Congratulations to all who attended the 9th annual CAMSC Procurement Fair and thank you to all who sponsored. This is our first of our two annual marquee events and I would like to say that this event was a great success as evidenced by the attendance, the content and the feedback as per the event survey.
A key highlight of the Procurement Fair was an inspiring luncheon address from Andra Rush, of the Rush Group of companies. We have been honored to have Ms. Rush speak at our first Procurement Fair and to return for our 10th anniversary Fair. Her message focused on the success and growth of supplier diversity over the past 10 years with a focus on the learnings of her company in their journey of success.
Other highlights of the events included the following:
- A pre-Procurement Fair Corporate Member Forum focused on Best Practices in Tracking and Measurement
- An inspiring breakfast panel featuring success stories from Flex-N-Gate, Stelfast and Trillium Talent Resource Group
- A selection of new and Informative workshops showcasing key topical issues
- A series of meeting marketplace appointments to facilitate connections.
Yearly, we like to announce our spend and this year we were both delighted and excited to announce that in our 10 years of operations, CAMSC corporate members have spent more than $1 billion dollars of spend with CAMSC certified suppliers. This is exciting because as our number of quality certified suppliers grow, we anticipate this number will grow exponentially.
All in all, it was a packed two days of activity. Many thanks to Shakura S’aida. Her band has been a mainstay of our opening reception and again as with other years, the smooth melodic sounds of Shakura S’aida sets the stage for an incredible reception.
A very special thank you to the CAMSC team, Programme Alliance, and the teams at Rosewater, All Stream and One King West for ensuring an incredible event.
Let me conclude by sending thank you for your participation and support and please book your calendar for September 24th for the 10th Anniversary Gala Awards.
To review the event pictures, please click here.