The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and OECD with support from UNDP are hosting a seminar ‘Building business integrity and compliance across the region’ on March 13-14 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The objective of the seminar is to raise awareness among governments, business associations and companies about the importance of business integrity and compliance for SMEs. Representatives from the public and private sectors in 7 countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Turkey – will participate in the seminar and discuss practical measures that can be taken to improve business integrity and compliance in their countries and across the region.
International speakers from EBRD, OECD, UNDP, from the Government of Georgia and the Government of Estonia, European Business Associations and other institutions will provide an overview of the challenges facing SMEs
in the region and share international expertise in promoting business integrity and compliance. The participants will receive practical advice on conducting risk assessments for SMEs; developing effective compliance programmes; and ways to effectively counter business integrity risks.
“Private sector is a backbone of a well-functioning economy and EBRD works very actively to support the development of the SMEs. This is a very important conference that can help to strengthen the integrity and compliance of businesses across the region. Cooperation and support given from all key stakeholders, such as government, business associations and companies are paramount in order to ensure effective and sustainable results in promoting business integrity and fighting corruption”. said Bruno Balvanera, EBRD Director for Caucasus, Moldova & Belarus