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AmCham Georgia Annual Report 2013

International Medical Support
Services (IMSS)

Corporate A Member

Efes Brewery in Georgia
- JSC Lomisi

Corporate B Member

Georgian Beer Company JSC
Corporate B Member

Corporate B Member

Noblet Media Ltd.
Corporate B Member

BP Exploration (Caspian Sea) Ltd.

Exxon Azerbaijan Ltd.


TBSC Consulting


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On November 27th, a set of amendments to the law of Georgia on Aliens and Stateless persons entered in force. According to the amendments, aliens staying in Georgia will enjoy the preferential terms for obtaining residence permit and immigration visa during transitional period.

For more information please see the summaries on following links: state commission on migration page and PwC Georgia Times. AmCham provides you with this summary for information purposes – and it should not take the place of professional legal advice. View the full amendments in Georgian.

AmCham hosts The President of the Nation Bank of Georgia Giorgi Kadagidze at the Members Only Luncheon

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

In his address to the AmCham business community, President of National Bank Giorgi Kadagidze provided an overview of the Georgian macroeconomic environment and also explained the reasons behind the Georgian Lari's recent depreciation. He also explained why defending the short term currency movement was unjustified and, suggested a short, medium and long-term strategy for Georgian economic growth in the future. Mr Kadagidze argued that improvements in skills are central to Georgian growth in the future.

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CLT Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

On 21th January CLT Committee members held meeting to discuss several issues. Recently the legal co-chair of CLT committee has been changed. Ted Jonas, the country partner of DLA Piper, has step down and Lasha Gogiberidze from BGI Legal has been selected for the position. On the position of legal deputy chair, previously held by Lasha, Avto Svanidze from DLA Piper was approved by the members.

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CanArgo’s Cliff Isaak teaches AmCham young leaders how to nail their next job interview

Friday, December 12, 2014

CanArgo Georgia’s Chief Administrative Officer Cliff Isaak shared job interview strategies and tips with AmCham Youth Leadership Program participants to help them nail their next job interview at his workshop on The Art of the Interview on December 12.

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Joint Meeting of AmCham HR and CSR Committees

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

AmCham HR & Education and CSR committees jointly hosted representatives of the Ministry of Education of Georgia and the National Center for Education Enhancement to learn about the government initiative to implement inclusive education in VET system and to develop TVET qualifications.

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AmCham & US Embassy Cocktail Reception

Ambassador Norland hosts AmCham members

Monday, December 08, 2014

U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland hosted appreciation cocktail reception for AmCham members on December 8 in his residence. The reception was attended by more than 120 AmCham member company representatives and guests who were addressed by the Ambassador and AmCham’s acting President Michael Cowgill who summarized the year and thanked committee members for their hard work and enthusiasm.

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AmCham President attends US Chamber’s MECC dinner with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Monday, December 08, 2014

AmCham President Sarah Williamson is currently in Washington D.C. to represent AmCham Georgia at the US Chamber hosted Middle East Commercial Center Leadership Forum (December 8-9). The Forum will unite business leaders, Ambassadors and U.S. policy makers to address the most critical forces shaping business and economic growth in the greater Middle East Region. Ms. Williamson will have a chance to attend a dinner with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on December 8. At the forum, Ms. Williamson will stress the strategic role Georgia plays in the East West corridor and inform US government and business leaders of the continued importance of remaining highly engaged and active in Georgia.

NCDR’s Giorgi Chaladze Speaks with Students on ADR Strategies

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

“There are three apology strategies: strategic apology, compulsory or mechanical apology and real/genuine apology,” told Giorgi Chaladze, Founder of the National Center for Dispute Resolution to AmCham Youth Leadership Program participants on December 2 at his session on Conflict Psychology and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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Ministry of Economy, AmCham Tourism Committee discuss tourism university, new plans

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The Georgian National Tourism Agency (GNTA) has a new director and a new agenda, including plans to build a convention center, open a tourism university and secure CNN advertising about Georgia in Eastern Europe and the wider, global audience.

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AmCham Business Roundtable

IMF’s Azim Sadikov Presents Regional Economic Outlook to AmCham Membership

Friday, November 28, 2014

Growth in Georgia is expected to reach 5 percent in 2014-15, according to Azim Sadikov, IMF Resident Representative in Georgia who presented the IMF’s latest Regional Economic Outlook to the AmCham membership on November 28 at Sheraton Hotel.

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GAU’s President Michael Cowgill Speaks with Students on Business Communications

Thursday, November 20, 2014

“Don’t communicate by email anything that you don’t want to see on the front page of the newspaper the next day. Write in email what you would write on a postcard,” told GAU’s President Michael Cowgill to AmCham Youth Leadership Program participants on November 20 at the Business Communication workshop.

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AmCham Tourism committee to engage in drafting of National Tourism Strategy

Thursday, November 20, 2014

AmCham Tourism Committee was invited to engage in the development of the national tourism strategy that the World Bank, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, and Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA) are working on that will be finalized in spring of 2015.

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Grant Thornton’s Nelson Petrosyan Speaks with Students on Consultative Selling

Friday, November 14, 2014

Grant Thornton’s Country Managing Partner Nelson Petrosyan shared best practices in Consultative Selling to future business leaders who are participants of the AmCham Youth Leadership Program on November 14.

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AmCham networking Happy Hour in Tiffany Bar, Hotel Riverside

Friday, November 14, 2014

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AmCham participates in OSCD’s Expert Seminar on Business Integrity

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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AmCham Georgia and EUGBC hosts Regulatory Impact Assessment Workshop

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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PwC GE Academy new training announcements for 2015

Free University: Training in Legal, Tax and Financial aspects of Shareholders' Agreements and Director's Liabilities

Grant Thornton announce record combined global revenues in 2014

(posted on Jan-27-2015)

Insights from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report - DCFTA: Promising Growth

(posted on Jan-27-2015)

Cushman & Wakefield Retail, Hospitality and Office reports Q4 2014 Tbilisi

(posted on Jan-27-2015)

Hotel "River Side" named winner in 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels

(posted on Jan-21-2015)

BDO Tax Newsletter #10, Dec-2014

(posted on Jan-21-2015)


(posted on Jan-03-2015)

Deloitte - Tax and Legal News, December 2014

(posted on Jan-03-2015)

BDO Georgia Hosted Georgia-Israel Business Forum

(posted on Dec-20-2014)

BDO Georgia Hosted Seminar "Insights Into Transfer Pricing"

(posted on Dec-20-2014)

BDO Georgia on the Seminar On Personal Data Protection

(posted on Dec-20-2014)

BDO Financial Results 2014

(posted on Dec-20-2014)