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Upcoming Supplier Diversity Conferences

19 Aug 2014 12:11 PM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)

If you are interested in attending either of the conferences listed below with a NLOWE delegation, please contact: Deborah Youden, Export Consultant at 709-754-5555 ext. 230 or dyouden@nlowe.org


Please note that a travel stipend may be available through the Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development to those who qualify.



WBE Canada Conference & Matchmaker: Keys to Accelerate

September 23, 2014 starting at 7:30am

Allstream Centre, 105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, Ontario


Tickets from $295 

Register Today!



Now in its 6th year this dynamic one day event brings together some of Canada's top women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders in supplier diversity, with a focus on facilitating valuable on-going relationships and doing business. Don't miss your opportunity to get involved and gain the benefits of supplier diversity in your organization.

Approximately 275 delegates, including procurement and supplier diversity managers from major corporations in Fortune 500 across North America will be in attendance.



A Canadian non-profit led by corporate members, WBE Canada certifies firms that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by one or more women. WBE Canada connects our women owned business enterprises (WBEs) with the growing global demand from both the public and private sectors, who are seeking the many benefits of working with diverse and innovative suppliers. In addition to certification, WBE Canada delivers mentoring, training, tools and best practices and in-depth programs for women's enterprises to build capacity, to bid successfully on procurement contracts, and to maintain a competitive advantage in their specific market - thereby facilitating sustainable economic growth.




WEConnect International in Canada Annual Conference

In partnership with Reséau des Femmes d'affaires du Québec

Join us on September 30 and October 1 in Montreal Canada

September 30 at the OMNI hotel, Montreal  |  October 1 at the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, Montreal  


Major multinational corporations are looking to connect and buy from Canadian women-owned businesses. Corporate members of WEConnect International buy over $700 billion in products and services annually. These large firms are actively looking to do businesses with women owned companies.  


WEConnect International in Canada provides the only globally recognized certification available in Canada for women-owned businesses. WEConnect International is the international partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) of the USA, the world's leading certification body for businesses owned by women.    


This event is organized in partnership with Reséau de Femmes d'affaires du Québec, the largest commercial women's business network in Canada. 


At this 2-day conference you will: 


LEARN why large multinational corporations are actively seeking to do business with women-owned companies in Canada through supplier diversity programs and how Canadian women business owners are successfully doing business with large corporations 


DISCOVER why certification as a women-owned business can be critically important to selling to large multinational companies 


MEET Decision-makers and representatives of major multinational corporations and the women business owners successfully doing business with WEConnect International certification


TAKE AWAY Connections, expertise, and knowledge from a global network of women-owned businesses, multinational corporations, and government officials.  


Register now!


For more information contact:

info@weconnectinternational.org or  infodef@rfaq.ca 

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