Day 2: May 5, 2020 Setting Your Procurement Function Up For Success
Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
9:50 AM Keynote: Becoming a Supplier Diversity Advocate in Canada: Walmart’s Pioneering Approach To Cultivating Supplier Diversity
Canada’s talents, resources, and political stability have rapidly made it a global destination for business, but another key Canadian advantage may be too often overlooked: its diversity. Only 2% of companies focus on supplier diversity, even at a time when newcomers, indigenous communities, women, minority and lgbtq entrepreneurs are leading the way in bringing unprecedented innovation in products and services that could accelerate your company’s profits, while driving Canada’s economy. Richard Pinnock, Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Canada, has a lifelong passion for supporting opportunity and equality for all Canadians. Walmart Canada has recently introduced an award-winning supplier diversity initiative that can work for you. Come learn why supplier diversity is the next frontier for Canada.
• Review the recent trends in Diversity & Inclusion programs in Canada including the current state of supplier diversity in Canada
• Understand the multiple vendor certification programs offered by the not-for-profit organization who work to promote women and minority owned businesses across Canada
• Develop your own roadmap for effectively connecting diverse enterprises with your buyers to help tap into innovative products and services previously not readily accessible