The Latin America and The Caribbean Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Conference is an unprecedented event in the region, designed for local and global corporations and women-owned business in Latin American and the Caribbean markets.

This Conference will bring together expert practitioners to share tools and resources to successfully launch and grow supplier diversity and inclusion programs at a local level. It is also a space designed for women-owned enterprises poised for growth. Workshops, panel discussions, matchmaking, and networking opportunities will provide key information and training on how to grow a business and identify market opportunities.

Audience

•   WEConnect International’s Corporate Members
•   Companies interested in implementing Diversity in the Supply Chain
•   WEConnect International Certified Women Businesses
•   WEConnect International Self Registered Businesses
•   Women-owned businesses (at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women)
     interested in scaling their company
•   WEConnect International partners
•   Public Institutions, NGOs, etc.

Agenda

Instituto Johnson & Johnson
Rua Agostinho Cantu, 240, Butantã, São Paulo, SP - Brasil

 

Meet the Speakers!

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29
Conference on Supplier Diversity & Inclusion in Latin America and The Caribbean - 
Exclusive for Corporations (full day) and Certified WBEs (afternoon period)

  8:00 – 9:00 hrs.
   Registration

  9:00 – 9:30 hrs.
   Welcome Remarks by WEConnect International and sponsors
   • Andrea Lizarzaburu, WEConnect International (USA)
   • Nedra L. Dickson, Accenture (USA)
   • Natalie Jaworski, Johnson & Johnson (USA)
   • Douglas Ribeiro, Corteva (Brazil)

  9:30 – 10:10 hrs.
   Global perspectives on Supplier Diversity & Inclusion
   • Nedra L. Dickson, Accenture (USA)
   • Natalie Jaworski, Johnson & Johnson (USA)
   • Michael K Robinson, IBM (USA)
   • Michelle Morin, Corteva (USA)
   • Javette Hines, Citi (USA)

  10:10 – 10:30 hrs.
   Networking Break

  10:30 – 11:10 hrs.
   Local Perspectives on Supplier Diversity & Inclusion -
   The Latin America Case
   • Bruno Abreu, Bayer (Brazil)
   • Marcos Domingues, Johnson & Johnson (Brazil)
   • Maria del Pilar Castaneda Ângulo, Merck (Colombia)
   • Mario Castilleja, Accenture (Mexico)
   • Robert Suquet, Corteva (Brazil)

  11:10 – 12:20 hrs.
   Best Practices in Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

  12:20 – 14:00 hrs.
   Networking Lunch

  14:00 – 17:30 hrs.
   Matchmaking Between Corporations and Women Business Enterprises
   Confirmed corporations:
   • Accenture
   • AstraZeneca
   • Atento
   • Bayer
   • Bristol-Myers Squibb
   • Cargill
   • Citi
   • Corteva
   • Cummins
   • DOW
   • Dupont
   • Facebook
   • IBM
   • Johnson & Johnson
   • Marriott International
   • Motorola
   • MSD (Merck)
   • Procter & Gamble
   • SAP

  17:30 – 18:30 hrs.
   Closing Cocktail 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30
Exchanging Stories, Creating Opportunities - Conference for Women-Owned Businesses

  8:00 – 9:00 hrs.
   Registration

  9:00 – 9:30 hrs.
   Welcome Remarks - Buying from #WomenOwned
   • Andrea Lizarzaburu, WEConnect International (USA)
   • Nedra L. Dickson, Accenture ( USA)
   • Natalie Jaworski, Johnson & Johnson (USA)
   • Sheilla Pereira, Corteva (Brazil)

  9:30 – 9:50 hrs.
   Keynote Speaker
   • Ismália Afonso, United Nations Development Programme (Brazil)

  9:50 – 10:30 hrs.
   Panel: Becoming Part of a Global Value Chain - Lessons from
   Multinational Corporations
   • Renata Shaw, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist (Brazil)
   • Caroline Caliman, Johnson & Johnson (Brazil)
   • Cynthia Magalhães, Bayer (Brazil)
   • Gabriela de Carvalho, Procter & Gamble (Brazil)
   • Ana Baldini, Bristol-Myers Squibb (Brazil)
   • Mario Castilleja, Accenture (Mexico)

  10:30 – 11:00 hrs.
   Networking Break

  11:00 – 11:40 hrs.
    Panel: Scaling a Company and Leveraging a Women's Brand
   • María del Pilar Castañeda, MSD (Colombia)
   • Rebeca Mora, Wimo Cosmetics (Costa Rica)
   • Danielle Matachana, Projex (Brazil)
   • Katherine Hernandez, Beyond the Word (Chile)
   • Claudia Mirza, Akorbi (Colombia)

  11:40 – 12:45 hrs.
   Networking

  12:45 – 13:00 hrs.
   Closing

13:00 - 14:30 hrs.
   How to do business in Brazil
   • Isabella Cardozo, Daniel Law
   • Hannah Vitória Macedo Fernandes, Daniel Law

 

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