Building on the premise that successful businesses will be those that will expand activities through market diversification, adapt to new technologies and better attract and develop talent, the CGLCC’s LGBT+ Global Business Summit & Supplier Diversity Forum will look at the opportunities and competitive advantage of being an LGBT+ Entrepreneur.
This two-day event intends to help LGBT+ business owners, corporate leaders, professionals and young entrepreneurs make some sense of what the current economic environment may mean for their company and identify how they can successfully remain competitive and grow their business while remaining authentic.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supplier Diversity is changing how business is done.
Please join us for a free information session:
Open Doors for Diversity: Opportunities for Small Business
Thursday, July 11 | 8:30am – 12:00pm
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Membertou, Nova Scotia
Some of North America’s largest companies and biggest brands are looking for businesses like yours.
If your business is 51%+ owned, managed and operated by…
Aboriginal and/or Indigenous Persons
Persons with Disabilities
… supplier diversity is for you.
Supplier diversity helps your business get access to supply chain, sales, partnership and mentorship opportunities like never before.
Special guest speakers:
Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC)
Cassandra Dorrington, President & CEO
Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Darrell Schuurman, Co-founder & CEO
Inclusive Workplace and Supply Council Canada
Deidre Guy, Co-founder
Women Business Enterprises (WBE) Canada
Silvia Pencack, President
Other special guests:
Nova Scotia Business Inc.
Laurel Broten, President & CEO
Debbie Adams, Founder
Government of Canada – Public Services and Procurement Canada
Alison Campbell, Senior Director, Supplier Engagement & Regional Coordination
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
Kiruba Sankar, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Global Procurement
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Canada’s experts on supplier diversity and learn how it can open doors for your business.
Seats are limited.
Karen Williams, Export Development Executive, Nova Scotia Business Inc.
Building on the success of last year’s LGBTQ2+ Trade Mission to Philadelphia, the CGLCC, in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada and Export Development Canada, is pleased to organize the second LGBTQ2+ Trade Mission to the USA.
The 2nd Trade Mission will take place August 13-16 in Tampa, Florida, in conjunction with the 2019 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference. This globally recognized conference is the largest LGBT business event on the planet and delivers innovative leadership programming as well as networking and engagement opportunities, for more than 1,400 LGBT+ and allied business leaders. The event will take place at the Tampa Convention Center.
The Trade Mission is open to all Canadian LGBTQ2+ owned enterprises certified (or eligible for certification) by CGLCC and looking to expand business opportunities in the USA.
Advanced Registration is required in order to take part in the Trade Mission. Please click HERE for registration, travel and accommodation details.
SAVE THE DATE!
Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is partnering with CGLCC, IWSCC and RFAQ to bring Supplier Diversity Day event to Montreal on September 24th, 2019.
9:00 – 11:30 – Corporate Round Table (By Invitation Only) – Basics of Understanding and Implementing Supplier Diversity Programs
11:30 – 12:00 – Registration
12:00 – 12:45 – Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 – Supplier Diversity Panel discussion
1:45 – 2:00 – Break
2:00 – 3:45 – Sourcing Roundtables
3:45 – 4:00 – Closing Remarks
Mark your calendar, book your travel, we can’t wait to have you join us! More information will be posted in the upcoming days.