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Meet the Buyer: City of Brampton

May 3, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

This LIVE virtual event is for all certified WBEs who want to learn how to do business with the City of Brampton, a WBE Canada Corporate Member. This is your opportunity to learn about the City of Brampton’s purchasing guidelines and the various procurement opportunities that may be available to you as a certified diverse supplier. Bring your questions, we’ll have lines open for conversations.

WBE Canada’s Meet the Buyer webinars are an excellent way for WBEs to get first hand information from member corporations they may be targeting with their products and services.

Why should you attend?

We will focus on the following topics:

  • Company information and brief background
  • Supplier Diversity policy or guidelines
  • Procurement processes
  • Categories they purchase
  • Information on working with Tier 1 and Tier 2 vendors (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
  • Live Q&A
  • 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 – Toolbox!


This Webinar is open to Certified WBEs and Pathfinder subscribers


Certification has its benefits!

This webinar is open to certified WBEs and Pathfinder subscribers. Webinars are free but participants must register in advance.


Meet the Presenters:

Claudia Santeramo
Claudia Santeramo is the Manager of Procurement Performance with over 19 years experience in public procurement. Claudia is responsible for the Sustainable Procurement initiatives at the City of Brampton, including the launch of the Supply Chain Diversity program.

Sarah Villafria
Sarah Villafria is the eProcurement Advisor for the City of Brampton with 19 years of Municipal experience. Sarah specializes in modernizing the procurement process and training various stakeholders on processes and initiatives.

Michelle Pariag
Michelle Pariag is the Procurement Business Associate for the City of Brampton with 15 years of Municipal experience. Michelle specializes in Invitational Procurements and responsible for educating employees on the procurement process.