WBE Canada Conference & Matchmaker

Innovate & Ignite #WBECanada

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WHEN September 28, 2017 Starting 08:00 am
WHERE Toronto, Ontario Beanfield Centre

Don't miss this once a year event for WBE Canada's community!

2017 themes are Innovate, Ignite, Inform and Match

Attended by 200+ corporations, certified diverse suppliers, government procurement professionals and those championing supplier diversity, this is an exciting fast paced one-day event. With a wide variety of ticket options, #WBECanadacertified and Corporate Members have more ways than ever to GET INVOLVED.

Companies that attended in 2016 included ABC Group, Adaptability Canada Corp., Allegis, BDC, Bell, BMO, CHEP, CIBC, City of Toronto, Cotton Candy, Contrax, CTDI, Cummins, Data Communication Management, Enterprise Holdings, EY, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, GM, Government of Canada, The Heico Companies LLC, IBM, ITWC, Kellogg, MBE Magazine, McGill University, Nova Scotia Business Inc., Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council, Ontario Government, Rexall, RBC, Royal Envelope, Service New Brunswick, Sodexo, Staples ,TD, TELUS, TOYOTA

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Top 3 Reasons to Attend

1. Doing Business Networking. It starts with breakfast and ends with cocktails and every minute in between is your opportunity to network with corporations, other WBEs, supplier diversity specialists, government officials. Where else can you find all of these champions focused on women entrepreneurs and making change happen gathered together in one place for one day.

2. Education. It is through learning from those who have gone before, and those who speak from true experience that will help you stay on top of industry trends, listen to your challenges and provide you with the tools to succeed. This is a day to hear from the best in their field and ask questions. There is no end to the takeaways!

3. Inspiration. Hear from women entrepreneurs who speak from their heart, not about their business, but about what stirs their passion, gets them up every morning and makes the world better for the part they are playing. Find out what it takes to build the foundations for success in everyday life that ultimately drive your business achievements.

Top 4 Ways to Get Involved

Learn more about this year's themes

MATCH Seeking procurement matches for your products and/or services, or a partner to facilitate bidding on large procurement RFPs? Innovate + Ignite 2017 presents more ways than ever to match up with Industry and Expert Hosted Roundtables, 1-1 Matchmaker meetings and the reception.

IGNITE is a fast-paced, thought-provoking presentation format that educates and entertains. But it’s more than just a fun exercise. It will be a highly effective way of testing a new idea, spreading the word on a successful project and/or program, gauging audience reaction to a new way of presenting important information and refining your speaking skills.

INFORM Designed as interactive discussions from start to finish – this is an opportunity for the expert host to build credibility and rapport while sharing valuable expertise to benefit all at the table. Table members often will want to seek follow-up contact with the host and fellow participants after the event

and INNOVATE with this year's awards, call for nominations and descriptions go live July 15, 2017. So go ahead and nominate yourself, your business or someone else in this year's categories.

WBE Canada Advantage

WBE Canada delivers the certification and tools that connect women business owners with the growing global demand for diverse and innovative suppliers.

WBE Canada is a non-profit organization, led by corporate members, that is opening doors to new supply chains. It certifies firms that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by women and introduces them to opportunities with corporations. The organization also partners with governments, women’s business centres and other women communities across Canada.

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