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Best practices in renewables presented at the Macedonia2025 Business Forum in Sweden

CANSEE partner organization organized another successful business event. "Our goal is to contribute to the greater inclusion of Macedonia in the European economy, as well as towards the transfer of best practices for sustainable development that Macedonia could implement". This is the thought that lead the Macedonia2025 Business Forum in Stockholm, Sweden which took place on June 13, 2017. The forum was organized by Macedonia2025, in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic Macedonia in Sweden,...
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Zastava oruzje agrees on export to Middle East totaling USD 64 m

Zastava oruzje signed an agreement on export of overall program of infantry weapons to the Middle East, worth USD 64 m. The contract includes automatic rifles, machine guns, machine guns, heavy machine guns, snipers, automatic grenade launchers, etc. As the experts claim, it is the largest single export contract of Kragujevac arms-producing company in the last couple of decades, since the time of former Yugoslavia, when Zastava, in the context of the Yugoslav military industry, transferred technology...
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Interest in investments in Serbia doubles – DAS receives 50 letters of intent in 2017

Serbia has received 50 letters of intent for investments this year, nearly twice as much as 2016, which used to be the most successful year with 22 agreements signed on investments worth EUR 240 million, the director of investments department of the Development Agency of Serbia, Rados Gazdic, said on June 2. He said at SPIEF that it was very important for Serbia to have its pavilion at the forum, which, as he says, is an important location for potential investors. – We had great results last...
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Regional competition Start Tel Aviv 2017 for IT startups from Serbia and Montenegro – Application by June 25

The Embassy of Israel and the ICT Hub are organizing the Start Tel Aviv contest for startup companies from Serbia and Montenegro. The application deadline is June 25. This year's contest is dedicated to social entrepreneurship and urban innovations, and the project aims to motivate the startup community to use innovations to enhance everyday life in its cities and bring their activities closer to the citizens, says the Embassy of Israel in Belgrade. The contest, which will take place in Serbia...
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Support to technological entrepreneurship and innovations in IT industry – Digital Serbia Initiative starts

The Digital Serbia Initiative was officially presented on May 29. This is a non-profit private association initiated by Ringier Axel Springer Serbia and the leading companies from the field of technology, for the purpose of enhancing the frameworks and ecosystems necessary for securing technological entrepreneurship and digital innovations in the industry and education in Serbia. The founders of the Initiative are Infostud, Microsoft, Nordeus, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Ringier Axel Springer, Seven...
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Government of Serbia and FIC to improve business environment together – Six areas of activities defined

The Government of Serbia and the Foreign Investors Council (FIC) concluded on Friday, May 26, 2017, that they should join forces in improving the business environment and secure better conditions for the arrival of investors to Serbia. At the first session of the working group for enhancing and carrying out the suggestions from the FIC White Book, presided by Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, the next steps to be taken to the end of improving the business environment and creating better conditions...
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Magna Seating opened new facility in Odžaci

The Canadian-Czech company Magna Seating opened a new, 10,000-m2 facility in Odžaci on May 18, as reported on the website of the Government of Serbia. This factory, which produces car seat covers, operates in 18 European countries, and has been present in Serbia since 2013, when the first, 4,300-m2 factory in Odžaci was opened. Magna Odžaci employs 1,100 people for now, and according to the current contract, the number is to be increased to 1,650, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić reminded...
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Grand Finale of the LEADER project Serbia 2017

Canadian educational program, “LEADER Project Serbia” from the Ivey School of Business from Western Ontario, one of the top-ranked business schools in the world, was officially completed on Friday, May 19, 2017. At the very end of the two-week program, the participants, forming the selected forty best entrepreneurs from Serbia, simulated the discussion with the investment banks and funds, by presenting their business plans to an eight-member jury.  Following the consultation of the...
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Gala Reception in the Canadian Embassy Residence on the occasion of the LEADER Project 2017

On May 15, 2017, Gala reception was hosted by HE Philip Pinnington in the Canadian Embassy’s residence on the occasion of the LEADER Project 2017. The LEADER Project is an international educational program from the Richard Ivey Business School, one of the top-ranked business schools in the world. This program has been organized by CANSEE Canadian Serbian business association in cooperation with the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Embassy in Belgrade and implemented for the second time...
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Support to entrepreneurs through business education – Canadian LEADER project begins in Belgrade

The Canadian educational program for entrepreneurs, LEADER project Serbia 2017 from the Richard Ivey School of Business, one of the best-rated business schools globally, was officially opened on Monday, May 8, 2017. The program is held in Belgrade for the second year in a row and is organized by the CANSEE Canadian Serbian business association in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia and the Embassy of Canada to Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro. Mirjana Dončić...
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Beer Night in honor of 6 years of Informal geological meetups and Canada 150

On April 28, we have celebrated two great anniversaries – 6 years of Informal Geological meetups, as well as 150 years of Canada. The event was organized in cooperation with CANSEE valuable member – Jantar Grupa! Guests had the opportunity to enjoy in good company, networking, exchanging ideas and experiences, beer and ćevapčići, all in the beautiful setting of the restaurant "Moj prostor". Second CANSEE Lottery was organized: valuable CANSEE member, Hotel Holiday Inn Express Belgrade City,...
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Statement of the Prime minister of Canada on World Press Freedom Day

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement for World Press Freedom Day: “Every year, on May 3rd, we celebrate the fundamental principle of freedom of the press, and the important role journalists play in promoting democracy around the world. On this day, we take a hard look at the current state of press freedom, and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the pursuit of truth. “The theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day is...
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Holiday Inn Express Belgrade- City winner of the IHG Europe Award

During the annual IHG Europe - Hotel Star Awards 2016, held on March 29, 2017 in Berlin, hotel Holiday Inn Express Belgrade - City was awarded for the best Holiday Inn Express hotel in Europe in the category Guest Love HeartBeat. Since its inception in July 2015, the Holiday Inn Express Belgrade - City has become synonymous with a good selection of hotel at an affordable price in the center of Belgrade. This is the first hotel of the Holiday Inn Express brand in the Balkans, and the award certainly...
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CANSEE joined Mixed Chamber Council

On April 12, Ms. Mirjana Dončić Beaton, executive director of CANSEE and Mr. Marko Čadež, president of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia have signed the treaty of accession of CANSEE to the Mixed Chamber Council of Commerce and Industry of Serbia. The goal of the Council is to bring together and connect the international business communities active in Serbia with the Chamber, as an umbrella association of the Serbian economy. The idea is to strengthen the bilateral cooperation...
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CANSEE members among Leaders of Social Responsibility

On April 10, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia gave the National Award for socially responsible to the companies that have shown the greatest commitment to the principles of social responsibility in Serbia. Awards were given in three categories: large, medium and small / micro companies. Among the companies awarded in the category of large companies were CANSEE members Delta Holding and Apatinska Brewery, while the company Rudnik and flotation Rudnik ltd. took the first place in the...
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Salmon dinner in honour of 150th anniversary of Canada

On March 28, CANSEE has organized the first after-work networking event dedicated to celebrating 150th anniversary of Canada. Tasty “Salmon à la Bryan dinner“ was hosted by Mr. Bryan Beaton, CANSEE Board of directors member in the lovely ambient of “Moj Prostor“ reastaurant in Belgrade. The event was attended by HE Philip Pinnington, Ambassador of Canada to Serbia, Ms. Erica Pinnington, Canadian Embassy representatives, as well as members, partners, associates and friends of CANSEE...
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Easter Egg Hunt for CANSEE kids

On March 26, CANSEE kids had the opportunity to enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt, accompanied with a lovely play by Dramski Studio Teatrić and Easter Piñata!  This was the first fun event organized for the member's kids and we plan to make it a tradition. Many thanks to the host of the event, Ms. Gordana Gavrilović, from CANSEE founding member company REDKNEE!      
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Moody’s upgrades Serbia’s credit rating – Outlook revised to stable

Credit rating agency Moody’s has upgraded the Republic of Serbia long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings from 'B1' to 'Bа3' and the Outlooks have been revised to stable, the Ministry of Finance of Serbia reported. The main factors which contributed to the Republic of Serbia credit rating upgrade are successful implementation of fiscal consolidation measures, which halted the increase in its debt burden and recent structural reforms which have increased the resilience of...
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CANSEE organized First Canadian Serbian Business Event in Toronto

CANSEE Canadian Serbian Business Association, in cooperation with the Embassy of Canada to Serbia and the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Ottawa, organized the First Canadian Serbian Business Event on March 8th at the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Toronto. The purpose of the event was to review the state of economic cooperation between Canada and Serbia, to highlight the opportunities, to strengthen and improve bilateral trade and economic relations, and...
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CANSEE announces an open call for participation in the LEADER Project Serbia 2017

Open call for the LEADER project Serbia runs from March 6 to April 6 2017 CANSEE is pleased to announce an open call for participants for the LEADER Project Serbia 2017. The available space in this free-of-charge business course is limited to 40 participants. The Richard Ivey Business School from Canada has been organizing international LEADER Projects since 1991 and this course is currently held in eight countries around the world. Each course is a ten day MBA-styled workshop that is designed...
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CANSEE at LEADER Alumni Reunion in Toronto

On March 3 2017, CANSEE Canadian Serbian Business Association’s managing director, Ms. Mirjana Dončić Beaton and Legal Advisor Ms. Ana Stefanović, attended the LEADER Alumni Reunion of Canadian Richard Ivey Business School in Toronto, organized with the aim of celebrating 26 years of successful LEADER Project Program. During the event, Ms. Dončić Beaton addressed to the audience emphasizing the importance of collaboration on this educational entrepreneurial program between CANSEE and Richard...
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CANSEE members presenting Metal Riches of Serbia in Toronto

CANSEE Canadian Serbian Business Association and its members from exploration and mining industry group will be attending PDAC, the biggest International fair and conference on geological exploration and mining, in Toronto, from March 5 - 8. The first event, scheduled for Sunday, March 5 is the presentation of the Metal Riches of Tethyan Belt, during which two CANSEE founding members, Nevsun Resources and Mundoro Capital will present their ongoing projects in Serbia. With the advent of modern...
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How to get the key to success?

On Thursday, February 9, 2017, CANSEE Canadian Serbian Business Association has organized an interactive workshop “Formula for success” for members and friends of the Association. At the premises of Canadian Embassy in Belgrade, Siniša Ubović, well known motivational trainer, presented the useful techniques with the aim of motivating the participants on both business and private level. The workshop covered different topics, from creating a positive work environment, strengthening communication...
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CANSEE General Assembly session held at the Canadian Embassy

On Thursday, February 9th 2017, Regular General Assembly Session of CANSEE Canadian Serbian Business Association was held in the premises of the Embassy of Canada in Belgrade. General Assembly session was opened by HE Philip Pinnington, Ambassador of Canada to Serbia, after which Mr. Aleksandar Obrenovic, President of CANSEE Board of Directors, and Mirjana Dončić - Beaton, executive director of the Association addressed to the audience. The topic of the meeting were business operations...
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Cargo-partner supports hospital in Syria and School in Lebanon with Jugend Eine Welt

International transport and info-logistics provider cargo-partner and the Austrian aid organization Jugend Eine Welt have been cooperating since September 2015 on a project that provides crucial healthcare for Syrians wounded in the war as well as elementary school education for children of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The war in Syria has taken countless lives, left many wounded and forced a growing number of people to flee to neighboring countries in search of safe places to live. In Syria’s...
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Delta Holding has welcomed the fifth generation of Young Leaders

Belgrade, 23 January 2017 - Delta Holding has welcomed the fifth generation of Young Leaders, while 16 young talents from the fourth generation received certificates for the successful completion of this program and jobs within the company. For the fifth year in a row, Young Leaders program has brought together young and educated people without work experience, carefully selected through open application process among thousands of candidates. Within a year and with the help of more experienced...
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Canada celebrates 150 years of Confederation

New Year's Eve 2017 in Canada marked the beginning of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of establishing the state as we know it today. In the 19 urban centers midnight was officially promoted as the start of the event, which will take place throughout the year at all levels, from local to federal. Entering the year of the great anniversary was accompanied by fireworks, concerts and numerous fun activities in town squares across the country. The Parliament Hill New Year’s Eve celebration,...
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EBRD financing women in business - UniCredit Bank handing out loans of up to EUR 5 million to SMEs in Serbia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed the second project under its ground-breaking Women in Business programme in Serbia. The EBRD will provide a loan of up to EUR 5 million to UniCredit Bank Serbia, which UniCredit will on-lend to increase the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) run by women. The EBRD’s Western Balkans Women in Business Programme, supported by international donors, aims to increase access to finance and business advice for...
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Dominion Voting ranked highest by Michigan Bureau of Elections

Dominion Voting is pleased to announce that Democracy Suite has received the highest ranking out of 5 major voting system vendors by the Michigan Bureau of Elections. On Friday, December 16, 2016, the State Procurement office in the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) released the voting system contract Intent to Award memo. The memo includes a detailed synopsis of the RFP evaluation, showing how Dominion’s Democracy Suite solution ranked the highest out of all five...
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Mr. Goran Obradović - Canadian Education for Serbian Competitiveness

By bringing the LEADER Project to Serbia, we began an important part of our future activity in the field of education. We are proud to say that we were invited to organize the same project in 2017 and, hopefully, bring other similar Canadian educational programs to Serbia. By promoting quality, knowhow, high working ethics, high standards in health & safety – all of which are attributes of the Canadian way of doing business – we have been on a mission to improve the competitiveness of...