100 Talented local professionals will return home to Toronto from June 7 to 10, 2012
TORONTO, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto Homecoming will kick off its third annual 2012 event with a four-day conference to encourage professionals living abroad to return home to Toronto and explore job opportunities within the city.
"For Toronto to prosper, we need to attract talented people from all over the world," said Andrew Graham, Co-Chair, Toronto Homecoming. "This event helps people who already have a connection to the city, and understand how great a place it is, make the move back by removing some of the barriers to finding a great job."
The conference runs from June 7 to June 10 and will begin on Thursday June 7 with a networking seminar and opening night reception gala at RBC Centre, at 155 Wellington Street. Toronto Homecoming 2011 will include networking sessions, leadership workshops, lectures by Toronto business leaders, industry trends, city tours and discussion panels with past attendees.
"We are happy to build on the success of last year's event in connecting future leaders with leading companies based in Toronto to enhance economic growth and provide a more global business mindset. This year's program includes a new stream of professionals focused on the Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods industry, along with sessions on some of the city's emerging industry trends." added Eva Wong Scanlan, Co-Chair, Toronto Homecoming.
What: Toronto Homecoming Opening Night Reception and Gala (Open to the Media)
Where: RBC Centre, 155 Wellington Street West, 11th Floor, Toronto
When: Thursday June 7, 2012 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Attendees are professionals in the early-to-mid stages of their careers and former Torontonians that live abroad and want to return to the city. Participation in the conference is limited to 75 people and applicants will be assessed on their professional, civic and volunteer experience. Career opportunities are divided into three streams:
1) Financial & Professional Services
2) Retail & Consumer Packaged Goods
3) Technology & Telecom
Toronto Homecoming is an initiative of the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance's Emerging Leaders Network. As a group of volunteers, our goal is to attract and retain emerging leaders & innovators to Toronto and to ensure that Toronto remains a viable choice in an increasingly challenging competition for talent in the global village.
The Toronto Homecoming held its first signature Toronto Homecoming event June 10-13, 2010. www.torontohomecoming.ca
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