LeaderImpact Global Exchanges give business leaders an opportunity to give back by bringing their knowledge, influence, and expertise to marketplace leaders in other countries around the world.
Past trips have included destinations in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador and Panama.
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PAST GLOBAL EXCHANGES
Asuncion is one of the oldest cities in South America. The “Mother of Cities” was founded in 1537. The friendly Paraguayan capital has long been a centre of music, poetry and the arts, but only in recent years has Asunción been able to escape its long history of rule by dictators.
In October 2018 we returned to our most visited international city, Medellín Colombia. Medellín is the second-largest city in Colombia, after Bogotá, and is known for its beautiful, temperate weather. For us, the weather is just a bonus compared to working with the amazing local team that loves Jesus, their city and the people in it.
Santiago de Cali, usually known by its short name “Cali”, is the capital of the Valle del Cauca department, and the most populous city in southwest Colombia. As the only major Colombian city with access to the Pacific Coast, Cali is the main urban and economic centre in southwest Colombia, and has one of the fastest-growing economies in the country.
In April a team of 22 leaders from Winnipeg MB and Regina SK arrived in Panama City for a week of sharing and building relationships with local leaders. Fourteen speakers carried out more than 50 events over 3 days, with invitations to the Presidential Palace, Copa Airlines, and 3 Universities. As a result, hundreds of leaders connected with LeaderImpact for the first time.
Our team headed to the capital city of Ecuador for the first time in May 2015. Our leaders were excited to be part of this inaugural Global Exchange to Quito, the highest capital city in the world at 2800 meters. Quito is also Ecuador’s center for banking, business and politics. More than 2300 Ecuadorian leaders attended our events and heard how a relationship with God has made a real difference in our leaders’ lives.
November 2014 saw a group of over 30 leaders from Canada, many of them new to Global Exchanges, return to Medellín, one of our key cities in Latin America. Leaders from a variety of backgrounds were on this exchange, including executives with leading technology companies, entrepreneurs and business owners, lawyers, and politicians. This diverse group brought a tremendous wealth of experience and knowledge to share about their business and career experience, as well as many incredible testimonies to God’s impact in their lives.
In March 2014, a team of 35 leaders from Canada and the US arrived in the Panamanian capital, excited for the opportunities to connect and build relationships with local leaders. More than 1800 Panamanian leaders from all sectors of business and the military attended the many events held over the course of a week. Hundreds of lives were changed as a result of hearing a message of hope for living a life of significance in their professional and personal lives.
In November 2013, LeaderImpact sent another Global Exchange to Colombia—this time to Medellín, and Bogotá, Colombia’s capital, economic and cultural centre. This trip saw 30 marketplace leaders from across Canada traveling to Colombia for eight days of world-class training with local business leaders. Reaching the key leaders of Colombia will be a catalyst to moving LeaderImpact to new capital cities in South America.
Early in 2013, LeaderImpact sent a Global Exchange team of 33 business leaders from across North America to Medellín, Colombia. The team spent eight days sharing their expertise with local leaders through business forums, roundtable discussions, and one-on-ones. The week saw 2,500 Medellín business leaders filling venues for more than 70 events to hear our North American leaders share stories of struggle and success from their lives and businesses.