:: The memorandum was issued for the support of women’s national business forum

8 governmental and non-governmental organizations have issued a memorandum on the 8th of February, 2018. The aim of the document is to support a women’s national business forum planned on the 8th of March, 2018 in Batumi.

Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Adjarian A/R Chamber of Commerce and Industry have initiated and organized women’s national business forum in Batumi. 180 female entrepreneurs from all the regions of Georgia will participate in the event. Also the speakers will be public, private and civil companies, which are supporting the development of women entrepreneurship. There will be involved representatives of central, regional and local governments. Totally 300 delegates from Georgia and other countries will participate in the event. The participants will discuss challenges and successful examples. Business forum will help female entrepreneurs to get information about additional opportunities and the financing sources which will fit their needs. Also, will help them to deepen their relations with business circles. 

The supporters and organizers of the event are: Ministry of finance and economy of Adjara A/R (MOFEA), the project of the cooperation society of EU and Germany (GIZ), “Small and Medium sized business development and DCFTA in Georgia”, Adjarian business women association (ABWA), the program “Alliances Lesser Caucasus Programme” initiated and financed by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, implemented by Mercy Corps, the representation of Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia (CCRG) and Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN).

The aim of this kind of business forums is the equalization of the entrepreneurship possibilities; Showing the best practical examples of doing business on the national and international level; Popularization of small and medium sized businesses and establishment of business relations between them; Spreading the information about private and public business services, business products and the economic development programs in Georgia, which are especially focused on the encouragement of female entrepreneurs and business activities either in cities or regions. By signing the document, the parties agree that this kind of events are the main way of the development of Georgia’s economy and the growth of social welfare in Georgia.