Accelerate Your Marketing Career as a Newcomer to Canada


Wednesday, April 26


6 PM - 8PM EDT


ACCES Employment
489 College St, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario M6G1A

Please join us on April 26th for a panel discussion, moderated by Santo Ligotti, AMA Toronto President-Elect, joined by Shalini Jerath, currently the MNG Director at AMA Toronto and ACCES Alumni; along with Koozhad Khatami, Events Marketing Manager at AMA Toronto and ACCES Alumni; and Ajai Datta, Co-Founder of Pinnacle Digital Solutions, ACCES Alumni and Advisory Member of the Digital Marketing Connections program at ACCES.

This event would be aimed at addressing the barriers faced by newcomers in the process of finding a job, highlighting the necessary skills required in the search for employment, the importance of building a strong network, followed by a Q & A session.


Refreshments and Networking
Welcome remarks
6:30- 7.00PM
Panel discussion / Q& A
6:30- 7.00PM
7:00- 8:00PM
Refreshments and Networking
7:00- 8:00PM


Ajai Datta, President and Co-Founder of Pinnacle Digital Solutions Ltd

He is a Technology Specialist with an MBA and more than 28 years’ experience managed businesses that implemented Controls, Security, life-safety, Audio/Video, and communication Systems. With global exposure and experience with fortune 500 companies, Ajai has built and lead high performance teams in the growing world of B2B technology. He brings with him specialized and mature understanding of the need for not only Canadian markets but also expertise on international market. He has the expertise to create and manage teams and bridge the needs of the users and emerging technology.

Shalini Jerath
Marketing Manager at Level Access

She is a highly accomplished marketing professional with extensive global exposure and experience across multiple industries in B2B services. With a strong educational background from top institutions across Asia and North America, she brings a unique perspective and diverse skill set to her work. In addition to her professional work, Shalini is also a committed volunteer at AMA, where she has contributed her time and expertise to a variety of initiatives and events. She is highly regarded for her dedication, enthusiasm, and passion for making a positive impact in her community.

Koozhad Khatami
Category Marketing Manager at Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee

He is a Sales and marketing professional with more than 8 years of experience working in different multinational CPG companies. Born and Raised in Iran, he never had the experience of living in another country. He moved to Toronto as a permanent resident on July 2022. Enrolled in ACCES Digital Marketing Connections program in October and joined AMA in Dec. 2022. Joined Mother Parkers, a leading supplier of private-label coffee and tea products in North America in Feb. 2023 as Category Marketing Manager.


Santo Ligotti ( President Elect AMA)

He is a creative and performance-driven Marketing Professional with extensive experience recognizing and understanding client needs to deliver highly impactful and relevant solutions that exceed business goals. Strategically focused and results oriented in digital, content creation, personalization, acquisition, lead generation, branding, channel development, public relations and retention. He is also skilled at working across complex organizational boundaries and geographies with proven success in a variety of industries including financial, technology and payments

Event Partner

Acces Employment

ACCES Employment for over 30 years have offered job search support to newcomers and immigrants. ACCES offers specialized employment programs that have helped both job seekers and employers navigate the nuances of diversity, equity, and inclusivity. The job hunt can be challenging for newcomers to navigate and that is why employment programs can offer supportive services and access to professional networks. Specialized programs such as Digital Marketing Connections, delivered by ACCES Employment, prove to be more valuable than ever before. This bridging program supports professional sales and marketing newcomers to navigate the job-hunting process to become successful in starting their careers in Canada. In addition, ACCES also has a tremendous Alumni network which some of their former clients actively volunteer at AMA, in a very supportive way to pay it forward and foster a valuable professional network.

Come join us to learn, connect and grow!

This event is FREE for members. Tickets are $10 for non-members. Light refreshments provided.

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