The Eurasian Economic Union space has the potential for foreign entrepreneurs and investors. These and other issues were discussed at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Toronto. Canadians' interest in the market of the Eurasian Economic Union is growing with Kazakh markets offering unique opportunities and a variety of discounts for new investors. The Canadian Ambassador to Kazakhstan said the lack of information provided to businessmen exists and "such meetings will help change the situation." A special Business Council was established to promote cooperation between Kazakhstan and Canada. Chairman of the Board of "Kazatomprom" Askar Zhumagaliyev and President of Cameco Corporation Tim Gittel are chairing the meeting. The parties have recently signed the corresponding agreement.
Robert Fotheringham, CEO and Co-Founder of Fotheringham & Fang Investment Company said in his interview: "In recent years the relations between Kazakhstan and Canada have been developing considerably. Many of our regions are working directly with the country. In order to strengthen our cooperation in the future, we must conduct meetings like this one, to help recognize respective markets’ strengths and opportunities for collaboration".
The annual CERBA Construction and Infrastructure Conference was held in Toronto on December 3, 2013 in partnership with the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, the Government of Ontario, Canadian Embassy in Moscow, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada and the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Canada and brought together over 120 delegates from Canada, Russia and CIS.
The conference raised discussion on important subjects and issues for construction companies which plan to expand their business to international markets and seek to further cooperation, exchange of experiences, and engage in networking with government representatives, various experts, and colleagues in the construction sector, related building works and infrastructure.
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Robert Fotheringham chaired the Round-table discussion with the Kazakhstan Delegation.
This event was supported by Administration of the President of Kazakhstan, Office of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Agency for Civil Service Affairs of Kazakhstan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan, Ministry of Justice of Kazakhstan, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Kazakhstan.