BALTIC BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE – PROGRAMME

May 28, 2003, 11 AM – 2:30 PM

The “Rendezvous Room” – DFAIT, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

When

Who

Affiliation, Position

Subject / issue

Comments

10:45

Registration; Coffee

11:15

John Pahapill

BFC – Baltic Federation in Canada, President;

Opening Remarks; Introductions

Moderator - Roundtable

11:20

Tammy Ames

DFAIT - Dept. of Foreign Affairs and International

Trade

A brief overview of current DFAIT programs of special interest to the Baltic States

Desk Officer, Baltic States, Central & Eastern Europe

11:25 

Real Lalonde

CIDA - Canadian International Development Agency, Country Program

An overview of current CIDA projects in the three Baltic States

Manager, Baltic States and Eastern Europe

11:35

Lorne Cutler

EDC – Export Development Canada, Director

Overview of EDC activities in the Baltics

11:45

Mike Neame;

Meelis Kuusberg,

President, CEBA (Tallinn);

Director, EE – U.K. Office

Canada-Estonia Business Association (CEBA); EE - Enterprise Estonia; Thumbnails on each

A joint presentation

12:00

Edmunds Baumanis

Canadian Latvian Businessman

Developing Family Business in Latvia

Helped to set up lucrative Family Business in Latvia

12:05

Louis Matukas

The (Lithuanian, Toronto) Resurrection Credit Union, Chairman

Re: Financial resources available within the Canadian Baltic communities for potential investments in the Baltics

Has arranged Canadian financing of Lithuanian small businesses

12:10

Tõnu Orav

Orav Travel Inc., President

Thoughts on Canadian Tourism Business in the Baltics and surrounding countries

Conducts extensive Travel business in these areas

12:15

Dr. Olev Träss

GCI – General Comminution Inc.,

Chairman

Technology Sharing projects between Canadian and Estonian -- indeed Baltic -- Universities

e.g. U.o.T. and Tallinn Technical University

12:20

Dr. Alexander E. Dudelzak

Laser Diagnostic Instruments International Inc., President & CEO

Thoughts on the High-tech business opportunities in the Baltics

A Canadian HT firm with business-success in Estonia

12:30

Everyone present!

The 1st Canadian Baltic Business Roundtable

Questions-and-Answers; Discussion

Participants at-large

13:30

Lunch

On premises

Prepare for closing-session

14:30

John Pahapill

Moderator

Concluding remarks