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Georgian Entrepreneurs Confederation links Georgia and Turkey

Wednesday, March 17
Another significant project has been initiated by the Georgian Confederation of Entrepreneurs. A cooperation agreement between Batumi and the Turkish city of Kushadasi was signed on March 5, 2010 by the Mayors of these cities in the Kushadasi municipality. Priority issues of cooperation were identified and sharing experience in these will significantly help Batumi municipality to further progress in line with its planned development strategy.

Robert Chkhaidze, the Mayor of Batumi, invited a Kushadasi delegation to Batumi on a return visit, during of which a memorandum of cooperation will be signed. According to Mamuka Skhvitaridze, President of the Georgian Entrepreneurs Confederation, this event is one more substantive example of cooperation between the Government and the business sector. A Georgian House will be opened in Kushadasi in 2010, which along with a range of cultural events will host presentations of Georgian investment projects and enhance partnership between Georgian and Turkish companies.

The Georgian Confederation of Entrepreneurs is a full member of the Union of Black Sea and Caspian Confederation of Enterprises (UBCCE). At the UBCCE General Assembly on March 12, 2010 its member organisations expressed a commitment to visiting Georgia and familiarising themselves with its business opportunities on spot. For this purpose the Georgian Confederation of Entrepreneurs is organising a business forum which will be attended by representatives of business associations and private companies from the Black and Caspian Sea Regions.

The Georgian Confederation of Entrepreneurs (GEC) was established in 2008 with the goal of supporting its member companies to develop in line with the dynamics of world and local markets, establish contacts with local and international investors and implement effective business projects consistent with modern requirements. GEC's partners are foreign and international companies interested in the Georgian market who require regularly updated information and real contacts. GEC's strategic objectives are supporting the economic growth of the state, improving the employment level and contributing to the establishment of a business-friendly environment in the country.