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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...
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CANSEE supported Macedonia2025 Summit 2016

Canadian Ambassador Philip Pinnington, CANSEE member companies, Redknee, Jantar Group and Greentech, and CANSEE delegation attended the Macedonia2025 Summit, held on October 20-21 at Marriott Hotel, Skopje. This year more than 250 guests attended 11 panel discussions presided by 40 speakers from more than 25 countries in the world. The Macedonia2025 Summit is a dynamic platform for sharing knowledge, where top notch experts and highly ranked regional and global thought leaders discuss business,...
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Rudnik awarded for exceptional achievements in the field of environmental protection

At the traditional international gathering, held in Kladovo on October 3 2016, the award for outstanding contribution and achievements in environmental protection in 2015 was assigned to company Rudnik and flotation Rudnik doo. This extraordinary recognition of the company Rudnik was given as a confirmation of many years of dedication and application of measures aimed at reducing the impact on environment. Ms. Ljiljana Obrenović, advisor for chemistry and ecology, received the award on behalf of...
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Serbia advanced 12 positions on the Doing Business List

At the recently published Doing Business list of the World Bank, Serbia climbed from the 54th to the 47th place, and it is among the countries that have made the greatest progress. In this year's edition of the Doing Business list, the World Bank's Report on the ease of doing business, Serbia is ranked among the top 10 countries in the world out of 189 countries, which have made most progress in this area. Regional Manager of IFC, the World Bank’s branch for the Western Balkans, Thomas Lubek,...
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Stara Sokolova and Bilje Borča participating in competition Best from Serbia

Two CANSEE member companies are participating in this year’s Best from Serbia competition. Stara Sokolova is competing in the category 22, The best exporter - Small and medium-sized enterprises, while Bilje Borča competes with its high quality tea brand LORDS in the category 2, Consumer goods – drinks. The Serbian Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, is launching The Best of Serbia campaign this year to choose...
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Delta Agrar - Promotion of Čelarevo orchard and new apple variety using virtual reality

Delta Agrar marked World Apple Day on October 20 in a special and unique way, namely by promoting the orchard in Čelarevo and a new club variety called Evelina by means of virtual reality. Thanks to this latest technology, a part of the Crowne Plaza Belgrade hotel was turned into the largest orchard in the Balkans. Through interactive panels and virtual and augmented reality, the guests were able to see the presentation about the use of technology in the production and storage of apples and...
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"Bilje Borča" participant of prestigious SIAL Fair in Paris

CANSEE valuable member, "Bilje Borča", among the companies that will present their products at prestigious International Food Exibition SIAL at Paris! The Chamber of Commerce of Serbia and the Development Agency of Serbia have organized the presentation of 19 Serbian companies from the food industry at the 51st International Food Exhibition SIAL 2016 in Paris, the CCIS reported. SIAL is one on the most significant international food industry fairs in the EU market, and it is being held from...
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Dr. Bill Mercer: The most valuable thing that comes out of the mine is the miner

Bill Mercer, one of the leading Canadian geologists and an expert in health and safety in exploration and mining industry, was one of the speakers on 6th International conference on mineral resources in the Republic of Serbia, that took place in Metropol Palace hotel in Belgrade on October 4. Dr. Mercer's long career includes series of managerial positions and working on international projects in over 30 countries. Also, he has strong beliefs in the need for the exploration industry to improve...
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Delta Holding - Competition for the Fifth Generation of Young Leaders Launched

Delta Holding announced the beginning of the competition for the fifth generation of Young Leaders, under the slogan ‘We snatch the best ones’. The competition is open until 23 October, 24.00 h. The competition is open for senior undergraduates and graduate students from all faculties. Interested candidates may apply online only at: The candidates who pass the selection process and become Young Leaders will gain work experience over a one year program through three rotations...
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Apatin Brewery put in operation new plant for water treatment – Investment worth 11 mil EUR

New modern plant for wastewater treatment was put in operation in Apatin Brewery on October 7. With this investment, worth around 11 million euros, Apatin Brewery celebrated 260 years of successful business. All wastewater from Apatin Brewery will be from now on discharged into waterways only after passing the treatment in this contemporary plant. The opening ceremony of the new plant and the anniversary celebration were attended by Minister of economy, Goran Knezevic, Minister of Agriculture...
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Ambassador Park Dedinje - A new place of true prestige

Dedinje is a part of Belgrade located on the slopes of Topcider hill near Banjica forest, and a place of great historical value where the royal palace, president and ambassador residences and beautiful prewar villas are situated. At the address Neznanog junaka 23 in Dedinje, Ambassador Park Dedinje is comfortably placed in an exclusive, calm neighborhood full of greenery, and yet close to the city center and surrounded by possibilities provided by this elite part of the Capital. Enclosed in...
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LiSEC and cargo-partner: Two decades of solid partnership

LiSEC, a company specializing in the production of machines for flat glass processing, has been relying on logistics solutions by cargo-partner since the early 1990s. The intensive cooperation includes monthly air and sea cargo transports to various destinations around the world: from Europe and the Middle East to Africa, Asia and America. LiSEC holds its logistics partner to the highest standards: Flexible solutions are equally important as punctuality, proactive transport status updates and quick...
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Nevsun advancing pre-feasibility study with major drilling program at Timok

Nevsun Resources Ltd. is pleased to provide an update on the Company's Timok copper-gold project (“Timok Project”) in Serbia. Since closing the acquisition of the Timok Project this past June, Nevsun has been rapidly ramping up the Upper Zone pre-feasibility study ("PFS") work. In addition, the Company, with its joint venture partner, Freeport-McMoRan, has commenced a 67,000 meter drilling program on the Lower Zone deposit to further define the deep porphyry potential. Cliff Davis, President...
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CANSEE supporter of 6th International Conference on mineral resources in the Republic of Serbia

 CANSEE exploration and mining industry group gathers the biggest Canadian investors in this field. Among them are world-class Canadian companies, such as Nevsun Resources, Mundoro, Dundee Precious Metals, Erin Ventures and Medgold which have so far made significant investments in mining and geological exploration in Serbia. On October 4, Belgrade will host 6th International Conference on mineral resources in the Republic of Serbia on the topic of „The driving force for economic development“,...
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cargo-partner is active in the Council for Sustainable Logistics

International transport and info-logistics provider cargo-partner is one of 15 companies from the areas of retail, logistics and production which have joined together in the Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL). Together, the members of this initiative, which is unique throughout Europe, take steps to implement sustainable logistics solutions. The CNL is located at the Center for Global Change and Sustainability of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. The initiative...
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CANSEE & Canada day in Prijepolje

Canadian Ambassador Philip Pinnington, Trade Commisioner at the Embassy of Canada to Serbia, Ms. Đurđa Ćeramilac, together with CANSEE Canadian- Serbian Business Association delegation, paid a visit to the city of Prijepolje on 6th of September. The purpose of the visit was to visit existing businesses that exists in this region of Serbia, all in order to further develop economic relations and increase trade between the two countries. The office of the President of Prijepolje municipality...
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cargo-partner to Expand Capacity of Logistics Center in Slovakia

Info-logistics provider cargo-partner invests EUR 3 million in expanding its logistics center in Dunajská Streda (Slovakia) to over 22,000 pallet slots. Direct connection to container terminal provides cross-dock options for intermodal transport to Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Koper and Rijeka. International transport and info-logistics provider cargo-partner is expanding its warehouse space in Slovakia. The company currently operates two modern logistics centers in Slovakia: one in Bratislava with...
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Delta Holding Corporate Social Responsibility Report Presented

In 2015, Delta Holding invested 1,15 million euros in community development and socially responsible sponsorships. The company has helped 45.200 citizens in that way. The biggest project implemented during last year is Delta Holding’s second endowment, namely the Centre for Sport and Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities “Iskra”, which was built and donated to the town of Kragujevac. Another significant project is “Plantation for the Future”, which directly supports 1.617 of...
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CANSEE & Canada Days in Pirot

Last days of August H.E. Philip Pinington and CANSEE delegation headed by Mr. Aleksandar Obrenović, CANSEE board member and Ms. Mirjana Dončić-Beaton spent in city of Pirot. The aim of the visit was to explore the potentials of Pirot region in order to raise economic cooperation between Serbia and Canada to a higher level. Connections with the local government and local business community were established, and significant companies Tigar Tyres and Tigar Ltd. were visited. Upon the arrival,...
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Halifax: constant drive for ever better service - Another successful ISO audit

Halifax Consulting and Halifax Translation successfully completed another audit for standardisation in the fields of management and translation. Procedures under ISO 9001 and EN15038 have been in full implementation in both departments since the summer of 2012. Halifax Director Sonja Babić-Lythgoe says it has really helped Halifax to continue to focus on raising the quality of its services. “Relentlessly improving internal quality control while maintaining the human aspect of working with clients...