Get a “Taste of Certification” firsthand at this dynamic start to your conference as we tap into the power of diverse supplier programs and their many benefits. Hone Your Pitch in an interactive opportunity dedicated to boosting your success throughout the conference. Then, engage with purchasers in-person or virtually in our Hot Opportunities with forward-thinking purchasing representatives from:

  • EY Global Services
  • British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC)
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Hosted by the Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada, this pre-conference event promises invaluable insights and networking that will enhance your EXCELerate experience. Don’t miss out!


  • Cassandra Dorrington, President & CEO, CAMSC (Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council)
  • Chris Mariano, Business Development Manager, West, (Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+Chamber of Commerce)
  • Kailey Gilchrist, Business Development Manager, Corporate, CGLCC, (Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+Chamber of Commerce)