Casino Investors Congress Batumi nearing capacity with fortnight to go

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casino macauUNITED KINGDOM (Aug 21) – With less than two weeks to go, the influential Casino Investors Congress Batumi (4th, 5th, 6th September) is approaching capacity attendance. 120 delegates, representing over 70 gaming, leisure and tourism organisations from across 25 countries will be arriving at the fashionable Georgian resort – recently described by US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton as a ‘mini-Las Vegas of the Black Sea’ – to obtain a unique insight to the region’s plans for casino, gaming and hospitality development.

Representatives from the US, Russia, Macau, Austria, France, India, Ghana, Portugal, Spain, Armenia and the UK – amongst others – have all signed up to explore a wide range of topics, including the government’s overall short- and long-term vision for Batumi, Ajara and Georgia. The current and future framework of gambling legislation and regulation, the development of tourism in Batumi, as well as practical information on how to go about doing business in Georgia will also be discussed by a carefully curated selection of speakers

Joining Levan Varshalomidze, Chairman of the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara, who will be delivering the event’s keynote speech, are Jambul Ebanoidze, Deputy Minister of Finance and head of the Georgian Revenue Service; Nino Sharashenidze, head of Service Department, Georgian Revenue Service; Vera Kobalia the Georgian Minister of the Economy; Keti Bochorishvili, Vice Minister of the Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia; Kakha Baindurashvili, Director of the Georgian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and former national Minister of Finance; and David Kikava, head of the Ajaran Department of Tourism and Resorts.

Their presentations will be interspersed by case studies from leading hospitality and gaming companies that either already operate successfully in Batumi or are in advanced stages of development. Delegates will also have the opportunity for one-to-one contact with all the speakers during networking events throughout the Congress. In addition, speakers and other officials are making themselves available for more private discussions with delegates, arranged before or during the Congress.

John Sullivan, Congress Director said: “The response to the inaugural Casino Investors Congress has been impressive. Registrations for the congress continue to pour in, with delegates from regions we never imagined now set to make the trip to Batumi, and as a result we are now fast approaching capacity attendance.

“This really is a unique opportunity to be able to discuss and help shape the future of gaming in Batumi, and I would seriously advise anyone thinking about attending to contact me urgently and register.

The Casino Investors Congress is taking place across the 4-6th of September at the Sheraton Batumi Hotel.  For information on how to reserve your last minute place contact John Sullivan at

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For Information about CIC Batumi:
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About CIC Batumi:
The first Casino Investors Congress – taking place 4-6th September in the Black Sea resort of Batumi, Georgia – invites investors, operators and suppliers from across the worldwide casino sector to learn about and discuss the region’s fiscal and regulatory framework, and the opportunities they have to gain a foothold in new gaming jurisdictions at the very outset.  Attendees will network with the leading economic and political decision makers who are shaping the transformation of the area which, to quote Time Magazine, is ‘developing at a speed that would make China blush.’


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