Irakli Margvelashvili comment on the information portal bm.ge

On May 11th, the information portal bm.ge published a comment by Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili regarding the need of pharmaceutical quality control lab. This article can be found at the link.


Irakli Margvelashvili interview on TV Formula

On May 5th, Irakli Margvelashvili, the Executive Director of APCRG, commented on the prices of medicines in Georgia in a live broadcast on Formula TV, in the tv show "Business with Bloomberg.

Abovementioned interview can be found at the link.


APCRG - Board Election

On April 20th, 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), G.Pirtskhalaishvili, K. Ugrekhelidze (Acino Pharma).

On the position of Board Chairman has been elected Mr. Grigori Pirtskhalaishvili.


Funding a charity dinner

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.


Irakli Margvelashvili interview on BM.GE

On April 11th, Executive Director of the Associaiton, Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili made a brief overview of Georgian pharmaceutical market trends within pandemic situation on information portal bm.ge.

The mentioned interview can be found at the link.



IFPMA Head of Association virtual meeting

On March 23rd, Executive Director of the Association, Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili, participated in a virtual (online) meeting of IFPMA (International Federation of Manufacturers and Associations) member associations.

At the meeting, IFPMA Director-General Thomas Quinn presented the largest work done by IFPMA during the Covid-19 pandemic, including vaccination against Covid.

Various current issues of IFPMA activity were discussed, including the Global Code of Ethics. Representatives of the US, Japanese and Spanish associations presented the results of their activities during the pandemic.

Representatives of associations from 40 countries took part in the meeting.


Eurasian Virtual Pharmaceutical Summit

Eurasian Virtual Pharmaceutical Summit was held on October 14th-21st, 2020. It was the first virtual event in the Russian speaking markets and included high-quality content as well as entertaining formats. 100+ speakers, 200+ participants, 8 days of content and networking. Summit participants discussed regulatory issues and trends in the market development in EAEU, Central Asian, Caucasus and Eastern European countries. Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili, Mr. Grigori Pirkhtsalaishvili, Ms. Maka Asatiani and Mr. Levan Varduashvili participated in the summit from our association. APCRG was also an information partner of the summit.


Interview with Irakli Margvelashvili, Executive Director of the Association

At the following link, you can read the interview of Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili with www.commersant.ge, with the title - "International companies close their offices in Georgia due to unethical actions of pharmaceutical companies."


Event: One year of the Minister's activity

On June 18th, at the Metekhi Sheraton Palace Hotel, an event was held by the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia - "One Year of the Minister's Work". As the Executive Director of the Association, Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili attended this event, at the invitation of the leadership of the Ministry. It is also noteworthy that only APCRG was invited to the event from the industrial associations.
The event was attended by the Prime Minister of Georgia, the Cabinet of Ministers, the Mayor of Tbilisi, the leadership of the Ministry, heads of the Center of Disease Control and Immunology, heads of leading clinics and medical universities, heads of professional medical associations.
The meeting was opened by the Prime Minister, and then the presentations were presented by the Minister of Health and her deputies.

Speakers devoted a great deal of time to COVID-19 issues.

Especially important  was the presentation of the First Deputy Minister, Ms. Tamar Gabunia, in which she reviewed the activities of one year and talked about the upcoming plans of the Ministry. Photo.

New member of APCRG - JSC "Nizhpharm" Representative Office in Georgia

APCRG members general meeting has accepted and validated membership request, submitted by the Georgian representation of  JSC "Nizhpharm" Representative Office in Georgia. More information about the company and it's international operations can be seen on company website.