At the initiative of the Mediators Association of Georgia, under the auspices of the Business Ombudsman of Georgia and the technical support of USAID / Georgia, USAID-PROLoG Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia the Annual International Forum: Mediation for Business was established.
The Forum aims to inform the representatives of the business sector about the role and importance of mediation. The first international forum "Mediation for Business" was opened by the President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili. The President welcomed the audience and noted that mediation plays an important role in improving the business environment in the country, as evidenced by the Association Agreement of Georgia, which emphasizes the role and importance of mediation. The President also spoke about strengthening the judiciary through mediation. At the end of the welcoming speech, the President wished success to the Forum and wished that mediation play an important role and place in the country.
The participants were greeted by the Chairperson of the Supreme Court of Georgia Mrs. Nino Kadagidze, the First Deputy Minister of Justice Mrs.Tamar Tkeshelashvili, the Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Mr. Genadi Arveladze, the First Deputy Chairman of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Georgia Mr. David Matikashvili, Chairman of the Georgian Bar Association Mr.David Asatiani, Mr. Levan Vepkhvadze, Executive Director of the Business Association of Georgia, Ms. Nino Kvetenadze, Business Ombudsman of Georgia, and Irakli Kandashvili, Chairman of Mediators Association of Georgia.
It should be noted that the forum "Mediation for Business" is international and aims to promote a new dispute resolution mechanism on the one hand and to create a stable platform on the other hand, which will allow business representatives to learn more about mediation .
The Mediators Association of Georgia continues its active mediation promotion campaign and plans to establish a number of other permanent platforms that will contribute to the further development of mediation in Georgia.