The event was opened by: Mikheil Sarjveladze, Chairman of the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee of the Parliament of Georgia; Chairman of the Georgian National Competition Agency, Irakli Lekvinadze; Davit Narmania, Chairman of the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission; Davit Onofrishvili, Head of the Insurance State Supervision Service of Georgia; Vakhtang Abashidze, a member of the Communication Commission; Acting President of the National Bank of Georgia; Archil Mestvirishvili and Head of the National Food Agency, Zurab Chekurashvili.Representatives of the organizations working on the protection of consumer rights, local and international counterpart Agencies, diplomatic corps, business, non-governmental and academic sector participated in the conference. Among them, Teresa Moreira, Head of the Competition and Consumer Policies Branch at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Neringa Ulbaite, Consumer Protection Expert. Within the frame of the meeting, a panel discussion was held on the mechanisms of protection and enforcement of consumer rights.
On March 13-17, the first International Week on the Protection of Consumer Rights is being held in Georgia, organized by the Georgian National Competition Agency, the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission, the Communication Commission, the National Bank of Georgia, the Insurance State Supervision Service of Georgia and the National Food Agency. Within the frame of the event, the regulatory bodies will discuss the reforms implemented in the direction of consumer rights protection, the obtained results, existing challenges, enforcement mechanisms, effective consumer awareness campaigns and international experiences.