WEConnect International and their corporate members Accenture, IBM and the Royal Bank of Scotland would like to invite you to join us for an afternoon event on Thursday 14th November 2013 in Amsterdam.
This event is an introductory session for female business owners to the topics of supplier diversity, strategic sourcing, working with WEConnect International's corporate members and to WEConnect International, a global non-profit that connects up majority owned women's businesses into the corporate supply chain.
You will have the opportunity to hear from Accenture, IBM and RBS about their approach to strategic procurement and supplier diversity and their drives to increase the number of SMEs and minority owned businesses that they purchase products and services from. You will also hear from women business owners already successfully working with WEConnect’s corporate members and learn how they have built up their relationship as a trusted supplier. The event will close with an open 'question & answer' session when you will have the chance to pose questions directly to the representatives from our corporate members which will followed by networking over drinks and canapés - a great time to meet other female business owners and procurement professionals.
This will be a small event with just 50 places available for women business owners based in (or near) the Netherlands who own 51% or more of their business and who have products or services that might be bought be corporate organisations.
Places are free and are offered on a first come, first served basis so you must register online for a place and we are asking all attendees to register their businesses with WEConnect International by the date of the event. There is no cost for self-registration with WEConnect International and it will give your firm visibility to our corporate members around the world via our online eNetwork – you can register online here: http://weconnectinternational.org/en/get-self-registered
Agenda - 14th November 2013
13.30 - Registration
14.00 - Welcome from WEConnect International
14.10 - Introduction to WEConnect International, supplier diversity and strategic sourcing
14.30 - Overview of procurement processes and opportunities from WEConnect’s corporate members – Accenture, IBM and RBS
15.15 - WEConnect International success stories
15.45 - Q&A / open discussion with all speakers
16.50 - Thank you’s and close
17.00 to 18.00 - Informal networking
The event will be conducted in English.
If you know of other women business owners who would like to attend this event, please feel free to pass this invitation onto them.
We hope you will be able to join us on the 14th November. If you have any questions at all, please contact Maggie Berry, Executive Director for Europe on +44 (0)7776 302 906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can't join us on the 14th November but would like to register your business with WEConnect International to ensure we can make you aware of relevant business opportunities for your firm, please click here: http://weconnectinternational.org/en/get-self-registered
About WEConnect International
At WEConnect, we're keen to see more women who majority own their businesses (definition: minimum 51% ownership by one or more women) connected into procurement opportunities from amongst our corporate members which includes a broad range of companies in Europe such as: Accenture, American Express, ASDA (Wal-Mart), Capital One, Cisco Systems, Clifford Chance, Coca Cola, Cummins, Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline, Goldman Sachs, HP, IBM, Intel, Interpublic Group, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson Controls, JP Morgan Chase, Marriott International, MasterCard Worldwide, MSD (Merck), Pfizer, Royal Bank of Scotland, SDI Limited, Sodexo and Wyndham Worldwide. WEConnect International corporate members represent $700 billion in annual purchasing power and are true pioneers in inclusive sourcing and global supplier development and a full list of our global corporate members can be found online here: http://weconnectinternational.org/en/members
When & Where
WEConnect International in Europe
WEConnect Europe is the leading global supplier diversity initiative spearheading the connection of women-owned business and multinational corporations. It is Europe's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to global and national corporations and government bodies.