2019 Annual Conference


  • Event attendees: 250+
  • Corporate & Government Representatives: 100+
  • Certified WBEs in Attendance: 120+
  • Speakers: 35
  • Sponsors: 25

Award Winners

2019 President's Award: BDC

2019 WBE Canada Champion: Catherine Grosz, BMO

2019 Top Corporation in Supplier Diversity: BGIS Global Integrated Solutions

2019 Top WBE Supplier: Cargo Partners International Inc.

2019 Most Improved Supplier Diversity Program: BMO

2019 WBE Stars: WBE Star: East - Sherry Isnor | WBE Star: Quebec - Maryse Benhoff | WBE Star: Ontario - Lisa Siragusa | WBE Star: West - Eva Sun

2019 Supplier Diversity Leader: Marc Mallais, ABC Technologies | Kiruba Sankar, RBC

2019 Rising Star: Robinson Global Management Inc.

Meet 2019 winners here

2019 Annual Conference Highlights

  • WBE Canada celebrated its 10th anniversary in style - we were pleased to welcome Canadian WBEs, other certified diverse suppliers, women-owned businesses, corporate and government representatives, partner organizations, media representatives and others.
  • First WBE Canada Trade Show: New in 2019, Trade Show attracted 55 Exhibitors.
  • First Awards Gala: WBE Canada celebrated its 10th Anniversary in a circle of friends, stakeholders and champions.
  • Conference going GREEN: Instead of printing the conference brochure, WBE Canada invested in mobile app, banners and e-signage to cut down carbon footprint.
  • Attendees had an opportunity to participate in 7 focused breakout sessions led by industry experts on topics including legal, productivity, leadership, communication, and other topics.