On July 25, Caucasus University held the first International Scientific-Practical Conference on the topic: Increased Transparency and Financial Information: New Opportunities for Cooperation between the Academic Sector and Stakeholders.
The purpose of the event is to lay foundation for a new platform in Georgia which will allow fruitful cooperation of the scientific community with other stakeholders.
The event is financed within the framework of the grant competition of the International Conference of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of 2019 and is supported by the Accounting, Reporting and Audit Surveillance Service of the Ministry of Finance. The event was attended by representatives of Georgian and foreign academic sector, diplomatic corps and other stakeholders.
The conference was opened by professor of Caucasus University Mr. Erekli Pirveli, Mr. Buba Lezhava Vice President of Research and Strategic Development of Caucasus University, Mr. Zviad Gabisonia, General Director of Shota Rustaveli National Science foundation, Mr. Iuri Dolidze, Chief of Service for Accounting, Reporting and Audit Supervision, Ms. Irina Gordeladze, Senior Consultant of the World Bank, Mr. Tahadaru Euhara, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Georgia; Attaché of the Science and Academic Unions of the French Embassy in Georgia, Eleanor Garney; Director of the French Institute in Georgia, Mr. Pierre Kleum; President of the French National Reform Support Foundation, Mr. Jacques Potvin. The speakers at the conference were: Paul Thomson (Director at European Federation for Accountants and Auditors for SMEs (EFAA), the USA), Johann Zimmerman (Accounting Professor, University of Bremen, Germany), Eric Vermulen (Professor of Business & Financial Law, Tilburg University; Senior Legal Counsel Signify; World Bank Expert on Reporting, Disclosure and Transparency; The Netherlands).