2011 Diversity Procurement Fair Schedule

 WEDNESDAY, April 13th, 2011

 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.         REGISTRATION  (Foyer, Ontario /Niagara Room  Intercontinental Toronto Centre, 225 Front Street West)

 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.         NETWORKING RECEPTION – Sponsored by RIM

                                 Ontario/Niagara Room, Intercontinental Toronto Centre

                                Entertainment – Shakura S’aida
                                
Welcoming Remarks: Cassandra Dorrington, President, CAMSC
                                Opening Remarks: Melinda Painter, RIM
                                Keynote Address:  Joset Wright, President, NMSDC

 THURSDAY, April 14th, 2011

 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.          EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION & SET-UP  (Constitution Hall, North Building, Room 106, MTCC)

 7:30 – 11:00 a.m.       PARTICIPANT/ATTENDEE REGISTRATION (Foyer, Room 105 & 106, North Building, Constitution Hall, MTCC)

 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.         BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ROUNDTABLE BREAKFAST (Room 105, Constitution Hall, North Building)

                                  Sponsored by: HP
                                  
Opening Remarks – Cassandra Dorrington, President, CAMSC
                                  Panelist: Nancy Minchillo, Global Supplier Diversity, HP
                                  2nd Panelist: Leonard Jean-Pierre, TeamRecruiter.com

9:45 a.m.                    TRADE-SHOW OPENS      

10:00 – 11:00 p.m.      Corporate Workshop: Launching Your Supplier Diversity Program (Room 104C, Constitution Hall)
                                 Johnson Controls, Research In Motion, CAMSC

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.      Taking on the RFP Challenge: Sourcing Cycle, Relationship Tactics, and Building Credibility*  
                                 Room 104D, Constitution Hall, North Building
                                 
Ernst & Young, Martinrea, Grand & Toy

 10:45 – 11:15 a.m.     AM Break – Sponsored by: The Kellogg Company

 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.     MEETING MARKETPLACE APPOINTMENTS (Exhibitors, See Schedule) 
                                 Suppliers’ Exhibits, Room 106, Constitution Hall, North Building
                                                                            
11:00 – 12:00 p.m.      How to do Business with the Ontario Government (Room 104C, Constitution Hall, North Building)
                                 Ministry of Government Services, Ontario Shared Services, Supply Chain Management Division                     

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.      Integrating Sustainability into Supplier Selection and Development
                                 Room 104D, Constitution Hall, North Building
                                 PMAC - Purchasing Management Association of Canada

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.       PLENARY LUNCHEON – SPONSORED BY: GM
  (Room 105, Constitution Hall, North Building, MTCC)
                                 Keynote Address: James Bos,Vice President, Procurement: North America, Johnson Controls Inc.

1:30 p.m.                   TRADESHOW RE-OPENS

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.         MEETING MARKETPLACE APPOINTMENTS (Participants, See Schedule)                                                                                                             Supplier Exhibits, Room 106, Constitution Hall, North Building

 2:45 – 3:00 p.m.       PM Break – Sponsored by MasterCard
                                             
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.         Supplier Workshop:  Steps To Success: From Certification to RFP to Contract Award
                                 Room 104D, Constitution Hall, North Building
                                 
Acosys, Flexipak, Novo Plastics  

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.         Corporate Roundtable Workshop:  Growing Your Supplier Diversity Program
                                 Room 104C, Constitution Hall, North Building
                                 Johnson Controls, Kellogg Company, Bank of Montreal                                         

4:15 p.m.                    Event Closes