Upcoming Events

View all events

Community News

MAR 03 - Announcement

March 3, 2018
By: inquiries@wbecanada.org
MEDIA RELEASE WBE Canada announces Silvia Pencak as its new President. TORONTO, March 03, 2018...

View all news


Be sure to participate in WBE Canada’s events to build valuable contacts and relationships that can lead to new business.

Home » Search » Automotive Access Event and Awards

Automotive Access Event and Awards


Please note event registration closes on April 3, 2018 to facilitate building security access for all attending.

Automotive Access Event & Awards
Presenting co-sponsors: GMToyota 




Join WBE Canada, procurement professionals, leaders, and champions of Supplier Diversity and Inclusive Procurement within the AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY for a special event focused on #procurement #automotivesector #networking highlighting WOMEN ACCELERATING IN THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR.

This is a fast paced lunch, learn and procurement connector event featuring leaders with in-depth knowledge related to procurement within the Automotive sector. WBE Canada and its community will also honour those achieving success during the 'Awards' section of programming. 

WBE Canada certified businesses doing business in the Automotive Sector are encouraged to apply for the 'Accelerator Award'  and/or be included on the Million Dollar Club list.

A list of WBEs and diverse supplier companies attending and table experts hosting roundtables will be distributed 48-72 hours prior to the event to all registered who agree to be included in sharing.

Companies already confirmed include:  ABC Group Inc., FCA, Flex-N-Gate, GM, Magna International, TELUS, The State Group, Toyota. 

WHEN: Monday, April 9, 2018 11:00 AM — 6:00 PM (EST) 

WHERE: TELUS House, 25 York Street, ON M5J 2V5


AGENDA includes:

11:00 am: Networking Lunch
12:45 pm: Welcome by TELUS
1:00 pm: Introductions by Automotive Access Event presenting co-sponsors: General Motors & Toyota
1:15 pm: WBE Canada & Magna International introduce Awards portion of the programming, celebrating those achieving success and championing Women and Inclusive Procurement. (Categories for 2018 include 2018 Accelerator Award, $1M Club, and 2018 Supplier Diversity Champion)
1:35 pm: Guest Speaker: Pat Hewlin, McGill University presents recent supplier diversity research
1:45 pm: Round the Room: Corporations hosting tables will introduce themselves and provide an overview for a deep dive into their buying categories
2:45 pm: Facilitated Roundtables (3 rounds of 25 minutes). Each table host(s) will elaborate their organization’s procurement practices and purchasing categories, listen to supplier pitches and provide feedback to them as to upcoming opportunities in which they might participate. 
4:00 pm: WBE Canada & The State Group closing remarks

--- special after event---
4:00 pm  6:00 pm: Afterglow Reception. Stay to connect more and join us for a special celebration as we say thanks to Mary Anderson for all her work in the women's community and the advancement of WBEs and supplier diversity in Canada as she steps back to retire, travel and enjoy family time.

This event is sponsored by General Motors and Toyota and produced by WBE Canada

Learn more about our presenting co-sponsors: General MotorsToyota

Learn more about our host: TELUS

Learn more about the Champion of Growth Sponsors: Magna InternationalABC Group Inc.

Learn more about the Champion of Access Sponsors: The State Group


$95 for those with diverse supplier certification in good standing from 

$95 for members of our Partners (Regional, Media, Market Expansion)*

$110 for those non-certified and all others.* 

* additional eventbrite processing charges apply





Starts: 2018-04-09 08:00:00
Ends: 2018-04-09 14:00:00