Project Description

Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Session Length: 120 Min



A GSDC-NMSDC International Program

This session will cover the economic impact of  diversity: regionally, nationally, and locally; integrating diverse suppliers into global solutions; and expanding globally: the good, the bad, and the ugly

PANEL 1 | The Economic Impact of Diversity: Regionally, Nationally and Globally

  • How easy is it for a supplier to do business in your country
  • What does a supplier need to do in your respective country
  • Share checklist: e.g. As prepared by respective government agency
  • Discuss the opportunities/challenges
  • How do you quantify impacts? What are the impacts

Fireside Chat | Integrating Diverse Suppliers into Global Solutions:

  • How diverse suppliers were integrated into global solutions
  • The value of integrating diverse suppliers
  • How other global corporations can successfully integrate diverse suppliers

PANEL 2 | Expanding Globally: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  • Doing business in more than one council
  • Discuss impact trends

Adrienne Trimble
President and CEO
National Minority Supplier Development Council

Cassandra Dorrington
President & CEO
Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC)

Clifford A. Bailey
President & CEO
TechSoft Systems

Laura Berry
Chief Executive Officer
Supply Nation

Gary Joseph
Chief Executive Officer
South African Supplier Diversity Council (SASDC)

Mayank Shah
Founder and CEO
Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK)

Nedra Dickson
Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Lead

Dean Brody
Managing Director

Theresa Harrison
Global Director Inclusive & Sustainable Procurement

Bernita McCann
President & CEO
Next Generation Fuel

Byron Dixon OBE
CEO and founder
Micro-Fresh International

Justin M. Bennett
Ongweoweh Corp