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EU4Energy Talk: Flexibility and Gas Market Design

Interview with Mr.Peter Pozsgai, EU4ENERGY Gas Expert, Energy Community Secretariat, Austria What reforms and activities is EU4ENERGY implementing to organize natural gas market in Georgia? The Energy Community Secretariat – as an implementing body of the EU4ENERGY Governance Project – provides assistance to Georgia in developing such a legislative and …

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Satellite Market Grows as SES Reaches 562000 TV Homes in Georgia

Anna-Karin Modigh

SES Summarizes Georgian TV market. Interview with Anna-Karin Modigh – Vice President, Marketing Communications, Nordic, Baltic and Eastern Europe at SES. Tell us about market research that you have done recently, what changes did you notice and what negative/positive trends has Georgian TV market shown? Satellite still has a very …

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Gayle Allard: Rigid Labor Markets Reduce Productivity

Gayle Allard

Despite strong growth over the last years, a number of factors will inhibit growth over the next years, according to Professor Gayle Allard, Professor of Economics at IE Business School. Data show that economies with greater inequality grow slower than those with less inequality. This runs counter to theses which …

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When Things Go Viral – Interview with Brian Hallett

Brian Hallett

We sat down with Brian Hallett, professional photographer image‐maker, and IE Professor to learn more about what makes online branded and campaigns go viral, the interview was done during his visit to Georgia, Tbilisi. In the Masterclass you talked about viral content one of the most mysterious and misunderstood aspects …

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Golden Age of Video – Main Trends and Drivers

A world-leading satellite operator SES organized a meeting “Entering the Golden Age of Video”, to discuss the role and position of the TV in modern entertainment industry, main tendencies of millenials in regards of TV/video viewing experience and Ultra HD. Interview with Anna-Karin Modigh Vice President at SES, Marketing Communications, …

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A Conversation with Larisa Makarova, VISA’s Risk Services Director – Georgia is Already in the Future

Last month, Georgia’s capital Tbilisi hosted two significant events:  VISA Risk Executive Council and  the Security Summit. Both events discussed key focus in risk management , current worldwide trends and fraud  prediction techniques, and showcased VISA’s most advanced technologies and innovative practices  to make payments even more secure.. VISA sees …

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Germany’s NO.1 Business Location- New Opportunities in North Rhine-Westphalia

The economic development corporation, NRW.Invest, which conducts international marketing of Germany’s No.1 investment location North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), has paid visit to Georgia’s capital city Tbilisi. Aim of the visit is Georgia’s participation in the “One Road – One Belt” initiative of the Chinese government which creates new challenges and opportunities …

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Georgian Companies Adopt Women’s Empowerment Principles

A conference took place in the hotel “Tbilisi Marriott” organized by the UN Women and the NGO “Civil Development Agency” (CiDA), which represents the Georgian Network for the UN Global Compact. The conference was dedicated to the gender equality issues in the business sector in Georgia. Representatives of the business …

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Ukraine Cashless Summit Kicked off in Kiev


Recently Kiev hosted major financial event of the year, Ukraine cashless summit 2016, which gathered representatives of  economic and financial education thought leaders, businessmen, young scholars, and media. As we know, digital-revolution is rapidly changing world. Contactless payments, mobile money, and innovative financial services break down traditional borders and stereotypes, …

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Inspiration, Innovation and Ideas at Tendence 2016

Innovation, top-quality design and ecologically clean products – these are the three key components that characterize the Tendence exhibition. Upon entrance, I felt like having entered the future, the place, where design, technology and innovation are omnipresent. It is difficult to mark the best parts of the exhibition. However, visitors …

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