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STATE OF SUPPLIER DIVERSITY GLOBALLY- 3 PART WEBINAR SERIES

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State of Supplier Diversity Globally post COVID-19 -hear from corporates, minority businesses, advocacy organisations from across the world

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GSDA partners Supply Nation, CAMSC, MSDUK , MSD China and SASDC are proud to present this three-part webinar series to discuss, analyse and share global trends, challenges, opportunities and best practices to highlight the importance of supplier diversity at this time, and support minority business inclusion. We also bring together a dynamic and diverse group of minority business owners from across the world to share how they have tackled the COVID-19 crisis and pivoted their business by being innovative and persistent.

WEBINAR -1 : 29 JUNE 2020

0700-930 EST | 1230-1400 BST | 2130-2300 ACT

CORPORATE APPROACH TO SUPPLIER DIVERSITY ACROSS THE WORLD POST COVID-19

Global supplier diversity programs are being revisited and restructured due to COVID-19. Strategic importance of supplier diversity is varied across industries and countries. Hear from in-country corporate supplier diversity leaders from Australia, Canada, South Africa, China the UK and the USA discussing:

• Where does Supplier Diversity fit in post-Covid19 procurement strategies in their respective countries?

• What key lessons have been learnt during this crisis that highlight the need for diverse supplier capabilities?

• What supply trends and dynamics are these leaders seeing and how will Supplier Diversity in their organisations support them or be challenged by them?

• Will corporate supply chains have to consider a greater degree of local, flexible and diverse sourcing?

PANEL SPEAKERS:

  • Jim Johnson, Indirect Purchasing Sourcing Manager, Cummins , UK
  • William Holmes, Director, Global Supplier Diversity GSK, USA
  • Kiruba Sankar, Global Supplier Diversity Leader, Royal Bank of Canada, Canada
  • Amy Crookes, Asia- Procurement Manager Pacific Inclusive & Sustainable, EY,Australia
  • Zandile Njamela, ESDP Lead, Accenture, South Africa

Moderator: David J. Ward, Principal, Vantage Partners, UK

WEBINAR -2 : 8 JULY 2020

730-900 EST | 1230-1400 BST | 2130-2300 ACT

GLOBAL MINORITY BUSINESS OWNERS POST-COVID 19: PIVOTING TO SUCCEED

Meet and hear from inspirational minority business leaders from Australia, Canada, South Africa, the UK and the USA share their stories of resilience, risk-taking, innovation and a never-say die attitude as they pivot their business for success, post COVID19. This distinguished panel of business leaders will discuss:

  • How their businesses had to adjust during the COVID crisis?
  • How they see the future for their business, what excites them and what concerns them?
  • How well do they think your customers have supported them during the crisis and how have they been able to support them?
  • What is their strategy for post-COVID recovery?
  • Do you think their customers will radically change their approach to extended, complex supply chains and if so, can they benefit from this shift?
  • Will supplier diversity programmes continue post-Covid or do they think that major corporations will switch off and focus on business recovery at any cost?

PANEL SPEAKERS:

  • Farida Gibbs, CEO, Gibbs Hybrid, UK
  • Trevor Govendar, Managing Director SwiftAir International, South Africa
  • J. Manasse Theagene, CEO/President, 360 Medlink Inc., Canada
  • Reshma Moorthy, President,Frontier Technologies, USA
  • Dwayne Good, Group CEO, InTravel, Australia

Moderator: David J. Ward, Principal, Vantage Partners

WEBINAR 3: 15 JULY 2020

730-900 EST | 1230-1400 BST | 2130-2300 ACT

ADVOCACY ORGANISATIONS RESPONSE TO CHANGING NEEDS TO KEEP SUPPLIER DIVERSITY RELEVANT POST COVID

Hear from the leaders and founders of GSDA from Australia, Canada, South Africa, the UK and China as they discuss how they are re-positioning their organisations to continue supporting corporate supplier diversity programmes, influencing government policies and advocating for and helping minority businesses pivot for sustainable success.

PANEL SPEAKERS:

  • Mayank Shah,CEO,MSDUK, UK
  • Cassandra Dorrington, President CAMSC, Canada
  • Gary Joseph, CEO, SASDC, South Africa
  • Laura Berry, CEO, Supply Nation, Australia
  • Yang Lui ,Director, MSD China, China

MODERATOR: David J. Ward, Principal, Vantage Partners

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