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Corporate Member Forum Trilogy: Building an Inclusive and Engaging Supplier Diversity Program with CAMSC
February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
**Please note that this event is for CAMSC Corporate Members Only**
Session 3: Best Practices for Developing and Sustaining Supplier Diversity Program
We are pleased to introduce CMASC’s Corporate Member Forum Trilogy: Building an Inclusive and Engaging Supplier Diversity program with CAMSC. The topic of the third session is Best Practices for Developing and Sustaining Supplier Diversity Program.
Join us on Tuesday, Tuesday 6 at 1pm EST for an interesting chat as industry leaders delve into the intricacies of establishing and maintaining diverse vendor engagement initiatives. The panel will explore the strategies for achieving consistency and success in Supplier Diversity programs, addressing key questions and shedding light on the evolving landscape.
We look forward to seeing you in the audience!
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Meet Our Speakers
Amitesh Patro, Business Development Executive at Staples Promotional Products-Canada
Amitesh has been with SPP Canada for the last 3 years and is part of their Business Development Team with accounts spanning Central and East Canada. In addition to his BD profile, he is an advocate for DEIB efforts within SPP and is a part of their core CSR Pyramid that brings to life the long-term vision of the company. DEI is a culture that works in tandem both internally and externally to drive professional and corporate growth leveraging the diverse talent pool, and engaging purposefully with Diverse Vendors from the BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+, Women Owned ,Veteran and people specially abled owned businesses.
He is a Co-Chair of Employee Resource Groups both in the US and Canada at SPP driving awareness of Social Justice causes hosting guest speakers on talk shows for the Inclusion and Diversity team. With over 10 years of experience in BD and marketing for shipping companies in Asia, he is an advocate for supplier diversity and works with teams across North America to drive engagement with diverse vendors and amplify their visibility and opportunities with their clients.
He has a B.Sc degree in Accounting and Business from Oxford Brookes University and an Advanced Diploma in Applied Accounting and Business from ACCA, UK; and strongly believes nurturing- diverse teams and vendors are what makes Canada so unique as a New Canadian.
Ann-Marie Anderson, Advisor, Canadian Supplier Diversity
As Advisor, Canadian Supplier Diversity for BMO’s Procurement Team Ann-Marie Anderson focuses on the growth initiatives in the Canadian Supplier Diversity landscape, developing relationships with diverse suppliers, advocacy councils, and internal stakeholders contributing to BMO’s goals. She is passionate about making an impact by helping diverse suppliers to get a seat at the table.
With over 30 years of experience in financial services Ann-Marie has held various roles across different business groups. She values giving back and plays an active role in BMO’s Enterprise Resource Groups and raises money for Kids Help Phone and to improve the education of students in the Caribbean.
Lori Benson, Past Board Chairperson of CAMSC
Recently retired though continuing to advocate for inclusion of Indigenous and Minority Entrepreneurs in Corporate Canada’s Supply Chains. Lori successfully earned CSMP designation and promotes sharing of best practices to build supplier diversity programs, creating inclusive Supply Chains.
Lori believes in actualizing growth and development opportunities for Indigenous and Minority Suppliers resulting in equitable opportunities and value for all.