Strategic Networking - How to Make Connections that Matter

Event Details:

Date: November 25, 2015

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Who should attend:

Network leaders

Organized by:


Often it is not what you know but who you know that can help you secure employment commensurate with your experience or advance your career. Building a network will help to connect you with people in your industry and let them get to know you. Attending industry forums, joining a professional association and having a mentor are great ways to build your network.

Participants at the event will:

  • Learn how to network effectively to secure employment and advance your career
  • Gain tips and strategies to build and maintain relationships
  • Connect with established immigrants and other job-seekers


5:30 – 6:00


Registration, Light Dinner, Networking


6:00 – 6:05




6:05 – 6:45


Presentation: Networking with Purpose

Speaker: Jaime Gonzalez, PINs Leader

6:45 – 7:40


Roundtable Discussions on Networking: Tips and strategies on how to approach the right contacts, use face-to-face and online networking formats effectively, and build long-term relationships

Tables will be hosted by PINs leaders who are established immigrant professionals

7:40 – 7:50


Key Take Aways


7:50 – 8:00


Closing Remarks



Speaker’s Bio

Jaime Gonzalez is a Senior Business Consultant with over 20 years of experience implementing medium to large scale IT projects for financial and insurance institutions in Canada and Latin America. Jaime is also an active volunteer and community leader in professional organizations. He co-founded and was the president of Latin Project Management Network (LPMN), a professional immigrant network focused on leadership development and career advancement of Project Managers and Business Analysts in the GTA.

Registration Deadline:

November 18, 2015

Contact details for the event:

You can contact Beatrice Kohlenberg at or Rohit Singh at