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SOLD OUT! Breakfast With Brands: Automotive Industry
April 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
WBE Canada’s Breakfast with Brands events are designed to be educational and informative, providing greater access to procurement networks for women-owned businesses looking to succeed in corporate supply chains.
The second event in 2019’s Breakfast with Brands series hosted by The Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) brings together certified women owned businesses and buyers from Automotive industry from Canada and the US. This event offers an opportunity for exceptional networking, learning, professional development and connections between certified diverse suppliers and corporations wanting to diversify their supply chains.
Join us for Breakfast with Brands: Automotive Industry in Toronto on April 18, 2019 at 8:30am to 12pm as we aim to facilitate connections and conversations between women-owned businesses and corporate buyers.
8:30 – 9:00am – Registration & Networking (Breakfast included)
9:00 – 9:10am – Welcome & Latest Updates from WBE Canada
9:10 – 9:30am – Keynote Presentation – Amanda Krogol, GM: Supplier Health
Learn how GM analyzes health of its own suppliers and how this health translates to success. Amanda will be speaking to the need for all suppliers to ensure their viability, scalability/capacity, place in the supply chain, and the “what’s next” (i.e. innovation). Come ready to learn and take notes.
9:30 – 9:45am – Introduction to Roundtables
9:45 – 11:35am – Meet the Buyer: Sourcing Round Tables
11:35am – 11:45pm – Wrap-Up
Confirmed table hosts:
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- Build meaningful relationships with purchasing representatives and women business owners
- Experience the impressive network of corporations and organizations that partner with WBE Canada
- Hear from supplier diversity professionals from top automotive companies about the trends and opportunities for diverse suppliers servicing automotive industry
- Meet one-on-one with corporate buyers at the “Meet the Buyer” session (certified WBEs only)
- Complete 6 months of prospecting in one day
Who Should Attend
- WBE Canada Certified Women Owned Business
- Other Certified Diverse Suppliers
- Supplier diversity and purchasing representatives of corporations and government entities working in or focusing on automotive industry
- Partners of WBE Canada
- Diverse suppliers who are interested in strategic business and developing professional business relationships within automotive industry
This event is officially SOLD OUT!
We will see you at 8:30am on April 18, 2019
We can’t wait to meet you!
WBE Canada Team
Amanda Krogol serves as a Supplier Diversity Program Manager for General Motors (GM) and has been a member of this team for over 3 years. She began her career with GM in April 2013 where she was a Buyer for Health Services & Benefits for three years. During this period as a Buyer, Amanda volunteered as the Supplier Diversity Lead for Indirect Materials, Machinery & Equipment. It was this experience that lead her to seek a full-time position on the Supplier Diversity team in 2016.
As a Program Manager, Amanda is responsible for the inclusion strategy for all Direct SMT’s which include Body/Exterior, Chassis, Electrical, Thermal Systems, Interior/Safety, Global Propulsion Systems, and Customer Care & Aftersales. It is her responsibility to ensure the inclusion of diverse suppliers (MBE, WBE, SDVOB, VOB, LGBTBE, Small Business) within sourcing activities. Additionally, Amanda is the Advocacy Group Lead for National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC), Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC), US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC), National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), Pure Michigan, US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), Veteran Owned Business Roundtable (VOBRT), Canadian Aboriginal & Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC), and WBE Canada.
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Michigan State University. She has also successfully completed the Supplier Diversity Professional Excellence Program through the Tuck School of Business. She is a member of the Veteran Owned Business Corporate Advisory Board, as well as the NVBDC Corporate Relations Committee. Since graduating from MSU, Amanda has accumulated over 15 years of experience in Purchasing and Supplier Diversity and 12 years within Automotive.
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