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Supplier Knowledge Xchange with BDC and PAC

October 22, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Does your business plan include government procurement? 

The government of Canada fulfills many of its contracts using small businesses. Would you be interested in learning more about how you might be able to leverage these opportunities? 

Join Maude Pariseau, Director, Procurement (BDC), Menelaos (Manny) Argiropoulos, Chief, SME Stakeholder Engagement Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC)  and Vincenzo Carinci, Director, Strategic Procurement and Payment Services Ryerson University at CAMSC’s Supplier Knowledge X-Change as they share the procurement practices in their respective organizations. 

This online workshop will help inform your business about their procurement processes, how you can access these million- and billion-dollar marketplaces, compete for government opportunities and to speak with the presenters in small groups.  

Where: Virtual by Zoom

When: October 22nd from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm (EST) 



10:00-10:30 – Panel Discussion  

11:00-12:00– Concurrent break out rooms each for a 30 min session. You will have an opportunity to speak with BDC and PAC representatives in a small group setting  

12:00-12:30 – Conclusion and closing notes 

This session will be hosted in English only. 

About our Speakers: 

Maude Pariseau, Director, Procurement | BDC

Maude has been Director, Procurement at BDC since 2016, where she is responsible for the organization’s procurement and supplier diversity programs.

With a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Maude has over 15 years of experience working with entrepreneurs. Driven by a desire to increase diversity and inclusion at BDC, Maude is passionately involved in a number of networks and collaborates with several organizations offering underserved markets, such as women-owned businesses and minorities, the opportunity to grow through access to new supply chains or the expansion of existing channels.

Menelaos (Manny) Argiropoulos; Chief, SME Stakeholder Engagement, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) | Procurement Assistance Canada – Ontario Region

Mr. Menelaos (Manny) Argiropoulos has been working for Public Services and Procurement Canada, Ontario Region for over 20 years. He has held various positions, ranging from Real Estate Advisor to Geomatics Project Manager and is currently the Chief, SME Stakeholder Engagement with Procurement Assistance Canada in Ontario Region. Mr. Argiropoulos is responsible for supplier outreach and engagement for PAC-OR. He also delivers seminars that assist and inform suppliers on how to do business with the Government of Canada, how to navigate the federal procurement system and how to utilize and, the federal procurement websites.

Vincenzo Carinci, Director of Strategic Procurement and Payment Services | Ryerson University

  • Responsible at Ryerson for Purchasing Services, Payment Services and Shipping, Receiving and Mailroom Services
  • Graduate of Ryerson
  • Almost 14 years of public procurement experience, 7 of which is in the University sector.
  • Also spent time at a Crown agency for the Province of Ontario (large infrastructure projects) and in the hospital sector
  • Certified Supply Chain Management Professional


October 22, 2021
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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