The purposes of the OPEN, Toronto is to serve the interests of Pakistani-Canadian business community through a local presence, networking, advocacy, focus on business developments and issues, and organizing ongoing events for networking and gaining business advantage through business education, peer to peer coaching, and purposeful socializing.
OPEN is intended to give members the opportunity to build contact bases and learn profitable strategies to grow their businesses. Our ethos is distinctly entrepreneurial and not bureaucratic.
When members get to know each other on a social level as well as a business level it encourages them to not only do business among themselves and pass more referrals to one another but also to build deep relationships. We are privileged to have highly successful and thoroughly professional members who are our real edge.
Plenary meeting: Our plenary sessions are meant for senior decision makers and are highly effective for both networking and learning. We want the participants at our sessions to cultivate powerful alliances among those they meet as well as garner insights on how to be more successful at their business.
We meet once every month. Our plenary meetings are open to entrepreneurs and C suite executives and provide them with an ideal forum to build business relationships and exchange leads.
Roundtables: Our roundtables offer ideal platforms for peer consultation, experiential learning, and one-on-one mentoring. Roundtables comprise regular members and have closed door meetings chaired by one of the members of OPEN. A roundtable is for entrepreneurs and is focused on industries with similar target markets and overlapping characteristics and concerns. The roundtable members share insights, problems, and industry information, and seek help in a trusting and professional setting.
OPEN also organizes a number of other events of immensely diverse nature.