On November 11, 2015 Latin Networking Beyond Boundaries (LNBB) hosted the fourth Annual Meeting. Over 130 participants attended representing 11 Latin professional groups. The event was hosted by KPMG and the keynote speaker was the Mayor of Toronto, John Tory.
LNBB brings together five Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs) associations – Canadian Colombian Professional Association (CCPA), Hispanotech, Leadership in Project Management Network (LPMN), EXATEC, and Javerianos en Canada – and four Latin employee resource groups – KPMG, Scotiabank, Procter & Gamble, and Fidelity Investment.
LNBB started in 2011 as a joint event supported by TRIEC. Since then, the group has matured and new associations and corporate groups have joined the organizing committee.
LNBB’s mission is to foster the integration and promotion among the members of the Latin professional organizations. LNBB believes that people can impact on other people’s lives by sharing knowledge and experiences that are powerful enough to make a difference.
LNBB’s vision is to become the forum that links and represents all the Latin professional organizations in Ontario.
Here is what some of the participants had to say:
Paula Calderon, Canadian Colombian Professional Association
“Every year we look for topics and guest speakers that will add value to participants of the event. The topic for this year’s event was “Strength in Numbers” which reflects the mission and vision of LNBB – our goal is to have a stronger, more united Latin-American Professional community in the GTR. This year’s speaker, His Worship Mayor of Toronto John Tory was able to demonstrate the value of this mission and show great support for our community.”
Gabriel Leiva von Bovet, Hispanotech
“I believe LNBB is a great opportunity for multiple organizations from the Hispanic and Latin American community to demonstrate their ability to work together (…) to reach a broader audience, address common interests, and portray a unified front to the society. This initiative was originally conceived between Hispanotech and TRIEC and therefore it has a very personal meaning for me. Looking at how it has evolved and the caliber of the recent presenters and special guests, combined with the feedback received from the attendees, motivates me to continue supporting it. During this year’s event the participants highlighted the value obtained from John Tory’s presentation, the insights from the panelists, and the great opportunity to meet new people.”
Alejandro van Maanen, Procter & Gamble
“LNBB allows Latin employee groups to connect with other Latin professional networks and employee groups, providing the right forum to exchange ideas and learning opportunities to its members. LNBB events are designed to meet the needs of highly skilled professionals across multiple functional areas (IT, finance, marketing, supply chain, etc.). One of the most attractive benefits of LNBB is connecting the groups, allowing better planning of their major events in order to increase the participation of the Latin professional community in the GTA.”