Past Events

601 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3G8 Canada
Delta Bessborough - Battleford Room
February 19, 2020 (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM) (CST)

Registration and continental breakfast begins at 8:30 am, presentation begins at 9:00 am.  Lunch served at 12:00 pm.

Event Details

This event will help you diversify your client base via our relationship with CAMSC. Boeing (USA) and Cummins (USA) will be attending to meet with you - and you don't travel to Saskatchewan in mid-February for the weather -  they are serious.

Confirmed attendance:

  • Jim Gruwell – Head of Global Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing, Cummins Inc (Columbus, Indiana)
  • Camille Geiger – Global Supply Chain Diversity Leader, Boeing (Orange County, California)
  • Toni Hall - Global Supply Chain Diversity; Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Operations, Space & Launch System, SBLO - International Space Station, Boeing

Draft agenda:

  • 9:00 am - SIMSA opening remarks
  • 9:10 am - Greetings from Nutrien
  • 9:25 am - CAMSC briefing
  • 10:00 am - RBC on how to build partnerships
  • 10:30 am - Global Affairs Canada on export support services
  • 10:40 am - break
  • 11:00 am - Cummins
  • 11:30 am - Boeing
  • Noon - Lunch
  • 12:45  - Networking with guests
  • 3:00 pm - close

Global Affairs Canada will briefly present on financial and consulting advice they can supply - much of it for free - in these export opportunities.

RBC (a CAMSC corporate member) will present briefly on how to build partnerships.

CAMSC will present briefly on CAMSC itself and becoming a certified CAMSC supplier (51% minority/Aboriginal ownership).


The event has been organised via our relationship with CAMSC. CAMSC is the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Association – we were connected with them by Nutrien (Nutrien is on their Board – see CAMSC member companies – most of them are household names – desire to procure from aboriginal or minority owned companies (as well as others). However, Aboriginal ownership is not a gateway for this event – it would just help.

So, we are also having RBC speak on how to build a partnership and Global Affairs speak on how to export goods/services into the USA.

To qualify for some if these major procurement opportunities – specifically those via CAMSC - you must become a “CAMSC certified supplier” (but other opportunities exist as well) – this is simple, not costly, and will be explained at the event – see The basic requirement is at least 51% Aboriginal or minority ownership.

The round table event will feature information on CAMSC, business/legal information on how to attain their 51% ownership threshold, and procurement presentations and networking with Boeing and Cummins (for both Canadian and USA facilities, as well as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal suppliers).


Additional Information
Event Contact:
Keri Beebe
Contact Organization:
Saskatchewan Industrial & Mining Suppliers Association | SIMSA
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