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GSDA Newsletter


Welcome to the first GSDA Newsletter- a collection of news, thought pieces and blogs from all five of the GSDA organisations: CAMSC, MSDChina, MSDUK, SASDC and Supply Nation


NMSDC Names New President: Adrienne Trimble from Toyota
The National Minority Supplier Development Council is pleased to announce the selection of Adrienne Trimble, General Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Toyota Motor North America, as President and Chief Executive Officer

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Supply Nation

Supplier diversity leaders attend  Supply Nation’s Connect in Australia

This year, over 2,300 people joined the two-day event held on 22 and 23 May with the common aim of building a vibrant, prosperous and sustainable Indigenous business sector. 

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 Connect 2018: Photo Gallery

Missed out on this year’s conference? You can now browse through all the pictures of the event on the Connect 2018 website!

Introducing the MSDUK 2018 Innovation Challenge finalists
12 inspiring and innovative businesses have been selected as finalists for the second MSDUK Innovation Challenge, a competition where ethnic minority owned businesses pitch their ideas to a panel of senior business leaders and investors 

Building Momentum focus of CAMSC Networking Event – 14th Annual Diversity Procurement Fair
Over $3 billion spent on Aboriginal and minority-owned businesses since 2004


Supplier Spotlight
GSDA is a global network of business owners and entrepreneurs who intiate and contribute positive change to not only their respective industries, but also to the supplier diversity space.
In every GSDA newsletter, we will be introducing a few standout businesses who deserve global recognition and appreciation
BLOG: The Contribution Of Supplier Diversity To Competitive Advantage
by Leonard Greenhalgh, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and Michael Robinson, IBM Corp 

BLOG: “There’s more to life than London”
How can we be truly committed to global supplier diversity  if we’re unwilling to accomodate businesses and entrepreneurs who don’t live a capital city?
Mayank Shah, CEO; MSDUK, explains why Birmingham is the new home of the MSDUK Conference 

Announcing this year’s GSDA Connections and Reception in Austin, Texas!
GSDA’s Annual Signature Event will allow participants to gain access to a variety of global supplier diversity professionals, corporate supply chain professionals, corporate executives and global MBEs. An event not to miss!



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