News Release – BDC Confirmed as Presenting Sponsor for 2018 Annual Conference


WBE Canada announces BDC is the Presenting Sponsor at the WBE Canada 2018 Annual Conference and their newest Member

TORONTO, June 22, 2018

WBE Canada is excited to announce that for the third year in a row, BDC will be the Presenting Sponsor at the WBE (Women Business Enterprises) Canada 2018 Annual Conference. This year’s conference theme is “Building to the Future” and it will bring together a community of women-owned businesses, corporations, government agencies and regional partners for two days of learning, networking and matchmaking.

“BDC is focused on developing Canadian businesses and supporting entrepreneurs, and we know they’re going to bring incredible expertise and energy to the conference,” said Silvia Pencak, President, WBE Canada. “Not only are they our Presenting Sponsor, but they’re also our newest Member. That means a commitment to increasing their supplier diversity programs and building relationships with WBEs.”

Building to the Future takes place on September 26th and 27th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. More than 200 certified diverse suppliers, corporations and government procurement professionals and those championing supplier diversity will be there to benefit from speakers, workshops and networking events. There’s still time to register!

About WBE Canada

WBE Canada certifies majority-owned, managed, and controlled women’s businesses and facilitates opportunities for them to meet buyers and get access to bids for corporate contracts as part of supplier diversity programs.

In addition to certifying Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs), WBE Canada provides a range of programs and services to assist WBEs in better accessing business opportunities with major corporations. This includes training and education, through an annual conference, workshops and webinars; mentoring programs and networking events with like-minded businesswomen and corporate members. WBE Canada also provides its corporate members with forums, tools and techniques to broaden and strengthen their goals.

About BDC

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC; French: Banque de Développement du Canada) is a federal Crown corporation owned by the Government of Canada. It is Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. BDC helps create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises. It supports entrepreneurs in all industries and at all stages of development from 118 business centres across Canada and online at