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Russia Canada Business Council (RCBC)

The Russia Canada Business Council (RCBC) is committed to building, strengthening and promoting long-term cooperation between business entities in Canada and Russia. The impetus for the formation of the Council arose from Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on October 12, 2004. Both leaders expressed a commitment to the nurturing and development of long-term business ties between Canada and Russia.

The RCBC was created in 2005 by the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) and held its first general meeting in October 2005 in Moscow. The work of the RCBC has been carried out through the establishment of active committees with the participation of Canadian and Russian industry leaders, each focusing on an individual sector of the bilateral trade and investment relationship. In addition, the Council is mandated to assist in resolving any trade disputes and will work towards the reduction or elimination of trade and investment barriers.

Continued RCBC work provides a welcome opportunity to reaffirm the strong and growing economic relationship between Canada and Russia, providing a solid foundation for broader cooperation and progress in their overall bilateral relationship.

RCBC Working Groups


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What is a Braindate?

Virtual braindates are knowledge-sharing conversations that you book with others to have one-on-one or in small groups (via video chat), on the Braindate platform. They’re the best way to brainstorm, solve challenges, share expertise or experiences, while connecting with new (brilliant!) people —all virtually. 

Here’s what to do: 

  1. Register to a Working Group(s) of your choice. Admission is free.
  2. Log into Braindate to create your profile: https://cerba.braindate.com 
  3. Explore the Topic Market: participants (and you, too!) post braindate Topics here related to discussions they’d like to have with others during the event. You can invite anyone to meet based on their topic! 
  4. Create topics: post braindate Topics about discussions you’d like to have. This is your opportunity to share your knowledge, experiences, and expertise! 
  5. Book your braindates: send invitations to meet others to discuss their topics, and accept the invitations you receive. Once confirmed, your braindates will take place virtually right on the platform.


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