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WBE (Women Business Enterprises) Canada 2018 Annual Conference

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Giving a voice to women-owned businesses

September 26 & 27, 2018
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre
South Bldg, Toronto, ON

 

These two action-packed days will bring together a community of women-owned businesses, corporations, government agencies and regional partners for learning, knowledge sharing and networking.

Connect with 200+ certified diverse suppliers, corporations and government procurement professionals and those championing supplier diversity. Whether you are a current member, a certified women-owned business, a partner to WBE Canada or an organization seeking to demonstrate your diversity commitment or expand your reach in new markets, this event is for you!

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Conference Ticket Prices

  • Certified WBE Canada, CAMSC, CGLCC $650 
  • WBE Canada Corporate member, MOU partner & Not-for-profit organization $750 
  • Corporate non-member, Government, Other $1,050 
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All sales are final. Tickets are nonrefundable, but transferable.

  • Procurement Professionals
    Build relationships with a variety of women-owned businesses through networking and matchmaking opportunities. Connect with corporations, government agencies and supply chain/supplier diversity professionals while learning about the latest industry-specific opportunities.
  • Government
    Join a community of 200+ women-owned businesses, corporations, diverse suppliers, procurement and supplier diversity professionals for learning, knowledge sharing, networking and matchmaking. Learn about the latest supplier diversity trends, challenges and opportunities.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Corporations
    Connect with a community of WBEs through networking and matchmaking opportunities. Demonstrate your diversity commitment and expand your reach in new markets. Hear from industry leaders about supplier diversity benefits, trends and challenges.

  • Women-owned Businesses
    Network and matchmake with 200+ certified diverse suppliers, corporations, government agencies and procurement and supplier diversity professionals. Hear from industry leaders about driving profits, winning clients and the future of supplier diversity.
  • Supplier Diversity Professionals
    Meet a community of women-owned businesses, corporations and government agencies for knowledge sharing, matchmaking and networking. Hear the latest supplier diversity trends, challenges and opportunities from industry leaders.
  • Supply Chain Professionals
    Connect, network and matchmake with a large group of women-owned businesses, corporations and government agencies for exciting opportunities. Learn about the latest supplier diversity/supply chain trends, challenges and opportunities from industry leaders.

Keynote Speakers

Lesley Marks

of BMO

Breakout Speakers

Ashlee Froese

Protecting & Commercializing Your IP

Patricia Muir

Congratulations! Your Company is Certified! What’s Next? How Will You Make Certification Work for You?

Kris Prochaska

Is Your Business an Innovation Incubator? Create Environments Where People WANT to Give Their BEST

Phil Dyer

Rethink. Redefine. Repower. Disruptive Sales Strategies for a Changing Era in Winning Corporate Clients

Ann Gomez

Own Your Time: Practical Strategies to Take Control of Busy Days

Athena Taddei

Learn to Focus on Purpose, Processes and People to Drive Profits

2018 Sponsors

BDC Presents

BMO Bank of Canada    RBC Royal Bank      Export Development Canada (EDC) 

TD Bank    Kellogg's           Toyota     ABC Group      Accenture CIBC

GM Canada    Innovative Solutions Canada BellVersatil

State Group  BMWIBM

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