METROACTIVE: French Connections Networking Social – Mar. 21st, 2012


1. French Connections Networking Social – Mar. 21st, 2012. Doing business with French-speaking people locally (over 1 million in the GTA alone) and internationallyBUY YOUR TICKET NOW! Looking for Sponsors & Hosts – email us if you’re interested.

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French Connections Hosted Networking Social

Doing Business with French-speaking people

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 (6-9 PM)

– Peridot Resto Lounge –

81 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON M4W 1A9 (Just East of Yonge St.)


$7,640 in Gifts (to redeem email us at

1. $100 in Gift Certificates from Nanni Couture offering high-end European fashions for business professionals.

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French Connections Hosted Networking Social

Doing Business with French-speaking people

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 (6-9 PM)

– Peridot Resto Lounge –

81 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON M4W 1A9 (Just East of Yonge St.)

With Great Hosts to Help You Network





Picture of Yorkville

MetroActive and Bilingual Link are organizing the first annual French Connections event in Toronto’s Yorkville District at Peridot Resto Lounge– 81 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON M4W 1A9 (Just East of Yonge St.). The event will bring together French speaking executives, entrepreneurs, and business owners for an evening of networking among Toronto’s most cultured and active French-speaking business professionals.

An event dedicated to the opportunities and pleasures of doing business with French-speaking companies and individuals both within and outside Canada brought to you by MetroActive, Canada’s leading business networking organization and Bilingual Link, Canada’s leading resource for connecting bilingual talent with business human resource needs. This event is in the tradition of MetroActive’s hugely successful proprietary hosted networking social format and leverages Bilingual Link’s established industry relationships and expertise.

Tony Zapacosta (left) and his son Philip (right) owners of Nanni Couture European Fashions at Hazelton Lanes

Tap into Canada’s French business market and leverage Canada’s French heritage to reach French markets in other countries! The event will bring together French-based companies, companies looking to reach French communities (within and outside Canada), organizations looking to hire French-speaking individuals and French-speaking individuals looking for career opportunities for an evening of networking among Toronto’s most active corporate executives, business owners and other business professionals.

This is an ideal opportunity for:

1. Individuals looking to expand their professional network,
2. Businesses looking to expand their presence among the French-speaking community and to better understand this community,
3. Organizations servicing the French-speaking community interested in reaching those within the French community in the Greater Toronto Area, and
4. Individuals wanting to do business in French. You don’t need to be fully bilingual to take advantage of the French-speaking community, but you do need to understand the community and to develop the appropriate network, relationships and awareness of your business.

Rose Cathy Handy, CEO, Bilinqual

Join our MetroActive hosts and members for an evening focused on discovering and discussing the French culture, doing business with the French-speaking community, and exploring related business opportunities. Take advantage of individual business introductions, socializing, and networking with the heads of some of Canada’s French-speaking businesses and organizations. Enjoy exploring the latest developments, happenings and opportunities among Canada’s French speaking community.

The evening will begin by focusing on business networking and information exchange and will later evolve into a more casual and relaxed atmosphere.


Reserve your admission today.


Most of our events are sold out and we have to turn away dozens of individuals who don’t buy tickets far enough in advance. Don’t delay!

Admission Price Includes: 1. One drink ticket good for house red and white wines, domestic bottled beer or bar rail drinks (vodka, rye, rum, gin).

Draw Prizes: TBA

Host Companies:

Dress Code: Business attire or equivalent

Note: You must provide proof of full payment for admission into the event. Purchase is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another individual as long as you provide that person with your proof of payment along with your signature on the bottom and note that says “I transfer my ticket to the bearer of this receipt”.

We reserve the right to change event details without notice, so make sure you check event post online before event. We reserve the right to refuse admission to the event or to remove individuals from the event without refund of admission price, for whatever reason, but especially for inappropriate behaviour or complaints from, or harassment of other guests.

This event is not appropriate for network marketing or multi-level marketing sales or recruitment. There may be a photographer and film crew present to record parts of the event – if you would like to be omitted from the recordings you must indicate so in writing upon signing in at the event. You’re contact information will be provided to the sponsors of the event unless you indicate in writing upon signing up at the event.


The HNS is managed and hosted by MetroActive (, a GTA leader in business-to-business networking and social interaction. MetroActive is Canada’s premier business networking organization begun in 1997 and with a membership based in the Greater Toronto Area and which is primarily composed of corporate executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, investors and other high net worth, high disposable income individuals. You can see pictures from some of our over 1,000 past events on our facebook group page –


We are also on LinkedIn, twitter, meetup, youtube and yahoogroups. At October’s event we had over 120 people attending and at November’s event we had over 130 and had to turn away people at both events that hadn’t bought or reserved their ticket in advance.

OPTIONS (all options include one drink ticket – Bring your proof of payment for admission):

1. Reserve your spot now for only $10 plus $1.30 HST (Non-refundable) to guarantee your spot

and ticket price and pay $35 cash at door ($30.97 plus HST of $4.03).

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