgian Foreign Minister, Ms Maia Panjikidze and the Georgian Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Energy, […]

EUGBC Celebrated the Signing of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement

On Friday, 4th of July 2014, EUGBC celebrated the signing of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement. The event took place in Château Mukhrani and was attended by the senior representatives of the government, diplomatic corps, business and media.

EUGBC Expo & Economic Photo Exhibition

An opening ceremony of EUGBC Expo & Economic Photo Exhibition was held on 2 June, 2014 at the National Parliament Library of Georgia. The exhibition is one of the biggest projects of EUGBC and is organized in order to draw attention to the businesses operating in Georgia, as well as to

EUGBC Annual Members Meeting

EUGBC General Assembly took place on June 2, 2014. It was attended by 20 companies, representing different industries. Mr. Bruno Balvanera, Director for Caucasus, Moldova and Belarus at EBRD was invited as a guest speaker. He drew attention of EUGBC members on the EBRD

EUGBC Board Meeting June 2014

Meeting of EUGBC Board of Directors was held on June 2, 2014. Following Directors took part in the meeting: Emmanuel Haton, Chairman of the Board (BP), David Lee (Magticom), Second Vice-Chairman of the Board, Nick Gvinadze from Gvinadze & Partners, John Braeckeveldt from Gosselin Group and David Loladze from Qatar Airways. Following guests attended the […]

Business lunch with Georgian Ambassador to EU, Natalie Sabanadze and Statoil Vice President, Anders Marvik

On May 6th 2014 EUGBC and Business Delegation from Georgia to Brussels attended the business lunch with Georgian Ambassador to EU, Natalie Sabanadze and Statoil Vice President, Anders  Marvik.

EUGBC and Georgian Delegation Held Meeting with Philippe Cuisson

On May 7th EUGBC and the business delegation from Georgia held meeting with Philippe Cuisson, Chief Negotiator on DCFTA, Deputy Head of Unit – Russia, CIS, Ukraine, Western Balkan, EFTA and Turkey, DG Trade (EC). The meeting was held within the frames of  EUGBC and Georgian

Meeting of EUGBC and Georgian business delegation with financial institutions in Brussels

On May 6th, EUGBC and the business delegation from Georgia held meeting and consultation with the following International Financial Institutions: such as World Bank, EBRD and EIB. The meeting was hosted by the Mission of Georgia to the European Union and the Embassy of Georgia to the

Meeting of EUGBC and Georgian delegation with Brussels based businesses

On May 6th, 2014 EUGBC and the business delegation from Georgia in cooperation with EUROCHAMBERS held meetings with representatives of Belgian Business Community (in cooperation with Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry – BECI, Flanders Trade and

Meeting with H.E. Hans P.P.M. Horbach, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

On 14 April, 2014, EUGBC held a meeting with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, H.E. Hans P.P.M. Horbach. The meeting was hosted at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tbilisi. The meeting was attended by the EUGBC Secretary General Ambassador Zviad Chumburidze, Executive Director Tamar Khuntsaria, the First Vice Chairman […]

EUGBC meeting with EU’s Chief Negotiator on DCFTA with Georgia, Philippe Cuisson

Philippe Cuisson, Representative of Directorate for Trade of European Commission, Chief Negotiator on DCFTA with Georgia from EU visited EUGBC office in Tbilisi on March 26, 2014. The meeting was held on the occasion of the International Conference “Economic Integration with the

EUGBC reception on the occasion of opening Tbilisi Office

On the occasion of the Chairman’s visit and the opening of EUGBC Office in Tbilisi, the Council gave an official reception on October 15th, 2013. Representatives of the government, diplomatic corps and business community attended the event. At the reception opening remarks were delivered by the EUGBC Secretary General, Ambassador Zviad Chumburidze, Chairman of

EUGBC Tbilisi office hosted DCFTA Working Group Meeting

On 9 October 2013, EUGBC Tbilisi Office hosted a DCFTA Working Group meeting aimed at discussing the draft “Communication and Information Strategy of the Government of Georgia in the sphere of EU Integration for the period of 2014-2017“and possible EUGBC involvement and contribution in implementing the strategy. EUGBC involvement is a result of recent consultation meetings held with Mariam Rakviashvili,

Meeting of EUGBC Network Committee was held at EUGBC Office in Tbilisi

On 26 September 2013, the meeting of EUGBC Network Committee was held at EUGBC Tbilisi Office. The meeting was attended by: Second Vice-Chairman of the Board, David Lee (MagtiCom); Member of the Network Committee, Christian Carmagnolle (Bank Republic); Member of the Board, Gia Gvaladze (BP Georgia); Secretary General, Ambassador Zviad

Tbilisi-based EUGBC Board Members and Network Committee Members held an informal meeting in EUGBC new office

On September 18, 2013, Tbilisi-based EUGBC Board Members and EUGBC Network Committee Members held an informal meeting in EUGBC new office in Tbilisi. The meeting was attended by Vice-Chairman of the Board, Badri Japaridze (TBC Bank); Second Vice-Chairman of the Board, David Lee (MagtiCom); Member of the Network Committee, Christian Carmagnolle (Bank Republic);

The members of EUGBC met with the new Ambassador of Georgia to Belgium and Luxemburg and Head of Georgian Mission to the EU and the French Ambassador in Georgia at Annual Members’ Meeting in Tbilisi

On 18 July 2013, EUGBC Annual Members’ Meeting was held in EUGBC member TBC Bank’s head office in Tbilisi. The meeting was opened by H.E. Ms. Natalie Sabanadze, Ambassador to Belgium and Luxemburg and Head of Georgian Mission to the EU and H.E. Mr. Renaud Salins, Ambassador of France to Georgia.

EUGBC organized Members’ meeting with Ambassador Philip DIMITROV, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia

On April 23, 2013 EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) organized a meeting of members with Ambassador Philip Dimitrov, Head of the EU Delegation to Georgia at Tbilisi Marriott Hotel. The meeting was opened by Badri Japaridze, Vice-Chairman of EUGBC Board. Mr. Japaridze thanked the Ambassador for kindly accepting the invitation and taking part in the meeting with […]

Trade Mission from Belgium and the Netherlands to Georgia on December 10-12

Are you interested in doing business with Belgian or Dutch companies? Then is this the opportunity to participate in the business to business meeting at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Tbilisi. In the framework of the East Invest – Twinning program, an initiative of the European Union and managed by the consortium headed by Eurochambres, a […]

EUGBC organised the meeting of business community with Gunnar Wiegand, high official of European External Action Service, Chief Negotiator on Association Agreement with Georgia

The next round of the negotiations between Georgia and EU on Association Agreement (AA), integral part of which is the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), took place in Tbilisi on October 23, 2012. For this occasion Gunnar Wiegand, Director for Russia, Eastern Partnership, Central Asia, Regional Cooperation and OSCE of European External Action Service

Members of EUGBC Working Group on DCFTA held a meeting with the Chief Negotiator on DCFTA from Georgia

On 12th of July 2012, members of EUGBC Working Group on DCFTA held a working meeting with the Chief Negotiator on DCFTA from Georgia, Deputy Finance Minister, Tamar Kovziridze. EUGBC Secretary General, Konstantin Zaldastanishvili thanked the Chief Negotiator for the meeting and introduced to her the members of the Working Group. He informed that the meeting of the Working

Members of EUGBC Working Group on DCFTA held a meeting at the EU Delegation in Georgia

On 9th of July 2012, members of EUGBC Working Group on DCFTA held a working meeting with Virginie COSSOUL, Trade Officer at the EU Delegation in Georgia.

The Chairman of EUGBC Board and EUGBC Secretary General met with the Deputy Head of Mission of the British Embassy in Georgia

On 27th of June 2012, the Chairman of EUGBC Board and EUGBC Secretary General met with the Deputy Head of Mission of the British Embassy in Georgia, Mr. Douglas McMillan.

The Chairman of EUGBC Board and EUGBC Secretary General met with the Commercial Director of Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation (GOGC)

On 27th of June, 2012, EUGBC Chairman Emmanuel Haton and EUGBC Secretary General, Konstantin Zaldastanishvili held a meeting with Levan Gogodze, Commercial Director of state owned Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation (GOGC).

Annual Members’ Meeting of EUGBC was held in Tbilisi

On 26th of June 2012, the Annual Members’ Meeting was held at EUGBC member TBC Bank in Tbilisi. The meeting was opened and chaired by Badri Japaridze, Vice Chairman of the EUGBC Board.

New Chairman of the EUGBC Board and EUGBC Secretary General met with the Head of EU Delegation to Georgia Ambassador and Head of Division for EaP countries at the EEAS

On 26th of June 2012, EUGBC Core Member, Emmanuel Haton and EUGBC Secretary General, Konstantin Zaldastanishvili held a meeting with the Head of EU Delegation to Georgia, Ambassador Phillip Dimitrov and Head of Division for Eastern Partnership countries at the European External Action Service, John Kjaer. Meeting took place at the EU Delegation to Georgia.

EUGBC organized first meeting of the DCFTA WG in Tbilisi

The first meeting of the DCFTA Working Group (WG) was held on 10th of May, 2012 in Tbilisi.