100 TALENTED LEADERS WILL RETURN HOME TO TORONTO FROM JUNE 9 TO 12, 2011
TORONTO, June 6, 2011 /CNW/ - Toronto Homecoming is set to kick off its
four-day event to encourage talented professionals living abroad to
return home to Toronto and explore job opportunities within the city.
Close to 100 highly talented professionals with a connection to Toronto
will be returning to the city to meet with dozens of organizations
looking for talent.
"Our research found that career opportunities are the number one factor
causing young professionals to leave Toronto and stay abroad," said
Andrew Graham, Co-Chair, Toronto Homecoming. "This event presents a
chance for talented individuals to connect with leading organizations
in the city to explore job opportunities and reconnect with the
The conference runs from June 9 to June 12 and will begin on Thursday
June 9 with an opening night reception gala at the Royal Bank Plaza.
Toronto Homecoming 2011 will include networking sessions, workshops,
addresses by Toronto business leaders, city tours and discussion panels
with past attendees.
"We had great success last year in matching high-performing
professionals from all over the world with leading companies based in
Toronto to fuel innovation and drive economic growth. This year's
program includes panels and speeches from some of the city's foremost
thought-leaders," noted Eva Wong Scanlan, Co-Chair, Toronto Homecoming.
What: Toronto Homecoming Opening Night Reception and Gala (Open to the
Where: Royal Bank Plaza, 200 Bay Street, South Tower, 40th Floor, Toronto
When: Thursday June 9, 2011 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Attendees are high-performing professionals in the early-to-mid stages
of their careers who grew up in or otherwise have a strong connection
to Toronto. Participants were selected through a competitive process
based on demonstrated records of success and impact. To facilitate
targeted connections between sponsors and participants, the program is
divided into three streams:
1) Financial & Professional Services
2) Science and Technology
3) Not-for-Profit and Government
Sponsors Participating in the event include: Royal Bank of Canada, Thorek/Scott and Partners, City of Toronto, BMO
Bank of Montreal, Rogers, Knightsbridge and the Toronto Financial
Toronto Homecoming is an initiative of the Greater Toronto CivicAction
Alliance's Emerging Leaders Network. As a group of volunteers, its goal is to attract and retain emerging
leaders & innovators to Toronto and to ensure that Toronto remains a
viable choice in an increasingly challenging global market for talent.
The Toronto Homecoming held its first signature Toronto Homecoming event
in June 2010. www.torontohomecoming.ca
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