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Any organization: a state body, factory, bank, casino, hospital, public organization – is an artificial system.

Any artificial system is imperfect.

Imperfection tries to reach perfection.

There is no other way to progress.
Konstantin Y. Smolentsev
SMOLENTSEV & Partners » Projects

Business cooperation between Canada, Russia and CIS

Stages and Results

  • September 22, 2016

    At the invitation of the Chamber of Commerce of the Tyumen region, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV, MBA, Doc.Pol.Sci., Academician of IIA, took part in a roundtable on the realities and prospects of business cooperation between Russia and Canada.

  • June 10. 2016

    Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV, MBA, Doc.Pol.Sci., Academician of IIA was invited by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Canada H.E. Alexander Darchiev to participate in the official celebration of the Russian National Day at the Embassy of RF.

  • November 01, 2012

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has participated in a round table discussion “The Future is Being Made Today: Scenarios for Russia's Economic Development, A Conversation with Piotr Dutkiewicz".

    Piotr Dutkiewicz, a professor in the Political Science Department as well as the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) presented his analysis of what was discussed during the Valdai International Discussion Club meeting and what this might mean for Russia as well as its business and political partners in 2012 and beyond.
  • May 14, 2012

    By personal invitations from the Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan Farid Shafiyev and Mrs. Ulkan Shafiyeva, Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV and Partner at IC “SMOLENTSEV & Partners”, Regional Coordinator CERBA-Ottawa Anastasia Smolentseva participated in a reception on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

  • March 30, 2012 

    Partner at IC “SMOLENTSEV & Partners”, Regional Coordinator CERBA-Ottawa Anastasia Smolentseva participated in a presentation of a leading national IT-corporation in the Republic of Belarus – INFORPARK.

    Among participants were government officials (i.e. Nova Scotia Intergovernmental Affairs), banks (i.e. HSBC), and many more.

  • March 28, 2012

    Partner at IC “SMOLENTSEV & Partners”, Regional Coordinator CERBA-Ottawa Anastasia Smolentseva participated in a Roundtable with His Eexcellency Ilhom Nematov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United States, Canada and Brazil.

    The Ambassador spoke about investment and business opportunities in Uzbekistan.

  • March 26, 2012

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV carried out a presentation on the opportunities of the Russia-Canada cooperation in agriculture for the Non-profit partnership «Producers of agricultural products and foodstuffs of the Tyumen region».

  • March 16, 2012

    Partner at IC “SMOLENTSEV & Partners”, Regional Coordinator CERBA-Ottawa Anastasia Smolentseva participated in the Invest in Russia seminar organized by the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in Canada together with the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) Ottawa Chapter.

    The three key presenters – Senior Trade Commissioner Mr. Konstantin Trofimov, CEO, Titanium Valley Mr.Artemiy Kyzlasov, and the Head of Investor Relations Departnment, Titanium Valley spoke about the investment climate in Russia in general, and Sverdlovsk Oblast in particular, as well as discussed the opportunities that the Special Economic Zone «Titanium Valley» offers to foreign companies & investors. 

  • March 14, 2012

    Partner at IC “SMOLENTSEV & Partners”, Regional Coordinator CERBA-Ottawa Anastasia Smolentseva participated in the Canada-Eurasia-Russia Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Conference.

    The conference covered such subjects as energy saving in the area of natural resources and human habitat and a role of industrial corporations in sustaiable development of the regions. This event was a great venue to discuss sustainability issues, exchange opinions and experiences, as well as facilitate cooperation and investment.

    Among participants were the Forensic Risk Alliance (FRA), Altynalmas Gold, Pangaea Ventures Ltd., CWS Industries Corp., Metalloinvest, Canada-Russia Business Council, Rosnano, DFAIT, and many more.

     
  • March 06, 2012

Partner at IC “SMOLENTSEV & Partners”, Regional Coordinator CERBA-Ottawa Anastasia Smolentseva participated in the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association annual Russia & Eurasia Mining Conference (Toronto, Canada).

CERBA's annual mining conference offered a full day program dedicated to developments in the Russian and CIS mining sector, identifying and explaining mining investment opportunities in Russia and the CIS for Canadian companies.

Participants included representatives of leading Canadian and Russian mining companies, investors, suppliers, Russian and Canadian government officials and officials from the most significant mineral producing regions of Russia and CIS countries like Kinross, Norton Rose, Baikal Mining Company LLC, Stans Energy Corp., Uranium One, EDC, Silver Bear, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, and many others.

  • February 09, 2012

    Partner at IC SMOLENTSEV & Partners, Regional Coordinator CERBA-Ottawa Anastasia Smolentseva participated in a cocktail reception to celebrate the Day of the Diplomatic Service.

    The reception was hosted by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation His Excellency Georgiy Mamedov at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ottawa, Canada. The event brought together Ambassadors and diplomats from such countries as Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and many more, as well as representatives of Canadian businesses.
  • December 20, 2011

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV, and Partner, Regional Coordinator CERBA-Ottawa Anastasia Smolentseva participated in a luncheon reception organized by His Excellency Mr. Georgiy Mamedov Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Canada in collaboration with Heenan Blaikie LLP honouring The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, P.C., C.C., O.M., Q.C., Ad.E, B.A., LL.L, LL.D.

  • December 14, 2011

    Partner, Regional Coordinator CERBA-Ottawa Anastasia Smolentseva met with Armen Yeganian, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Canada to discuss Canada-Armenia business relations.
  • December 09, 2011

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has participated in the business lunch with Mr. Steve Tierney, Assistant Deputy Minister Market and Industry Services, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

  • December 09, 2011

    Partner, Regional Coordinator CERBA-Ottawa Anastasia Smolentseva met with the Ukrainian delegation which included Vitaliy Lvov, Deputy Chairman, Union of members of Agricultural servicing Cooperations of Ukraine, Olena Ferens, Director of Department, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, and Iryna Hrynyuk, Agriculture Insurance Project member, IFC to discuss the prospects of Canada-Ukraine agricultural relations.

  • December 07, 2011

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has carried out negotiations with the Tyumen regional branch of the all-Russia public organization “Business Russia”.

    The topic of discussion were the possible ways to activate business cooperation between Tyumen and Canadian businessmen.

  • December 07, 2011

    Partner, Regional Coordinator CERBA-Ottawa Anastasia Smolentseva met with Mr. Vladimir A. Lapshin, Senior Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada to discuss new prospects for the Canada-Russia business relations.

  • November 25, 2011 

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV, and Partner, Regional Coordinator CERBA-Ottawa Anastasia Smolentseva carried out productive negotiations with Mykhailo Khomenko, First Secretary, Oksana Kozlovska, First Secretary, and Denys Sienik, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada.

    At the meeting, concrete steps have been discussed for cooperation and development between Canada and Ukraine in industries such as agriculture, aerospace, biotechnologies, energy, and education.

  • November 23, 2011 

    Negotiations have been carried out between H. E. Mr. Farid Shafiyev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Canada, Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV, and Partner, Regional Coordinator CERBA-Ottawa Anastasia Smolentseva.

    The goal of the negotiations was the discussion of attracting investments into the economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

  • November 22, 2011 

    Negotiations have been carried out between Mr. K.Trofimov, Senior Trade Commissioner, Counsellor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV, and Partner, Regional Coordinator CERBA-Ottawa Anastasia Smolentseva.

    The goal of the negotiations was the discussion of attracting investments into the economy of the Russian Federation.

  • November 21, 2011

    Partner IC SMOLENTSEV & Partners, Regional Coordinator CERBA-Ottawa Anastasia Smolentseva has participated in an Informal Lunch with the Russian Federation Senate Committee on Northern Affairs and Aboriginal Peoples.

    Among participants were the Chair Senator A. Matveev, Deputy Chair Mr. N. Lvov, Deputy Chairman N.Kosarev, Sergei Petrov, Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Igor Girenko, Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada, Igor Novikov, Third Secretary, Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada, Robert Kadas, Foreign Policy Advisor, Circumpolar Affaris, DFAIT, Harald Finkler, Director, NAO, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, and Piotr Dutkiewicz, Professor, Carleton University.

  • November 16, 2011 

    Partner IC SMOLENTSEV & Partners, Regional Coordinator CERBA-Ottawa Anastasia Smolentseva organized and participated in an Informal Dinner with the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mr.Pavlo Klimkin.

    The dinner was to welcome Mr.Klimkin in Canada for whom it is the first visit to this country, as well as discuss opportunities & challenges facing Canadian businesses in Ukraine.

    Also present at the dinner: Dmitry Sennik, First Secretary, Mikhailo Khomenko, First Secretary, Embassy of Ukraine in Canada, Chris Westdal, Independent Director, Chairman of Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee and Member of Audit Committee, Black Iron, Inc., Gregory A. Shields, CEO, Hyperline Systems Canada Ltd., Robert Blackburn, Senior Vice President, Vice-président Principal, SNC-Lavalin International Inc., Terry Didus, Partner, Heenan Blaikie, Pat Ockwell, Europe/Eurasia Commercial Relations Division, DFAIT, Mark Cameron, Director, Global Public Policy at Research in Motion, and Margaret Skok, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Carleton University/NPSIA.

  • November 14, 2011

    Negotiations have been carried out between Mr. Roman SOBOLEV, Charge d'Affairs / Counsellor (trade and economic issues) of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Canada, Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC SMOLENTSEV and Partners, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV, and Partner, Regional Coordinator CERBA-Ottawa Anastasia Smolentseva.

    The goal of the negotiations was the discussion of attracting investments into the economy of the Republic of Belarus.

  • November 02, 2011 

    Negotiations have been carried out at the Embassy of Kazakhstan with the Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV and Partner, Regional Coordinator CERBA-Ottawa Anastasia Smolentseva.

    The goal of the negotiations was the discussion of attracting investments into the economy of Kazakhstan.

  • September 22, 2011

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV and Partner Anastasia Smolentseva have participated in the business conference: «Investing in Russia: Myths & Facts, Risks & Opportunities» held in Toronto, Canada.

    For the first time in 20 years within the one-day conference, Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association discussed with the most influential group of Russian and Canadian economists, analysts, investors, government officials, heads of industrial companies, and financial insiders the following questions:

    -       Explanation of the political, legal, and regulatory environments in Russia;

    -       Estimation of the economic development prospects of one of the fastest growing economies in the world;

    -       Explanation of the success formula for the Russian market and how Canadian businesses can increase their presence on the Russian market.

  • August 23, 2011


    Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has participated in a welcome reception devoted to the appointment of the new Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Embassy in Moscow Andreas Weichert.

    Among participants were His Excellency John Sloan, the Canadian Ambassador to the RF, members of the Canada Eurasia Russian Business Association (CERBA), heads of companies, business associations, and government bodies of Canada and Russia.

  • June 02, 2011

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV and Anastasia Smolentseva, Partner have participated in the Canada-Russia Business Council /CRBC/ (Ottawa, Canada).

    Opening the Summit, Victor A. Zubkov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation has noted: «Perspectives of the investment cooperation between our countries will continue to be defined by new projects in the main segments of our interaction – mining, metallurgy and machinery, agriculture».

    V. Zubkov urged to strive for greater diversification of the bilateral trade relations, more active involvement of the two countries' regions in this process.

    As well, the First Deputy Minister has noted that necessary agreements and protocols have already been signed between the Russian regions and Canadian provinces. 

    «Concerning Russia-Canada investment cooperation, we can confidently talk about growing opportunities for the realization of many joint projects in various spheres. Especially in those that are bound by economic and nature & climate similarities of our countries», – he said.

    From the Russian side, among participants in the Council were:  H.E. Georgiy Mamedov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Canada; O. Betin, Head of the Tambov Oblast Administration; A. Krasnov, Executive Vice-President of the Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games “Sochi 2014”; A. Dzhordzhadze, Deputy CEO, “2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia”; A. Tikhonov, First Deputy Chairman of the Board Vnesheconombank; A. Varichev, General Director Holding Company METALLOINVEST JSC; Y. Kotliarov, General Manager, Moscow Branch Office, SNC-Lavalin; A. Sitnikov, SKOLKOVO; M. Lachinov, “Russian Venture Company”; D. Akhanov, RUSNANO and other representatives of government authorities and business circles.

    Among participants from Canada were: His Excellency Joan Sloan, the Canadian Ambassador to the Russian Federation; The Honorable Edward Fast, Minister of International Trade; The Honorable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agricultural; Nathan Hunt, Chairman of the National Board CERBA; David Paterson, Vice-President of the RIM-Blackberry; Chris Erickson, Partner of the Pangaea Ventures Ltd.; Andrew Cranston, Managing Partner ďŕđňí¸đ KPMG; David Aylen, Managing Partner of the Gowlings International Inc.; Isabelle Des Chenes, Vice-President of the Forest Products Association of Canada; Michael McAdoo, Vice-President of the Bombardier Inc. and other representatives of government authorities and business circles.

    The CRBC was created in 2005 by the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE). The CRBC is committed to building, strengthening and promoting long-term co-operation between business entities in Canada and Russia.

    The work of the CRBC is carried out by the active committees with the participation of Canadian and Russian industry leaders, each focusing on an individual sector of the bilateral trade and investment relationship.

  • June 01, 2011

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has participated in the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association Annual General Meeting (CERBA). 

  • May 26, 2011

Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has participated in the International Conference “Canada / Russia / Norway: Dialogue and Cooperation in the Arctic”.

The Conference was organized by the Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), supported by the Norwegian and Russian embassies in Ottawa in cooperation with the Valdai Discussion Club, CERBA and other organizations.

Conference participants were invited to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada for an evening cocktail.

  • March 22, 2011

Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has participated in a breakfast seminar, devoted to discussing the practical aspects of intellectual property in Russia today.

The objects of discussion were hot topics Trademarks, IP Litigation and Commercial law in the sphere of intellectual property, Patents in Russia.

Among participants were heads of Russian and Canadian businesses.

His Excellency John C. Sloan, Ambassador of Canada to the Russian Federation has made the opening speech.

The breakfast brief was organized by the Embassy of Canada in Russia, and Baker & McKenzie and Gowlings Russia.

  • October 12, 2010

A Welcome Reception has been carried out at the Lotte Hotel Moscow for His Excellency Joan Sloan, the new Canadian Ambassador to the Russian Federation.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV  has participated in the reception.

  • August 07, 2010

By the invitation of business circles Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV  has paid a business visit to North Caucasus Federal District

Negotiations were held with representatives of the government and business to realize joint Russia-Canada projects in spheres of agriculture, hospitality management, restaurant business, low-rise frame housing, and venture financing.

  • August 03, 2010

The International Corporation “SMOLENTSEV & Partners” together with a Law bureau “Goremykina, Tsokol and partners” have signed an Agreement on cooperation within the limits of realization of the “TOTAL SOLUTION” program.

Both parties agreed to cooperate through united forces – to act together within the Program supporting foreign companies “TOTAL SOLUTION” with the main goal being successful solution of problems posed by the Program, on mutually advantageous grounds.

The necessary program of helping out foreign companies “TOTAL SOLUTION” is directed to solve wide spectrum of strategic and tactical problems, which appear during organizational processes and work of foreign companies in Russia and CIS.

Cooperation of the Parties of the current Agreement spreads to territories of Russia, CIS countries, Canada, Moldova, USA.

The Law Bureau “Goremykina, Tsokol and partners” is a member of the Russian Association of Direct and Venture Investments (RAVI) and oversees the Executive directorate RAVI block of legal affairs; member of the Expert Council of the “AngelInvestor” magazine; expert of the “Venture Russia” portal (www.allventure.ru), consultant of the National Union of Business Angels, and is also a part of several working groups to develop bills in the Government Duma of the RF.

  • July 28, 2010

Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has participated in the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association-Moscow Annual General Meeting.

Ambassador of Canada to Russia Ralph Lysyshyn has presented a big speech on the results of his work and perspectives of the Russia-Canada relations.

  • April 28, 2010

Directors of the International Corporation “SMOLENTSEV & Partners” have participated in the Annual General Meeting of the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA), that was carried out in the capital of Canada – Ottawa.

Mr. Peter Van Loan, Minister of International Trade in Canada has made a speech to the participants.

The Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association has a network of six chapters located in Moscow, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver, and a membership base of over 200 corporations and individuals in a wide range of sectors. As an association, CERBA provides an extensive network of contacts with frequent networking events, informative seminars on pertinent topics in the Eurasian market for Canadian companies, an annual National Conference, a quarterly printed Newsletter, committees of the Canada-Russia Business Council (CRBC), access to annual trade missions, as well as market intelligence, advocacy on government policy, and active, Canada-focused sector committees.
  • December 11, 2009

On December 7-11, the first official visit to Russia throughout the entire history of Canada-Russia relations, government delegation of the Canadian province Quebec with its Premier Jean Charest and Minister for International and Francophone Relations Pierre Arcand has been carried out. Negotiations with representatives of the Russian government, mayoralties of Moscow and Saint-Petersburg have also been carried out. This visit is accompanied by the exposition of industrial, export and science opportunities of 14 Québec companies specializing in infrastructure, industrial, transport and telecommunications projects. The main goal of the “landing” Québec business in Russia is creation of conditions for greater availability of the Russian market for Quebec’s economy.    

Russia is positioned #8 among European partners of Québec. Export of Quebec makes more than 30% of the entire Canadian export to Russian Federation and receives 40,6% of Russian import to Canada.  

Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, CMC, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV  has participated in the business lunch with representatives of the Russian business and the Premier of the Canada’s province Quebec Mr.Jean Charest.

In Premier’s opinion, he would like to use this visit to Russia to encourage Russian and Canadian industrialists to promote directions which would be advantageous for economies’ development – Russian and Québécois. Such directions are agriculture, energy sector, construction and infrastructure, telecommunications and market of information technologies and aerospace branch. 

The First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Victor Zubkov has noted that “Interregional cooperation is an important component in Russia-Canada relations. Realization of Russia’s and Canada’s regions’ united projects will help solve the problem of diversion of the mutual relationship”. “All these questions are in sight of Russia-Canada economy commission, which I am a head of together with the Minister of International Trade of Canada Stockwell Day”, – added the First Deputy Prime Minister.

  • September 16, 2009

Negotiations have been carried out between Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, CMC, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV  and Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter, President of Horasis: The Global Visions Community.

Topic of negotiations have become question of cooperation in organizing and carrying out Global Russia Business Meeting (May 16-18, 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia).

Global Russia Business Meeting gives opportunity for business leaders to discuss Russian firms’s role in the global economy. Also, participants will reflect on strategies to overcome the current economic crisis. The Global Russia Business Meeting aims to be one of the foremost annual gatherings of Russian business leaders and their global counterparts. The event is open to Chief Executive Officers of the world's leading companies.

Global Russia Business Meeting is inviting 250 top decision makers from business and government from Russia and the rest of the world. The Forum shall help define Russian firms' global growth agenda.

  • August 25, 2009

Within limits of program realization on international economic and investment cooperation, a meeting has been carried out with the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in Canada. In the meeting in Ottawa have participated: Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, CMC, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV, A. Smolentseva, Partner, Heads of the Trade Mission of the RF in Canada, First Secretary of the Russian Embassy in Canada D.B.Bistrov, responsible employees of the Trade Mission of the RF in Canada V.I.Orlov and O.V.Kolomin.

At the meeting a question of import and active promotion of Russian vodka in Canada has been discussed.

Parties have agreed on cooperation in developing Russia-Canada business relations.

  • June 23, 2009

Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, CMC, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has participated in Science and Technology Seminar, organized by International Science and Technology Center.

Seminar was devoted to estimation of general conditions of science and technology and innovational sphere in Russia, development strategies of nanotechnologies in Russia, Canada-Russia cooperation in sphere of nanotechnologies, program of ISTC on commercialization and partnership, services of Trade Commission, Embassy of Canada in Russia.

Among participants of the seminar were Mr. Gilles Breton, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Canada, Mr. Leo Owsiacki, Deputy Executive Director, ISTC, Alexander Gusev, Head of Division for Innovation Policy and National Innovation System, Russia Institute for Economy, Policy and Law, Dmitry Gordienko, Senior Project Manager, RUSNANO, Mr. Michael Burton, General Manager, Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research, University of Windsor, Ms. Annie Lirette, Trade Commissioner Embassy of Canada, Andrei Ledenev, Ministry of Foreign Affairs RF and other heads of business circles and representatives of authorities of Russia and Canada.

The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) is an intergovernmental organization connecting scientists from Russia, Georgia and other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) with their peers and research organizations in Canada, EU, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway and the United States.

ISTC facilitates international science projects and assists the global scientific and business community to source and engage with Russian and CIS institutes that develop or possess an excellence of scientific know-how.

  • June 22, 2009

Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA), in co-ordination with the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), the Government of Canada and the Government of Russia has carried out “Canada-Russia Business Summit 2009”.

Opening presentations of the Canada-Russia Business Summit were carried out by Viktor Zubkov, First Deputy Prime Minister of RF, Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade of Canada, Alexander Shokhin, Presdient of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and Piers Cumberlege, Chairman of National Board of CERBA.

Within the limits of the Summit, various sessions have been carried out, which gave an additional opportunity for companies and official persons to discuss concrete problems in the following spheres: energy, mining industry, finances, investments, agribusiness, transport, aerospace industry, the Arctic and North, information and telecommunication technologies, as well as construction.

Theme of presentation by Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, CMC, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV was “Estimation of realities and prospects of international investment cooperation between Russia and Canada”.

Mr. Smolentsev has supported the initiative of the President of Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association Nathan Hunt, who has suggested to start preparation and conclusion of Russia-Canada Agreement on protection of foreign investments. In his opinion, agreement would promote creation of legal base for conditions’ improvement of investment cooperation among business of Russia and Canada. One of the factors promoting reduction in price of credits for the Russian borrowers can become removal of taxation concerning percentage payment of credits.

Among participants of the Summit were Alexey Bazhanov, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture; Claude Gauvin, Director International Energy Relations, Natural Resources Canada; Mark Gilbert, Director of Business Development and Sales for Russia, Bombardier Aerospace; Andrei Kostin, CEO and Chairman, Vneshtorgbank; James Francis Dinning, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Export Development Canada; Sergei Kruglik, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Regional Development, RF; Andre Asselin, Executive Director, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation; Ivan Obolentsev, President, Agroindustrial Union of Russia; Anatoly Karachinsky, President, Information Business Systems; Paul Betsis, Canadian Head of Cisco Russia and other heads of business circles and representatives of authorities of Russia and Canada. 

  • June 18, 2009

Heads of European division of International Corporation “SMOLENTSEV and Partners” have participated in III Moscow Venture Forum.

At the Forum following questions were discussed:
-       How to attract investments for business development?
-       What is private-government funds and how to find them?
-       Business-angels: myths and reality.
-       Credit in bank or investments from fund: entrepreneur’s view.

Separate session was devoted to Russian Tech Tour, which will be carried out 22-25 of September 2009 in Russia, Moscow-Kazan-Tomsk.

Tech Tour was founded in 1998. It is carried out every year in 3-4 countries. It is a platform for communication of international and domestic venture entrepreneurs. Allows to meet specific industries of regions/countries where it is being carried out. Informs about leading European technological networks. Exclusive 3-day event. Helps out venture funds and technology companies to establish direct contacts. Reveals 25 carefully selected perspective technological start-ups on early stage of development. Gathers up to 60 global investors. 

In the III Moscow Venture Forum among participants were entrepreneurs, business-angels, heads of consulting companies, banks, investment funds, associations of business-angels from Russia, Canada, Europe, USA and other countries.

Forum has once again proved high demand in services of the International Corporation “SMOLENTSEV and Partners” on consulting support of effective business development, forming investment attraction and international development.

  • May 23, 2009

Member of Council, National Institute of Certified Management Consultants (NICMC, Russia-CIS), Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, CMC, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV  and Anastasia Smolentseva, Partner have carried out negotiations with Managing Director of Canada Association of Certified Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) Mr. Mary Blair, CAE.

Theme of negotiations was cooperation development between Canada Association of Certified Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) and National Institute of Certified Management Consultants (NICMC, Russia-CIS). Both parties showed interest in organizing a business visit of consultants from Russia and CIS countries to Canada in October 2009 to exchange experience.

  • May 22, 2009

Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, CMC, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV  and Anastasia Smolentseva, Partner have carried out negotiations with the Director of International Relations of Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) Mr. Sunil Sharma.

Theme of negotiations was cooperation development in the sphere of venture financing between businesses and investors of Canada, Russia and CIS countries.

  • May 22, 2009

Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, CMC, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV  and Anastasia Smolentseva, Partner have participated in a business breakfast with Export Development Canada (EDC).

Experts of EDC have presented research called “Russia: The Politics of an Economic Crisis”. The analysis provides evaluation of dynamics of political and economic current situation in Russia.

  • May 20, 2009

Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, CMC, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV  and Anastasia Smolentseva, Partner have carried out negotiations with Mr. Adilzhan Rusiev, Second Secretary, Embassy of Kazakhstan in Canada.

Theme of negotiations was cooperation development in sphere of investments among Republic of Kazakhstan, Canada and Russian Federation.

  • May 14, 2009

Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, CMC, Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has participated in Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) Annual General Meeting 2009, which was carried out in Ottawa.

  • May 01, 2009

Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, CMC, Konstantin SMOLENTSEV and Executive Assistant of the Corporation Anastasia Smolentseva have carried out negotiations with Mr. Monte Kwinter, Member of Provincial Parliament of Ontario (Canada), Chair Investment and Trade Advisory Council, Ministry of International Trade and Investment

Theme of negotiations was organization of cooperation between government and business circles of Canada and Russia on mutual attraction of investments.

  • November 27, 2008

Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, CMC, Konstantin SMOLENTSEV has participated in a business lunch with Mr. Monte Kwinter, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of International Trade and Investment and the Chair of the Ontario Investment and Trade Advisory Council (OITAC), Canada. Among participants of the lunch were employees of Ministry of International Trade and Investment of Ontario Province and Embassy of Canada in Russia, representatives of Canadian and Russian large businesses.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, CMC, Konstantin SMOLENTSEV has presented a new project of the Corporation on attracting a strategic investor in one of the largest agricultural holdings.

  • September 28, 2008

Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, CMC, Konstantin SMOLENTSEV have participated in the Canadian National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show – one of the largest shows of such scale in North America, carried out in the capital of Canada – Ottawa.

During business negotiations with companies’ representatives – show’s participants, opportunities for cooperation between business circles of Canada and Russia have been discussed.

  • September 18, 2008 

Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC “SMOLENTSEV and Partners”, Ph.D., Academician of IIA, CMC, Konstantin SMOLENTSEV and Executive Assistant of corporation Anastasia K. Smolentseva have participated in business dinner with Quebec Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade (Canada) Mr. Raymond Bachand. Among participants of the dinner were Ambassador of Embassy of Canada in Russia Ralph Lysyshyn, Honorable Master of Sports, three times Olympic games champion, ten times world champion, President of the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia, State Duma member, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Physical Culture, Sport, and Youth Vladislav Tretyak, delegation of diplomatic and business circles of Quebec province (Canada), representatives of Russian business.

  • June 24, 2008

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ph.D., CMC Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has participated on a business breakfast with the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board Mr. Gerry Ritz and the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Mr. Alexei Gordeev.

During the event questions on current state of affairs in Canadian and Russian agriculture, its prospective development trends, the potential and plans for further development of Canada-Russia cooperation.

International Corporation “SMOLENTSEV and Partners” has participated also as a Sponsor of the business breakfast.

  • Jan 14, 2008

    In Ottawa, by the initiative of the Trade Mission of RF and within the limits of program realization on international economic and investment cooperation a meeting with the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in Canada has been held. Among participants were Chairman of Board of Directors, Ph.D., the Academician of IIA, CMC Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV, Acting Director of the North American mission of the Association of Consultants for Economics and Management (ACEM) Ms.Smolentseva, Head of the Trade Mission of RF in Canada, First Secretary of the Embassy of RF Mr.D.B.Bystrov, Assistant Trade Representatives of the Trade Mission of RF in Canada Mr.V.I.Orlov and Mr.Y.A.Ermakov.

    At the meeting questions of activization of assistance to development of the Russia-Canada business relations, and also concrete projects in areas of high technologies, trade, an agriculture, mechanical engineering and sea transportations were discussed.

    The parties have confirmed the arrangement on mutual cooperation on development of the Russia-Canada business relations.
  • Dec 8, 2007

    Chairman of Board of Directors, Ph.D. the Academician of IIA, CMC Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has participated in CERBA Christmas Networking Reception.
    Sponsors of CERBA Christmas Networking Reception were PricewaterhouseCoopers and Barrick Gold.

     
  • Nov 20-21, 2007

    Chairman of Board of Directors, Ph.D. the Academician of IIA, CMC Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has participated in an International conference "Resurgent Russia: where is it headed now?", which took place in Canada’s capital Ottawa and organized by Canadian Institute of International Affairs (CIIA).

    Main themes of the Conference were:
    - Economy and role of government in business
    - Inner challenges
    - Strategic and geopolitical problems
    - Canada-Russia relations

    Among participants were the Ambassador of Russia in Canada Mr.Mamedov, Ex-Ambassador of Canada in Russia Mr.Chris Westdal, Marie-Lucie Morin, Deputy Minister of International Trade, Ottawa, Richard Schuster, Senior Economist, Export Development Canada, representatives of International Peace Research Institute, (PRIO) Oslo, Institute of Economics of Transition, Moscow, Transparency International, Moscow, New Economic School, Moscow, the Glasnost Foundation, Moscow, World Security Institute, Washington and other public, government and business organizations of Russia and Canada, employees of embassies of a few countries in Canada.
  • Nov 15, 2007

    Chairman of Board of Directors, Ph.D. the Academician of IIA, CMC Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has participated in a lunch meeting, organized by Canadian Club of Ottawa in honor of the Plenipotentiary ambassador of the Russian Federation in Canada Mr.Mamedov. Representatives of large Canadian business companies, public organizations, government institutions, universities, ambassadors of a couple of states have participated there as well.

    Plenipotentiary ambassador of the Russian Federation in Canada Mr.Georgy Mamedov has made a speech "New horizons of Russia-Canada cooperation", which caused a very interesting discussion.

    With roots dating back to 1903, it is a prestigious meeting place for the inquiring and the influential – a place for all who share a keen interest in contemporary Canadian life and who seek context, perspective, and a deeper level of understanding. Our members frequent the Canadian Club to be informed, engaged and inspired. Canadian Club speakers are leaders in Canada and abroad in business, politics, academia and the arts. They are the builders, the thinkers and the dreamers who are shaping Canada's future and defining our place in an ever-changing world. The Canadian Club of Ottawa is an unfiltered window on the Canada of today and tomorrow – and a place to witness history in the making.
  • Nov 1, 2007

    Chairman of Board of Directors, Ph.D., the Academician of IIA, CMC Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has been negotiating with one of the largest Canadian law firms Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP. Possibilities of cooperation in the sphere of corporate law and protection of intellectual property were discussed on the meeting.
  • Oct 24, 2007

    By the invitation of the Ambassador of Canada in the Russian Federation Mr.Ralph Lysyshyn, Chairman of Board of Directors, Ph.D., the Academician of IIA, ŃĚŃ Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has participated in Reception in the Official residence of Embassy in honour of Mr.Stefen L. Millar, again appointed as a Minister-Adviser on Commerce and Economic Questions of Embassy of Canada in Russia.
  • Aug 23, 2007

    International corporation "SMOLENTSEV and Partners" has joined Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA).

    Missions of CERBA are:
    - Development and strengthening of mutually profitable trade and investment relations between Canada and Russia
    - Protection and lobbying of interests of association members in Canada and Russia
    - Development of a dialogue and information exchange between government and business structures of Canada and Russia
    - Help in business development of companies which are a part of association by granting the services including help in establishment of business contacts, marketing services and PR, etc.
    - Tight cooperation with analogical organizations with a goal of more effective protection of mutual interests

    CERBA was founded by these organizations:
    - Canada Eurasia Energy and Industry Alliance (CEEIA, Calgary, founded in 1989)
    - Canada-Russia Business Council (Toronto, founded in 1997)
    - Canada Business Association in Russia (Moscow, founded in 1996)
    - Quebec-Russia Business Association (Montreal, founded in 2003)

    Every organization offers its own unique experience and knowledge of features of a concrete region and represents companies in practically all branches of industry.

    CERBA has a network of offices in Canada, which are located in Calgary, Toronto and Montreal and an office in Moscow. The structure of CERBA allows for the founding organizations to unite their knowledge and experience, embracing different regions and industrial sectors, and provide high quality services, offered to association members.

    Management of "SMOLENTSEV and Partners" Corporation thinks this event is meaningful and is able to give powerful positive impulse to international development of your business.
  • Jun 3, 2007

    Doctor of Political Sciences, the Academician of IIA, Certified Management Consultant (CMC) Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has participated in CERBA (Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association) 10th Annual Lobsterfest.
  • May 29, 2007

    Chairman of Board of Directors, Doctor of Political Sciences, the Academician of IIA, Certified Management Consultant (CMC) Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has participated in the opening of permanent representative company of a Canadian corporation for export development – EDC (Export Development Canada) in Russia.

    Russia is included in the 5 most prioritized for EDC world markets, and now EDC focused its resources to provide Canadian companies and it’s Russian partners with financial services necessary for full realization of potential in this strategically important market.

    On offered spectrum of services EDC following persons have presented:
    - President of Moscow branch of the Canadian Business Association of Russia and Eurasia (CERBA) Mr. Nathan Hunt,
    - President and Executive director of EDC Mr. Eric D. Siegel,
    - Main authorized representative of EDC in Russiaand CIS countries Mr. Rod Lever
  • Mar 25-27, 2007

    Doctor of political science, the Academician of IIA, Certified Management Consultant (CMC) K.Y.SMOLENTSEV have participated in Canada-Russia Business Summit, which took place in Ottawa (Canada). Within the limits of the Forum, there has passed VI Session of Russian-Canada Intergovernmental Economics Commission (IEC) and second session of Canada-Russia Business Council (CRBC).   

    Business Summit under the theme "Partners, Progress and Prospects" and in the format "business circles – governments of two countries" has been held for the first time in practice for the mutual relationship. Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Aleksei Gordeyev was the head of Russian delegation. Co-chairman of CRBC from the Russian side was the President of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) Aleksandr Shokhin, from Canadian – chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Council (CERBA) Don Whalen. Representatives of the government, parliamentarians of RussiaandCanada, largest Russian and Canadian companies, representatives of subjects of theRussian Federation, provinces and regions ofCanada, and also Vladislav Tretyak participated in the Forum. Canada-Russia Business Council was created in 2004. CRBC groups that are currently functioning: mining & metallurgy, energy, information technologies and telecommunications, transportation and aerospace industry, agriculture, on Arctic and the North, finance industry group is in the process of forming.  

    There has been a meeting of co-chairmen of IEC – the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Aleksei Gordeyev with the Minister of International Trade of Canada David Emerson, along with the Minister of Agriculture of Canada Chuk Strahl and with heads of Chambers of Parliament of Canada – all within the limits of the Forum.

    As a result of the Forum, a few intergovernmental and business agreements have been signed.

    Russian and Canadian sides greatly value the past event as a powerful positive impulse to development of bilateral cooperation between RussiaandCanada.
  • Feb 28, 2007

    Doctor of political science, the Academician of IIA, Certified Management Consultant (CMC) K.Y.SMOLENTSEV has participated in the Canada-Russia Business Summit: Moscow Launch Event, organized by the Embassy of Canada in Russia. Employees of the Embassy of Canada in Russia, representatives of government and business circles of Canada and Russia, EDC (Export Development Canada) and CERBA (Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association).
  • Jun 1, 2006

    Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Ph.D., the Academician of IIA K.Y.SMOLENTSEV had a meeting with one of the leading Canadian Consultants in the sphere of strategic management and international business, professor of the Sprott School of Business, CarletonUniversity, Ian Lee, Ph.D.
  • May 31, 2006

    Within the limits of realization of the project on the international economic and investment cooperation there has been a meeting organized with the Trade commission of the Russian Federation in Canada. In this meeting participated: Chairman of the Board of ACEM for International and interregional cooperation, Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Ph.D., the Academician of IIA Konstantin Y.SMOLENTSEV, Executive Director of a North American commission of Russian Association of Consultants for Economics and Management (ACEM) Ms.D.Smolentseva, the head of the Trade commission of RF in Canada Mr.Chernyshev, Assistant Trade Commissioner Dr.Grigorieva Elena.

    Both sides came to a conclusion that a relationship between business societies of Canada and Russia is intensively developing. Especially actual and perspective spheres of agriculture, education and exchange programs for management personnel, oil mining, trade, production of food products, machinery, telecommunications, mining and other spheres.

    The arrangement of cooperation for the relationship development between Russia and Canada has reached.
  • Oct 18, 2005

    Ph.D., the Academician of IIA, CMC Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV was invited by a Canadian corporation as an independent member in the Board of Directors.

  • May 16, 2003

    Negotiations between The Academician of IIA Konstantin Y. Smolentsev and delegation from province of British Columbia (Canada) were held in Moscow.

    Canada was represented by:

    James G. MATKIN, President and the ŃĹÎ for the Council of business matters of British Columbia;
    Mel BLITZER, leading consultant in the sphere of building strategic alliances;
    Ivan Gyozo SOMLAI, intergovernmental coordinator and consultant.

    As a result of negotiations both sides came to a conclusion that is it important to widen cooperation between business circles of Canada and Russia. As first concrete steps it was decided to coordinate the forces of consulting companies of our countries to provide more comfortable work environment for international investments on territories of Russia and Canada. Canada showed huge interest in the possibility of financial investing in Russian market of real estate. Both sides decided to continue and deepen the cooperation.


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