Canada Logistics Conference 2019  -  Program

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Canada Logistics Conference 2019 runs over three days, including the Opening Reception, which kicks off the conference on the evening of Wednesday, October 23rd. Thursday, October 24th and Friday, October 25th have learning sessions all day, with dedicated networking and lunch breaks. The conference concludes with the Cocktail Reception and Awards Dinner on the Friday night. A draft timetable of the events is below. Please note conference topics, speakers, locations and dates are always subject to change in the event of circumstances beyond our control. CITT assumes no liability for such alterations. 

Conference Agenda

WEDNESDAY October 23, 2019
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Opening Reception at Table Rock Welcome Centre      Reception Sponsor:  Mactrans
THURSDAY October 24, 2019
7:30 am - 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast       Breakfast Sponsor:   Metro Supply Chain Group
8:30-8:35 am Opening Remarks
8:35 am - 10:00 am Emerging Technology's Influence on Transportation Buying Trends
Presenter: Scott Shannon, VP, North American Surface Transportation - CH Robinson. Panelists: To be announced shortly
10:00 am  - 10:30 am Networking Break       Break Sponsor:   SCL Search
10:30 am  - 11:30 am Emotional Intelligence in Your Logistics Career
Presenter: Tatiana Lazareva, CPIM, Recruitment Consultant, SCL Search Consultants Ltd.
11:30 am  - 12:15 pm

St. Lawrence Seaway: Updates and Insights
Presenter: Ken Carey, CCLP, Manager, Business Development, St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

12:15 pm  - 1:30 pm Lunch       Lunch Sponsor:   SCL Search
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Robotic Order Fulfillment & Material Handling
Presenter: Derek Lynch - Director of Sales, Dematic
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Supply Chain Leadership in 2025
Presenter: Phil Drouillard - Founder & Chair, Lighthouse Nine Group
FRIDAY October 25, 2019
7:30 am - 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:35 am  Opening Remarks 
8:35 am - 9:30 am Workshop: Strategies for Addressing the Talent Gap          TSI Group
Presenter: Pamela Ruebusch, Founder & CEO, TSI Group
9:30 am - 10:00 am Cannabis Logistics: The Birth of an Industry
Presenters: Matthew Sly, Director, Logistics, Canopy Growth
Ryan Yablonsky, International Logistics Manager, Canopy Growth
10:00 am - 10:30 am Networking Break
10:30 am - 11:15 am Industry Update: ELDs
Joe Lynch, Team Leader - Vehicle Weights & Dimensions, Ministry of Transportation
Mike Millan, President, Private Motor Truck Council of Canada
11:15 am - 12:00 pm USMCA and Trade Policy Changes
Louis Amato-Gauci, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP
Alejandro Garcia Seimandi, Partner, Garcia Seimandi & Associates
Evelyn Suarez, Partner, The Suarez Firm
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Best Practices in Tariff Classification
 Susan Dafoe, CSS, Senior Trade Advisor, Cole International

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Transportation Buying Trends                            Sponsored by:   FMA
Presenter: Lou Smyrlis, Managing Director,
Newcom Media Trucking & Supply Chain Group

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Networking Break
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Building a Cohesive Culture of Innovation
Alfredo Tan, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer, WestJet Airlines

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Annual Awards Dinner      Awards Dinner Sponsor:  TransX


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Confirmed Canada Logistics Conference 2019 Sponsors & Exhibitors
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Contact Jennifer Traer at or 416-363-5696 ext. 32, or click here to learn more.


C.H. Robinson              TransX             Mactrans            BluJay Solutions           GX Transport               TSI Group

Goria Logistics            Metro Supply Chain Group            Nova Chemicals           Reimer Associates            SCL Search              Freight Management Association of Canada

Air Canada Cargo           KS Pad and Print              Apex Motor ExpressWestern Canada Express             Centennial College             Challenger            National Shunt

Raymond Johnston Equipment             SimWell             Transplace             thePersonal             Ghost Transportation Services             Canaan Transport Group

Media Sponsors of Canada Logistics Conference 2019:

Canadian Shipper          Materials Management & Distribution            Truck News


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