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The developers’ path: farewell conversation with Michèle Small, the former EBRD Director of the North American office

  • 15 Sep 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual event
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  • Free of charge

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    Date: September 15, 2021 at 11 am EST 

    Venue: Virtual 

    Speaker: Michèle Small, the former Director of the North American office at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


    Gilles Breton, CERBA National Chairman

    Marina Belskikh, CERBA Regional director in Montreal and Ottawa

    With this conversation, the CERBA community, its sympathizers and partners extend their gratitude to Michèle Small, the former Director of the North American office at the European Bank for reconstruction and development, for her longstanding involvement in the business development between Canada and Eurasian countries. 

    P R O G R A M

    During this entertaining discussion, we will be touching base on the multiple facets of development in Canada and Eurasian countries and what it takes to introduce changes and achieve improvements:

    • The history of the collaboration between EBRD and CERBA, interesting facts and achievements.
    • How it feels from inside to work in an international development entity.
    • How the work at EBRD influenced Michèle’s personal development.
    • What it means to be an educated person and if governments are ready to embrace the growth of educated people. 
    • The progress Eurasian countries accomplished during Michèle’s involvement in EBRD.
    • What makes a difference between the ways Canadian, American, and Eurasian companies operate internationally and how they could grow better and consistently.
    • How Canadian banks could benefit from doing business in Eurasia and collaborating with EBRD.
    • The EBRD’s programs in which Canadian companies could get more involved.
    • The future of development work and what initiatives CERBA should consider implementing in this regard.
    • What comes next for all of us and how we can get used to changes.
    • and more.

    Random networking sessions in small groups will be offered after the closing remarks.

    For  more information and sponsorship, please, contact

     Marina Belskikh, Regional Director of CERBA in Montreal and Ottawa, 

    via email [email protected] or tel. +1  (514) 5161178