Engineering Growth in Minority and Aboriginal-owned Businesses

Engineering Growth in Minority and Aboriginal-owned Businesses

by pmnationtalk on April 11, 2019798 Views

Engineering Growth in Minority and Aboriginal-owned Businesses

 15th CAMSC Diversity Procurement Fair Makes Business Matches in the Automotive, Financial Services, Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Construction Industries

 (Toronto, April 11, 2019) – Approximately 400 attendees will be attending the annual event that facilitates business relationships with diverse suppliers and leading North American corporations with supplier diversity procurement mandates. With the theme of “Engineering Growth,” supplier diversity leaders, representing corporations in a wide-range of industries, will inspire and inform minority and Aboriginal-owned suppliers on the essentials to grow their own businesses. Since 2004, CAMSC corporate members have spent $4 billion with minority and Aboriginal-owned certified suppliers.

With a focus this year on the automotive industry, a popular workshop was a look at how it will restructure itself and the implications to manufacturers, suppliers and service providers.  Additional workshops included Millennial Entrepreneurs, Future of Procurement, Design Thinking, AI/Big Data, Diversity and the Future of Smart Buildings. CAMSC certified suppliers shared their SD success stories in a morning panel discussion and a luncheon keynote was delivered by Isaac Olowolafe Jr., entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of Dream Maker Inc. He discussed the barriers diverse communities face in accessing entrepreneurship opportunities in Canada.

DATE: April 16 & 17, 2019  

LOCATION Beanfield Centre (105 Princes Blvd, Toronto) – Second Floor


April 16, 2:30 – 5 p.m.: Supplier Boot Camp

April 16,  5 – 8 p.m.: Networking Reception

April 17,  8 – 9:40 a.m.: Networking Breakfast & SD Talks

April 17, at 12 – 1:30 p.m.:    Keynote Luncheon

Please RSVP by Monday noon, April 15. For more information:

CAMSC (Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council) is a non-profit organization created in 2004 to advance the economic strength of Aboriginal and visible minority communities through business development and employment. CAMSC’s mission is to facilitate business relationships with Canadian corporations and supplier organizations owned by Aboriginals and minorities. Since its inception in 2004, corporate members have spent more than $4 billion with CAMSC certified Aboriginal and minority-owned businesses.

Media Contact:

Daphne Shih, Director of Business Development & Partnerships
Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council
T: 416-941-0004 x223 E: [email protected]

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