10th Anniversary of the German Business Association (DWV) in Georgia

At the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the German Business Association, Georgian Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mikheil Janelidze, praised DWV´s commitment to Georgian-German business relations and the German contributions to linking Georgia closely with the European Union.

The ceremony, with 350 attendees, took place in the Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Theater, which, in addition to its many Georgian elements, is based on a German architectural design and uses German stagecraft. As part of the program, and exclusively for this event, the Georgian State Ballet performed the masterpiece “Concerto Barocco” of Georgian choreographer George Balanchine, with music from German composer Johann Sebastian Bach.

According to the chairman of DWV´s board, Dr. h.c. Sascha Ternes, the Association has developed into the second largest bilateral business agglomeration in Georgia over the last ten years, achieving a more than tenfold increase in the number of memberships. DWV also represents the world´s third biggest trade fair company Messe Frankfurt and Senior Expert Service, an internationally highly respected provider of distinguished experts to companies and institutions in Georgia. DWV has facilitated various major German investments into Georgia and serves thousands of addressees all over the world with information about business opportunities with Georgia each year.

The German Ambassador to Georgia, Dr. Heike Peitsch, acknowledged the valuable dedication of many DWV members and the extensive network of the German Business Association. The event was sponsored by HANSA-FLEX Georgia, Insta, KNAUF and HeidelbergCement Caucasus, as well as Arvato BERTELSMANN, BARTH+CO SPEDITION, CAPAROL Georgia, IVERMEDI, Lufthansa, Messe Frankfurt, Orient-Logic and Unimedi. It was supported by Sparkassenstiftung and Schuchmann Wines Georgia. The economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), distributed specific analyses about the Georgian economy and its business sectors.

11 December 2017 18:16