CNBPA Social: August Get Together
On Thursday August 18 we hosted our first monthly social (every third Thursday of the month) at Real Mo-mo's in Toronto. It was a very successful event and we were happy to see many familiar and also new faces. We are happy to announce that the following socials will be hosted together with the British Chamber on Thursday September 15 (see more information below) and the German Chamber on Thursday October 20 (see more information below). We hope to see you all at the next social, it will be an excellent networking opportunity. See the registration pages for who registered already!
Our Upcoming Events
CNBPA meets TIFF - 2 Dutch Movie Directors - September 12, 2016
Every year in September one of the biggest film festivals takes place: the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The festival screens film premieres from all over the world, including of course The Netherlands. The CNBPA invited two Dutch filmmakers to talk about their work and show bits and pieces of their film premieres at TIFF. Two very different films, documentary and drama, show the insights of immigration in The Netherlands.
Register now! Tickets include drinks and snacks provided by our generous sponsor Investigation Counsel PC
6:00 pm: Start
6:30 pm: First speaker, Director Alex Pitstra
Alex Pitstra was nominated for the Golden Calf of Best Script and is known for Die Welt (2013). He is at TIFF in Toronto for the North-American premiere of his movie Bezness as Usual.
Alex will tell us more about his journey while making this documentary, meeting his father, and the cultural differences between him and his Tunisian family.
7:00 pm: Second speaker, Director Mijke de Jong
Mijke de Jong was awarded with the Golden Calf for Best Director and Crystal Bear for Best Film, and nominated for the Golden Calf for Best Television Drama. De Jong is known for Van God Los, Tussenstand (2007), Het zusje van Katia (2008), and Bluebird (2004). Mijke is at TIFF in Toronto for the World premiere of the movie Layla M.
Mijke de Jong will talk about her experience directing this drama that involves sensitive subjects like the Islam and terrorism. The official Dutch premiere will be November 17, 2016. Layla M. is part of the TIFF Platform-program where twelve selected movies compete for the prize of $25,000.
More on Bezness as usual
During the rise of mass tourism in the 1970s, young Tunisian men from poor families made it their business — or “bezness” — to romance women visiting from Europe. Among the children born from these relationships was filmmaker Alex Pitstra, who was raised by his mother in Holland and scarcely knew his father in Tunisia. In Bezness as Usual, Pitstra attempts to reconnect with his father and navigate the differences in their cultural attitudes and economic opportunities.
More on Layla M.
Radicalized by her adopted country’s anti-Muslim measures, a Dutch-Moroccan teenager (Nora El Koussour) marries a devout jihadist and leaves Amsterdam to join an Islamist cell in the Middle East. Layla encounters a world that nurtures her ideas initially, but finally confronts her with an impossible choice. She discovers that her new community has its own restrictions and prejudices.
CNBPA and British Chamber Social: End of Summer Bash - September 15, 2016
After our successful first social, the CNBPA is organizing its second monthly social together with the British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce. Join us and the British Chamber on Thursday September 15 at 6 PM for a night of networking at Real Mo-mo's with our host Monique Guffens.
Location: 51 Colborne St. in Toronto
Register now! Ticket includes 1 drink p.p. and Dutch snacks.
*We do not organize dinner, but you are free to order from Real Mo-Mo's great menu at the event.
Media Evolution: Impact on Business - September 29, 2016
Times are changing. Especially in the world of media consumption and consumer behavior. The introduction of smartphones, wearables, social media, online and mobile banking heavily influence the day to day practice of businesses.
On September the 29, 2016 three media professionals will take you through some of the impacted elements.
- Sebastiaan Postma, Programmatic Strategist at The Weather Network, will take you through the change of media consumption and talk about Big Brother: is he real?
- Michel van den Berg, driving force behind Canadian Tire's WoW Guide and app, will discuss opportunities for new mobile technologies like Augmented reality - who hasn't heard yet of Pokemon Go - and Virtual Reality into larger businesses.
- Darryl Konynenbelt, Media lead at Navigator Ltd, will discuss the impact of Social Media on business PR. What do company leaders need to take into account these days when speaking in Public or even within the organisation knowing that Social Media can make your words go viral in a matter of seconds.
Please join us at Navigator Ltd on September 29 at 6:30 PM.
The CNBPA and the The Canadian German Chamber are joining forces for a night of networking among the Dutch and German members in the Canadian community. On Thursday October 20 at 6 PM Real Mo-mo's opens its doors and will have German Beer, Pretzels and Bitterballen available.
We are looking forward you joining this neighborly event!
Location: 51 Colborne St. in Toronto
Register now! Ticket includes 1 drink p.p. and snacks.
Annual General Meeting - November 29, 2016
The CNBPA's Annual General Meeting will be held on November the 29, 2016 at KPMG on 333 Bay Street in Toronto. The AGM will be followed by a networking drink.
More information will follow closer to the event.
*Non-members can register, but cannot vote during the AGM.
The Weather Network: Behind the Scenes - February 15, 2017
The CNBPA and the Weather Network invite you on February 15, 2017 from 7 - 9 PM to come and take a look behind the scenes of how weather forecasts are created and presented at Canada's to go to brand for all your weather forecasts and more.
- History of the Weather Network;
- How is a forecast created;
- Overview of the National Alert Ready Area. What is the purpose of Alert ready (eg Amber alerts), its history and importance to the community;
- Observe the briefing desk and control room. What are the functions in this space;
- Go into the studio and become an On Camera Presenter. Prizes to be won!
- Social at Jack Astors incl. 1 drink and snacks.
Note that there is limited participation possible due to a max possible allowance in the studio.
There is free parking available at the location:
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Japanese Food & Sake Tasting - September 7, 2016
On Wednesday September 7, 2016 there will be a Japanese food & sake tasting event at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Center (JCCC), Kobayashi Hall (6 Garamond Court) in Toronto with over 40 vendors sampling goodies like:
- Izakaya, Ramen, Sushi, Sashimi, Teriyaki, Wasabi, Seaweed, Match
- Sake & Spirits, Japanese Cocktail, Japanese Sweets & Snacks and More!
*Participants must be 19 and over to attend this event, otherwise will be prohibited from entering the premises.
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