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French Affair Hosted Networking Social

Hosted by MetroActive: Where People & Opportunity Meet

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Networking Social designed to help you or your business connect with the French-speaking community locally (over 1 million in the GTA alone) and internationally happening on June 20th is looking for hosts and sponsors that want to reach members of the French-speaking community. Extend your brand and increase your customer base through this focused theme event. Contact me for details.

French Connections Hosted Networking Social Doing Business with French-speaking people Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 (6-9 PM)

at Peridot Resto Lounge – 81 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON M4W 1A9 (Just East of Yonge St.)

With Great Hosts to Help You Network



MetroActive and Bilingual Link are organizing the first annual French Connections event in Toronto’s Yorkville District at Peridot Resto Lounge- 81 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON M4W 1A9 (Just East of Yonge St.). The event will bring together French speaking executives, entrepreneurs, and business owners for an evening of networking among Toronto’s most cultured and active French-speaking business professionals.

An event dedicated to the opportunities and pleasures of doing business with French-speaking companies and individuals both within and outside Canada brought to you by MetroActive, Canada’s leading business networking organization and Bilingual Link, Canada’s leading resource for connecting bilingual talent with business human resource needs. This event is in the tradition of MetroActive’s hugely successful proprietary hosted networking social format and leverages Bilingual Link’s established industry relationships and expertise.

Tony Zapacosta (left) and his son Philip (right) owners of Nanni Couture European Fashions at Hazelton Lanes

Tap into Canada’s French business market and leverage Canada’s French heritage to reach French markets in other countries! The event will bring together French-based companies, companies looking to reach French communities (within and outside Canada), organizations looking to hire French-speaking individuals and French-speaking individuals looking for career opportunities for an evening of networking among Toronto’s most active corporate executives, business owners and other business professionals.This is an ideal opportunity for: 1. Individuals looking to expand their professional network, 2. Businesses looking to expand their presence among the French-speaking community and to better understand this community, 3. Organizations servicing the French-speaking community interested in reaching those within the French community in the Greater Toronto Area, and 4. Individuals wanting to do business in French. You don’t need to be fully bilingual to take advantage of the French-speaking community, but you do need to understand the community and to develop the appropriate network, relationships and awareness of your business.

Rose Cathy Handy, CEO, Bilinqual

Join our MetroActive hosts and members for an evening focused on discovering and discussing the French culture, doing business with the French-speaking community, and exploring related business opportunities. Take advantage of individual business introductions, socializing, and networking with the heads of some of Canada’s French-speaking businesses and organizations. Enjoy exploring the latest developments, happenings and opportunities among Canada’s French speaking community.

The evening will begin by focusing on business networking and information exchange and will later evolve into a more casual and relaxed atmosphere.

Reserve your admission today. Most of our events are sold out and we have to turn away dozens of individuals who don’t buy tickets far enough in advance. Don’t delay!

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