This year CANSEE was the core organizer of the travel and visit by the Ministerial Delegation from the Ministry of Mining and Energy, Republic of Serbia to the PDAC conference that was taking place in Toronto from March 3 to March 6, 2019. The delegation consisted of the Minister of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia H. E. Aleksandar Antic, State Secretary Stevica Dedjanski and Assistant Minister Ivan Jankovic and CANSEE representatives CANSEE President Mr. Aleksandar Obrenovic, CANSEE Managing Director Ms. Mirjana Doncic Beaton.
The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is the leading voice of the mineral exploration and development community. With approximately 8,000 members around the world in all sectors of the mining industry, PDAC’s mission is to promote a globally-responsible, vibrant and sustainable minerals industry. As the trusted representative of the sector, PDAC encourages best practices in technical, operational, environmental, safety and social performance. PDAC is known worldwide for its annual PDAC Convention, which is regarded as the premier international event for the mineral industry. In 2018, the convention attracted more than 25,000 people from 135 countries annually.
Embassy of Canada to Serbia together with the CANSEE organized a Canadian-Serbian Business Networking Cocktail at the Pantages Hotel Toronto. The aim of the event was to present Serbia as a good place to invest; strengthen and improve bilateral trade and economic relations, reinforce contacts, and make Canada and Serbia stronger economic partners. We were honored to have the Ministerial Delegation led by the Minister of Mining and Energy of Srbija Aleksandar Antic and consisting of the State Secretary Mr. Stevica Dedjanski and Assistant Minister Ivan Jankovic, Canadian Ambassador in Serbia, H.E. Kati Csaba, CANSEE President of Board of Directors, Mr. Aleksandar Obrenovic, Cansee Board Member Mr. Darko Vukobratovic, Cansee Board Member Ivan Veljkovic, Consul General in Toronto, Mr. Vasilije Petković, many of CANSEE members representatives and other valuable guests present. Besides the representatives of both governments, more than 60 members of the Canadian business community and the Serbian diaspora attended the event. H. E. Kati Csaba, CANSEE Managing Director Mirjana Doncic and Minister Antic greeted all present guests emphasizing the high level of economic relations when it comes to Canada and Serbia, especially in mining and geological exploration industry.