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CIC Saskatoon: How to Build an International Career: Tales from Saskatoon, London, Tokyo, and Back
October 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm CSTFree – $35
If you live in Saskatoon, can you build a career that touches the world?
If this is your dream, we have good news – yes you can! With the interconnectedness of Saskatoon with the rest of the globe, opportunities exist for people who start in Saskatoon to do interesting and important work in locations all over the world. Sometimes they leave for other locales. And sometimes they come home to Saskatoon and continue impacting the world from here.
Join us to hear from Alex Fallon – president of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA), British honorary consul to Saskatchewan, and a man who managed to get Saskatoon berries on a Gordon Ramsay menu in the UK. Mr. Fallon shares how he built an international career, describes some of the pitfalls to avoid, and lets us know about some of his strategies that worked for him. Have questions? This will be a great time to ask them.
If you have built for yourself an international career, please join in on the discussion near the end to add a few of your lessons learned.
Since 2014, Alex Fallon has been a driving force for economic development in the Region from his position as president and CEO of SREDA. Mr. Fallon brings to his role a healthy background of successes in a number of entities including the Government of Saskatchewan, Cameco Corporation and Rainmaker Global Business Development. Mr. Fallon has been an important part of over two dozen formal trade missions promoting Saskatchewan internationally, in addition to winning numerous national and international marketing awards for initiatives done right here at home. Mr. Fallon holds a Bachelor of Business and Economics, a Bachelor of Law, and is the British honorary consul to the province of Saskatchewan.
Started in 1992, the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) Inc. was one of the first independent economic development agencies to be started in Canada. Today, it is one of the most successful. SREDA works with the City of Saskatoon, the Province of Saskatchewan, the surrounding communities and more than 200 private sector investors to build and grow the region’s economy. A powerful force on the prairie landscape, the role of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) is to strengthen and grow the local economy by providing programs and services in the areas of business attraction and expansion; entrepreneurship; regional economic development and planning; Indigenous economic development, economic intelligence, marketing the Saskatoon Region and talent attraction.