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CANSEE supported IT conference Voxxed Days 2017

The third technology conference Voxxed Days Belgrade organized by the HeapSpace community was held in Belexpocentar in Belgrade on the 19th and 20th of October. CANSEE Canadian Serbian business association, together with its member-companies from ICT industry group, supported this important event for the first time. Voxxed Days Belgrade, a part of a network of global Devoxx conferences, has brought lecturers from renowned global companies such as Google, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, PayPall, Pivotal,...
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Reception in the honor of Canadian speakers at Voxxed Days 2017

In the honor of two speakers from Canada at the Voxxed Days Belgrade 2017, Mr. David Parnas and Mr. Bran Selić, a reception was held on October 17 at the Canadian Embassy’s residence. The reception was attended by the members of CANSEE ICT Industry Group, representatives of the HeapSpace community, sponsors of the conference, as well as representatives of Serbian universities.
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Magna Seating planning to expand production in Odžaci – CCIS to help solve problem of sick leaves

Magna Seating is planning to expand the production and employ new workers in Odžaci, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia (CCIS), Marko Čadež, said and emphasized that the company took part in the dual education system and that technical school students would start being trained regularly at the company's training center beginning with 2018. – The conditions here are excellent, they will be trained by experienced mentors so that young people could start working in companies as easily...
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Bilje Borca presented its products at ANUGA 2017

The Development Agency of Serbia and the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia organized the presentation of Serbian businessmen at one of the two most important international food industry fairs in the world, ANUGA 2017, which took place in Cologne, Germany, from October 7 - 11. Twenty-one producers from Serbia presented themselves at the Cologne trade fair. Among those companies are: Bilje Borca, Pionir, Basket, Zdravo Organic, ITN Group, Yumis, Jugprom, Agranela, Sicoberry, PIK Becej, Ishrana, Master...
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Schneider Electric continues realizing big project throughout Serbia – Gas network management software being developed in Novi Sad

Schneider Electric is celebrating its anniversary of activities in Serbia and Montenegro by taking part in big projects, such as Hotel Hilton Belgrade, Lidl facilities all over Serbia, GTC Fortyone, complexes Kumbor and Porto Novi and installing electric chargers in the reconstructed garage in the Obilicev Venac Street. At the same time, good news is coming from the Schneider Electric DMS NS center, where the engineers are working on entering the gas business sector, following their great success...
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CANSEE association dedicated to the empowerment of the mining sector

On October 4, Belgrade hosted the 7th International Conference on Mineral Resources in the Republic of Serbia on the topic of "The Movement for Economic Development". CANSEE association supported the conference for the third year in a row. International companies - Nevsun Resources, Mundoro, Dundee Precious Metals, Eldorado Gold, Erin Ventures, Medgold Resources, ERM, which have so far made significant investments in the mining and geological exploration sector in Serbia, shared their experiences...
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The Foreign Investors Council celebrated 15 years of successful operations

The Foreign Investors Council celebrated its anniversary – 15 years of doing business, in the presence of numerous guests from the economic, social and political life, at the event in the White Palace complex. On this occasion, the esteemed audience was addressed by FIC President Yana Mikhailova and Minister of Finance Dusan Vujovic. Retrospective on the FIC establishment was made by Christoph Greussing who was first General Secretary of the Foreign Investors Council. “FIC mission was and...
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Spatial Plan for Cukaru Peki site to be completed in 2018

The Government of Serbia has reached the decision on the preparation of a Spatial Plan of the special purpose area for exploitation of minerals in the Cukaru Peki location in the municipality of Bor. The plan aims to secure conditions for a sustainable spatial development of the said area, rational exploitation of the mineral site and other resources at the site, as well as neutralizing and ameliorating negative spatial, environmental and socio-economic consequences of exploitation and mineral...
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Serbia takes first place in greenfield direct foreign investments globally - Financial Times

Serbia is the top country in the world looking by the performance index of greenfield direct foreign investments, as the regulatory reform, low labor costs and access to the EU market have more than made up for the country's disappointing economic performances, the Financial Times reported on August 3. The index measures the attractiveness of a country regarding greenfield direct foreign investments looking by its GDP, and is prepared by fDi Intelligence, FT's data analysis department. Serbia's...
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The sixth edition of Macedonia 2025 Summit announced

On 1 and 2 November, Skopje will host the Macedonia2025 Summit for the sixth time, and will be held at Mаrriott Hotel. The Summit is a leading regional platform for sharing the latest global trends in business, investment, technological innovation and responsible leadership.                                 They expect more than 30 exceptional...
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Medgold: very encouraging results from the Tlamino project!

Vancouver, Canada, July 18, 2017, Medgold Resources Corp. (TSX-V: MED) (the "Company" or "Medgold") is pleased to announce that the recently completed Induced Polarization / Resistivity (IP-Res) geophysical study at the Tlamino Project, Serbia has identified a high chargeability anomaly which extends to the west of the Barje outcrop under cover for over 1 km. Furthermore, recent saw-cut channel sampling from Barje, with the objective of extending channel samples previously reported, has yielded a...
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Mundoro announces drilling results from Tilva Rosh prospect in Serbia

July 19, 2017, Vancouver, BC – Mundoro Capital Inc. (TSXV: MUN, (“Mundoro” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce drilling results from the Tilva Rosh prospect within the 100% controlled Savinac exploration license in north-eastern Serbia. The Savinac license covers 90 km² and is located in the Timok Magmatic Belt, approximately 20 km southeast of the Bor mining camp. Teo Dechev, CEO and President of Mundoro commented, “This Phase II drilling program at...
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Exhibition “The invisible thread” by Gordana Brelih opened in Novi Sad

The exhibition "The Invisible Thread" by Gordana Brelih, Canadian artist of Serbian origin, was officially opened on Wednesday, July 12, at the Youth Club of the Cultural Center of Novi Sad. The exhibition, organized in cooperation between Cultural Centre of Novi Sad the Embassy of Canada in Belgrade, will be on display until July 25, 2017. - This is my second exhibition in Serbia. The first one was last year at the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade. "Fiber Art" is a young technique that has...
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Delta Holding presented 8th CSR Report

Delta Holding has announced and presented the report on sustainable and responsible business for 2016 in Crowne Plaza Hotel. This is the 8th CSR report, and the accuracy of the information, at the request of the company, was checked by the audit firm KPMG. In the past year, the company invested 1.64 million euros in socially responsible projects. As a result, 67,155 people received aid within 427 humanitarian actions. “Our obligation is to recognize the challenges that society is facing...
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Celebration of 150 years of Canada

Ambassador of Canada to Serbia Philip Pinnington and his wife Erica hosted a reception at the Canadian embassy’s residence in Belgrade on the occasion of Canada Day and marking the 150th anniversary of the country's existence. - Today we create a vast and diverse country, surrounded by the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans. A country whose population maintains personal and trade links with all four sides of the planet. For Canadians, this day is always especially exciting and joyful -...
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Canada Day Happy Hour

On Friday, June 23, Canadian club hosted Canada Day Happy Hour in the honor of 150th anniversary of Canada. 150 years of Confederation marks the point when, on July 1st, 1867, Canada Dominion was created. Its members were today's Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Dominion Canada was under the British crown, stated in British North America Act, which united the colonies Province of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick The reception was attended by members of the diplomatic corps,...
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cargo-partner to open new logistics center in Hamburg

The international company cargo-partner has announced that it will open a new logistics center on 4,900 m2 at the VGP Park in Hamburg on October 1. As stated, the new logistics center will spread on 4,900 m2 and be located 20 km to the southwest of Hamburg, featuring the possibility of expanding to 8,600 m2. The warehouse will have 12,000 pallet spaces and 600 m2 of the pick zone for picking out small articles, as well as more than 1,000 m2 of the block zone for storage. The new logistics center...
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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...