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Breakfast with Brands: Financial Services, hosted by Sun Life Financial Inc


BREAKFAST WITH BRANDS™: Financial Services
Hosted by Sun Life Financial


Sun Life Logo

This 1/2 day morning event offers the opportunity to connect with leading corporations in the Financial Sector and some of their tier 1s. Suited for those looking to do business with companies in that sector and learn more about what they buy and how to work with them.  

Already confirmed include: BMO, CIBCCotton CandyJLLRBCRandstadSun Life Financial, TD

For sector details see Agenda below. A list of those attending will be distributed prior to the event.

Thursday, February 15,  2018, 8:30 AM — 11:45 AM

Sun Life Financial Offices - 1 York Street, 35th Floor Toronto ON


$75 for Certified Diverse Suppliers with WBE Canada, CAMSC, CGLCC, WBENC & NSMDC
$75 for Members of Regional Partners, or Partner Organizations*
$95 for non-certified, individual and other.*

(Space is limited to facilitate networking, you must register in advance to attend, receive list of attendees, etc)

Please note event registration closes on February 9th, 2018 to facilitate building security access for all attending.

*Eventbrite service and processing charges are an additional cost



8:00 AM
Doors open early to facilitate additional Networking and Breakfast

8:45 AM
Opening Remarks by Mary Anderson, President WBE Canada and Andrew Leich, AVP, Sun Life Financial

9:00 AM
Panel/Conversations with Table Hosts

With a focus on providing more information and knowledge related to key categories that financial institutions source and the nature of their relationships with managed service providers or key suppliers, each of the following table co-hosts will offer a 10 to 12 minute overview.

  • HR: Sun Life Financial and Randstad 
  • Facilities:  RBC and JLL
  • Marketing: BMO and Cotton Candy
  • Professional: TD will address responsible procurement needs of large financial institutions
  • Other categories also covered include Travel, IT, Events: Sun Life Financial buyers 

10:30 AM
Networking Table Rotations 

More in-depth conversations with those that are hosting specific categories based on the overview at the beginning. (2 rotations)  



Get Involved.  Become a Sponsor and have a strong presence at this or another WBE Canada event in 2018. 

We value and welcome the support of corporations, WBEs, government agencies and service delivery partners so that we can continue to offer exceptional programming.

NEW 2018 opportunities include: 

Champion of Women - $5,000 
Champion of Growth - $3,000
Champion of Access - $1,500

All sponsorships for this event include the following: 

  • Event Tickets
  • Reserved Table with Company Logo
  • Pre- or Post-event webinar opportunity to educate WBEs on your organization and practices/services
  • Marketing recognition & visibility featuring your logo on the event/registration website page, pre-event email blasts, and post-event communication
  • Event day visibility for key personnel (i.e.: panelist, speaker, keynote, facilitator, table host)
  • Social Media recognition and promotion of your sponsorship
  • On-site logo visibility via signage and presentation material


To customize your sponsorship contact Stephanie Fontaine sfontaine@wbecanada.org

For general questions regarding the event, attendees or registration contact inquiries@wbecanada.org



Sun Life Financial is a WBE Canada Corporate Member


This event is produced by WBE Canada. Breakfast with Brands is a trademarked WBE Canada event as part of the access and growth series.


BREAKFAST WITH BRANDS is a trademarked WBE Canada series, not limited to events and webinars across North America to facilitate Access, Growth, and Certification.




1 York Street, 35th Floor



Starts: 2018-02-15 08:30:00
Ends: 2018-02-15 12:15:00