Saint Petersburg, Russia (June 1, 2017) - On June 2, 2017, the CEO of Roscongress Foundation, Mr. Stuglev, and the Chairman of the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA), Mr. Naumovski, signed a cooperation agreement at an official ceremony at the SPIEF Press Centre, Pavilion H, Hall H2 at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The ceremony marked an important milestone for the cooperation between the two organizations. By formalizing this agreement, CERBA is thrilled to get an opportunity to develop stronger ties with the largest operator of conferences and exhibitions in Russia and exchange information, organize joint conferences, trade missions and other activities with the aim of developing trade and investment between Canada and Russia. CERBA members are participating in SPIEF 2017 and several Canadian companies have already expressed interest in joining the delegation to the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 6-7, 2017.
“Canadian companies active in the Russian market have been participating in the fora organized by Roscongress for many years. Formalizing the Rosscongress – CERBA partnership sets the stage for greater Canadian participation and even deeper commercial ties in the future. This more structured approach to involving the Canadian business community in the events organized by Roscosngress will improve the attention on Russian business opportunities for Canadian companies. Agreements like this enhance and support trade, investment and good relations between Canada and Russia,” says Lou Naumovski, CERBA National Chairman.
The Roscongress Foundation was founded in 2007 with the aim of helping to develop Russia's economic potential and strengthen the country's image by organizing congresses and exhibitions with an economic and social focus. The Foundation develops the substantive content for these events, and provides companies with advice, information, and expert guidance, as well as offering comprehensive evaluation, analysis, and coverage of the Russian and global economic agenda. Today, its annual agenda includes events held in locations ranging from Montevideo to Vladivostok, which bring together global business leaders, experts, the media, and government officials to create favourable conditions for dialogue and the promotion of new ideas and projects, and to assist in the creation of social enterprises and charity projects. http://roscongress.org/en
The Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) was founded in 2004 with a mandate to enhance and support trade, investment and good relations between the countries of Canada and Eurasia. CERBA is a unique not-for-profit organization having a network of over 140 corporations. To meet the dynamic needs of its growing membership it has established seven chapters located in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, Moscow and Almaty. In addition CERBA is developing representation in Winnipeg and Tatarstan. As an association, CERBA provides an extensive network of contacts in the private and public sectors with frequent events, informative seminars on pertinent topics in the Eurasian market, a bi-annual business summit, a printed Newsletter, committees of the Canada-Russia Business Council (CRBC) and Kazakhstan-Canada Business Council (KCBC), and annual trade missions. Additionally, CERBA provides market intelligence, advocates with the Canadian and Eurasian government on key issues, and manages active sector-based committees to promote partnership between CERBA members and their counterparts in Eurasia. www.cerbanet.org