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President of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce, December 18, Montréal

  • 18 Dec 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • 1000 La Gauchetiere street West, suite 900


Moscow is the capital of Russia and the most populous city of Europe, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits and 17.1 million in the urban area. Moscow is one of the world’s largest business and financial centres and a major global megalopolis currently carrying out a major infrastructure development program that offers business opportunities in a range of sectors. In 2016, fixed capital investments amounted to $25 billion USD. 

The proposed seminar will inform you on the latest economic trends in Moscow, most dynamic sectors in the city, opportunities in public-private-partnerships, priority projects taking place, and much more. 

Speakers at the seminar:

Welcome words

  • Gilles Breton, National Chairman, Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association
  • Yury Bedzhanyan, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Montreal (TBC)
Guest speakers
  • Vladimir Platonov, President of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry (see bio)
  • Suren Vardanyan, Vice-President of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
  • Sean Gallagher, General Director, ROSEMEX, about experience in Russia in construction (HVAC systems)

  • Mark Albertine, President and CEO, Open Aire, about experience in Russia in construction (retractable roof technology)

  • Ilya Kalnish, Patent and trademark agent, BCF LLP, about experience in Russian high tech industry

  • Sumitra Rajagopalan, President, Bioastra, on 'Open innovation in high-tech between Canada and Russia/Moscow'


14:00-14:30  Registration

14:30-16:30  Presentations

16:30-18:00  Networking reception with wine and cheese

Sectors and themes of interest:

  • Construction and infrastructure
  • Finance
  • Health, pharma and biotech industry
  • IT
  • Smart city infrastructure
  • Transportation and equipment