TORONTO: On April 29 evening, approximately 300 young professionals packed the RBC Auditorium in downtown Toronto for a night of professional development and networking.
The attendees were reflective of the diverse cross-section of groups that partnered to put on the event.
The organizers included The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, The National Council of Indo-Canadians, Noor Cultural Centre, Sri Lankans without Borders, and UJA Federation Jewish Chamber of Commerce.
The groups focus on outreach to this demographic through their individual work.
Through recent collaborations and partnerships on other initiatives, the idea was created to bring together young professionals through business development and networking opportunities.
The evening allowed guests to network over food from each of the communities, and also learn more about the organizing groups and the work they undertake.
Attendees heard from branding expert Ted Zittell who spoke about the role of design in entrepreneurship, with an informative and passionate presentation about the power of good design.
Vasu Chanchalani followed with a reflective interview with CBC’s Priya Sankaran, whereby he shared his stories and insights about his path to becoming the angel investor and philanthropist he is today.
The evening concluded with an engaging question and answer period with the crowd.
Across communities attendees were grateful for the unique opportunity and hope to participate in future events by the coordinators.
(Press release from Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce or ICCC)