Assess the potential of a huge market for your company
From 1991 to January 2017, the EBRD invested in 36 countries in the former CIS and has now expanded to the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco) as well as Mongolia, Turkey, Cyprus and Greece.
Companies interested in doing business with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with key stakeholders from this important institution during a business luncheon in Montréal.
Attend a special presentation on EBRD activities and its business opportunities for Canadian companies, with:
Michèle SmallDirector, Head of the EBRD’s Representative Office for North America
Konstantin ZhigalovAmbassador of Kazakhstan to Canada
Gilles BretonChairman Montréal and Ottawa Chapter, Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA)
Former Deputy Head of Mission at the Canadian Embassy in Moscow
Former Canadian diplomat
This activity is being organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal’s Acclr team of international trade experts, in collaboration with the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA).
Brief presentation of the EBRD
- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development makes investments in several countries spread across three continents. By creating markets that are competitive, inclusive, well-governed, sustainable, resilient, and integrated, it provides significant support for investments from the private sector.
- The EBRD is a key player in several countries stretching from Central Europe to Central Asia. It directly invests large sums and provides operational support to start-ups and existing companies.
- It provides guidance for the privatization of public undertakings, for their restructuring, and for the improvement of municipal services.
- The bank is owned by over 65 countries and two intergovernmental institutions, the European Union and the European Investment Bank (EIB).
- Canada is one of the EBRD’s founding members, with a representative on its board of directors and a capital share of 3.4%.
The EBRD is active in 36 countries:
- Central Europe and the Baltics
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Southeast Europe
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Eastern Europe and the Caucasus
- Central Asia
- Southern and Eastern Mediterranean
Who should attend?
This event will be of particular interest to companies in the following sectors:
- Equity funds
- Municipal infrastructure
- Financial institutions
- Legal reform
- Natural resources
- Information and communication technology
Interested companies from other sectors are also welcome to attend.