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Fresh or Stale: Ensure Sourcing is Innovative & Inclusive

Zoe Moore  (Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Strategist & Consultant, Moore Consulting Agency/Grow with Zomo)

Aurora Dawn Benton  (Chief Change Maker, Astrapto)

Location: 251

Date: Thursday, May 5

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS-Trends & Design, CS-Business & Professional Development

Associations & Accreditations: CMP

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Intermediate

Innovative sourcing processes give companies a competitive advantage. Yet many leaders have stale practices, not knowing how to think beyond traditional return on financial investment models or making price of resources, services and products their primary criteria. By integrating equity, diversity and inclusion into their procurement strategy, companies can offer fresh and unique experiences guests want and the social impact communities demand.

In this workshop, attendees will discover how to foster innovative sourcing methods by establishing partnerships with diverse and disadvantaged businesses. We will share collaborative approaches to expand partnerships and enrich vendor relationships. We will discuss key elements of the business case for supplier diversity in food and beverage procurement and explore how to improve RFPs and contracts for more inclusive outcomes.