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

Technology's Influence on Surface Transportation
Presenter: Scott Shannon, VP, North American Surface Transportation - CH Robinson. 
Panelists: Dave Brajkovich, Chief Technology Officer, Polaris Transportation Group, Steve Raetz, Director, Research and Market Intelligence, C.H. Robinson and Rob Wiebe, Chief Administrative Officer, Loblaw Companies Limited

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, MSc, CPIM, Principal, Unicorn Experts 
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
John G. Smith, Editorial Director, Trucking & Supply Chain - Newcom Media Inc. 
Presenters: 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       Lunch Sponsor:   Economic Development Lethbridge
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          Cedric Millar          Infinite Outsourcing Solutions

GX Transport             Economic Development Lethbridge             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            All-Connect Logistical Services

Apex Motor ExpressWestern Canada Express               Bison Transport               Bollore Logistics                Border Bee                Centennial College              Challenger

Emkal        FuelWise             Lenbrook             National Shunt             Paragon             Raymond Johnston Equipment

Shipper Bee           simard           SimWell          6 River Systems         Speed Global Services         TAWI

TransCore Link Logistics               Transplace             Vision Transportation              thePersonal

Forager Logistics             Ghost Transportation Services             Canaan Transport Group

Media Sponsors of Canada Logistics Conference 2019:

Canadian Shipper           Materials Management & Distribution            Supply Professional             Truck News


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