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Designed for corporate supplier diversity and inclusion professionals, as well as corporate social responsibility and sustainability professionals, this event will build upon the success of the 2017 inaugural program. The Symposium will bring together expert practitioners to share tools and resources to successfully begin a global supplier diversity and inclusion journey, or to enhance current global efforts. Attendees will gain valuable insight from leading corporations and global supplier diversity and inclusion organizations. Registration will include a ticket to the Evening Gala on April 3rd.


Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC.

  8:00 – 10:00 am Registration
  8:30 – 9:45 am Advanced Program Breakfast and Discussion
  10:00 – 10:15 am     Main Session: Welcome and Introductions
  10:15 – 11:00 am Global Perspectives: Kenny Kan-Yee Cheung, CPO of the World Bank Group
  11:00 – 11:45 am Geography Focus Panel: Perspectives and Learnings from Government Affairs Professionals: 
Panelists include Sarah Thorn, Senior Director, Global Government Affairs, Walmart; Allison Schwartz, Global Government Affairs Lead, D&B; and James Dunlap, International Government Relations, ExxonMobil. Moderated by Michael Robinson, Program Director, IBM

  11:45 – 1:00 pm Lunch with Keynote Address on Sustainability and Future Opportunities for Women-Owned Businesses: Denise Naguib, VP Sustainability & Supplier Diversity, Marriott International
  1:00 – 2:00 pm Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion: Obtaining Necessary Resources & Support: Ralph Moore, RGMA
  2:00 – 2:45 pm Global Women Business Development Programs: Andy Butler, Associate Director - Supplier Diversity, Sustainability & Innovation, Procter & Gamble and Brenda Cockrell, ‎Global Supplier Diversity and Procurement Sustainability Lead, Monsanto
  2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
  3:00 – 3:45 pm CEO Interview: Value of SD&I, Global: Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO, Act-1 Group
  3:45 – 4:45 pm Open Program Discussion - Sharing Best Practices with Q&A (Beginner through Advanced): Natalie Sterling-Sanders, Sustainability Integration Manager, ExxonMobil; and Beverly Jennings, Head, Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion, Johnson & Johnson
  4:45 – 5:00 pm Closing Remarks


* This agenda will be updated as more information becomes available, so please continue to check back periodically for updates. To view the 2017 agenda, please click here.

To register please contact Michael Tobolski (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).