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Meet the Buyer: Staples Promotional Products

January 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Meet the Buyer

This LIVE virtual event is for Certified WBEs who want to learn about how to do business with “big” business. Join us on January 30th to learn more about our newest Corporate Member – Staples Promotional Products. Bring your questions, we’ll have line open for conversations.

This 1-hour online webinar is an excellent way for Certified WBEs to learn more about corporations they may be targeting with products and services.

What you will learn…

We will focus on the following topics (topics vary based on select Corporate Member supplier diversity program):

  • Staples LogoCompany information and brief background
  • Supplier Diversity policy or guidelines
  • Procurement processes
  • Primary and secondary categories you purchase
  • Information on working with Tier 1 and Tier 2 vendor (if applicable)
  • Best way to connect and contact information
  • How to best follow up
  • Special programs or opportunities available to diverse suppliers
  • Tips, best practices, success stories
  • Q&A

Certification has its benefits!

This webinar is reserved for our Certified WBE community. Webinars are free but participants must register in advance. Registration link will be emailed to Certified WBEs and posted in our Private LinkedIn community. 

Why to join us live…

  • Learn more about Staples Promotional Products program
  • Be the first one to learn about opportunities
  • Be the first one to follow up
  • Ask questions and get answers LIVE on the call

Can’t join us LIVE? No problem! Send your questions to concierge@wbecanada.ca anytime between now and 1 day prior to the call. Call will be recorded and available in our online library – Tools for Growth!

Meet Hugh Lawson

Hugh LawsonHugh Lawson is the Director of Business Development for Staples Promotional Products (SPP), a subsidiary of Staples Inc. with offices in Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States. He has over 25 years of experience helping clients globally drive brand engagement and improved business results by designing and executing custom merchandise, incentive, recognition, gifting, uniform and promotional programs involving their employees, channel partners, and customers.

Hugh currently manages and leads a strategic team for National & Global new business prospecting, RFP responses, proactive proposals, competitive intelligence, future-trends identification, and business enhancement initiatives. He is also a Member of SPP’s Senior Leadership team that oversees organizational strategic plans, succession planning, process improvements, and growth objectives for the Canadian division.

Rupa DhooriaMeet Rupa Dhooria

Rupa Dhooria is presently Supplier Relations Manager for Staples Promotional Products a subsidiary of Staples Inc. with offices in Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA . Rupa has over 23 years of experience in offshore sourcing, procurement helping build strong customer focused experience in apparel and promotional goods industry.


January 30, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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