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At the suggestion of Speaker of Parliament David Usupashvili, our Legal Analyst Irakli Gelovani, will be representing AmCham interests in Parliament. He will be located in the Speakers office half of the time and will give us updates from Parliament about the latest legislative initiatives, ongoing projects, other activities related to businesses. He will also represent a pro-business voice in legal debates and committee discussions. We consider this to be a considerable accomplishment and a reflection of the efforts to increase parliamentary transparency and accountability.

AmCham cocktail reception at Betsy’s Hotel

Friday, July 31, 2015

...to be updated shortly.

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AmCham Business Roundtable

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

US Ambassador Richard Norland opened the Roundtable, which included over 100 AmCham members. As Ambassador Norland is leaving Georgia very soon, this is the last time that he will present to AmCham Georgia’s members. In this address, he talked about the challenges and opportunities that Georgia faces in future and expressed his gratitude towards Georgian community for his experiences in Georgia. Ambassador Norland then received a plaque from the AmCham board, to show our appreciation for his support.

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13th Amcham US Independence Day Picnic

Saturday, July 04, 2015

PHOTOS ARE HERE!

AmCham Georgia jointly with the U.S. Embassy in Georgia, hosted a family picnic celebrating the 239th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence on July 4th. Over 1100 American, Georgian and international guests enjoyed an American style picnic with a giant bar-b-que, live bands, and toys for the children. The picnic also featured a large variety of family fun activities including face-painting, clowns, ice-cream and a photo booth. Everyone could also enjoy the sensation of riding a rodeo horse and being painted by famous caricaturists. Entertainment was provided by a country and Western band, a rock and roll band and a troop of Georgian break-dancers.

U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland, Senator Peter Roskam and AmCham Georgia Vice-President Michael Cowgill welcomed the guests, followed by a singing of the American national anthem. The event closed with a brilliant display of fireworks.

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Energy, Mining & Utilities Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

On June 30th Energy and Mining Utilities committee members met to discuss legislative proposals in relation to the Eminent domain law and VAT. A draft set of amendments was discussed and will be finalised and presented to the government in the fall.

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CLT Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Commercial Law and Tax committee met to discuss the latest developments in different fields of legislation. Members were updated on issues and exchanged ideas related to: National Bank Law, Migration Law, Labor inspectorate, Tax audit and law on the foreign ownership of agricultural land.

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AmCham Members Only Luncheon Meeting

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mr. Azim Sadikov, IMF Resident Representative in Georgia spoke with AmCham members on June 25 luncheon at the Holiday Inn. Mr. Sadikov presented the IMF’s latest regional assessment. He explained the complex forces shaping economies in the region and compared the monetary policies of Central Asian and Caucasian countries. Mr. Sadikov discussed strategies set by National Banks in the region and gave comparative analysis of the currency depreciation.

The presentation, latest and past REO publications, and other IMF news are available here.

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CSR Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 18, 2015

AmCham CSR committee met on June 18 and hosted representatives of cultural center for disabled people – Tanadgoma and Mr. Zviad Devdariani, Executive Director of CiDA and a founder of CSR Club. Tanadgoma is an organization which aims to rehabilitate people with disabilities and integrate them in social life. Ms Nana Gegelashvili, chairman of the board expressed hopes to cooperate with AmCham members and reminded us all that buying goods produced by Tanadgoma is contributing to the employment and social integration of people with disabilities.

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AmCham HR & Training Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 18, 2015

On 18th June, HR and Education Committee met to discuss different issues. At the beginning, the new co-chair Ken Walsh from San Diego University was introduced to the members of the committee. Further, attendees discussed the previous events of the committee in order to think about what they could do in the future. The Youth program will be relaunched, with preparation starting in Sept, but a launch in the spring of 2016. Also, the committee members agreed that more involvement of education and HR entities from members is needed in order to identify policies for lobbying the government.

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Tourism Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 11, 2015

On June 11th , Tourism Committee met to discuss the latest Georgian National Tourism Strategy (GNTS) 2025. Several Committee members attended the presentation of the strategy. Members expressed their views on the document. They underlined some priorities from the action points of the strategy, which can be supported by the Committee, including creation of Convention Bureau. Also, Committee Members discussed the AmCham representation at advisory board of Georgian National Tourism Administration. At last, it was agreed that members will make further feedback on GNTS and cooperation on prioritized action points will be discussed with government.

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AmCham Business Roundtable

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Nicholas Berliner, Deputy Chief of Mission from Embassy of the United States in Georgia opened the AmCham monthly Roundtable meeting at Courtyard Marriott Hotel with an engaging political, legislative and economic environment review.

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AmCham and German Business Association Cocktail Party at Holiday Inn Outdoor Pool

Friday, June 05, 2015

On June 5th AmCham Georgia in cooperation with German Business Association (DWV) hosted a cocktail reception to celebrate the long-awaited start of summer! The event was held at the outdoor pool-side of Holiday Inn. Guests were welcome to enjoy cocktails, Georgian wine along with a delicious buffet and opportunities to reconnect with friends, colleagues and fellow representatives of member companies.

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CSR Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 21, 2015

On Thursday, May 21 AmCham CSR Committee held a monthly meeting. The Committee discussed its action plan of expanding commonly accepted values concerning corporate responsibility and different channels to approach business in Georgia. CSR Committee aims to popularize the idea of modern, responsible and successful businesses by observing and evaluating modern companies. Each working group: Platform, Tools and Monitoring have presented clearly articulated means and actions they have been pursuing since the last meeting in April. Next meeting will be on the 11th of June.

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AmCham Business Roundtable

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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Amy Denman Appreciation Cocktail Party

Friday, May 01, 2015

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AmCham Members Only Luncheon Meeting

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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OTHER EVENTS


The BKS Air Astana Marathon - Astana, Kazakhstan


Invest in Georgian Real Estate - Joint event of Cushman & Wakefield and Georgian National Investment Agency


Grant Thornton - First Georgian Certified PCI QSA Company - Grant Thornton Press Release July 21, 2015

(posted on Jul-21-2015)

Buffet Dinners at Hotels & Preference Hualing Tbilisi

(posted on Jul-13-2015)

BDO 2014 year end results show tangible growth

(posted on Jul-13-2015)

BLC Law Office hosted international Legal Forum
The 10th anniversary of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia (ECA) legal Forum was hosted by BLC Law Office in Radisson Blue Iveria

(posted on Jul-06-2015)

Deloitte - Tax and Legal News, June 2015

(posted on Jul-06-2015)

Grant Thornton named one of the 50 'World’s Most Attractive Global Employers' - Grant Thornton Press Release

(posted on Jun-25-2015)

BP supports flood relief efforts in Georgia (Press Release 23/06/2015)

(posted on Jun-24-2015)

Georgia has best indicators in the perspective of investment destination among neighboring countries - BDO survey research

(posted on Jun-24-2015)