EU investment conferences in Moldova & Georgia: 12-13 June'14

Investment conferences took place on the occasion of the visit of José Manuel Barroso, European Commission President, to Moldova and Georgia on 12 and 13 June 2014 respectively. The events were organised in anticipation of the signature of the Association Agreements, including deep and comprehensive free trade areas (DCFTAs) between the European Union and the two countries. 

With their interactive format, the conferences focused on business activity and investment prospects in Moldova and in Georgia, offering opportunities for business promotion and business-to-business contacts.

Thanks to its experience in the Eastern Partnership countries and its extensive East Alliance network, East Invest actively contributed to the overall visibility and promotional campaign of the conferences as well as to the business side.

The East Alliance members in the two countries identified interesting investment opportunities from Moldovan and Georgian companies that were presented to potential EU investors wishing to start a business or already investing in the given countries.

Mr. Konstantinos Michalos, Deputy President of EUROCHAMBRES and President of the Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Greece) addressed the audience at the Plenary Session of the conference in Georgia. He welcomed the upcoming signature of the Association Agreement, including DCFTA as an important step in further approximation between Georgia and the European Union and expressed the EU business views on the opportunities and challenges of the DCFTA for the business community.

In the frame of the International support for investment panel Mr. Dirk Vantyghem, Director of International Affairs at EUROCHAMBRES spoke about the activities of the East Invest programme in Moldova and in Georgia as well as about the second phase of the programme, East Invest 2 which is expected to start its activities in early autumn 2014. 

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EU investment conference Georgia:

Conferences’ page of the European External Action Service (ENP Division)  

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