The FINANCIAL — On November 29, 2008 ICC-Georgia organized a discussion forum behind closed doors between its members and Prime Minister Grigol Mgaloblishvili. More than 50 ICC companies and business associations attended the meeting.
Prime Minister Mgaloblishvili openly and transparently answered all questions and concerns which were raised by attending businesses and insured the audience that the government will be consulting and coordinating very closely with ICC on all issues related to the business sector.
The relaxed and frank atmosphere of the discussion facilitated a more genuine discussion between the prime minister and the audience.
Fady Asly, Chairman of the Board of ICC-Georgia, presented the strategy for 2009, underscoring the vital necessity for everyone to move beyond rhetoric and bellicose discussions and to focus on the future by sending out positive messages concerning the ongoing reconstruction and the receptive investment environment. Such an approach would reassure both the Georgian society and foreign investors and will portray Georgia in a positive way.
Twenty five new companies will be joining ICC-Georgia in December, turning the organization into the largest and most active business body in the country.
ICC-Georgia is the Georgian national committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, a global business organization which unites hundreds of thousands of member companies from over 130 countries into a representative body which speaks with authority on behalf of businesses worldwide.