The Regional Municipality of York is pleased to host The Gateway 2017 - a conference for internationally educated professionals (IEPs). It looks to bring together entrepreneurs, employers, professional associations and government representatives. The conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa in Markham. The Gateway 2017 offers attendees a no-cost, full day networking experience and great opportunities for: • Internationally educated professionals looking to develop their careers • Newcomers to Canada looking for a better understanding of the Canadian job market • York Region employers wanting to share best practices for successful job-skill matching • Community organizations wanting to reach out to newcomers with their service offerings • Licensing bodies looking to create awareness of their professional requirements • Professional Associations looking to attract highly educated and skilled professionals • Settlement organizations wanting to demonstrate the work they do for the newcomer community • Educational institutions looking to showcase their academic bridging programs The conference will feature two special keynote speakers: • Morning: Mohamad Fakih, Chief Executive Officer, Paramount Fine Foods • Afternoon: Daniele Zanotti, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way Toronto & York Region This will be the third conference York Region has hosted for internationally educated professionals and it is shaping up to be an exciting day to engage, connect and inspire. To register or for more information, please visit YorkWelcome.ca/TheGateway or contact Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org , (905) 830-4444 extension 72160.