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Van Roy Southworth
June 10, 1949 - July 23, 2019

When I first met Roy in Tbilisi back in 2005, I felt I had met a kindred spirit. What I discovered as I got to know him better was that everyone who met him felt the same way-we all recognized something of ourselves in Roy, something that was good and fun and above all, caring. If you went to Roy's house on a Friday or Saturday night, you were liable to run into a pack of Peace Corps volunteers, staying at Roy and Cathy's while they were doing some city R & R. "They don't get paid very much," he explained, "so we like to give them a home when they come to Tbilisi."

Roy's work in Tbilisi was not confined to his being a good host. As head of the World Bank, he devoted his energies to making Georgia a better place, something he and Cathy continued to do even after they had moved back to California, through the McLain Association for Children. Roy would gleefully put the touch on his friends to support their work through his campaigns on social media, plus his own contributions to worthy causes and candidates were frequent and generous.

Roy's exploits as a Hash House Harrier were legendary. As "General Manager" he led many an unsuspecting victim down the slippery slope of hashing, declaring straight-faced (every time) that the trails were "All downhill!" For Roy, this was simply another way of getting people together. Roy had a knack for the creation and nurturance of community, no matter where he was. He inspired Georgians and ex-pats alike with his infectious good humor and his willingness to work for a cause.

I was lucky enough to spend his last birthday with him and his family in California, where despite his illness he never lost his sense of humor nor the twinkle in his eye. He had a way of making those around him comfortable, even as he was living out his last days. A kinder soul there never was.

Richard E. Lussen
29 July, 2019

AmCham Statement for Visitors and Guests Coming to Georgia

Monday, July 1, 2019

AmCham Statement for Visitors and Guests Coming to Georgia, open in pdf format.

Sponsors' Appreciation Cocktail Reception

Friday, July 12, 2019

AmCham Georgia hosted a cocktail reception and networking event in appreciation of our generous sponsors for the 4th of July picnic! The event was held at the Terrace Hotel Restaurant. AmCham President Michael Cowgill greeted the guests and expressed our gratitude towards the sponsors and AmCham team for making such a wonderful event. Guests were welcome to enjoy cocktails, Mosmieri wine along with a delicious buffet and opportunities to reconnect with friends, colleagues and fellow representatives of member companies.

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17th Amcham US Independence Day Picnic

Saturday, July 06, 2019

See photos here

On July 6th AmCham Georgia jointly with the US Embassy in Georgia hosted a family picnic celebrating the 243rd anniversary of the signing of the US Declaration of Independence. Over 1500 American, Georgian and international guests enjoyed an American style picnic with a giant barbecue, live bands, bouncy castles, popcorn, face-painting, clowns and toys for children. The picnic also featured ice-cream , Rebus art-classes for kids, gif-me, photo-booth, photo-bus and Matrix 3d photo. Guests could also enjoy riding a rodeo horse and being painted by famous caricaturists. The Chargé d’affaires Elizabeth Rood and AmCham Georgia President Michael Cowgill welcomed the guests. The American national anthem was sung by Katie Nutt form US Embassy and Georgian National Anthem was sung by Natalia Blauvelt. The event ended up by by a phenomenal display of fireworks.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

R. Michael Cowgill interview on 1st Channel about business climate in Georgia

Thursday, July 04, 2019

R. Michael Cowgill, AmCham President, is interviewed by Public Broadcasting Channel about business climate in Georgia (Youtube video, in Georgian).

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Wine Reception for AmCham members in Vinotel

Friday, June 21, 2019

AmCham Georgia and Vinotel hosted a Wine Reception for AmCham members. AmCham President, Michael Cowgill greeted the guests and announced updates and the upcoming events of AmCham. Members used an opportunity to reconnect with friends, colleagues and fellow representatives of member companies and enjoyed delicious Wine and food by Vinotel.

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CLT Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 13, 2019

...to be updated shortly.

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Joint Presentation of AmCham Georgia and Tbilisi Municipality

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

AmCham Georgia and Tbilisi Municipality organized a presentation on "Sectorial Research of Investment Potential" made by Deloitte. AmCham president Michael Cowgill greeted the guests along with Tbilisi Mayor, Mr. Kakha Kaladze who also made an opening remarks. The research was presented by Mr. Anton Orlovskiy from Deloitte. Presentation was followed by Q&A between guests, Mr, Orlovskiy and Mr. Andria Basilaia, head of Municipal Department of Economic Development of Tbilisi City Hall.

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AmCham/EUGBC Letter to MoF of Georgia

Thursday, June 06, 2019

American Chamber of Commerce and EU-Georgia Business Council send letter to the Minister of Finance concerning changes to payment of import taxes. You can read the letter in Georgian and English.

AmCham Business Roundtable / panel discussion on "Countering Russian Aggression and Propaganda" at Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

AmCham Georgia organized a panel discussion on “Countering Russian Aggression and Propaganda” with Ms. Tamuna Karosanidze, Head of USAID’s Civil Society Strengthening Project (ACCESS), CDA Elizabeth Rood from US Embassy and Ms. Nino Goguadze – First Deputy Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Parliament of Georgia. Members had an opportunity of Q&A.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

AmCham organized a Members' Only Luncheon with the deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia Ms. Irina Abuladze. The deputy minister presented on the ongoing projects and future plans of the Ministry. Presentation was followed by Q&A.

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Presentation and a Cocktail Reception at Rooms Hotels

Friday, May 17, 2019

AmCham Georgia and it's member company m² Real Estate organized a Friday cocktail event where Ms. Tamuna Guledani - Deputy CEO, Managing Hospitality Business Line presented company's Hospitality line update and 5-year outlook - including partnerships with international hotel operators and upcoming locations country-wide. Members had an opportunity of Q&A. Presentation was followed by a cocktail reception.

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Presentation and Cocktail Reception at Holiday Inn Tbilisi

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

...to be updated shortly.

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AhCham Business Roundtable with the Amb. R.Willson and Mr. P. Webler at Holiday Inn Tbilisi

Thursday, May 02, 2019

...to be updated shortly.

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AmCham Members' Luncheon at Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace Hotel

Thursday, April 04, 2019

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AmCham Cocktail Reception at Mercure Hotel Tbilisi

Saturday, March 30, 2019

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Roundtable with Mikheil Khidureli, Director of Enterprise Georgia

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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KPMG Newsletter, Issue 4, August 2019

(posted on Aug-07-2019)

BGI Law Brief, August 19, 2019 (Labor Safety)

(posted on Aug-01-2019)

BGI Law Brief, July 2019

(posted on Jul-16-2019)

Your Tax Dispute InfoGuide - A monthly newsletter by PwC Georgia Tax & Legal Team, Issue №7, 15 July, 2019

(posted on Jul-16-2019)

Deloitte Legal, 12 July, 2019

(posted on Jul-15-2019)

Deloitte Legal, 10 June, 2019

(posted on Jul-12-2019)

Grant Thornton: Tax and Legal Alert, Georgian legislation changes overview, June, 2019

(posted on Jul-12-2019)

Summer Season Greetings from Hilton Batumi

(posted on Jul-12-2019)

20% discount on River Side Tbilisi Hotel Rooms and Suite in July and August, 2019

(posted on Jul-09-2019)

Initiatives and Legislative Amendments for Promoting Business Activities in Georgia - Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri (MKD) Newsletter III-IV, March-April, 2019

(posted on Jun-21-2019)

KPMG Tax & Legan News, Issue 3, June 2019

(posted on Jun-13-2019)

PwC Georgia News Release, June 12, 2019

(posted on Jun-12-2019)

Grant Thornton holds regional conference in Batumi

(posted on Jun-05-2019)

BGI Law Brief, May 2019

(posted on May-30-2019)

Deloitte - Georgian Tax and Legal News, May 8, 2019

(posted on May-08-2019)

Office Technologies - Golden Brand Award 2018

(posted on May-07-2019)

MKD partner Victor Kipiani has joined the advisory committee of SARAS

(posted on May-07-2019)

Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri (MKD) advises EBRD on GEL 90 million floating rate notes

(posted on May-07-2019)