Registration and continental breakfast begins at 8:30 am, presentation begins at 9:00 am. Lunch served at 12:00 pm.
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.
- 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
- 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 https://www.camsc.ca/camsc_leadership). 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 https://www.camsc.ca/certification-process-fees. 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).