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CIC Diplomatic Dinner – EU Ambassador Melita Gabrič

May 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST


Join us in the South Room of the Sheraton Cavalier downtown as CIC Saskatoon hosts Her Excellency Dr. Melita Gabrič, Ambassador of the European Union to Canada, for dinner and presentation.

Dr. Gabrič will be speaking on the topic of “The EU in the Face of Geopolitical Challenges”. Given the ever-increasing role of the EU in protecting global order and security, the factors facing the Union have become increasingly important to us, most notably in terms of Saskatchewan business collaborations.

This is a rare opportunity to converse directly with the Ambassador, as well as to meet and reconnect with business and policy leaders, including the Honorary Consuls, in the Saskatoon region.

6:00 PM – Meet and greet; cash bar available
6:30 PM – Dinner, with a presentation from the Ambassador near the end

Note: deadline for dinner reservations is 4:00 PM on Friday, May 12.


About our speaker:

Dr. Melita Gabrič, Ambassador of the European Union to Canada, began her tenure at the helm of the Delegation of the European Union to Canada on 1 February 2021, after serving as Ambassador of Slovenia to Canada since 2018. Ambassador Gabrič holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and has extensive experience in both bilateral and multilateral international relations. Prior to her Canadian assignment, she served as Slovenia’s Director of Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Aid. Previously she served as Diplomatic Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister as well as to the President of Slovenia. Ambassador Gabrič was also the Secretary General of the Bled Strategic Forum and led the Slovenian national process on business and human rights. She held the position of Senior Advisor on Human Rights to two Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. She was also the Consul General of Slovenia in New York.
The Ambassador speaks Slovene, English, French, and Serbian/Croatian. She enjoys jogging, downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as skating. She has a keen appreciation of contemporary art, literature, and design, and savours the beautiful natural landscapes and the rich cultural offerings of Canada.



May 17, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST


South Room, Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel, 612 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, SK
612 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3G9 Canada
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CIC Saskatoon Branch