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CERBA National AGM in Montreal

  • 07 Oct 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Hybrid format with a venue in Montreal - 2020 blvd. Robert-Bourassa Suite 1920, H3A 2A5
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Dear CERBA Members and Sympathizers,

The CERBA National Board of Directors is pleased to call the annual general meeting of members on October 7, 2021 at 11 am Ottawa, 6 pm Moscow, 9 pm Nur-Sultan. 

The Annual general meeting (AGM) is an important part of the governance process of your association. It’s where we get business done and where you have a say in the way your association functions. It is also where you get to make sure that CERBA is focusing on the issues that are most important to you and your business.

The 2021 AGM will be hosted by the Montreal Chapter. Due to COVID limitations, the onsite attendance at CKMZ law firm is reserved for speakers and members only. 

Please note that if you cannot participate in the meeting, we encourage you to fill in and submit a Proxy Form authorizing another person to vote on your behalf. 

All required documents will form part of the Board preparation package that will be provided by the end of September, 2021.


11:00 – 11:10 Welcome and Introductions of Special Guests – Gilles Breton, National Board Chairman, CERBA

11:10 – 11:15 Welcome to Montreal – Nicolas Fresne, Senior Strategic Adviser, Invest Quebec

11:15 – 11:50 National Chairman Report

1.    Approving the minutes of the CERBA National Annual General Meeting held on October 22, 2020.
2.    Financial report of CERBA and the financial statements for the year ended May 31, 2021.
3.    Presentation of 2020 – 2021 Summary of Activities.
4.    Electing the National Board of Directors of CERBA for the 2021-2022 year.
5.    Members’ suggestions for 2021- 2022 programming and services.


12:00 – 13:10 Building Bridges between Canada and Eurasia in Sustainable Development

Heidi Kutz,  Director General, Polar, Eurasian and European Affairs, Global Affairs Canada

H.E. Ms. Anahit Harutyunyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Canada

H.E. Akylbek Kamaldinov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Canada

Vladimir Proskuryakov, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada

Gohar Barseghyan, Director of the EEC Integration Development Department and Dmitry Yezhov, Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC)       

Jessie L. Malone, Head of the Desk Germany, Switzerland, Central and Eastern Europe Europe and European Institutions Department, Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie

Bernard Colas, lawyer at CKMZ international law firm

13:10 – 13:15 Q&A and Closing Remarks


We extend our gratitude to the CKMZ law firm for providing the venue and offering the lunch.

For more information and sponsorship 

please, contact the Regional Director of Montreal/Ottawa Chapter

Marina Belskikh at +1 (514) 516 1178 or [email protected]