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Fourth Meeting of the ICC Regional Consultative Group (RCG) Broader Middle East – North Africa (B-MENA)

Published: May 28, 2012 | 11:30 am
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Fourth meeting of the ICC Regional Consultative Group (RCG) Broader Middle East – North Africa (B-MENA) was held in Tbilisi, Georgia on May 28. Kakha Baindurashvili, the President of Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) participated in the event held at Radisson Blu Iveria hotel. The conference was attended by the chairmen and general secretaries of national committees from: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and United Arab Emirates, also high officials from the head office of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in France and Great Britain.

In the frame of the conference, the President of GCCI signed memorandums of understating (MOU) with the Kingdom of Bahrain, Emirate of Dubai and Sharjah. “In respect to future cooperation, we’re planning to hold different visits and work on various investment projects. Analogue MOUs have already been signed with Qatar and Oman. Negotiations with other Arab countries are continued and we believe attracting investments from these countries will be further simplified,” declared Baindurashvili.

The speakers of the conference were: Fady Asly, the Chairman of ICC Georgia, Hamad Buamim, Deputy Chair of the World Chamber of Commerce, Tariq Rangoonwala, Regional Coordinator and Nika Gilauri, Prime Minister of Georgia. According to Georgian PM, the guests of the conference are the organizations that represent tens and thousands of large companies and deliver recommendations on which countries to invest in. “They’re interested in Georgian market and are willing to do business here. Our country is especially attractive for these organizations as a regional center from logistics, investments and tourism point of view,” stated Gilauri.

The following presentations were held during the conference: ICC Arbitrage Legal Model (delivered by Emmanuel Jolivet, Deputy Director for ICC Dispute Resolution Services), Fight against International Commercial Crime (delivered by Peter Lowe, Head of Commercial Crime Services, ICC).



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