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WBE Canada Conference - save the date


BDC logo    presents  



The WBE Canada Conference & Matchmaker 



WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 8 am - 4 pm

WHERE: Beanfield Centre (at Exhibition Place) 105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto ON

This our community's big once a year national event, so you don't want to miss it. 

Attended by 200+ certified diverse suppliers, corporations and government procurement professionals and those championing supplier diversity. Certified WBEs, Corporate Members, and others have a variety of ticket options to meet their needs, and for 2017 we've added new ways for our community to get INVOLVED in this exciting fast paced one-day event. 

Get INVOLVED this year...

       > CERTIFIED WBES can access

  • Ignite - Apply to share your passion pitch with the conference audience
  • Inform - Apply to be one of our Expert Hosts at the Inform Roundtables
  • Innovators - Nominate yourself or someone else for the appropriate award

    Plus if you select FULL EVENT you can schedule 1-1 Matchmaker meeting with Corporations, Government and Other WBEs.


  • can participate in special corporate only programming for valuable learning
  • schedule 1-1 Matchmaker meetings with #WBECanadacertified WBEs
  • nominate themselves or team member for appropriate Innovators Awards

Or consider joining Leaders in Supplier Diversity by becoming a sponsor at this year's event. Click for sponsorship package.

Watch for more details regarding our experts and programming. 


  • Networking Breakfast and Keynote Remarks
  • The return of IGNITE! Be inspired as several WBEs finalists present their passion in a unique and fast paced way
  • Learn and connect with your community at our new INFORM Roundtables 
  • Choose from interactive breakout learning sessions like
    -> Social Procurement & Public Policy
    -> Supplier Diversity - Lessons learned
  • Meet the INNOVATORS and those championing Supplier Diversity at this year's awards luncheon
  • Reception

    PLUS 1-1 Matchmaker Sessions during afternoon programming for those eligible who selected FULL programming and *NEW* special programming for Corporations only.



Full Event* - Includes full conference access and opportunity to schedule 1-1 matchmaking times facilitated by myBusinessMatches**  Full event is only available to WBE Canada certified WBEs and Corporate (Member / non-Member) only  (Eventbrite procession fees and tax are additional, if you have a promo code enter when ordering to apply discount)

  • Certified WBE Canada - 1 ticket - $470 
  • WBE Canada Corporate Member - 1 ticket -  $500
  • Corporate non-Member - 1 ticket - $600

Conference Only - full conference programming, but no access to 1-1 matchmaking. ( Eventbrite procession fees and tax are additional, if you have a promo code enter when ordering to apply discount)

  • Certified WBE Canada - 1 ticket - $370 
  • WBE Canada Corporate Member - 1 ticket -  $400
  • Corporate non-Member - 1 ticket - $500
  • Member of Partner Organization - 1 ticket - $370
  • Individual, non-certified and other - 1 ticket - $400



2017 sponsors already confirmed include:

Presenting / Platinum Sponsor: BDC

BDC logo

Gold Sponsor: BMO


Silver Sponsors: CIBCData Communication ManagementKelloggRBCTDTELUSToyota

Bronze Sponsors: IBM

Media and Promotional Partners: Cotton Candy


* Full event is only available to WBE Canada Members and Corporate (Member / non-Member)

* $100/per individual per company - has been applied for 1-1 for myBusinessMatches scheduling note spots are limited for these opportunities. This opportunity is first come, first served. No additional times will be added.


Please note WBE Canada does take photos for our community and Social Media Channels to highlight those engaging in and supporting supplier diversity. If you do not wish to be included in any photography. Kindly alert us via email at Inquiries@wbecanada.org 

 Awards Forms:

Corporate Member of the Year

Corporate Leader of the Year

WBE Ambassador






Starts: 2017-09-28 08:00:00
Ends: 2017-09-28 15:00:00