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.

The visit of the Georgian Business Delegation to the Netherlands was held in close cooperation with the Georgian Embassy to the Kingdom of Netherlands, CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries), PUM Netherlands senior experts and Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion (NCH),supported by EUROCHAMBRES (the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry).

The participating Georgian companies will took part in the Georgia-Netherlands Business forum and EUGBC Expo & Economic Photo Exhibition. Site visits of the Georgian companies and B2B meetings were arranged as well. Note: EUROCHAMBRES has secured the extension of the East Invest 1 contract until August 2017. The main purpose was to install the SME Roadshow Facility to allow the companies (SMEs) from the Eastern Partnership region to explore business opportunities with the EU and also to promote the region with the European business community. The Facility has successfully supported the organization of a business delegation visit from Georgia to the Netherlands.

The Business Forum had provided an excellent opportunity for interested Dutch companies and potential investors to gain insight in the business climate and investment opportunities that Georgia offers, particularly after signing of Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) with the EU. Additionally during the forum participants had been informed from the Dutch side about export promotion tools and ongoing and future projects with Georgia.

EUGBC Expo & Economic Photo Exhibition and B2B Platform took place following the Business Forum. The event has exposed and promoted Georgian business companies and their products & services towards potential partners. The B2B platform encouraged direct contacts with the Dutch counterparts.

Following the Business Forum and EXPO, EUGBC organized visits of Georgian SME’s from Agribusiness and Tourism sectors. The visit intended to get Georgian side acquainted on Dutch Experience in approximation to EU standards, latest Technologies regarding the ‘In House’ Technology; cultivation and technique innovations, as well as knowledge on managing tours and hotels, travel agency marketing.