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2nd Traditional CANSEE Salmon Dinner

On June 4, 2nd Traditional CANSEE Salmon Dinner was held at Moj Prostor restaurant. Around 80 people attended the event, including our guests of honor H. E. Kati Csaba, Ambassador of Canada to Serbia, H. E. Pertti Ikonen, Ambassador of Finland to Serbia, H. E. Jan Lundin, Ambassador of Sweden to Serbia, H. E. Anders Christian Hougård, Ambassador of Denmark to Serbia, Nordic Business Alliance members and CANSEE members and business partners. Mirjana Dončić Beaton, CANSEE Managing director,...
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International Networking Cocktail

On Thursday, May 24, the first International Networking Cocktail was held in Vizantia Restaurant in Belgrade. The event was organized by 11 bilateral chambers of commerce: CANSEE Canadian Serbian Business Association, AHK German Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Swiss Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Croatian Business Club, Nordic Business Alliance, Japanese Business Alliance, Belgian Serbian Business Association, Italian Serbian Chamber of Commerce, French Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Slovenian Business...
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Grand Finale of the LEADER project Serbia 2018

On Friday, May 18, the third edition of the educational program "LEADER Project Serbia", from the Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, was successfully completed. At the end of an intensive two-week course, 36 attendees presented their business plans to an eight-member jury who selected the three best business ideas. Following the consultation of the jury, formed by the five Canadian LEADER instructors, Filip Petrović, Trade Commissioner at Embassy of Canada in Belgrade,...
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Macedonia2025 Business Forum in Belgrade in partnership with CANSEE

On behalf of John Bitove Jr - Event Chair and Co-founder of Macedonia2025, we cordially invite you to our upcoming Business Forum in Belgrade, Serbia on June 22 from 10am to 3pm, at the newly opened Hilton Hotel. The event is organized by Macedonia2025 in partnership with CANSEE Canadian Serbian Business Association.  The purpose of the event is to further promote foreign investment based on the existing investors experiences...
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Delta Holding invests in start-up business development

Delta Holding is initiating a program supporting the development of start-up ideas in the areas of logistics, distribution, agriculture and real estate. Delta Business Incubator Program will be presented first in Belgrade, in Crowne Plaza Hotel on Monday, May 21, at 15:00, and in 11 towns all over Serbia by the end of May and during June. All interested persons can apply to participate in the Program between May 21 and June 15 exclusively at, where they...
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Support to entrepreneurs through business education – Canadian LEADER project started in Belgrade

Canadian educational program for entrepreneurs, LEADER project Serbia 2018 from the Ivey School of Business, one of the best business schools globally, was officially opened on Monday, May 7, 2018. The program is held in Belgrade for the third 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 Beaton, Managing...
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Schneider Electric Innovation Summit in Paris

Schneider Electric, one of the global leaders in digital transformation of energy management and automatization, organized the Innovation Summit in Paris on April 5 and April 6. Over 5,000 partners, clients, influencers and representatives of media from all over the world gathered at Expo Porte de Versailles. This year's Innovation Summit world tour (the second one ever) encompassed 20 events worldwide – twice as many as in 2017. The central event in Paris was the biggest event of Schneider...
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World Bank projects growth of Serbian GDP of 3% in 2018

The growth of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Serbia will amount to 3% in 2018 and 3.5% in 2019, the World Bank announced today. The World Bank analysts pointed out at a press conference in Belgrade that, following the “disappointing” growth of Serbia's GDP in 2017 of 1.9%, the medium-term economic recovery will be down to a growth of consumption, not export. They project that Serbia's exports will be higher by 7% this year and that the growth of consumption will be incited by the raising...
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Nevsun to invest USD 600 million in new gold mine near Bor

The Canadian company Nevsun will invest close to USD 600 million in the opening of the copper and gold mine Cukaru Peki near Bor, as shown by the results of the preliminary feasibility study, Novosti reports. The geological surveys performed in the locations so far, costing several hundred million dollars, have confirmed that this is one of the richest copper and gold sites in the world. According to the preliminary feasibility study, 27 million tons of ore will be excavated, containing an...
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2nd CANSEE Easter Egg Hunt

On April 1, CANSEE kids had the opportunity to enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt, accompanied with a crafty Easter Egg decorating workshop and Easter Piñata in the pleasant atmosphere of Moj Prostor restaurant. Easter Egg Hunt is a game during which decorated eggs or Easter eggs are hidden for children to find and this fun game is very popular in Canada. This was the second time that CANSEE organized this fun event for member's kids in that way make it a traditional CANSEE fun event.
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Speed Business Meeting brought together over 60 German, Canadian, Swiss and Serbian companies

The trilateral Speed Business Meeting was held at Hotel Crowne Plaza Belgrade on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, involving over 60 companies, members of the German Serbian Chamber of Commerce (AHK Serbia), the CANSEE Canadian Serbian Business Association and the Swiss Serbian Chamber of Commerce (SSCC) to the end of direct meetings and enhancement of cooperation between the member companies of the three business associations. Modeled after the best business practices of Western European countries,...
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Delta Holding wins the Main Virtus Award for its contribution at the national level

Delta Holding is the winner of the Main Virtus Award for contribution to philanthropy at the national level. The projects of Delta Foundation which were particularly emphasized are „Third parent“, „Fund for Future“ and donation of the third Delta endowment, sculpture „From There over Here“ to the City of Belgrade.  “This is really a lovely surprise for all of us. Our joy is even greater because this is the second time Delta Holding has won the Main Virtus Award. The greatest...
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Division Visual Solutions Open Day in Belgrade

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, from 10-18h, at the Zira Hotel in Belgrade, DIVISION Visual Solutions will organize an OPEN DAY, where to all interested visitors will be presented the products and solutions in the DVS offer. Gain insight into the latest trends in the design of control-command centers and modern ways of advertising using Digital Signage solutions. Learn about innovations in the field of visual technologies and possible solutions for modern and efficient business, collaboration, creative...
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DVS Control Room Technology Workshop in Belgrade

After Warsaw, Frankfurt, Stockholm and Rome, CRTW (Control Room Technology Workshop), arrives to Belgrade to the Zira Hotel on March 20 and 21, 2018. During the two one-day workshops leading companies in this field, MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC, ADDER, SAIFOR, will present the latest solutions for design of control-command centers and will provide an insight into the latest technologies in this field. The workshops are intended for experts, system integrators and operators in control centers, who will...
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Redknee Solutions Announces Name Change to Optiva™ and Advances Strategic Plan

Redknee Solutions Inc. (TSX: RKN), an innovative software company that delivers mission-critical monetization and subscriber management solutions to leading communication service providers globally, announced its corporate name change to Optiva Inc. and unveiled a new vibrant brand and visual identity as part of its sweeping transformation. The company’s rebranding is an essential next step in its evolution. The name Optiva comes from a combination of the Greek prefix “opti-,” meaning light...
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CANSEE announces an open call for participation in the LEADER Project Serbia 2018

CANSEE is pleased to announce an open call for participants for the LEADER Project Serbia 2018. The available space in this free-of-charge business course is limited to 40 participants. The Richard Ivey Business School from the University of Western Ontario, Canada has been organizing international LEADER Projects since 1991 and this course is currently held in seven countries around the world. Each course is a ten day MBA-styled workshop that is designed to provide entrepreneurs with the skills...
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CANSEE organized a Canadian Serbian business event in Toronto

CANSEE Canadian Serbian Business Association, under the auspices of Nevsun Resources, and in cooperation with the Embassy of Canada to Serbia and the Embassy of Serbia to Canada, organized a Canadian Serbian business event on March 4, in Montecito restaurant in 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. Mirjana Doncic Beaton,...
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Nevsun Receives Permit for Exploration Decline at Timok Project in Serbia

VANCOUVER, March 1, 2018 - Nevsun Resources Ltd. announced that they have received the Decline Exploration Permit from the Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy for the Timok Upper Zone project. Peter Kukielski, Nevsun CEO, commented, "Our team has been working closely with the Ministry of Mining and Energy and other government agencies in Serbia over the past several months to achieve this significant milestone for the Timok Upper Zone project. The pre-feasibility study remains on track for release...
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Dundee Precious Metals is seeking for a Database Geologist

The company is currently seeking a Database Geologist (a geoscientist, with a passion to work with databases) to join Information Management team at their gold-copper exploration project in Serbia. For enthusiastic & hard-working applicants this role opens up excellent opportunity to learn and work with various geoscientific database software’s, exploring various techniques in exploration data management and also gain invaluable experience with a modern and very active company. Dundee...
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CANSEE visits world's largest mining convention PDAC in Toronto

Mirjana Doncic Beaton, Managing Director of Canadian Serbian Business Association (CANSEE), together with Association’s members from the Exploration and Mining Industry Group, will visit PDAC (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada), the largest international fair and convention in the field of mining, that will take place in Toronto from March 4-7, 2018. This year, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Stevica Dedjanski, State Secretary of the Ministry of Mining...
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Contests for over one billion dinars for innovative companies in March

The minister without a portfolio in charge of innovation and technological development, Nenad Popovic, reminded in his statement for Politika that the 2018 innovation budget had been increased 5 times and announced a new contest for support to entrepreneurship. – As soon as this March, we are opening contests worth over a billion dinars for development of startups and entrepreneurship. Depending on the project, the grants will amount from 5 to 300 thousand euros – Popovic said. The minister...
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CANSEE delegation visited the municipality of Bor and company Nevsun

Delegation of the Embassy of Canada to Serbia led by HE Kati Csaba, together with CANSEE delegation paid a visit to the municipality of Bor on February 6, 2018. The goal of the visit was to check how Canadian companies operate in Serbia, as well as to discuss the possibilities of extending the cooperation, primarily in mining. Bor is the first city in Serbia that Canadian ambassador Kati Csaba visited after her official appointment in December 2017. "I am pleased that, as the recently-appointed...
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CANSEE General Assembly session and "Review in Changes to Tax Rules in Serbia" workshop held at KPMG premises

On Thursday, February 1 2018, Regular General Assembly Session of CANSEE Canadian Serbian Business Association was held in the premises of KPMG company. The Honourary Guest of the session was the newly appointed Ambassador of Canada to Serbia, HE. Kati Csaba, who greeted the audience, expressing her satisfaction for being in Serbia and having the opportunity to work both with Canadian and Serbian companies. On behalf of KPMG, Tijana Jablanović presented the financial report of the Association...
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BRNABIC: Investors interested in expanding business in Serbia

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said that she had had several important meetings with investors during the Davos forum. The most important ones, she says, were those with companies already active in Serbia, such as Tarkett, Japan’s Itochu and France’s Suez, which confirmed to her that they were interested in expanding their business. They were interested to learn what her vision of Serbia’s further development, stability of doing business and new opportunities were, because, as she...
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Bryan Beaton, Managing Director, NAI ATRIUM: Company That Makes A Difference

Not only does Atrium sell and lease residential and commercial real estate, but is also a leader in the valuation of real estate assets, says NAI ATRIUM Managing Director Bryan Beaton Nai Atrium isn’t just a real estate company. Its portfolio includes a large number of services both in Serbia and elsewhere in the world. Bryan Beaton, managing director, has been working as a real estate expert in Belgrade and the region for 13 years. His goal now is to establish NAI as a market leader. Stressing...
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Government adopts Draft Law on Electronic Government

The Government of Serbia adopted the Draft Law on Electronic Government at the session of Thursday, January 18, 2018, and the law should enable simpler, more transparent and more efficient functioning of electronic public services. As said on the website of the Government of Serbia, one of the key goals of this law is to facilitate electronic communication between citizens, legal persons and non-governmental organizations with the administrative body. The law is also one of the pillars of the...
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Delta Holding invests 600 million Euros in real estate projects in the next two years

Last year Delta Holding made huge progress in its expansion to the markets of the region and the European Union. InterContinental Ljubljana, the first five-star hotel in the Slovenian capital was opened. The construction site of the largest shopping-mall in Bosnia and Herzegovina was opened and the construction of Varna shopping-mall is being completed. In the next two years the Company plans to invest 600 million Euros in real estate projects. In 2017 Delta Holding made the total revenue of 55.8...
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Kati Csaba, Ambassador of Canada to Serbia – A direct air line would mean a lot to both countries

Canada’s economic and political relations with Serbia are overall quite positive, although there is always scope to improve, Ambassador of Canada to Serbia Kati Csaba says in her interview for eKapija. She adds that, as a new arrival, her priorities are to continue building and strengthening the trade and investment relationship, and to support Serbia’s European Union aspirations. – So far, in my first meetings with Serbian government representatives, I am glad to hear that our relations...
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VUJOVIC: Potential growth of GDP by over 3.5%

Minister of Finance Dusan Vujovic pointed out on January 16 that he expected an economic growth of 3% or 3.5% in 2018 and added that the growth might be even bigger, due to, as he says, the expected above average production in the agricultural and energy sector. Vujovic said on the margins of the Euromoney conference in Vienna that these those were the cyclical factors that had gone “against us” in 2017, reducing the growth of the GDP. In the long term, the minister says that a further...
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Canada recognizes Serbia's commitment to peace in region

Belgrade, 15 Jan 2018 – First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić and new Ambassador of Canada to Serbia Kati Csaba expressed mutual satisfaction today over good bilateral relations, which have been improved in recent years. At the meeting, they noted that the relations of the two countries were improved, both through revitalized political dialogue at a high level, as well as in the field of economy, investment and other areas of cooperation. The two countries...