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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...
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50 Canadian, French and Italian companies at Speed Business Meetings

With the purpose of networking, business development and finding potential partners, French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce (CCFS), Italian-Serbian Chamber of Commerce (CCIS) and CANSEE Canadian Serbian Business Association held another Speed ​​Business meeting, on December 20th in Belgrade's Hotel 88 Rooms. The concept of Speed Business Meeting, modeled on the best practices of Western European countries, represents a unique innovation in the way of expanding the network of contacts and initiation...
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Serbian Association of Breweries: 235 mil. euros of state income in one year

On the 14th of December, conference on the topic of “The influence of Serbian brewing industry on economy and development” was organized by the Association of Serbian Breweries in Hotel Metropol in Belgrade. The Conference was attended by the representatives of the Association of Serbian Breweries, audit firm “Ernst&Young”, Serbian governmental institutions as well as representatives of foreign Embassies in Belgrade. The purpose of the Conference was presentation of goals and achievements...
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Gras Savoye Serbia becomes Willis Towers Watson

The Willis Towers Watson business in Serbia is today celebrating five years of operations in Serbia and its move from the brand of Gras Savoye Serbia to Willis Towers Watson. Gras Savoye Serbia has been part of Willis Towers Watson since early January, and will now be known as Willis Towers Watson, the company reported.  The change is part of ongoing integration work across the global businesses of Willis Towers Watson, the global advisory, brokering and solutions company, and it reflects...
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CANSEE General Assembly held on December 8

On December 8, CANSEE Extraordinary General Assembly was held in Canadian Embassy’s Residence, during which new CANSEE Board of Directors members were elected. We warmly welcome two new members, Mr. Aleksandar Damnjanović, Division Visual Solutions and Mr. Aleksandar Mišković, Medgold Resources who joined Mr. Bryan Beaton, UCTAM, Ms. Teo Dechev, Mundoro; Ms. Gordana Gavrilović, Redknee; Mr. Mile Marić, Tulcos Tech & Die; Mr. Goran Obradović, Dominion Voting Systems; Mr. Aleksandar...
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CANSEE Christmas Cocktail

Ambassador of Canada H.E. Philip Pinnington and CANSEE Canadian Serbian Business Association hosted another successful traditional Christmas reception at the Canadian embassy’s residence on the 8th of December. More than 100 distinguished guests, CANSEE members, partners and associates, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps, Serbian political and economic leaders attended the event, which marked the end of another very successful year of CANSEE Association. H.E. Philip Pinnington...
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Rudnik Ltd. among the leaders of socially responsible business in Serbia

At the 7th international conference CSR Forum, held on December 8, Rudnik and flotation Rudnik Ltd. received the award for responsible business in 2016. Rudnik Ltd. is among 20 companies that have earned a prestigious position on the CSR INDEX list - national index of responsible business in 2016, according to the Smart Collective and the Forum for Responsible Business, which was developed in partnership with NALED and with the support of USAID . During the panel discussion, business leaders...
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CANSEE Wine Networking Event @Vinoteka Chianti

In November 2016, CANSEE has organized 4th Networking Event for its members at Vinoteka Chianti in Belgrade. The aim of these after-work bar nights is to allow CANSEE members to get to know each other better in an informal and pleasant environment and share experiences and business ideas that would hopefully bring about some mutually beneficial business relationships. This time the focus was on the upcoming Board of Directions elections in December, so Wine Night provided our members the...
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Ivica Dačić, Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited Canada

Dačić was on a two-day trip to Canada, where he had meetings with Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion and Immigration Minister John McCallum. Minister Dion and Minister Dačić reviewed elements of the Canada - Serbia relationship and discussed topics of mutual interest, including security in the Western Balkans and broader region, human rights, the rule of law and deepening bilateral trade and Canadian investments in Serbia. Dion stressed that both sides recognized the potentials for further...
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Medgold is Granted Five Exploration Licenses in Serbia

Medgold Resources Corp. has been granted five exploration licenses for precious and base metal mineralization in the Republic of Serbia. A block of three contiguous licenses totaling 300 km2 is located in the southeast of the country, bordering Macedonia and Bulgaria. Two licenses, each of 100 km2, are located approximately 50 km to the north of the southern license block. A license location map can be found on Medgold's website. Exploration activities on these licenses will be fully funded through...
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Molson Coors completes acquisition of MillerCoors and becomes world’s third largest brewer

Molson Coors Brewing Company announced the successful completion of its previously announced acquisition of SABMiller plc’s 58% stake in MillerCoors LLC, the joint venture formed in the United States and Puerto Rico by both companies in 2008. As part of the transaction, Molson Coors also gains full ownership of the Miller brand portfolio outside of the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and retains the rights to all the brands currently in the MillerCoors portfolio...
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Delta Real Estate new owner of Holiday Inn Hotel and BelExpo Center

Delta Real Estate has become the owner of Holiday Inn Hotel and BelExpo Center in Belgrade. As reported by the company, through the purchase of Holiday Inn and BelExpo, Delta is continuing to expand its operations in Serbia in strategic businesses, agriculture and real estate development. As well, it is strengthening the cooperation with the InterContinental Hotels Group, which is now carried out through three brands of this hotel group. Holiday Inn Belgrade is a four-star hotel which offers 140...
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EU and Canada sign free trade agreement

The European Union and Canada officially signed a free trade agreement (CETA) on Sunday, October 30, which envisions the abolition of customs tariffs for nearly all products. The agreement needs to be ratified by the European Parliament and the Parliament of Canada, following which it should be approved by the national and regional parliaments within the EU in order for it to come into effect. The signing of the agreement, initially scheduled for last Thursday, had been postponed due to Wallonia's...