In Bordeaux, France on June 09-10 th, took place IFPMA Heads of Associations and Council meeting. There were presented participants from national pharmaceutical Associations from more then 30 countries all over the world. Meeting was conducted by the IFPMA Director General Mr.Eduardo Pisani and IFPMA President Mr.Haruo Naito. Invited speaker was Director General of WIPO Mr. Francis Gurry. APCRG was presented by Executive Director Mr.Irakli Margvelashvili and Head of Board Mrs. Marina Giorgobiani.
Слева направо: генеральный директор IFPMA Mr.Eduardo Пизани, APCRG Глава Правления г-жа Марина Гиоргобиани, исполнительный директор APCRG Mr.Irakli Маргвелашвили, Президент IFPMA Mr.Haruo Naito
APCRG Executive Director Mr.Irakli Margvelashvili and WIPO Director General Mr. Francis Gurry
Executive Director of APCRG I.Margvelasvhili has participated on meeting, organized by Business Association of Georgia (BAG) between Advisor of Prime Minister G.Pertaia and heads of various Associations, representing different fields of business in Georgia. Were discussed the draft of the new tax code to be submitted to Georgian Parliament within one month period and ways and terms of participation of different Business Associations on modification of tax code draft
Executive Director of APCRG I.Margvelashvili has participated on meeting, organized by Business Association of Georgia (BAG) between the Executive Director of National Statistics Office of Georgia (GEOSTAT) Mr. Zaza Chelidze and heads of various Associations, representing different fields of business in Georgia. Were discussed ways of improvement of statistical data elaborated by the GEOSTAT and preparation of new products, in order to make business environment more friendly and attractive. APCRG will continue cooperation with GEOSTAT. More information regarding GEOSTAT activity can be found on web site www.geostat.ge
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Merger of companies Merck and Schering Plough is completed. The title of the new company outside the USA will be MSD and in USA it will be Merck.
The representative office in Georgia of Company Schering-Plough Central EAST AG was accepted as a new member od APCRG
Forum took place in Minsk, Belarus, on April 2-3,2009. The name of the Forum was :"Post Soviet Union Countries Pharmaceutical Markets -Similar Problems, Similar Solutions". APCRG was represented by the Chairmen of the Executive Board, Mr.Zurab Natroshvili.
French pharmaceutical company IPSEN have sent to company GPC 1000 packs of its product SMECTA as a donation for persons affected by August 2008 tragic events in Georgia. Donated Smecta will be stored in GPC pharmacy in Gori City and any visitor of pharmacy, holding the IDP ID, will be able to get 1 pack of Smecta for free.
With the donation received from company Pfizer, APCRG has purchased 163 units of electric heaters for Internally Displaced People who left their houses in Kodori Valley in August 2008 and found their temporarily shelter in Tbilisi city area. Heaters were handed over to Abkhazia Refugee Department and distribution was performed together with the representatives of a/m department.