Business Roundtables

DATE: November 10, 2021

TIME: 1:55 - 2:55 pm ET | 10:55 - 11:55 am PT

Let’s socially connect while physically distancing on November 10th, 2021. What better way to learn and connect than in themed, focused conversations.

What to expect? This virtual event is open to all attendees of WBE Canada’s 12th Annual Conference. We’ll have closed and open networking rooms available to help you build your rolodex, get support you need or ask your questions.


The WBE Canada Annual Conference is about building connections that will be there to support you throughout your business and career. Select the topic that interests you the most, bring your questions and enjoy the ride. Room capacity is limited to allow great conversations so you'll need to act quickly to claim your preferred spot. Available sessions:

Business Roundtable #1:

WBE Canada: Supplier Diversity Clinic

With Catherine Grosz & Jamie Crump

Review your supplier diversity program: troubleshoot, tweak strategies, get feedback. Open to ALL Corporate attendees

Business Roundtable #2:

Pivotal Growth: Leading Growth & Leveraging Capital

With Lisa Haydon & Karen Hutt

Lessons learned in leading growth and leveraging capital with Karen Hutt, Emera and Lisa Haydon, Pivotal Growth

Business Roundtable #3:

Government of Canada: Chat with Procurement Assistance Canada

With Delores Sui

Learn how to navigate the federal procurement process as a small business and how to benefit from this market.

Business Roundtable #4:

Global Affairs Canada: Grow your business with Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service

Learn what Trade Commissioner Services are available to Canadian companies looking to expand, including funding, business development programs and initiatives for WBEs.

Business Roundtable #5:

ventureLAB: Tech Undivided

Join us to learn how to grow and fund your women-led tech company


Closed rooms are available only to our certified WBE suppliers and Corporate Member community - limit of one participant per organization. These are ‘almost’ traditional roundtable meetings with the exception that instead of pitching your business to one company, WBEs will have the opportunity to pitch their business to multiple companies at once. We call it “Virtual Showcase”. These sessions must be pre-selected prior to the Conference - check our emails for instructions.

  • Business Roundtable #6: Automotive & Industrial
  • Business Roundtable #7: Financial
  • Business Roundtable #8: Tech & Telecom
  • Business Roundtable #9: Professional Services
  • Business Roundtable #10: Consumer & Business Products
  • Business Roundtable #11: Government, Construction & Energy

Tradeshow will be CLOSED during these sessions to allow exhibitors to participate and build connections.