MAPLE Hosts Toronto Cross-Border Networking Reception

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As part of our delegation to Toronto, Ontario, MAPLE Business Council® is hosting a cross-border networking reception on September 21st from 5-8pm to promote closer business ties between Southern California and the greater Toronto region.

The reception will be held at the Collaboration Hub of MAPLE member organization, Teknion. The Toronto showroom of this leading commercial office interiors company is located 20 floors above downtown Toronto with stunning views of the city. MAPLE wishes to thank Teknion for their generous hospitality.

As part of our reception, we will be hosting a panel discussion on 'Doing Business with Southern California' featuring representatives of two economic development organizations who are part of the delegation. Linda DiMario, Vice President of Economic Development & Tourism and Diana Le, Manager, Business and International Development at Greater Irvine Chamber in Orange County, and Michael Smith, International Trade Manager at the World Trade Center Los Angeles will be speaking.

The evening reception will provide an opportunity for delegates to connect with Toronto area executives and representatives from government agencies. MAPLE co-founders, Robert Kelle and Stephen Armstrong, will provide an overview of the mission and scope of work of MAPLE Business Council, now in its third year promoting investment, trade, and entrepreneurship bilaterally between Southern California and Canada.

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For more information and to request an invitation for the Toronto reception on Thursday, September 21st, please contact Stephen Armstrong ( or Robert Kelle (