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WEConnect International Europe Virtual Supplier Diversity Forum 2020

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Join this online event to learn about growing and developing successful supplier diversity and inclusion programmes in Europe.

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Please note - start time is 1pm GMT / 2pm CET / 8am EST; All times are listed as GMT; This agenda may be subject to alterations.

A more detailed agenda can be found online here: https://weconnectinternational.org/events/weconnect-international-europe-virtual-supplier-diversity-forum-2020/

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1pm - Welcome and Introduction

Maggie Berry, Executive Director for Europe at WEConnect International

1.10pm - RISE 2030 – A New Era of Shared Corporate Responsibility

Megan Stowe, Greater European Region Strategic Sourcing Director & International Supplier Diversity Manager at Intel Corporation

1.25pm - Supplier Diversity Insights and Panel Discussion

Discussion facilitated by Maggie Berry, Executive Director for Europe at WEConnect International; Panellists include:

• Eliano Apicella, Purchasing Director – Indirect Materials, Services, Energy and Investments at Barilla

• Andrea Fimian, EMEA Supplier Diversity Program Manager at IBM

• Grainne D'Arcy, EMEA Strategic Sourcing Manager and Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Lead for Indirect Procurement at Intel Corporation

• Timo Worrall, Director - Supplier Social Responsibility at Johnson & Johnson

2.05pm - The Barilla Supplier Diversity Journey

Eliano Apicella, Purchasing Director – Indirect Materials, Services, Energy and Investments at Barilla

2.15pm - Working Better with Women-Owned businesses to Improve Outcomes for All

Gill Thorpe – Founder & CEO at The Sourcing Team Ltd

2.45pm - Virtual Coffee Break

3.15pm - Promotion of Gender Equality in Private Supply Chains

Yas Banifatemi, Partner & Global International Arbitration Practice Group Leader at Shearman & Sterling LLP

3.45pm - Choice of Three Breakout Sessions

Breakout #1 - WECommunity Overview - led by Brittany Gonzalez, Membership Relationship and Supplier Inclusion Manager

Breakout #2 - European Collaboration Roundtable Discussion - led by Peter Zerp, Supplier Inclusion & Diversity Program Lead at Accenture

Breakout #3 - Developing a Successful Supplier Diversity Global Expansion Strategy – presented by Anna Hakobyan, Global Procurement Sustainability Lead at AstraZeneca

4.30pm - Virtual Coffee Break

5pm - Choice of Two Breakout Sessions

Breakout #1 - Supplier Diversity Best Practices – Starting Out - led by Selina McCole, Global Sustainable Procurement & Supply Chain Manager at Goldman Sachs and Andrea Fimian, EMEA Supplier Diversity Program Manager at IBM

Breakout #2 - Supplier Diversity Best Practices - Mature Programmes - led by Deaneesha Govender, Category Manager - Europe, Middle East and Africa at Intel Corporation and Debra Quade, Supplier Diversity Manager at Kellogg Company

5.45pm - WEConnect International: 2020 and Beyond

Rebecca Pearson, President and Chief Marketing Officer at WEConnect International

6pm - Closing Keynote from J&J

Timo Worrall, Director - Supplier Social Responsibility at Johnson & Johnson

6.15pm - Wrap Up and Thank You

Maggie Berry, Executive Director for Europe at WEConnect International

6.30pm - Close

Forum Sponsors:

A very big thank you goes to our Forum sponsors whose support is vital to this event and the on-going work of WEConnect International in Europe:

Platinum: Intel; Johnson & Johnson

Gold: AstraZeneca; Barilla; IBM

Silver: Dell; GSK; Goldman Sachs; Kellogg Company

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