On January 23, Mr. John W.H. Denton AO, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and its Delegation visited PMCG’s office to discuss the establishment of the ICC Centre of Entrepreneurship in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The ICC launched the Centre to support the business environment for entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the Caucasus and Central Asia.
During the meeting, together with Mr. John Denton, ICC Georgia Chairman Fady Asly and the Delegation, areas on which the Centre focus were discussed, such as: SMEs’ development, their digitization and capacity building; upskilling successful start-ups; promoting experience-sharing among businesses located in different regions through centers of entrepreneurship; and acceleration of cross-border trade. The participants of the meeting also discussed the Centre’s plans and how PMCG could contribute to its activities.
The ICC has its Centres of Entrepreneurship in four continents – Africa, South America, Asia, and Europe – utilizing the business tools developed by the ICC and global partners, including the United National Economic Commissions for Africa and Western Asia. The Centres harness the ICC’s network of national committees and chambers of commerce in over 100 countries to run capacity-building programs, trainings and community workshops to address challenges facing entrepreneurs and SMEs.
“I’m pleased to support this significant initiative that will promote the economic development of the Caucasus and Central Asia. To help the process, we will draw on all of our expertise and understanding of the area,”said Aleksi Aleksishvili, CEO and Chairman of PMCG.