Signing of a memorandum of understanding between the health sector and the Sectoral Skills Organization

The Vocational Skills Agency has established Sectoral Skills Organizations (SSO) initiative groups. Currently, a Memorandum of Understanding on Sectoral Skills Organizations has been signed with the Health and Personal Services Sector and a SSO Initiative Group has been formed. The abovementioned memorandum, was signed by the director of the Association of pharmaceutical companies representatives in Georgia, Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili.

The purpose of the memorandum is to develop a strategy for the development of SSO, consolidate the existing sectoral associations in the sector and implement the functions of SSO under the law, in cooperation with the Vocational Skills Agency and other interested parties.

Within the framework of the meeting, the parties talked about the skills sector policy and discussed the SSO's future plans.

It is worth noting that the health and personal services SSU combines the relevant business associations of pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, beauty and personal services and other areas.

Photographs from the mentioned event can be found at the link.


Participation of the Association in the events dedicated to the 125th anniversary of San Diego State University, USA

Association of pharmaceutical companies representatives in Georgia has been represented in the Board of Advisors of the Georgia branch of San Diego State University USA, since 2015. The association is represented by the executive director Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili.

In 2022, San Diego State University (SDSU) celebrates its 125th anniversary, and in the city of San Diego, large-scale events were dedicated to this important date, in which members of the SDSU Georgia Supervisory Board, were invited to, by SDSU. On behalf of the Association, Executive director, Mr Irakli Margvelashvili attended these events.

A highly representative delegation departed from Georgia to participate in the events. The Government of Georgia was represented by the Minister of Education, Mr. Mikheil Chkhenkeli. 

As part of the visit of the delegation, working visits were made, with the President and other leaders of the University of San Diego, a working visit was made to Mexico (Tijuana) to SDSU's partner university - Baha California, a memorandum of continuation of cooperation, was signed between the Government of Georgia and SDSU, a meeting was held with Georgian students studying at SDSU's San Diego campus.

Photomaterials from the abovementioned event, can be found at the link.



Conference "Georgia Against Counterfeiting and Piracy"

On July 25-26, the international annual conference "Georgia Against Counterfeiting and Piracy" organized by the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia was held in Batumi. On behalf of the association, executive director of the association, Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili, took part in the abovementioned conference, and the presentation was conducted by the member of the board of the association, Mrs. Maiko Khetsuriani.

Many international and local organizations and companies, as well as international speakers, were represented at the event.

The event was attended by representatives of the Parliamentary Committee on Education and Science, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Finance and the Revenue Service. Association of Pharmaceutical Companies, distribution Company Aversi, PSP Pharma, Insurance Company Ardi, Health Protection and Education Association were also presented.



APCRG - Board Election

On June 13th, General Meeting of APCRG members have elected members of APCRG Board. Following persons have been elected as Board members:
M. Khetsuriani (Servier), M.Asatiani (Roche), M.Maisuradze (Astra Zeneca), Giorgi Gvinepadze and Kh. Ugrekhelidze (Acino Pharma).

On the position of Board Chairman has been elected Maka Asatiani.


Funding a charity dinner for Easter

Association of Pharmaceutical Companies Representatives in Georgia, like in previous years, funded a 3-day free dinner at the House of Charity - "Catharsis" for Easter, during which more than 1,000 people will receive a free dinner.


Meeting with the EU Ambassador and the Minister of Economy

On April 6, the Executive Director of the Association, Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili, on behalf of the Association, participated in an event organized by the EBA, as part of the EU-supported project "Promoting European Business and Economic Interests in Georgia". The meeting was attended by the EU Ambassador (Karl Hartzel) and the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (Levan Davitashvili).


Irakli Margvelashvili interview on the 1st Channel

Interview of the Executive Director of the Association, Irakli Margvelashvili, on the 1st Channel, regarding the issue of admission of medicines from Turkey to the Georgian market.

Abovementioned interview, can be found at the link.


Irakli Margvelashvili Interview on TV Formula

Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili was invited to a live broadcast on TV Formula in connection with the prescription of medication in electronic form.

Abovementioned interview can be seen on the link


Irakli Margvelashvili interview on the information portal alioni21.ge

Interview of the Executive Director of the Association, Irakli Margvelashvili, on the information portal alioni21.ge, regarding the quality of medicines imported from Turkey.

Abovementioned article, can be found at the link.


Irakli Margvelashvili interview on Georgian Times TV

A live broadcast on Georgian Times TV with the Executive Director of APCRG, Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili, on the implementation of the GMP and GDP standards and the large-scale launch of the e-prescription system.

The mentioned interview can be found at the link.