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  • 01 Dec 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM


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Dear Members and Partners,

CERBA is pleased to announce the ONLINE CONSTRUCTION and INFRASTRUCTURE WEBINAR 2020 that will be held as part of Construct Canada 2020 on Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 at 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM. 


Moderator: Alex Elgin, B.Arch., M.Urban Design & Planning., MRAIC, SeniorAssociate, Director of  Planning & Urban Design at B+H Architects 

9:30 - 9:40     Opening Remarks 

Martha Harrison, McCarthy Tetrault LLP; Chair, CERBA Toronto Chapter

Valery Maximov, Senior Trade Commissioner of the Russian Federation to Canada

Nurgul Makhambetova, Trade Commissioner - Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Global Affairs Canada

9:40 - 10:10   Presentations: new EBRD investment strategy for 2020-2024, collaboration and business opportunities between the Canadian and Eurasian companies and organizations, emerging smart technologies, urban regeneration, green buildings and sustainable development .

10:10 - 10:20 Q&A

10:20 - 10:50 Presentations: 

10:50 - 11:00 Q&A and Open discussion session

Closing remarks


Construction and Infrastructure

Vlaho Kojakovic

Director of the Property and Tourism Team

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


Urban regeneration, green buildings and sustainable and inclusive tourism with links to the local economy are the priorities of the EBRD’s new strategy for the property and tourism sector, approved by the Bank’s Board of Directors.

In particular, the strategy will guide the Bank’s investments and policy work for the period 2020-24 with an emphasis on:

  • managing and developing green and sustainable buildings
  • investing in an inclusive and competitive hospitality and tourism sector
  • promoting urban regeneration initiatives for more competitive, sustainable and greener cities
  • supporting the diversification of funding sources for real estate development and ownership through capital markets, thereby facilitating the sector’s resilience.

From 2020-24 the Bank will target investments in commercial, logistics and residential real estate, as well as in hospitality and hotels. The EBRD regions have enormous potential which remains widely untapped and needs to be developed carefully and responsibly.

Бизнесменам ВКО предлагают строить студенческие общежития с кафе и коворкинг-центрамиTalgat Tursynbayev

Vice-President PPP (Public-Private Partnership) Center in Kazakhstan

Evgenij Shlemenkov

Chairman of the Board NP SRO “Interregional Union of Building Enterprises of Small and Medium Entrepreneurship – OPORA Russia;

General Director, LLC “Tehnoecoproekt”


Forestry and Wood Manufacturing

Vera Khmyrova

Head of the Department of Light Industry and Forestry Complex

Ministry of Industry and Trade, Russia

Erol Karacabeyli,

Principal Scientist



Yury Kulikov,

Associate, M.Eng, Struct.Eng. - BC

Fast + Epp


Panelists & Industry Experts

Аlexander Elgin

B.Arch., M.Urban Design & Planning., MRAIC, Senior Associate, Director of  Planning & Urban Design at B+H Architects 



Bill Hutchison 

Distinguished Research Fellow, University of Toronto - Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Chair and CEO, Hutchison Management International Inc.


Gulmira Tolganbayeva

Founder and owner of the group of companies  and business centre GREEN TOWER, TRIUMPH and intellectual gourmet cuisine restaurant ENJOY LIFE


Miras Toltaev,

Business Development Manader,

BI Construction and Engineering

Who should participate:

  • Canadian and Eurasian construction, forestry and infrastructure companies
  • Senior government officials and trade commissioners
  • Senior directors of state regulatory committees and state-owned construction companies, 
  • Construction consultants and engineers
  • Financial companies and banks
  • Equity funds and institutional investors
  • Construction software and equipment producers and distributors
  • Law firms, accountancy firms, commodity traders, NGOs and trade associations, 
  • Construction design bureaus and research institutes.

Webinar Program


We are inviting you to take advantage of the Sponsorship and Media Partnership opportunities available, and obtain additional visibility for your company.

Sponsor Partner

 Event supported by: 



Conference Program  Conference Brochure

Vera Dedyulya

Deputy Regional Director

Toronto Chapter 

+1 (647) 822-8149

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Alex Grichine

Regional Director

Moscow Chapter           

+7 (495) 134-0268

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Taskyn Koshman

Regional Director

Kazakhstan Chapter       


+1 (204) 664-2111

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Construct Canada is part of the Buildings Show, Canada's largest building and construction trade show. It brings together the world of construction to Canada in an exposition and conference program focused on showcasing international products and high-level meetings for construction and infrastructure opportunities for domestic and international companies. The show will address strategies and solutions for successful bi-lateral trade in the design, construction, real estate operations and infrastructure. Toronto will be a meeting place for the exchange of information, fostering business relationships and exploring new opportunities and partnerships.

Digital Event Policy:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CERBA currently does not plan and/or organize on-site business missions and other on-site events. Please note that you can attend CERBA digital events from anywhere in the world as long as you have a computer/phone and an internet connection. Therefore, until the situation changes, CERBA does not provide visa/travel/accommodation assistance. 

Cancellation Policy:

Registration fees are non-refundable 10 days in advance of the event.
Registration is not confirmed until we have received your payment.
Unpaid no-shows are subject to a charge equalling 100% of the registration fee, including tax: you will be issued an invoice for payment.

CERBA is a non-for-profit Business Association with a main mandate to support trade, investment and good relations between the countries of Canada, Eurasia and Russia. Please, note, we can not provide visa invitation letters outside of our mandate, nor guarantee any other support.