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AmCham Georgia Annual Report 2013

Best Western Hotel Tbilisi
Corporate A Member

Kavkaz Cement JSC
Corporate A Member

Corporate A Member

USA2Georgia LLC
Corporate A Member

Basel LLC
Corporate B Member

Caspi Group
Corporate B Member

Crowne Plaza Borjomi
Corporate B Member

Georgian Hospitality Group
Corporate B Member

HeidelbergCement Georgia
Corporate B Member

Corporate B Member

International Black Sea
University Ltd.

Corporate B Member

Center for Social Sciences (CSS)
Non-Profit Member

Center for Social Sciences (CSS)
Non-Profit Member

BP Exploration (Caspian Sea) Ltd.

Exxon Azerbaijan Ltd.


TBSC Consulting


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CSR Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 21, 2015

...to be updated shortly.

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AmCham Business Roundtable

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Nicholas Berliner, Deputy Chief of Mission from Embassy of the United States in Georgia opened the AmCham monthly Roundtable meeting at Rooms Hotel with an engaging political and economic environment review. He outlined important issues concerning foreign policy, the economic impact of national currency depreciation, the recent trade mission and ongoing changes concerning the labor inspectorate. Mr. Berliner was followed by Laurie Kelleher, international trade advisor to the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, who informed attendees about Ukraine’s current reforms concerning trade. Ms. Kelleher also spoke about the protectionist policies Russia is pursuing through the Eurasian Economic Union and underlined regional trade dynamics affecting Georgia.

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Amy Denman Appreciation Cocktail Party

Friday, May 01, 2015

On May 1, AmCham hosted Amy Denman Appreciation Cocktail party at the Funicular Launge Bar. The guests were welcomed by AmCham President Sarah Williamson and Amy. In her speech Mrs Williamson recollected many happy memories and success stories during the 16 years that Amy had been the Executive Director at AmCham.

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AmCham Members Only Luncheon Meeting

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mr. Bruno Balvanera, Director for Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Belarus at EBRD spoke with AmCham members on April 23 luncheon at Tbilisi Marriott Hotel. During his speech, Mr. Balvanera highlighted steps that EBRD is taking to organize EBRD 2015 Annual Meeting and Business Forum which will be attended by more than 2000 participants. He overviewed the agenda and explained the benefits that the event will bring to Georgia.

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CSR Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 23, 2015

AmCham CSR Committee hosted Giorgi Gongliashvili, Sustainable Development Initiative coordinator at BP to learn more about the research that BP conducted about CSR challenges and opportunities in Georgia. The presentation was followed by a discussion on responsible conduct in the country. As agreed at the previous meeting in march, each working group (platform, tools and monitoring) had to present the vision and the concept of their future activities. Next meeting will be on the 14th of May.

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AmCham Agri-business Committee Meeting

Monday, April 20, 2015

On 20th of April AmCham Agribusiness Committee hosted Matti Lampi, EU Advisor to the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia, who made a presentation of the Georgian government plan and timeline for implementation of phytosanitary standards and HACCP, as required by the Association Agreement. The presentation included a discussion of the government’s efforts regarding the implementation of different standards in SPS and the impact of EU approximation on Georgian agro-food sector. There followed a discussion of the main issues and problems in this sphere.

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AmCham Business Roundtable

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Ambassador Richard Norland opened the AmCham monthly luncheon at the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel with an engaging political and economic update from the US Embassy. He was followed by George Welton, Executive Director at AmCham Georgia, who provided an important update on current initiatives and advocacy, including proposed amendments to the migration law. The meeting was followed by an engaging Q&A session and awarding of Batumi International Container Terminal and Rooms Hotels - newly joined Corporate B members, with a membership certificate.

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Meeting and Networking Cocktail Hour at Rooms Hotel Garden Bar

Thursday, April 02, 2015

AmCham hosted Andrea Keerbs, Country Director of IRI on April 2 at Rooms Hotel. Ms Keerbs gave a presentation of National Public Poll. The poll is a comprehensive analysis of Georgian attitudes regarding the current economic, social and political landscape. The presentation was followed by AmCham Cocktail happy hour where guests welcomed the spring with wine, canapés and cocktails.

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Tourism Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The new chair of Tourism Committee Andreas Heidingsfelder made a presentation on the current situation in the tourism sphere of Georgia. Members agreed that the government needs to take effective steps to attract more tourists in Georgia. Attendees expressed their ideas about possible actions from AmCham to address the government on making action plan for tourism development. In particular, the tourism committee members will share their view on short and long term plans for development and will provide it to Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development. Also, members discussed proposals for the Minister of Economy and Sustainable regarding the creation of advisory board at Georgian National Tourism Agency.

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CLT Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

On March 31st, the CLT Committee gathered to discuss the recently introduced new draft amendments to “the law of Georgia on legal status of Aliens and Stateless Persons” (migration law). The draft amendments are much more liberal than the current version of law and were generally supported by AmCham, but the committee discussed additional amendments that would improve them further.

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AmCham Members Only Luncheon Meeting

AmCham hosted The Speaker of Parliament of Georgia David Usupashvili

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mr. Usupashvili spoke with members on March 25 luncheon at Holiday Inn Tbilisi. During his speech, Mr. Usupashvili highlighted steps that Parliament is taking to improve the investment environment in Georgia. He noted that Georgia tries to maintain peace and further focus on economics, social issues and democratic institutions. He also answered questions from members, including issues concerning the role of the parliament in the development of economic policy.

Mr. Usupashvili also told AmCham members that he would be glad to closely collaborate and strengthen the relationship between the Parliament of Georgia and AmCham.

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CSR Committee Meeting

Friday, March 20, 2015

Paul Clark, President of TBSC and Rusudan Kbilashvili, PR Manager of Wissol Group have recently become co-chairs of the AmCham CSR committee. In this role, they contacted the full membership of AmCham and welcomed new members of the committee.

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AmCham Celebrates Women's History Month

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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United States-Georgia: Trade and Economic Agenda

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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AmCham Georgia hosted a dinner for US Executive Trade Mission

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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The BKS Air Astana Marathon - Astana, Kazakhstan

For AmCham Georgia Members: Holiday Inn Tbilisi Health Club

(posted on May-20-2015)

Grant Thornton developed 'Doing business in Georgia' mobile application for iOS devices

(posted on May-19-2015)

Deloitte global site wins Award of Distinction

(posted on May-18-2015)

Deloitte - Tax and Legal News, April 2015

(posted on May-08-2015)

Grant Thornton receives recognition for Best Leadership Development Programme

(posted on May-07-2015)

Colliers property study reports

(posted on May-05-2015)

BDO Legal has been named as one of the leading legal firms in Georgia

(posted on Apr-29-2015)

PwC Georgia Times (Issue #3, April 27, 2015)

(posted on Apr-29-2015)

PMCG news: Average Monthly Incomes and Expenditures Per Household

(posted on Apr-28-2015)

Grant Thornton Georgia announces merger with Akhvlediani Consulting

(posted on Apr-23-2015)

PwC Georgia Times (Issue #2, April 17, 2015)

(posted on Apr-20-2015)

PMCG news: Issue 43: Real GDP & FDI, 2014

(posted on Apr-15-2015)

Chemonics: How Can Rule of Law Protect Wildlife? (Newsletter, April 2015)

(posted on Apr-5-2015)

BDO Tax Newsletter #2, March-2015

(posted on Apr-5-2015)

Deloitte - Tax and Legal News, March 2015

(posted on Apr-03-2015)

PwC Georgia Times (Issue #1, March 30, 2015)

(posted on Apr-02-2015)

Grant Thornton's global guide to business relocation provides pragmatic advice for executives, including outlining the drivers of relocation, the types of activity commonly relocated and the commercial, cost and tax factors of popular relocation destinations

(posted on Apr-01-2015)