Canada's Logistics Briefing 2021  -  Program

Briefing Program

Canada's Logistics Briefing brings professionals up-to-the-minute insights into the most important issues of today and what's just around the corner. Each session is curated to deliver concise and relevant data and forecasts. You'll leave with the latest information across Canadian logistics - equipped to make the best decisions and proposals.

*Note on Briefing Topics:

10 CMUs per day

To ensure each briefing is as up-to-date as possible, we're working closely with speakers and organizations to finalize the specifics of each briefing closer to the event date. As details are decided upon, CITT will make announcements both here and to registered attendees. The program is subject to change. Each briefing is set to be between 30 and 75 minutes. CITT-Certified Logistics Professionals and articling participants earn 10 CMUs for each day of briefings they attend.


Briefing Agenda

All listed times are in EST

TUESDAY November 2
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm 

Opening Remarks

A few words from CITT's President and CEO, Pina Melchionna

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Post-COVID B2B eCommerce, presented by JoeyCo

How one B2B delivery company is working to solve the infrastructure issues caused by the pandemic and the value it's placing on the gig economy.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Inam Shah - CEO & Co-Founder, JoeyCo
  • Ahmed Saeed - COO & Co-Founder, JoeyCo

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1:15 pm - 1:30 pm BREAK
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Supply Chain Disruptions Briefing

Hear expert analysis on the changes and disruptions affecting the supply chain.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • John Corey, CPA, CA, MILT - President, Freight Management Association of Canada
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm  BREAK
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

eCommerce Briefing

eCommerce has become even more of a burning issue since the beginning of the pandemic. Learn about the newest best practices and upcoming hurdles facing eCommerce operations.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Liza Amlani - Principal and Founder, Retail Strategy Group
  • Gary Newbury, CCLP - Senior Exec on Call, End-to-End Retail Supply Chains & The Last Mile
  • Inam Shah - CEO & Co-Founder, JoeyCo
TUESDAY November 3
12:00 pm - 12:05 pm  Opening Remarks
12:05 pm - 1:05 pm 

Technology Briefing

Find out the newest and upcoming technology in logistics and learn how and why these technologies are being used in the industry.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Justin Bailie - Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Rose Rocket
  • Steve Bogie - Flight Operations and Technology, Drone Delivery Canada
  • Shannon Hamilton - Vice President of Sales - North America, DLT Labs
  • Erik Valiquette - Co-Found and President, Canadian Blockchain Supply Chain Association
1:05 pm - 1:15 pm  BREAK
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

How Automated Mobile Robots (AMRs) Create Results

Learn how AMRs are driving results for businesses adapting to the influx of change that has and will continue to occur as we move through disaster recovery.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Eric Averill - Senior Operations Planner of Global Consulting, Dematic

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2:30 pm - 2:45 pm  BREAK
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Trade Agreements Briefing

Analysis of current & upcoming trade agreements impacting Canada, and their impact on business now and in the future.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Kevin Riddell, CCLP - Director of Trade and Regulatory Compliance, Tremco Canada Division
  • Chad Swance - Director of Trade Compliance, Kuehne + Nagel
  • Quentin Vander Schueren - International Trade Lawyer / Associate, Bennett Jones​
3:45 - 4:00 pm  BREAK
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm 

Legal Briefing

Get the latest insight into the laws affecting transportation and trade, including upcoming legislation and the enforcement and implementation of existing regulations.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Forrest C. Hume - Litigation, Rail Transportation, Forrest C. Hume Law Corporation & Counsel, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
THURSDAY November 4
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm 

Modal Briefing

Insider discussion of the state of the current major modes of transportation, and the hot-button issues they each face. 

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Moderator: Lou Smyrlis
  • Ryan Burrowes - CEO, Warehouse Transport Group
  • Mike Millian, CCLP - President, The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC)
  • Stephen Phillips - General Manager of Sales for Canada, Air Canada Cargo
  • Robert Skarzynski - CEO, Standard Rail Corporation
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm  BREAK
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm 

Geopolitics Briefing

Get expert analysis on international dynamics and trends and their impact on business in Canada. You'll learn how the current and developing state of international relations is changing the business environment at home and abroad.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Andrew - Analyst, Canadian Security Intelligence Service
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 

Developments in Logistics HR Briefing

Insight on trends and outlooks of Logistics HR.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Michelle Arseneau, CCLP - Managing Partner, GX Transportation Solutions Inc.
  • Craig Faucette - Chief Program Officer, Trucking HR Canada
  • Tom Pauls, CCLP - Managing Director, SCL Search Consultants

Sponsored by:

3:30 pm Closing Remarks
3:30 - 4:30 pm 

Networking Session

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