On May 14, 2019, The Annual Award Ceremony was held to honour outstanding supporters, partners and participants of the Parliamentary Public-Private Dialogue Platform of Georgia. Eight representatives of the public and private sectors of Georgia were awarded by the UK-based International Association – Enterprise and Parliamentary Dialogue International (EPDI) in cooperation with Business and Economic Centre (BEC):
- Nomination 1: Two Chairmen of the Parliamentary Committees – Mr. Irakli Kovzanadze, the Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee and Mr. Kakhaber Kuchava, the Chairman of the Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Committee were awarded for their gracious contribution towards the development of BEC as the Parliamentary Public-Private Dialogue Platform;
- Nomination 2: One public sector organisation -Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC), one private sector organisation – Galt & Taggart JSC and one member of the Parliamentary Staff – Ms. Tamila Shabashvili, Head of the Staff of the Sector Economy and Economic Policy Committee were awarded for their outstanding and dedicated cooperation with BEC in the PPD activities in the Parliament of Georgia;
- Nomination 3: Three Members of Parliament (MPs) from different political factions – Mr. Levan Koberidze, Mr. Beka Natsvlishvili and Mr. Roman Gotsiridze – were awarded for their outstanding and dedicated participation in the PPD activities of BEC in the Parliament of Georgia.
The Annual Awards Ceremony was supported by Crystal Fund and hosted by the Executive Chairman of EPDI Mr. Fredrick R. Hyde-Chambers OBE and the International Chairman of EPDI Mr. Keith Young MBE.
The Ceremony was attended by up to 70 supporters, partners and participants of the Parliamentary PPD Platform, among them: the representatives of the USAID/Georgia and G4G project, MPs, four Chairmen of various Parliamentary Committees, three deputy ministers, Business Ombudsman of Georgia, the representatives of the regulatory bodies, international organisations, business associations, private companies, academia, think tanks and civil society organisations.