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Gustav Mahlerplein 90

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23rd March 2020: Please note – due to the current situation with COVID-19, this event has been postponed and a new date will be confirmed asap – if you have any questions, please contact Emma Duncan on eduncan@weconnectinternational.org

Accenture and WEConnect International would like to invite you, your locally based colleagues and tier 1 suppliers to participate in a supplier diversity event that Accenture, a WEConnect International corporate member, are hosting on Wednesday 15th April in Amsterdam.

The day will be split into two: the morning session will only be for representatives from corporate member companies or companies who are interested in finding out more about supplier diversity programmes in the Netherlands and the afternoon session will also include representatives from women-owned businesses in the Netherlands.

At the morning session, there will be a mix of corporate representatives including those with mature supplier diversity programmes and those who are still new to the concept. We are aiming for an insightful discussion where we can share existing best practices and also focus on challenges and opportunities for further building successful supplier diversity programmes in the Netherlands market and beyond.

From 12pm, we will be joined by a group of women-owned businesses for an informal networking lunch which will lead into the afternoon session.

During the afternoon you will have the chance to hear short pitches from the women-owned businesses (these pitches will be delivered in a mix of Dutch and English) and there will be the opportunity to participate in a Q&A panel session as well as roundtable discussions. The event will close at 4.30pm and will be followed by an optional informal networking and drinks reception.

Please feel free to share these details and invitation with procurement peers in other organisations as well as with tier 1 and prime suppliers.

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08.45 Registration and Coffee
09.15 Welcome and group introductions
09.30 Supplier diversity at Accenture - Peter Zerp, Supplier Inclusion & Diversity Manager, Accenture
09.45 Supplier diversity at Dow - Saskia van Goethem, Global Capital Project Procurement Leader, Dow
10.00 WEConnect International and supplier diversity activities in Europe – Maggie Berry, Executive Director for Europe, WEConnect International
10.30 Coffee break
10.45 Group discussion – challenges and best practices for supplier diversity in the Netherlands
12.00 Networking lunch for both corporate attendees and women-owned businesses
13.00 Welcome for the women-owned businesses including an introduction to supplier diversity at Accenture and to WEConnect International
13.25 Supplier diversity case study – Dow and Global Business Academy, a certified women’s business enterprise in the Netherlands
13.40 Introductions from the women-owned businesses (2-minutes from certified WBEs and 1-minute from other women-owned businesses)
14.30 Coffee break and networking
15.00 Roundtable discussions with women-owned businesses, corporations, WEConnect International – discussion topics will be related to procurement and supplier diversity and will support the growth of women-owned businesses in the Netherlands
16.00 Q&A, wrap up, takeaways and thank yous
16.30 Drinks and optional networking
17.30 Close


The event is free to attend but there are a limited number of places available so please book now.



WEConnect International

More information about WEConnect International and our work supporting female entrpreneurs can be found here: http://weconnectinternational.org/en/

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