Reflections on the 2015 Global Talent Conference

Congratulations to all of the ERIEC board and staff for their support on another successful conference last Tuesday March 3, 2015!

This year’s goal was to bring business leaders and skilled immigrants together to provide support and career advice regarding their professions. The lack of networks and networking skills are some of the major barriers to employment and integration of internationally educated professionals, which is why we selected this year’s theme to be Developing Productive Professional Networks.

The total amount of participants was over 200 and through our brief post conference survey shows that 93 % of the participants responded as “Very Satisfied”.

The following are some quotes from the mentees who attended the Conference:

“It was a great conference! I learned a lot and made some great connections.”

“I attended the Edmonton Global talent conference today and I learned a lot that I am sure it would help me to find job in Canada. I am thankful to the ERIEC for organizing this great event, all of the sponsors that made it happen and your speakers especially Dr. Lionel Laroche for friendly speeches and sharing their knowledge and experiences.”

“It was one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended. The conference content was of high standard and I’ve learned a lot about the Market place in Canada. Specially where my development areas are…you guessed, soft skills. The conference inspired and gave me rejuvenated energy in my job search. More confidence in myself, to be myself. It provided me with tools and knowledge that is usable in everyday life, relationships as well. Fantastic job well done.”

Here is what we heard from employers who attended:

“Excited to spend the day at ERIEC’s Global Talent Conference”. Stantec Team

“Mock interviews and mentorship are key for internationally educated professionals”. Edmonton HR Cluster

A few tweets on Twitter:

“Great exhibitors at ERIEC’s Global Talent Conference: Western Union, All Weather Windows, TD Canada Trust, City of Edmonton, CPA”

All Weather Windows, Corporate Sponsor

“Networking and learning lots at ERIEC’s Global Talent Conference”. “Thank you for hosting a wonderful day of learning and development”.

We, at ERIEC, are pleased with the feedback from everyone and would like to send out our Thank You again to our sponsors for making this wonderful event possible!


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