Around thirty young people from Gran Canaria who work in the United Kingdom participated yesterday at the first ‘after-work’ event organised by the SPEGC in the British capital to create synergies and make contacts among the members of the Talento Gran Canaria network who live in London.
Attendees were surprised that there were “so many people from the island” in London and did not stop sharing and exchanging business cards, contacts and ideas. The event was also attended by the president of the Island Council (Cabildo), Antonio Morales, and the Councillor for Tourism, Inés Jiménez, who offered every facility to these young entrepreneurs to develop their ideas in London and Gran Canaria, given the importance of opportunities for redirecting such talent towards Gran Canaria, whether of islanders or not, thanks to the advantages the island has to offer.
Most of the Canarians who attended the event arrived in London looking for new challenges and attracted by the possibility of discovering new cultures. They were all grateful for the event, as it allowed participants to get to know each other and exchange professional advice and common experiences. So much so, that most agreed to organise another meet-up during the year to repeat the experience. In any case, they were invited to the next meeting of the SPEGC which will be held in Gran Canaria this Christmas, at the Uvas de Talento event.
Talento Gran Canaria, which already has over 750 members across the five continents, works via Linkedin and its aim is to unite people from Gran Canaria who work abroad so that they can meet each other and support Gran Canaria abroad.
The network was created barely a year ago and of note among its activities are meetings that are held taking advantage of dates such as Christmas or this Tourism event in London. The first Uvas de talento event was already held in Gran Canaria last December and another successful ‘after-work’ event took place in Madrid.