UPCOMING EVENTS  
 
 


KPMG is delighted to announce the London Stock Exchange Capital Markets Conference to be held in Tbilisi on 27 November 2012, at 9:30 a.m. (Venue: Radisson Blu Iveria).
The conference will explore the latest IPO trends and capital raising opportunities for companies in the emerging markets space.
Speakers from the London Stock Exchange, KPMG, Dechert, and other capital markets experts, will share their views on the following topics:
• Listing on the London Stock Exchange: Premium, GDR & AIM
• The Role of Auditor & Reporting Accountant
• Admission Requirements & Continuing Obligations of the LSE
• Media Profile & Financial Communications of a Public Company
To register or receive more information, please contact Tinatin Gugberidze, KPMG: tgugberidze@kpmg.com (T:+995322950719) or Jon Edwards, London Stock Exchange: mailto:jedwards@londonstockexchange.com(T:+442077971599)

 
 
 
 

CONGRESS HIGHLIGHTS

Organized by the International Chamber of Commerce World Chambers Federation and hosted by the Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the ICC WCF 8th World Chambers Congress will reinforce the global network of chambers of commerce, providing “opportunities for all”.
The 8th World Chambers Congress brings together chambers of commerce and their leaders from around the world to share, learn and build new networks of opportunity. Over four days, the Congress will feature an exciting programme featuring plenary and working sessions and networking opportunities, all designed to build a stronger global chamber community, fostering economic development and prosperity for all.

For detailed information please visit http://worldchamberscongress.org

 
 
 
 
KIEV ARBITRATION DAYS 2012: Think Big!

15 November 2012 00:00 - 16 November 2012
Ukrainian Bar Association has the pleasure to invites you to participate in the second international conference "KIEV ARBITRATION DAYS 2012: Think Big!" to be held on 15-16 November 2012 inKiev.
For two days, leading experts from around the world will discuss the most topical and complicated issues in international arbitration, an area closely related to international business and cross-border transactions.
The outcomes of the last year have proved that this event is extremely relevant and up-to-date. Thus, the conference provides for a perfect opportunity for the leading international experts to meet with European and Ukrainian colleagues and open the relatively new and promising jurisdiction.
Please use this link to check the preliminary program of the conference http://uba.ua/eng/events/719

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   ANNOUNCEMENT  
 
 

KPMG Georgia holds IFRS Update 2012 seminar
On November 16 KPMG in Georgia invited clients and targets to its IFRS Update 2012 seminar, which took place at the Radisson Blu Iveria.
The seminar was opened by the Managing Partner of Armenia and Georgia, Andrew Coxshall who welcomed the participants and explained the importance of IFRS in today's financial world. Aram Asatryan, Partner, DPP, delivered presentations to the seminar participants. The participants considered amendments to IFRS in 2012, and also amendments that become effective in 2013 and are anticipated in 2014 and later.
The IFRS Update seminar was attended by around 50 people from the financial departments of leading Georgian and international companies. All the participants rated the seminar very highly. They thanked KPMG for this opportunity which will help them in their professional activity.

 
 
 
 

ICC Georgia is pleased to announce new SPONSORING MEMBER CARREFOUR, the world's one of the biggest retailed from France. Hypermarket Carrefour's goal is to provide customers with wide choice of affordable products with the highest service level.
A few things you should know about Carrefour:
Carrefour is world's one of the biggest retailer from France. Nowadays Carrefour has approximately 14000 hypermarkets and employs 450000 people. "MAF Hypermarkets is a joint venture with Carrefour Group. MAF Hypermarket focuses on all retail development across the Middle East for Hypermarket and Supermarket format. This year Maf Carrefour is excited to launch Carrefour's first hypermarket in Georgia.

Always Low prices - We are known throughout the world for our low prices. Our prices are not low only during sales and discount on holiday seasons, but everyday.
Broad assortment of products - We are proud with our broad assortment of products and choices. When you come to Carrefour you know that you can find everything you want under the same roof.
Quality and fresh products - We have strict quality policy, we make sure we sell only what's best. We provide not only the assortment you can find elsewhere, but our own Carrefour line products.
Excellent service- We are also proud of our service. Or crew does their best to be of great assistance. Don't think of them as consultants, think of them as your guides during your shopping.
Carrefour is adapted under Georgia - Although we are an international brand, In Carrefour you can feel Georgia everywhere. We have broad assortment of Georgian goods and products from Georgian farmers.
http://carrefour.com.ge/

 
 
 
 


LLC "Retail Group Georgia" was established in Georgia in 2011. The owners are Arab companies chaired by Mr. Fawaz Alhokair. His vision and business strategies have helped to grow retail franchising within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Supported by a team of seasoned professionals, he continues to chart success by introducing the latest international concepts, steering business strategy and enabling growth. 

Mr. Fawaz Alhokair founded the Fawaz Alhokair Group of Companies in 1989.
Countries of operation: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Jordon
Georgia - ADL, Aldo, Aldo Accessories, Ann Harvey, Banana Republic, Bershka, Beya, Camaieu, Celio, Charles and Keith, Clarks, Collezione, Cortefiel, Desigual, Eclipse, Exit, FG4 Woman, Gap, Garage, I AM, Jack and Jones,Jennyfer La Vie En Rose, La Senza, Le Chateau, Marks & Spencer, Massiimo Dutti, Miss Selfridge, Monsoon/Accessorize, Naartjie Kids, New Yorker, Ninewest, Nokia,Nose, Oysho,Papaya, Pimkie, Promod, Pull \& Bear, Quiz, Sgt. Major, Six, Spring, Steve Madden,Tape A l oeil, US POLO,Uterque, Vero Mode, Viss, Wallis, Zara , Zara Home, Ziddy, Burberry.

 
 
 
   RECENT EVENTS  
 
  ICC GEORGIA COMISSIONS

International Chamber of commerce would like to publicly announce results of organization’s resent activity. On 6th of November ICC Georgia conducted a closed Board meeting the purpose of which was to finalize and officially approve number of commissions.

ICC Commissions

Chairman

Arbitration,

Archil Giorgadze

Banking,

Nino Bakakuri

Commercial law,

Giorgi Berishvili

Competition,

Kakha Kuchava

Corporate responsibility and Anti-corruption,

Nicola Mariani

Customs and Trade

Lekso Aleksishvili

Digital Economy, (by task force, see above)

Rezo Beridze

Environment and Energy,

Giorgi Chikovani

HR, Training & Human Performance Standards

Yuri Dolidze – PWC

Chair of the ad-hoc Labor Code Commission

Mr. Joseph Crowley

Intellectual Property,

Vacant

Marketing, Advertising (Social & Digital Media),

Irina Saak

Taxation,

Zurab Nikvashvili

Trade and Investment, and Real Estate

Giorgi Kananashvili

Transport and Logistics

Vacant

 

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Meeting with Mr. Giorgi Kadagidze - Governor of the Central Bank

On November 13, 2012 and in the frame of his regular meetings with government officials, ICC Chairman Fady Asly met Giorgi Kadagidze Governor of the Central Bank to discuss the country's post election economic and financial landscape. Both parties agreed to meet again second week of December to assess the situation on the basis of the data for November 2012 that will be released early December


ICC Georgia Social Gathering 2 November, 2012 / First Private Club

On 2th of November ICC Georgia with the sponsorship of Sounders Group held a social gathering for the members and the diplomatic corp. First Private Club offered a great venue for the occasion. The clubs effortless charm and atmosphere perfectly served the purpose of the event.
The main theme of the event evolved around the promotion of Sounders Group which was arranged by ICC and is going to be presented by Business courier live on Rustavi 2 television. The event kicked off with a small preview of the footage that will be used by Business Courier for the promotion purposes. The guests were also offered an equal opportunity to employ same means in order to promote their businesses and activities. Mr. Sounders personally thanked ICC and the members for the support and pointed out the significance of organization's mission in Georgia and the region in general.

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ICC Georgia Press Conference regarding current strikes in Poti Port

On November 2nd, 2012 International Chamber of Commerce hosted Press Conference regarding ongoing strikes in Poti Port. Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce Mr. Fady Asly, together with General Director of Poti Sea Port Mr. Joseph Crowley addressed the issue of unusual rise of unrest within various social and business sectors in the country.
For the past few weeks Georgia is witnessing a series of strikes within several corporate sectors and in different regions the aim of which is to destabilize the country and weaken the newly appointed government.

 

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Meeting with Mr. Archil Kbilashvili 18 October, 2012

In the scope of regular meetings with the government of Georgia, ICC Georgia organized a Round Table with Mr. Archil Kbilashvili, the nominated Prosecutor General of Georgian - on 18 October 2012 at the Radisson Blu Iveria Hote. The event was organized exclusively for ICC Members and the Diplomatic Corps.
The meeting was opened by Fady Asly, Chairman of ICC Georgia and followed by Mr. Kbilashvili's presentation. The ICC Georgia business community was concisely informed about what will be the polices and approach of the Prosecutor General vis-à-vis imminent country-wide judicial reform and restructuring. ICC members and the Diplomatic Corps were given ample time for questions and responses.

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