This event will help you diversify your client base, as many CAMSC member companies will be attending to meet with you – their members include companies such as Nutrien, GM, Ford, Fiat/Chrysler, Toyota, Boeing, Magna, Kellogg’s, TC Energy, Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Cummins, Lear, UPS, etc. Many of them will be attending this event. See https://www.camsc.ca/corporate-members.
CAMSC is the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Association – we were connected with them by Nutrien (Nutrien is on their Board – see https://www.camsc.ca/camsc_leadership). CAMSC member companies – most of them are household names – desire to procure from aboriginal or minority owned companies. The initial review by CAMSC of SIMSA’s membership was, SIMSA’s membership offers:
- several companies that already qualify as Aboriginally/Minority owned (51% or greater), are already heading in that direction, or have an aptitude to try because we have ample opportunities
- may not be able to supply (for example) car parts, but can at the least help fix/maintain their factories – which is a great fit.
To qualify for these major procurement opportunities via CAMSC, a SIMSA member must become a “CAMSC certified supplier” – this is simple, not costly, and will be explained at the event – see https://www.camsc.ca/certification-process-fees.
The roundtable event will feature information on CAMSC, business/legal information on how to attain their 51% ownership threshold, and procurement presentations and networking with CAMSC Corporate members.