2022 SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

A mix of keynotes, panels and presentations on topics such as supplier diversity, women entrepreneurship, business strategy, sustainability and more.

Agenda per day

DISCLAIMER: Agenda is subject to change. 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2022

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION
8:30am - 4:30pm | Lobby

Registration desk open for Conference participants. Tradeshow-only attendees can join us after 1:30pm.

NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:30am - 9:30am | The Courtyard

Casual breakfast and networking

OPENING SESSION
9:30am - 11:00am | Cohen Ballroom

Welcome from the President & CEO - Silvia Pencak (WBE Canada)

Welcome from the Board Chair - Maddy Baker (TELUS)

Remarks by Christine Canning (BMO)

WBE Panel: Leading Change Through Crisis - Sherrie O'Doyle (BMO), Andrea Robinson (Robinson Global Management), Anne-Marie Deslauriers (DELAN), Nicolette Gowan (Gowan Consulting), Rachael Radford (Meira Consulting Inc.)

Remarks by OPG

TRADESHOW & NETWORKING
11:00am - 12:00pm | Pinsent 1-4

Meet the exhibitors, build new connections - exhibitors to be announced in October

INDUSTRY LUNCH
11:45am - 1:30pm | Cohen Ballroom

Industry Lunch - network with other attendees representing your sector

Remarks by Accenture

Keynote: The Emotionally Strong Leader - Carolyn Stern (Carolyn Stern & Associates Inc.)

Review of Breakout Sessions

More speakers to be announced

TRADESHOW ATTENDEE REGISTRATION
1:30pm - 4:30pm | Lobby

Registration desk open for Tradeshow-only participants. 

TRADESHOW & NETWORKING
1:30am - 5:00pm | Pinsent 1-4

Meet the exhibitors, build new connections 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
1:45 - 4:55pm | Berton 1-2

Session 1: 1:45 - 2:15pm

Remarks by EDC

A Privacy and AI Ethics Crash Course in 21 Minutes - Josephine Yam (Skills4Good AI)

Session 2: 2:45 - 3:30pm

Remarks by ABC Technologies

The Global State of Supplier Diversity - Jamie Crump (The Richwell Group)

Session 3: 4:00 - 4:55pm

Remarks by Lisa Ross (Magna)

How To Recruit and Retain Young Professionals - Kim Ades (Frame of Mind CoachingTM)

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
1:45 - 4:55pm | Cohen Ballroom

Session 1: 1:45 - 2:30pm

Remarks by Andrea Lochead (Scotiabank)

Leadership Presence: Transforming Communication Through Storytelling - Susan Power (PowerUp Leadership)

Session 2: 2:45 - 3:30pm

Remarks by BDC

Understanding New Realities in the Workplace - Marty Britton (Britton Management Profile), Charmaine Hammond (Hammond International Inc. and Raise a Dream Training & Consulting Inc.), Jessica Cryer (CSPN)

Session 3: 4:00 - 4:45pm

Tools of the Trade - TCS, BDC, EDC

RECEPTION
5:00pm - 6:00pm | The Courtyard

Continue networking with a glass of wine or beer.

CLOSED-DOOR MENTORSHIP DINNER
6:00 - 8:00pm | Berton 1-2

Invitation-only dinner for mentees and mentors of the Atlantic Canada Mentorship Program hosted by WBE Canada and CWB Nova Scotia, supported by ACOA

END OF DAY ONE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2022

REGISTRATION
8:30am - 12:00pm | Lobby

Registration desk open for Conference and Tradeshow participants

BREAKFAST WITH BRANDSR
8:30am - 10:30am | Cohen Ballroom

Breakfast & Networking - Tables hosted by corporations and governments

Welcome remarks

Remarks by CDW

The Future of Supplier Diversity in Canada - Silvia Pencak (WBE Canada)

Remarks - Jasmine Davis (RBC)

More speakers to be announced

TRADESHOW & NETWORKING
10:30am - 12:30pm | Pinsent 1-4

Meet the exhibitors, build new connections

AWARDS LUNCH
12:30pm - 3:00pm | Cohen Ballroom

Celebrate with us top achievements in WBE Canada community. (Lunch included)

Finalists to be announced in October

END OF THE 2022 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Supplier Diversity Leader

Champion of Women

Supplier Diversity Champion

CHAMPION OF GROWTH

SPONSOR

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