International Conference – Uniting Business Europe

Organized by the United Nations Global Compact and UN Global Compact Network Georgia, Uniting Business Europe (UBE) is a UN Global Compact flagship event taking place on 9 October 2023.

With its regional focus, Uniting Business Europe will bring together high-level executives from Government, local and global leaders from business, corporate sustainability experts, civil society organizations, and Global Compact Networks from the Europe region, that will come together to take stock of the progress in the region on Sustainable Development Goals implementation, examine existing gaps, and drive business ambition on the SDGs, highlighting cooperative and actionable solutions that are ready – today.

UBE will serve as a platform for business leaders and Governments to scale up corporate action and explore innovative solutions for the implementation of the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development.

*Important Note: Registration is only available for UN Global Compact participants!


Sanda Ojiambo, Assistant Secretary-General and CEO, United Nations Global Compact
Heidi Hautala, Vice-President, European Parliament,
Salome Zurabishvili, Board Member, United Nations Global Compact, Co-Chair, Global Network Council, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Georgia
Meline Arakelian, Ambassador, Embassy of the Netherlands in Georgia
Vittoria Ferragamo, Member of Board, Il Boro
Cristina Sánchez, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Spain
Ilkin Hajiyev, Executive Director, Sustainera Solutions
Antonio Hautle, Executive Director & Network Representative, UN Global Compact Network Switzerland and Lichtenstein

Tatyana Sakharuk, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Ukraine
Steve Kenzie, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network UK
Nino Zambakhidze, Chairperson, Georgian Farmers Association
Nino Devdariani, Chairman of the Board, Microfinance Association of Georgia
Valeri Chekheria, CEO, Rooms Hotels
Tinatin Rukhadze, Managing Partnet, ACT Global
Merei Wagenaar, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Netherlands
Melda Çele, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Türkiye
Kakha Demetrashvili, Deputy Chairperson, State Procurement Agency of Georgia
Julia Schellhaas, Senior Adviser Procurement & Supply Chains, Office of the Special Representative & Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, OSCE
Iryna Shynkarenko, CMO, Epicentr K
Yana Honchenko, Chief Sustainability Officer, Starlight Media, Ukraine
Smaragdi Talaki, Head of ΗR & Sustainability, UNI-PHARMA S.A. & INTERMED S.A (Greece)
Ole Lund Hansen, Chief, Global Operations United Nations Global Compact
Nino Kvernadze, CEO, Adjara Holding Group
Giorgi Abramishvili, Chairperson, GREDA
Stefano Matonte, Consultant EU Policy, Partnerships and Programming, UN Global Compact
Adam Roy Gordon, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network USA
Özlem Çolak, Deputy General Manager, Fiba Renewable Energy Holding
Kim Noguera, CEO, UN Global Compact Norway
John Hugo Freddy Braeckeveldt, President of the Board, European Business Association
Ekaterine Laliashvili, Board Chair, UN Global Compact Network Georgia
Cem Tanır, Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Communications and Sustainability, Hepsiburada (Türkiye)
Henning Sasse, CEO, Norm
Ebru Tüzecan, Koc Holding, Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Board member UN Global Compact Network Turkiye
Satish Bhat, CEO, Adjaristsqali Georgia
Romeo Mikautadze, First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia
Vakhtang Katcharava, CEO, Tegeta Holding
Tekuna Gachechiladze, Chef & Restaurateur
Andrey Zakharkiv,  Market Leader Ukraine, Caucasus, Central Asia, Signify
Ekaterina Shavgulidze, Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of Remco, Georgian State Electrosystem 
Harumi Toyama, Gender and Social Inclusion Lead, Director, EY Singapore
Imran Ahmadzadeh, Chief Financial Officer, NEQSOL Holding, Head of NEQSOL Holding Azerbaijan
Nino Masurashvili, Deputy CEO, Chief Risk Officer, TBC Bank
Nutsa Gogilashvili, Deputy CEO, Bank of Georgia
David Mchedlidze, Head, Service for Accounting, Reporting and Auditing Supervision
Dušan Stojaković, Senior Manager Global Sustainability, Hemofarm/STADA Group, Board member of the Global Compact Network Serbia
Lesley Bearman Lahm, Country Director in Georgia, Asian Development Bank
Archil Bakuradze, Chair of the Supervisory Board, JSC MFO Crystal

More coming soon…