Grant Thornton Holds Regional Conference in Batumi

Grant Thornton organized the annual conference of its member firms across the CIS region in Batumi, Georgia, on 13-14 June. The annual conference is the largest regional annual event, which brings together over 40 partners from 15 different countries of CIS, Europe and the Middle East. Peter Bodin, global CEO of Grant Thornton, as well as other leaders of Grant Thornton International, attended the conference.

“Growth”, “collaboration” and “quality” are among the priorities of Grant Thornton’s global strategy, and throughout the conference delegates were engaged in interactive sessions to address them.

Tornike Rijvadze, Chairman of the Ajara Autonomous Republic Government, and Jaba Phutkaradze, Minister of Finance and Economy of Adjara, were in attendence and presented the investment projects and opportunities in the region. Conference guest speaker Andro Gotsiridze, Cyber Security Consultant, shared his know-how on Cyber Trends and Georgia’s Cybersecurity Ecosystem.

Commenting on the conference, Gurgen Hakobyan, Grant Thornton’s regional leader for the CIS region, said: “We are delighted to be hosting our annual regional conference in Batumi. This is our second conference in Georgia (the 2016 conference was held in Tbilisi), and as always we are impressed by the warmth and atmosphere of this country and hospitality of its people. We selected Batumi as this year’s destination to show our delegates the significant growth of the region and the great opportunities that are ahead for this emerging city. We are also proud to state that our firm in Georgia has had yet another year of growth on the market and is actively investing in the development of new services and solutions, delivering an exceptional client experience and supporting our dynamic clients in achieving their growth targets.”

Vakhtang Tsabadze, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton Georgia, said: “We are happy to host the Grant Thornton regional conference in Georgia and to welcome Peter Bodin, our global CEO, during his first visit to the country. We came together to discuss strategic priorities, define new development targets, share best practice and take this back to our firms to bring it to life.”

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24 June 2019 18:02