The Networking Reception, a collaborative effort by the HEPA Regional Office Canada, the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce in Canada, the Canada-Poland Chamber of Commerce (CPCC), and the Consulate General of Hungary in Toronto/Magyarország Torontói Főkonzulátusa, proved to be a dynamic gathering dedicated to strengthening business connections and advancing economic cooperation.

The event, inaugurated by Máté Árpád Igaz, Chargé d’affaires of the Consulate General of Hungary in Toronto, emphasized the significance of cross-border collaboration. Distinguished speakers included Stephen Klus, Executive VP of the Canada-Poland Chamber of Commerce, who provided insights into current Polish business events, and Sándor Balla, Executive Director of the HEPA Regional Office Canada and President of the Hungarian Canadian Chamber of Commerce, who showcased recent Hungarian business successes in Ontario.

Michał Pszczółkowski, Economic and Trade Attaché of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto, presented upcoming events within the Polish community. Alexandra Cole, a newly appointed member of the Board of the Canada-Poland Chamber of Commerce, was introduced during the event. Cathy Murphy, VP of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada (EUCCAN), and Waldemar Halek, President and Chairman of the Canada-Poland Chamber of Commerce, also graced the occasion.

Joseph Safian, sommelier, curated a selection of Hungarian wines now available in Ontario, while János Székely, Chef of the Consulate General of Hungary, delighted guests with an array of exquisite Hungarian dishes.

This unique opportunity allowed business leaders, diplomats from across the European Union, and entrepreneurs to engage in meaningful discussions, fostering new partnerships and driving forward the shared economic interests of Canada, Poland, Hungary, and the European Union.

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