ACSioN @ 10

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The ACSioN Network of Canada presents:


 The ACSioN Network of Canada is proud to invite you to celebrate 10 Years of ACSioN with us!
Just about ten years ago, the ACSioN Network was launched as a student project in an obscure storage room at Concordia University. Since then, ACSioN has provided a vital framework for hundreds of students and young professionals of African descent to develop leadership skills, as they inspire and learn from each other and their communities.

ACSioN @ 10 will be an unparalled opportunity to network with amazingly accomplished members of our community, as well as with recruiters and representatives of major companies. Join us for an afternoon and evening of great conversations, tasty refreshments, and powerful inspiration!

PLEASE NOTE: To participate at this event, you must register, and early bird tickets will only be sold online. Tickets for ACSioN @ 10 allow full access to all activities (this includes both the career conference & showcase, refreshments, and the 10th anniversary celebration.)


[ ACSioN @ 10 - Overall Programme ]

2:00 PM // "African-Canadian Careers in Finance 2016" Speaker Forum and Career Showcase

> African-Canadian Careers in the Financial Sector - Panel Discussion and Q&A
Join our stellar panel of accomplished African-Canadian professionals as we advance a critically-important discussion on how community members can succeed and establish rewarding careers in the finance sector!

Osei CADOGAN - Senior Manager, Money Market Operations at BMO Financial Group
Mariame CISSÉ - Manager, Equity Derivatives at TMX's Montréal Exchange
Nako MBELLE - Founder and CEO at Fintech Recruiters, Inc.
Laurent STERLIN - Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
Panel Moderator:
Rashida GEDDES - Executive Producer & Host, "Business Talks" (Bell Local TV1) / Leadership Coach / Commercial Services Officer, BMO Bank of Montreal

> Diversity in ACSioN - highlighting industry-leading firms

What are some of Canada's most prominent companies doing to make sure that their own diversity reflects that of our wider society? Find out as HR specialists from various firms explain how the involvement of our community's members makes a crucial difference.

> Finance career showcase with featured companies

Are you looking to jumpstart your career? Register now to meet the recruiters!

Recruiters who can connect you with different firms in the financial services sector and beyond!

> Networking cocktail

Yes, refreshments will be served!

5:30 PM // ACSioN 10th Anniversary Celebration

> Intergenerational reunion

Reconnect in person with your fellow alumni & young professionals , as well as current students!

> 10 Years of ACSioN: A Retrospective & "ACSioN Lime" event

It's been an amazing journey since 2006, and there are a lot of accomplishments to celebrate! We'll be highlighting the groundbreaking contributions of our members, partners & alumni. Keep your eyes peeled for some cool surprises! Keep your eyes peeled for some cool surprises - and yes, refreshments will be served as we have a great time during this unique networking session!

This event is open to young professionals from all sectors, as well as students from all universities and academic disciplines.
DRESS CODE: Business wear. Business casual is okay, although you might want to dress it up a notch, especially if you might be meeting someone who works at a company you would also like to work for...
About the ACSioN Network:

Currently in its 11th year of operation, the ACSioN Network is a non-profit organization bringing together students and young professionals of African descent. Through its concentration upon academic, professional and sociocultural excellence, the ACSioN Network engages its members in contributing to the well-being of their communities and that of society at large. As part of its ongoing professional development programs, the ACSioN Network seeks to connect this dynamic community with the labour market both locally here in Montreal and at the national level.

We'll see you there!

ACSioN Network Board of Directors, NEB and Concordia University chapter executive board


November 05, 2016 at 2pm - 8pm
Hôtel Omni Mont-Royal
1050 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, QC H3A 2R6
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