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TORONTO | Panel Discussion: Business Opportunities in Russia and CIS

  • 06 Dec 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • KPMG Office at Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street., 46th Floor, Toronto, ON.


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"Business Opportunities Outlook in Russia and CIS"



Registration and Lunch: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Panel Discussion, Q&A: 12:00 PM - 13:30 PM.

Wine and Cheese Networking: 13:30 PM - 14:00 PM



CERBA Members - FREE (RSVP 1person per company)

CERBA/KPMG Partner Rate - FREE

General admission: 150$ (tax included)

Join us and your industry colleagues as we discuss the most pressing topics as:

  • geopolitical issues in Eurasia
  • economic outlook of major industries, 
  • recently implemented sanctions and its application to Canadian investors.
With a focus on Russia and CIS, industry executives will discuss their experiences in:
  • entering and operating in the region, 
  • dealing with local authorities,
  • specifics and opportunities for other Canadian companies planning to expand in the Eurasian market. 

    Moderator: Gilles Breton, CERBA National Chairman

    The featured panelists include: 

    Graeme Roustan, ICD. D, Founder and CEO of Roustan Capital,  a private equity firm. Mr. Roustan served as a chairman of the Bauer Hockey (NYSE-TSX Performance Sports Group) through the company’s expansion into the Russian and Eastern European markets. Mr. Roustan has worked with numerous municipalities and organizations, building community ice rinks and arenas in Eastern Europe. Mr. Roustan is National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow and a governor of the Canadian Women's Hockey League.

    Stephane Gagne, VP of Marketing, UCT Research and Development, the health industry Canadian start-up that successfully partnered with Skolkovo, a Russian innovation center;

    Kerry Adler, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, SkyPower Global Group of Companies The leading global developer, owner and operator of large, utility-scale solar projects, with an active presence in over 36 countries and multibillion dollar electricity contracts for the sale of clean solar energy to utilities around the world. Mr. Adler is a renowned global pioneer and sought-after expert in the renewable energy industry, advising heads of state, designing and developing renewables strategies coupled with driving governments towards their climate change initiatives by executing on technologically advanced infrastructure projects, with a focus on PPP implementation and GDP growth. Mr. Adler is also engaged, advises, or on the board of over a dozen organizations including the UN Global Compact, SE4ALL, UN Foundation, Canada UAE Business Council, Canada Africa Council, Business Counsel For International, Understanding amongst others.

    Erin Campbell (Chutter), President, ECMB Capital. Through ECMB Capital Partners., Erin provides advisory leadership to growth-focused public and private resource and technology companies. Erin also serves as Chair of Global Energy Metals Corp, which is advancing cobalt projects. From 2010-2015, Erin led a multinational and multidisciplinary financial and technical team to develop the Karakul Cobalt Mine Project in Altai, Russia as well as previously with mining projects in Canada and the US. She carries particular expertise in complex international projects requiring creative financing solutions including onfftake and multi-lateral government banking groups investment. Erin is a National Director and Chair for the Canadian Eurasian Russia Business Association (CERBA) BC Chapter. In 2016, she was appointed as Honorary Consul for the Russian Federation in Vancouver.


    For or more information please contact:

    Katherine Balabanova                                            Vera Dedyulya
    Regional Director, CERBA Toronto Chapter           Assistant Regional Director, 

    National Coordinator, CERBA                                CERBA Toronto Chapter;

    Tel: +1 (416) 862-4403                                           Tel: +1 (416) 862 - 3527
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