Conference “Black Sea – Georgia’s Opportunities and Challenges”


On December 9, EU-Georgia Business Council organized for the second time the annual conference “Black Sea – Georgia’s Opportunities and Challenges”.
The conference was attended by representatives of the diplomatic corps and the business sector, as well as the Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Guram Guramishvili and BP Head of Country, Ayten Hajiyeva.

Participants had the opportunity to hear from the ambassadors of the  European Union and the Black Sea Basin – Turkey, Ukraine, Romania. Among the speakers were also EBRD Regional Director,  Catarina Bjorlin Hansen.

Presentations were made by Davit Peradze, General Director of Georgian Railways; representative of APM Terminals Poti,  Levan Berdzenishvili;  CEO of  Poti Free Industrial Zone, David Ebralidze; CEO / Partner of Pontos Maritime Consulting LLC, Paata Daiauri and CEO of MSC Georgia LLC, Alkan Alicik.

The main purpose of the event was to increase cooperation with Europe, discuss the logistical potential of the Black Sea and new perspectives. These directions are important for the establishment of Georgia as one of the main centers in the field of transportation in the Caucasus region.

The EUGBC Secretary General announced that a Black Sea Cooperation Platform will be set up under the umbrella of the EU-Georgia Business Council, which will be presented by February next year.

General Partners of the conference were: Gebruder Weiss, Poti Free Industrial Zone, Prime Marine

Partners of the of conference were: Georgia-Romania Chamber of Commerce, GeoSilkRoad, NAUTICA, Georgia-Ukrain Business Associatio