The Canadian-Croatian Business Network (CCBN) based in Croatia and the Canadian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce (CCCC) based in Canada are organizing a conference entitled “Croatia: Your Gateway to Europe”, to be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario on Wednesday, September 28, 2011.


The conference will be attended by a delegation from Croatia, including representatives of nearly 30 companies, with the purpose of being introduced to trade and investment opportunities in Canada, while also offering Canadian companies the opportunity to learn about the business climate and opportunities in Croatia.


A special opening address will be provided by the State Secretary, Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Ruđer Friganović. The conference will also provide case studies of successful business projects, affording attendees the chance to get first hand insight into doing business in Croatia and an opportunity for open discussion and debate during a panel session.


During the lunch break, we are especially pleased to announce that our Keynote Speaker will be Mr. Robert Herjavec, CEO of The Herjavec Group and star of CBC’s Dragon’s Den and ABC’s Shark Tank and a successful Croatian-Canadian venture capitalist.


Following the luncheon, Croatian and Canadian companies looking to expand their horizons and markets and develop international relationships will have an opportunity to participate in one-on-one meetings with each other.


An overview of the Croatian participants in the trade mission is attached as well as a more detailed profile. If you recognize a potential match/partner among them, please contact us to schedule a one-on-one meeting.


Also attached is a copy of the proposed agenda and conference registration form, which is to be completed and returned to us by no later than Thursday, September 22, 2011.


Contact Information
For more information or to register, please contact either:
Anita Vuković Madzarević, Canadian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: (416) 641-2829
Linda Zanella, Canadian-Croatian Business Network


About the CCCC
Founded in 1995, the Canadian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit network of Croatian-Canadian businesses and professionals that has emerged as the voice of Croatian-Canadian business in Canada. Canada has one of the largest and most successful Croatian communities outside of Croatia and the Canadian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce brings together businesses and professionals with strategic relationships (economic, commercial, political, and cultural) in both Canada and Croatia. For more information, please visit


About the CCBN
Founded in 2010, the Canadian-Croatian Business Network is an apolitical initiative of Canadian and Croatian professionals residing in Croatia who are committed to promoting and maximizing economic ties between Canada and Croatia. For more information, please visit


CLICK HERE to download the Conference Package including Registration Forms, Conference Agenda and Croatian Company Profiles.