Toronto, November 14-15, 2019
WBE Canada (Women Business Enterprises Canada Council) is full speed ahead with preparations for our upcoming Conference & Gala and we wanted to share with you why YOU should join us. Whether you are a Woman-Owned Business, Corporate Buyer or Government Procurement Specialist, there is something for everyone: opportunities to learn from the experts, experiences to share, business relationships to discover and above all, two days of inspiration leading to your business growth and success.
Here are a few key facts that we hope can help you decide…
1. Top supplier diversity event in Canada
WBE Canada Conference is the most important event of the year for corporate and government organizations committed to supporting Canadian women-owned businesses through procurement. Our Conference helps you develop your supplier diversity program, build connections with other professionals in the field, or meet the right WBE (Women Business Enterprises) suppliers for their projects and initiatives.
This is also the event of choice for Canadian women-owned businesses who are seeking opportunities to sell to corporations and governments. You will learn from those on the front lines, both suppliers and buyers, hear all the latest developments in supplier diversity, and connect with corporations & governments committed to buying from Canadian women-owned businesses.Register here
2. Powerful B2B networking
WBE Canada Conference & Gala offers focused networking to connect Corporate & Government professionals with each other to exchange experiences and information, as well as the opportunity to meet potential new suppliers – many of our WBEs (Women Business Enterprises) have innovative products and solutions that might positively impact your organization.
Suppliers have the opportunity to connect with other Canadian WBEs (Women Business Enterprises) to form strong partnerships, support each other’s businesses, and even pitch their products and services to large corporate and government organizations from both Canada and the USA and from a variety of industries. Confirmed corporations & government organizations:
ABC Group | Accenture | BDC | Bell | BGIS | BMO | BWIT (Global Affairs Canada) | CIBC | City of Toronto | DCM | EDC | FCA | Ford | GM |Government of Canada (OSME) | IBM | Nokia | RBC | Rogers | Royal Envelope | Staples Promotional Products | SunLife Financial | TD Bank | Toyota | and many more
3. Focused learning
All attendees will enjoy training sessions focused on leadership, engagement and communication. Yet, the highlight of WBE Canada Conference will be latest updates on supplier diversity, lessons learned, success stories shared, the impact of supplier diversity on specific industries and a look ahead at where supplier diversity is heading in Canada.
Suppliers – in addition to the above, you will learn how to leverage the power of supplier diversity, get financing for your business expansion, get support in your exporting efforts, improve your business skills, and much more.
For corporations and government we have prepared focused learning on getting a buy-in for supplier diversity programs from leadership and communicating your program across the organization.
4. Inspirational keynotes
Hear from Manjit Minhas, Co-Star of Dragon’s Den as she shares her lessons of building her business in the male-dominated beer industry.
Get inspired by Lisa Foote, Founder, Lisa Foote Consulting as she helps you overcome your self-critic and move forward with conviction. Get inspired as Silvia Pencak, President of WBE Canada shares her outlook on what’s to come in the next decade. Many from our WBE Community will be sharing their stories of how supplier diversity has impacted their businesses or organizations. Meet all our confirmed speakers here.
5. Recognition & fun
Join us as we celebrate all that has been achieved in the first decade of supplier diversity in Canada and catch the excitement of what’s ahead in the coming decade.
This year we will be recognizing achievements in the following categories:
- 2019 Top Corporation in Supplier Diversity
- 2019 Supplier Diversity Leader
- 2019 Most Improved Supplier Diversity Program
- 2019 Top WBE Supplier
- 2019 WBE Stars
- 2019 Rising Star
- 2019 WBE Canada Champion
- 2019 President’s Award
Join us to be the first one to meet and congratulate the winners.Register here
BONUS – 4 events in 1
To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, we are going above and beyond to ensure that your time is used wisely and effectively. Your ticket can help you access 4 events in 2 days – join us for the Conference, Gala, Trade Show and Matchmaker.
Tickets are limited! Get yours while they last.