CANSEE Canadian Serbian Business Association successfully organized IX Regular General Assembly on Tuesday, February 22, at the beautiful complex of the Museum of Yugoslavia in Belgrade.
Ms. Mirjana Doncic Beaton, CANSEE Managing Director, welcomed the guest with a short speech and expressed her gratitude to the Embassy of Canada, all CANSEE members, partners, and friends, Government of Serbia representatives that have been supporting CANSEE during these challenging times. She was very thankful CANSEE’s founding member Magna Seating and valuable member Schneider Electric for sponsoring the event. Gratitude was also given to Ms. Neda Knežević, Museum’s Director and her devoted team for an amazing opportunity to host CANSEE members, partners, and friends in their magnificent premises.
Amongst the present guests was H.E. Giles Norman, Canadian Ambassador to Serbia, who took the stand and greeted all the guests and thanked CANSEE for the strong partnership throughout the years.
On behalf of the Museum of Yugoslavia Ms. Neda Knezevic, Director of Museum of Yugoslavia welcomed all guests and expressed great joy that CANSEE has chosen their premises for this extraordinary occasion. She shortly explained the significant history of the Museum and the importance of the Museum.
Mr. Aleksandar Obrenovic, former CANSEE president for two terms was awarded a plaque for his excptional leadership and unconditional commitment serving as CANSEE President of the Board of Directors.
Ms. Sladjana Milojevic, participant at the first edition of LEADER Project Serbia that CANSEE organized in partnership with the Western University, Ontario, Canada, was awarded with flowers for her new position as Advisor to the President of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce for the textile and fashion industry.
Mr. Michael Koller, Magna’s Director TRIM operations Europe, welcomed the guest and thanked CANSEE for the opportunity to present Magna Seating in the beautiful setting of the Museum. Magna Seating is one of the world’s largest suppliers in the automotive space, they are a mobility technology company with a global, entrepreneurial-minded team of 158,000 employees and an organizational structure designed to innovate like a startup. With 60+ years of expertise, and a systems approach to design, engineering and manufacturing that touches nearly every aspect of the vehicle, they are positioned to support advancing mobility in a transforming industry. Their global network includes 347 manufacturing operations and 87 product development, engineering and sales centers spanning 28 countries. Magna is present in Serbia having two plants: one in Odzaci and the other newly opened in Aleksinac.
Ms. Mirjana Doncic Beaton thanked the Ambassador and Mr. Koller and also thanked Schneider Electric, a global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation and a reliable digital partner for sustainability and efficiency. The company is driving digital transformation by integrating the world's leading technologies in the energy and process industries, from the starting point to the cloud, connecting products, control, software, and services throughout its life and thus enables integrated management of household systems, buildings, data centers, infrastructure, and industry. In Serbia, Schneider Electric Hub in Novi Sad, deals with research, development, and software engineering in the field of electric power, and especially the improvement of modern infrastructure systems. Through more than two decades of growth and improvement, Schneider Electric Hub in Novi Sad today brings together 1,000 employees who work together to develop and deliver software for management and optimization of electricity and gas, on over 50 projects in various phases.
Lastly, Ms. Mirjana Doncic Beaton said the Association is motivated to support its members with all their efforts in achieving the best possible results and welcomed the guests to enjoy the rest of the night!
Following the GA session, an exclusive guided tour of the complex of the Museum of Yugoslavia consisting of Museum 25 May, Old Museum and House of Flowers was organized for the interested guests with the Museum’s curators.