April 7, 2017
Salgirah Mubarak Khushiali Luncheon
The Ontario Professional and Business Alliances are pleased to invite ALL Ismaili Professionals to a Networking Luncheon proudly sponsored by TD Bank. This luncheon is a great opportunity for attendees to connect and network with fellow Ismaili Professionals and celebrate Navroz Khushiali.
Highlights from Last Year's Khushiali Luncheon
The Ontario Professional and Business Alliances (OPBA) picked the baton from Finance and Accounting Professionals Alliance, Ontario (FAPA) and hosted All Ismaili Professionals Networking Luncheon at Scotiabank premises in Downtown Toronto on December 21, 2016.
Sponsored by Scotiabank, this event provided a great opportunity for attendees to connect and network with fellow Ismaili Professionals together with celebrating the Salgirah Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam.
OPBA would like to thank all the Ismaili professionals who attended the Salgirah Khushiali luncheon. Approximately 135 professionals/guests were registered for the event half of which were members of (at least) one of the Ontario Alliances. The dignitaries who participated in the event included Alnoor Nanji, Chair Alliance Canada, Karim Sunderji, Chair Aga Khan Conciliation & Arbitration Board for Canada, Zahir Kassam, Chair Aga Khan Economic Planning Board for Canada, Yasmin Ratansi MP for Don Valley East and Arif Virani MP for Parkdale – High Park.
Attendees represented many alliances including FAPA, OLPA, TAO, MCAC and iREA. The other participants, who are not yet part of any of the Ontario Alliances, belonged to a variety of backgrounds, organizations and professions. Hopefully these participants will join their respective area’s alliances in near future.
Karim Mamdani, Chair of OPBA, welcomed the participants and provided an overview of Ontario Alliances. This was followed by a short video and remarks from Ajay Mundkur, Senior Vice President Toronto region of Scotia bank.
The feedback received from the participants was very positive and maintaining the historical trends of luncheon hosted in past. It was encouraging to note that all the respondents rated the event from good to excellent and 90% (approx.) regarded the event as worth attending.