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secretariat. : EUROCHAMBRES in . cooperation. . with. UEAPME . Georgia. SME . roadshows. in EU Capitals. EU-Georgia Business Council. (EUGBC). East Invest. 2 Annual Partner Conference. Yerevan, 27 October, 2016.

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cooperation with UEAPME


SME roadshows in EU CapitalsEU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC)East Invest 2 Annual Partner ConferenceYerevan, 27 October, 2016


www.east-invest2.euAbout EUGBC

A non-profit legal entity


by European and Georgian companies in 2006 in Brussels. Since September 2013, EUGBC also operates a representative office in Tbilisi.The objective of the EUGBC is to encourage investment and trade between the European Union and Georgia.

70 Member companies (small, medium and large size enterprises) involved in a wide range of economic activities, including energy, food processing, tourism, financial services, audit, legal, telecommunications, cosmetics, construction, information technology, transport, logistics, engineering etc.EUGBC is a member of Investors Council chaired by the Prime Minister of Georgia, which has been established in May 2015 with the support of EBRD.EUGBC has history of cooperation and strong ties with Government bodies, the EU Institutions, Georgian and European business community and SMEs



EUGBC Organized recent eventswww.east-invest.euMarch 21, 2016 - Launch of the EU4Business in Georgia by EU Commissioner For Trade, Ms. Cecilia Malmström. Attended by Prime Minister of Georgia. EU4Business in Georgia encompasses a technical and financial assistance package of EU-funded programmes worth over GEL 160 million (€62 million).



EUGBC Organized recent eventsMay 5, 2016 - Business Conference in Tbilisi “European Companies in Georgia – Growing Trade and Investments”. The Business Conference provided a platform for European businesses operating in Georgia and for the Georgian Government to discuss benefits, opportunities and key challenges resulting from the provisional application the EU-Georgia Association Agreement/DCFTAwww.east-invest.eu



Georgian SME roadshowsBackgroundSigning of Association Agreement between the European Union and Georgia in June, 2014 has brought the political association and economic integration of Georgia with the EU into a formal legal framework and officially launched a new era in our relations. Implementation of AA/DCFTA (provisionally applied as of September 1, 2014, entered into force as of July 1, 2016) provides Georgian goods and services a preferential access to the 500 million people European Union market.ObjectivesRaising awareness about Georgia’s investment and tourism opportunities, as well as export capabilitiesSharing experience between the representatives of the Georgian and EU companies regarding to approximation with the EU standardsFacilitating business to business contacts



Georgian SME roadshowsEaP BSOEU-Georgia Business CouncilTotalNumber of EaP SMEs720



79SectorAgrifood/ Tourism

Agrifood/ TourismAgrifood/Sust. construction/ TourismAgrifood/ TourismAgrifood/ TourismMonth of Visit6-7 May 201418-21November 201427-28 April 201523-25November201514-15 June 2016EU BSOBECIWKO&Slovak CCIBECICBICommittee on Eastern European Ec. RelationsEU Country

Brussels, BelgiumVienna, Austria&Bratislava Slovakia

Brussels, BelgiumThe Hague, The NetherlandsBerlin, GermanyParticipation of Georgian High officials Minister of Economy/Dep. Minister of EconomyState Minister for EU IntegrationDeputy Foreign MinisterPrime Ministerwww.east-invest.eu


Business Forums within the framework of Activity contributed to raising of awareness about Georgia’s investment and tourism opportunities www.east-invest.eu

Number of International arrivals


SME roadshows also contributed to raising awareness about Georgia’s export capabilities as well as in terms of sharing experience regarding to approximation with the EU standards and establishment of B2B contactsCompany CountriesProductExport“Schuchmann Wines” Ltd



Around 2000 bottles (per year)“Sarajishvili” JSCSlovakia, Germany

Wine brandy and fine spiritsAround 20 litre (per year)Cooperative “Alvani”NetherlandsChurchkela (sweets made from grapes’ juice and nuts) 400 pieces“Château Mukhrani” JSC  Netherlands,GermanyWine12000 bottles (per year)Comment: some of the Georgia SME’s ( Lukasi Winery, Breti, Alvani,

Badagoni, Sarajishvili etc

) are in contact with potential partners for future possible concrete deals. www.east-invest.eu

Georgian SMEs Export to the countries of activity


Thank you!Giorgi KacharavaEmail: gkacharava@eugbc.netWeb: www.eugbc.netwww.east-invest.eu




cooperation with UEAPME