Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Seminar Legend:

W01 – Ocean Shipping Outlook


The world of ocean shipping has been going through upheaval and change in recent years and there’s likely more to come. A group of experts and stakeholders present an outlook and forecast for this crucial supply chain sector.


Sponsored by

Sponsor - CN

Paul Bingham - Round

Paul Bingham

David Bennet - Round

David Bennett

Wolfgang Schoch - Round

Wolfgang Schoch

Paul Bingham, Vice President, Trade & Global Logistics, Economic Development Research Group
David Bennett, President, Americas, Globe Express
Wolfgang Schoch, Vice President, Hapag Lloyd Canada


Paul Bingham is a Vice President of EDR Group and leader of the firm’s trade economics practice. He brings 30 years of experience in trade and freight planning, analysis and scenario forecasting. His expertise includes economic and trade demand analysis, modal competition and supply chain efficiency, and infrastructure project prioritization. He is a trade data expert, applying the best data fusion techniques to maximize predictive information and analytic insights from available commodity flow and associated freight equipment activity data sets. Mr. Bingham is an appointed member of the U.S. Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness, serving on the Committee’s Freight Transportation Subcommittee. He is co-chair of the TRB Task Force on Valuing Transportation Infrastructure. In addition, he serves on the TRB Policy Organization Group Executive Board and as a member of the Committees on Freight Transportation Economics and Regulation, Agricultural Transportation, and Disaster Logistics and Business Continuity Task Force. He is a National Council Member of the Transportation Research Forum and former member of the Board of Directors of the International Trade Data Users Group.

David Bennett returned to Globe Express Services in September of 2016 as President, America’s Region with responsibility for the Canada, USA and South America markets. David has held executive level positions, such as Vice President, USA Business Development at LF Logistics, a Li & Fung Group Company; Regional Vice President, Pacific Coast Sales & Administration at K-Line Americ; Vice President, North America at Globe Express Services; and Vice President, Global Logistics Sales and Asia Trade Development at Schneider Logistics. David has over 25 years of experience in the logistics industry and has contributed to various trade publications. He was a columnist for several years at Cargo Business News with a column entitled “Final Say.” In addition, David has spoken at various industry related conferences in the USA and Asia. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and completed a Leadership Program from Stanford University and the University of Hong Kong, specifically designed for Li & Fung executives.

W02 – Air Cargo 2017

Representatives of the air cargo supply chain take a look at the year ahead and what’s beyond.


Sponsored by


Julia Kuzeljevich - Round
Julia Kuzeljevich
William McKinnon
Ronald Schaefer - Round
Ronald Schaefer
Mark Sutch - Round
Mark Sutch

Julia Kuzeljevich, Editor, Canadian Shipper 

William McKinnon, General Manager, Western Region, Schenker 
Ronald Schaefer
, Project Lead, Centre of Excellence in Pharmaceutical Logistics, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Raymond Segat, Director, Cargo & Business Development, Vancouver Airport Authority
Mark Sutch, General Manager, Cargo Sales & Marketing, Cathay Pacific Airways


Julia Kuzeljevich is an editor of Canadian Shipper magazine. She has been writing about transportation and logistics issues since 1999.

William McKinnon is the General Manager, Western Region for DB Schenker Canada, a global logistics company with 2,300 employees in Canada and over 80,000 employees worldwide operating in 130 countries. William has been active in supply chain management over the past 25 years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia. He brings a unique perspective from both a supplier and purchaser of air, land, ocean, customs and contract logistics services. He has managed 3PL operations in both perishable and non-perishable consumer goods. His belief is that a robust, scalable supply chain is the foundation for economic growth.

Ronald Schaefer is the Project Lead for the Center of Excellence in Pharmaceutical Logistics at the International Air Transport Association (IATA). He is also certified as an instructor by the IATA Training and Development Institute. Mr. Schaefer has accumulated vast experience in the air transport field in positions with Lufthansa Consulting GmbH, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH, and Ferrostaal México.

Mark Sutch was appointed General Manager, Cargo Sales & Marketing for Cathay Pacific in August 2013, having spent the previous 3 years as Manager Revenue Management for Europe, South West Pacific, South Asia, Middle East, Japan, and Korea. In his current position, Mr Sutch is responsible for Cathay Pacific’s global cargo business. Hong Kong and Mainland China are the main revenue contributors, with intra-Asia, Transpacific and Europe being the three key business segments. Cargo revenue management, Cathay Pacific’s Hong Kong hub operation, and marketing and sales activities all fall under his area of responsibility. Previous roles held with Cathay Pacific include the positions of Country Manager in France, The Philippines and Sri Lanka, as well an operational role within the Flight Operations Department. Mr Sutch joined John Swire and Sons in July 1997 and has spent most of his career seconded to Cathay Pacific Airways.

W03 – Shipper Protection in the Canada Transportation Act


Attention Shippers: Know your rights through the Canada Transportation Act when negotiating rates and services. The shipper-carrier relationship can be complex, but there are actions that shippers can take to level the playing field when negotiating rates and services with their carriers. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how you can use the shipper protection provisions to effectively leverage and influence rate and service negotiations.


Presented by

Supporting Partner - FMA

John Corey - Round
John Corey

John Corey, Team Leader, Mediation Services, Canadian Transportation Agency



Networking Break on the Show Floor

Join us for the official show floor opening! Meet CLC exhibitors and enjoy a coffee, juice, or espresso from different beverage/food stations throughout the show floor.

W04 – The Outlook for the North American Economy

Two noted economists offer up complementary economic outlooks for North America as we kick off the CLC Main Stage series.


Dan North - Round
Dan North
Jock O'Connell - Round
Jock O’Connell

Dan North, Chief Economist, Euler Hermes North America
Jock O’Connell, International Trade Advisor, Beacon Economics


Since 1996, Dan North has been with Euler Hermes, the world’s oldest and largest credit insurance company. As the company’s chief economist for North America, he uses macroeconomic and quantitative analyses to help manage Euler Hermes’ risk portfolio of more than $250 billion in annual trade transactions within the region. Prior to joining the company, Dan worked for Citicorp, using similar analyses to create outperforming investment strategies. Dan North earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business. As one of the leading U.S. economists, Dan North has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business News, ABC News Now, France 24, and Bloomberg Radio and Television. He has been quoted by USA Today, Barron’s, Bloomberg Business Week, The Washington Post, Paris Le Monde, and The Wall Street Journal. After having predicted the 2008/2009 recession and its implications accurately, Dan North was ranked 4th on Bloomberg’s list of the 65 top economic forecasters in 2010.

Jock O’Connell is Beacon Economics’ International Trade Advisor and one of California’s foremost authorities on world trade, global economic trends, and the internationalization of the Golden State’s economy. Mr. O’Connell is a former staff advisor to the California Commission for Economic Development and member of the California Economic Strategy Panel’s Technical Advisory Group. He is the author of numerous articles on economic, political, and trade issues that have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury-News, Sacramento Bee, California Journal, Salon.Com, and Pacific Standard magazine. In conjunction with Beacon Economics, he edits the monthly California Trade Report, an analysis of the latest data on the Golden State’s export trade.

W05 – Competitive Trade Routes


Experts will discuss how the expanded Panama & Suez Canals, as well as other potential global trade routing decisions, could impact North American supply chains.


Sponsored by

Sponsor - CN

Peter Hurme - Round
Peter Hurme
Tony Boemi - Round
Tony Boemi
Rob McInnes - Round
Rob McInnes
Ruth Snowden - Round
Ruth Snowden
Shaun Stevenson - Round
Shaun Stevenson

Peter Hurme, Show Director & Editor, Cargo Logistics Canada
Tony Boemi, 
Vice President, Growth and Development, Port of Montreal
Rob McInnes
, Manager, Business Development, Port of Halifax
Ruth Snowden, Executive Director, CIFFA
Shaun Stevenson
, Vice President, Trade Development & Public Affairs, Port of Prince Rupert


Peter Hurme is the Show Director & Editor of the Cargo Logistics Canada Expo & Conference. Previously, Peter was the publisher of Seattle-based Northwest Publishing Center, and senior editor of Cargo Business News magazine, the daily Cargo Business Newswire, weekly Cargo Techwire, and the Port Productivity Quarterly. Peter was also the publisher of industry-leading Pacific Fishing magazine, the West Coast Ports Handbooks, and a custom publishing business that included Master Builder Magazine and Remodel Seattle. In addition, Peter was deeply involved in Cargo Business News’s industry conferences over the years that included focuses on China, port productivity, and regional freight events. Peter is also on the Board of Directors of the International Refrigerated Transportation Association, part of the Global Cold Chain Alliance. Peter has been in business media and events for over 20 years.

Tony Boemi joined the Montréal Port Authority (MPA) as Vice-President, Growth and Development in May of 2008. Prior to joining the MPA, his entry into the maritime industry dates back to 1975 when he first joined Canadian Pacific Ships (CP Ships). Throughout his tenure with CP Ships, he gained extensive experience in the areas of administration, information technology, sales, marketing, and commercial trade services, and held several senior positions within the CP Ships group of companies. Following the acquisition of CP Ships by Hapag-Lloyd AG in 2005, he was appointed Director, Sales and Marketing, Canada for Hapag Lloyd, a position he held until May 2008. His current responsibilities with the Montréal Port Authority include developing the commercial strategies in the sectors of containers, general cargo, liquid and dry bulk commodities, and the cruise sector, and overseeing the Port of Montréal Agency representations abroad. He is the current President of the St. Lawrence Cruise Association, and participates as a board member with the Chamber of Marine Commerce and Mariners House.

Rob McInnes has been with the Port of Halifax since 2004 and has focused his efforts on containerized cargo business development with an emphasis on growing the port’s retail and consumer products volumes. Rob also heads the HPA’s Research & Statistics division, ensuring that internal and external port stakeholders receive timely, accurate and reliable information about the port. Rob holds the Certified Logistics Professional designation from the Canadian Institute of Traffic & Transportation, a P.Log designation from the Canadian Professional Logistics Institute, and has completed the Schulich School of Business’ Executive Program in Supply Chain and Logistics Management.

When freight forwarding gets in your blood, it stays in your blood. Such is the case with Ruth Snowden, who held several senior operational, sales and executive roles during her 27 years as an international freight forwarder. When the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) asked Ms. Snowden to become its Executive Director in 2008 – the senior ‘paid help’ for the national not-for-profit association, Ruth jumped at the chance to represent her industry in the Canadian and global arenas. Ms. Snowden has taken a strong leadership role in advocating on behalf of the freight forwarding industry. She is actively engaged with the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) eManifest initiatives, contributes to Transport Canada programs, leads many of CIFFA’s Working Groups and is a frequent guest speaker at industry events. The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) represents some 250 regular member firms from the largest of global multi-national freight forwarding firms to small and medium-sized Canadian companies. CIFFA plays an important role in improving the movement goods in Canada, where issues relating to capacity and capabilities are front and centre. CIFFA delivers industry perspective to regulators, ports, railroads and carriers.

Shaun Stevenson joined the Prince Rupert Port Authority in 1997 as Marketing & Communications Officer and assumed progressive roles in helping lead the Port of Prince Rupert in its transformation from a regional port to an integrated global trade gateway. As Vice President of Trade Development and Public Affairs, he currently leads his team as they work to enable the growth of the Port of Prince Rupert. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Diploma of Marketing Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

W06 – Trying to Reduce Operating Costs? Leadership Strategies for Improvement

Leadership behavior is critical to success and sustainable results. Organizations often fail to meet improvement targets because they focus their effort on tools and processes, not people. As a result, they try another system, spend more money than necessary, or even abandon change efforts altogether. Join this highly interactive session, led by industry experts with real operational experience, to learn how to implement strategies that will drive organizational improvements.


Jane McIvor - Round

Jane McIvor

Jeff Adams - Round

Jeff Adams

Darryl Anderson - Round

Darryl Anderson

Corrie Banks - Round

Corrie Banks

Michelle Watson - Round

Michelle Watson

Jane McIvor, Publisher & Editor, BC Shipping News
Jeff Adams, Leadership Behavior & Continuous Improvement Consultant; Former Managing Director, Canadian Pacific
Darryl Anderson, Managing Director, Wave Point Consulting
Corrie Banks, President, Triskele Logistics
Michelle Watson, Assistant General Manager, Cert Logistics


Jane McIvor has worked in the public relations and communications field for over 25 years, focusing on strategic communications, project management, and association management and governance. She established McIvor Communications Inc. in 1998 and provided services to a diverse roster of clients, including Cruise BC, Cruise Industry Association of BC, Pacific Rim Cruise Association and other marine-related organizations. In 2011, she launched BC Shipping News, a trade magazine focused on commercial marine activities on the West Coast of Canada. BC Shipping News has quickly grown to reach an audience of over 20,000 from across Canada, the U.S. and around the world. Jane has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of BC and a Diploma in Communications from the Columbia School of Broadcasting. She currently sits on the boards of the International Sailors’ Society of Canada, the Nautical Institute BC Branch, the Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators Association and the Vancouver Maritime Museum. She also participates on a number of volunteer committees for issues such as literacy and education.

Jeff Adams is a consultant specializing in leadership behavior and continuous improvement. He retired from Canadian Pacific Railway in 2016 as Managing Director, Consequence Leadership, where he led corporate-wide leadership coaching in CP’s most recent transformation to a performance culture. In his nearly 35 years with CP and as an executive in operations, marketing & sales, and human resources, Jeff has led numerous change initiatives, earning CP the INFORMS’ Franz Edelman Award for 2003, creating CP’s leadership behavior and continuous improvement programs, and earning Lean Sensei’s Sponsor of the Year for 2010. Sharing knowledge from these experiences is a passion for Jeff.  He is regularly sought out by organizations seeking a successful performance transformation, and as a conference speaker on continuous improvement and leadership behaviour.

Darryl Anderson is a transportation and logistics executive skilled in in building teams to overcome the obstacles of moving goods and people to market. Darryl has worked with international trade, supply chain participants, transport service providers, and shippers for over 25 years. He served clients from, or with projects interests in, North America, Australia/New Zealand, Northern Europe, The Gulf Cooperation Council Region, South Africa, and South America. Darryl integrates global macroeconomic trends with local market conditions, operational insights, and regulatory knowledge to enlarge market share and improve margin for small and mid-cap firms and develop policy recommendations. He holds a Certificate in Shipping & Maritime Operations from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He also serves on the Mercy Ships Canada Advisory Council. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation – North America.

Corrie Banks is a supply chain costing and solution design expert with 19 years of experience implementing technology and supply chain efficiency projects. Corrie has worked for Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian Pacific Logistics Solutions, and Parmalat Canada with a progressive career from administrative assistant to mid-senior management, to President of Triskele Logistics. Corrie has managed $25M transportation budget including fleet, warehouse, and 3rd party freight carriers. While at Canadian Pacific, Corrie created statistical analysis systems for mechanical services, managed IT projects for customer service, and managed many aspects of Canadian Pacific Logistics Solutions, including 3rd party logistics for a large CPG company, a large alcohol producer, and a steel pipe manufacturer. Her technical, analytical and operations management experience has resulted in ~7% annual cost reductions year over year for the organizations that she has worked with. Corrie has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Athabasca University, a white belt in Lean Manufacturing, and a green belt in Six Sigma.

Michelle Watson started her career in logistics in 1996 with her family’s trucking companies, Calac and Tri-Cal Trucking Ltd. These companies hauled exclusively for Loblaw’s, servicing all outbound loads to stores within Western Canada, as well as inbound produce loads from the US. She started as a dispatcher and continued to move throughout the company, eventually becoming the Operations Manager in 2006. In 2010, she was approached to join the new Wal-Mart Perishable Distribution Center (PDC) in Balzac, AB. Michelle started her career with Wal-Mart Logistics as the Transportation Team Leader, where she was a key contributor in the startup of the PDC and implementing the computerized routing program. She went on to be the Transportation Manager for both the perishable and the high velocity distribution sites, where she was able to improve and implement new processes for the transportation side of the business. In November 2015, Michelle was asked to join Cert Logistics Inc., the third party provider for The Home Depot, in Calgary, AB. Michelle and her team had a successful start-up in January 2016, and has recently accepted the Assistant General Manager’s role of the Stock/Flow Campus. Michelle is currently the Co-Chair for the Women in Supply Chain Initiative through the Van Horne Institute. She also is the Vice President of the Airdrie Women in Business Association.

W07 – Shippers’ Roundtable


A must seminar for shippers and their logistics and transport partners! A group of cargo owners discuss the industry trends, challenges, and opportunities driving their supply chain strategies.


Sponsored by

Sponsor - Port of Montreal

Presented by

Supporting Partner - FMA

Barry Horowitz - Round

Barry Horowitz

Jim Hourigan - Round

Jim Hourigan

Lucia Pinheiro - Round

Lucia Pinheiro

Don Smith - Round

Don Smith

Barry Horowitz, Principal, CMS Consulting Services
Jim Hourigan
, Chief Operating Officer, BuildDirect
Lucia Pinheiro, President, Damco Canada
Don Smith, Director, Transportation, Teck


Barry Horowitz is the Principal of CMS Consulting Services. Since its beginning in 1970, Mr. Horowitz’s long career has spanned the full range of international logistics and trade activities. As Principal at CMS Consulting Services since 2003, he has managed projects for organizations as diverse as Marks and Spencer (UK); LAGear (USA); GESeaCo (USA/UK); Simplot (USA); Kesko (Finland); the Government of Canada; Port of Prince Rupert (BC); Monsanto (USA/Europe Asia S.Amer); HannaAnderson (OR); SoloPower (USA); Fall Creek Nursery (OR); Ban Mai Logistics (Vietnam) and many others. After serving as General Manager, Marketing at the Port of Portland from 2005-2009, Barry has continued to work on behalf of the Port under the terms of a consulting agreement. His major focus is to serve as the Port’s representative to both public and private sector agencies and organizations with various types and levels of involvement in international trade. He has taught and written on international logistics and trade topics for many years, and continues to speak at numerous international trade, transportation and logistics events and conferences. Over the years, his opinion columns have appeared in Containerisation International, The Journal of Commerce, Cargo Business News and other industry publications. Barry is the current Chairman of the Export Council of Oregon.

Jim Hourigan is the Chief Operating Officer of BuildDirect, an e-commerce pioneer based in Vancouver, Canada that specializes in the online distribution of building materials and home products. Jim also serves on the FedEx Advisory Board. He was appointed in January 2015 for an initial two year term. The board meets to discuss industry trends, supply chain networks, operations research and business opportunities for FedEx. Building upon a strong early foundation with A. H. Robins and A.C. Nielsen, Jim’s leadership aptitude quickly advanced him into executive positions with a series of consumer and medical device companies that includes Inviro Medical, Medline, and London International. Jim’s educational credentials include an MBA with a concentration in Operations from the University of Dallas, a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York, and the completion of executive education programs at INSEAD University in Paris and Ashridge Business School in London. In addition, he’s attained CIRM certification through APICS and is the holder of multiple patents related to manufacturing and product design. Jim speaks regularly on leadership and global supply chains and co-authored the book “The Castle” about the challenges/opportunities created by modern ERP business systems. Jim is active in the community and is the Chairman of the Board for Kids Up Front Canada, a charitable organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and soon Halifax that provides access to arts, culture, sports and recreation for underprivileged kids who otherwise would not have the opportunity.

Lucia Pinheiro is President and Country Manager for Damco Canada, one of the world’s leading providers of freight forwarding and supply chain management services. Today Damco offers logistics solutions to some of Canada’s largest retailers. Prior to returning to Canada in 2013, Lucia had been living abroad in Asia and the Middle East while continuing her work in logistics and transportation. While she started her career in Canada, she has lived in Singapore and Dubai, where she was in regional roles working with retail, automotive, high tech, government and defence companies, creating global supply chain solutions for her customers. Lucia graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in Finance and Economics and has completed her MBA with California State University. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Transportation Club.

W08 – Future Logistics Technologies Available Right Now!


The future is here! However, those technological applications of the future (that are now at your fingertips) require education and guidance. This group of experts will help navigate you through a potentially thorny landscape.


Steve Simmerman - Round
Steve Simmerman
Cedomir Bekic - Round
Cedomir Bekic
Brian Best - Round
Brian Best
Nick Klein - Round
Nick Klein
John Sidell - Round
John Siddell

Steve Simmerman, Senior Director, JDA Software
Cedomir Bekic, Vice President, Canadian Customs Development, Wisetech Global
Brian Best, Director, Warehousing & Distribution, London Drugs
Nick Klein Schiphorst, Director, Business Development, Dematic Canada
John Sidell, Principal and Co-Founder, New Course


Steve Simmerman is a Senior Director with JDA Software. Simmerman has more than 25 years of experience in the supply chain industry, including software, consulting, and material handling. He has focused his efforts on working with clients to achieve high performance supply chain results through partnerships and creative solutions. He is a member of CSCMP, WERC, and MHIA and is a regular contributor to several industry publications and events.

Cedomir Bekic is among the industry’s most highly qualified developers of high-end solutions for customs clearance, utilizing over 40 years of experience along with extensive education and training in software engineering and customs brokerage. Before joining WiseTech Global in 2015, Cedomir owned and operated Imanet, where he was the chief architect of the ITMR4 system. He has represented Canada in EDIFACT development, and he lectured at Lincoln Institute of Harvard University on the use of software in customs departments. As WiseTech Global’s VP of Canadian Customs Development, Cedomir now focuses his extensive industry knowledge on developing universal and global customs platforms at the enterprise level.

Brian Best is Director, Warehousing & Distribution for London Drugs Limited. He has spent 34 years in senior supply chain operations: 7 with Fed Ex & Purolator, Toronto; 27 years with London Drugs, based in Richmond, BC. Brian’s technology focus encompasses design & build of a proprietary warehouse management system for London Drugs, regular system upgrades, mobile and conveyable material handling systems, RF barcode technology, complex order management, information & asset tracking technologies, such as Vocollect, Remstar, Nova, Dematic, Hytrol Conveyor sortation, Smartsort Controls, Honeywell mobile computers, and Info Link technology for forklifts & rider jacks. London Drugs also has robust store-centric technology developed to facilitate stock representation, store replenishment and customer loyalty info tools to deliver an uncomplicated, superior shopping experience, both in store and online.

Nick Klein Schiphorst joined Dematic Limited of Canada in the summer of 2014 as District Sales Manager. In this role, Nick is responsible for sales of the entire Dematic product line in the provinces of Quebéc and Atlantic Canada, as well as a special focus on Integrated Systems across Canada. Nick has 20 years of experience in logistics and material handling with a focus on convey and sort applications, automatic storage and retrieval of pallets, cases and pieces, as well as goods-to-person systems.

John Siddell has been active in the Supply Chain Management software and consulting market since the late 80′s. Prior to co-founding New Course, John was a co-founder of ESYNC, an industry leading Supply Chain Execution (SCE) consulting firm, as well as an executive with multiple SCE software vendors. John is well known within the Supply Chain marketplace as an active member of the seminar, roundtable and speaking circuit, as well as advisory board positions for several firms. He is a popular speaker and has given many presentations at industry events, including MHIA, CSCMP Annual Conference and various Supply Chain Software User conferences. Additionally, he has authored many articles on the topics of supply chain optimization, supply chain execution technologies and systems deployment, and has been frequently quoted in industry periodicals. John is a member of the CSCMP and MHIA. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University and has been inducted into BGSU’s Business School Hall of Fame. In 2001, he was honored as a regional winner for the Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

W09 – How Effective Leaders Build Strong Teams


The most effective leaders recognize the need for strong, collaborative teams. This special workshop will focus on how these type of teams can be developed and optimized.


Randy Hnatko - Round
Randy Hnatko

Randy Hnatko, President & CEO, Trainwest Management and Consulting


Randy Hnatko is President of Trainwest, a sales and management training and consulting organization affiliated with Sandler Training. Randy has over 35 year’s senior business experience, and is a trainer, speaker, author and consultant to domestic and international companies. He is a multiple award winner in the Sandler organization, having been awarded the Canadian Franchisee of the Year nine times from 2006-2015.

W10 – Keynote Luncheon: Bjorn Vang Jensen, Electrolux


Join us for lunch and a fireside chat with Bjorn Vang Jensen, Vice President, Global Logistics at Electrolux, the second largest appliance manufacturer in the world. Bjorn will be interviewed by Barry Horowitz, Principal of CMS Consulting Services and former Logistics Director for Nike.

Register early, seating is very limited!


Sponsored by

Port of Vancouver - WEB

Bjorn Vang Jensen - Round

Bjorn Vang Jensen

Barry Horowitz - Round

Barry Horowitz

Bjorn Vang Jensen, Vice President, Global Logistics, Electrolux
Barry Horowitz, Principal, CMS Consulting Services


Bjorn Vang Jensen joined Electrolux in 2004 as Vice President in charge of Supply Chain for Electrolux Major Appliances in Asia/Pacific. Today, he is the head of Global Logistics in the Electrolux Group, where he oversees an annual logistics spend in excess of US$ 1 billion, including the shipment of over 160,000 TEU annually. Bjorn and his team are solely responsible for procurement and operations of ocean freight, air freight, courier services, and associated logistics services for the entire Electrolux Group. Additionally, Bjorn manages the group that purchases road and rail freight, as well as warehousing services. A 1988-graduate of the A.P. Møller/Maersk Shipping School, Bjorn has lived in Asia for the past 28 years, during which time he has been based in Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore. In addition to his roles at Electrolux, Bjorn has worked in management roles within vessel and terminal operations, warehouse management, sales, key account management, and logistics network design for Maersk Line, Thyssen Haniel Logistics, Exel, and TNT Logistics. Bjorn is a very experienced supply chain practitioner, whose background spans all aspects of the supply chain, including forecasting, S&OP, supply chain design, modelling and re-engineering, warehouse management, transport management, customs clearance, project logistics, ocean freight, air freight, courier services, and consolidation.

Barry Horowitz is the Principal of CMS Consulting Services. Since its beginning in 1970, Mr. Horowitz’s long career has spanned the full range of international logistics and trade activities. As Principal at CMS Consulting Services since 2003, he has managed projects for organizations as diverse as Marks and Spencer (UK); LAGear (USA); GESeaCo (USA/UK); Simplot (USA); Kesko (Finland); the Government of Canada; Port of Prince Rupert (BC); Monsanto (USA/Europe Asia S.Amer); HannaAnderson (OR); SoloPower (USA); Fall Creek Nursery (OR); Ban Mai Logistics (Vietnam) and many others. After serving as General Manager, Marketing at the Port of Portland from 2005-2009, Barry has continued to work on behalf of the Port under the terms of a consulting agreement. His major focus is to serve as the Port’s representative to both public and private sector agencies and organizations with various types and levels of involvement in international trade. He has taught and written on international logistics and trade topics for many years, and continues to speak at numerous international trade, transportation and logistics events and conferences. Over the years, his opinion columns have appeared in Containerisation International, The Journal of Commerce, Cargo Business News and other industry publications. Barry is the current Chairman of the Export Council of Oregon.

W11 – Goods Movement Strategies Part I: The Future of Moving Goods in Western Canada

The first of an important two-part series focused on how links in the Western Canadian supply chain are working together to get goods to market.


Paul Levelton - Round

Paul Levelton


Marko Dekovic

Kleo Landucci - Round

Kleo Landucci

Michael Tretheway - Round

Mike Tretheway

Paul Levelton
, Global Lead, Ports, Global Infrastructure Advisory, KPMG
Marko Dekovic,
Vice President, Government & Stakeholder Relations, Global Container Terminals
Mike Henderson
, Executive Director, Vancouver Gateway Council
Kleo Landucci
, Managing Director, Ashcroft Terminal
Mike Tretheway, Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer, InterVISTAS Consulting Group


Paul Levelton is a Director in KPMG LLP’s Global Infrastructure Advisory (GIA) practice and is the Global Lead, Ports for KPMG. Paul has over twenty-five years of experience in business advisory services, as well as previous stints in the BC forest industry and provincial government transport policy. His ports work has taken him around the world and he has recently returned from two and one-half years in Australia, where he was charged with delivering the business plan and government approvals for a major new container terminal. As a practitioner in the infrastructure sector, he is familiar with and advises clients on appropriate strategies for planning and choosing projects, operating and maintaining infrastructure assets, and replacing/recapitalizing assets. In this context, his work crosses entire supply chains to understand the impacts that the supply chain can have on individual government programs, companies and projects.

Marko Dekovic is a public affairs and government relations professional with over 15 years of experience in government, not-for-profit and private sector positions. A trusted advisor to C-suite leaders, Marko worked as the Public Affairs Manager with Canada’s National Brewers, working with its member companies, governments, stakeholders, and the public. He then served as a senior regional advisor to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and the Minister of International Trade, which included providing advice for the successful implementation of the Asia Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. In 2009, he joined Canadian Strategy Group as a senior associate, building the company’s client base in British Columbia through advisory services in government and regulatory affairs.  Most recently, he was the Manager of Government Affairs and Strategic Communications at Canada’s largest port authority, Port Metro Vancouver, where he helped establish and lead the Gateway Transportation Collaboration Forum.

Mike Henderson is an oceanographic scientist who worked extensively in the North Pacific Ocean with the Canadian National Research Council and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans over his first 18 years with the federal public service. Subsequently, he held a series of senior positions with a variety of other federal departments, including the Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard and the Regional Director General, Pacific at the Department of Transport and Infrastructure Canada, during which time he was based both in Vancouver and Ottawa. During his 12 years at Transport and Infrastructure Canada, he was responsible for ensuring the safety and security of marine, rail and air modes of transportation. He was also a key player in leading the development of the Government of Canada’s Asia Pacific Gateway and Corridor Program. This program improved the effectiveness and efficiency of the movement of goods and people across the transportation system connecting Asia with the rest of Canada and the United States. The Asia Pacific Gateway and Corridor Program focused on both improvements to infrastructure and aligning national transportation policy with trade objectives. Prior to assuming his current role as Executive Director of the Greater Vancouver Gateway Council, Michael Henderson spent two years as Senior Executive Director with Natural Resources Canada, supporting the development of the energy industry in western Canada.

Kleo Landucci is Managing Director at Ashcroft Terminal (AT), an inland rail transloading & storage terminal, located in Ashcroft, BC. Kleo’s responsibilities at AT include directing corporate strategy, overseeing development of the terminal, business development, and managing client relationships. She has also served as Vice President, Business Development & Operations of CrescentView Investments (CVI) since 2004. At CVI, she manages assets, acquisitions, investments, and real estate developments. Kleo is a member of the Board of Directors of the Van Horne Institute. She serves on the Ottawa Liaison committee at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Transportation & Infrastructure committees of both the Canadian Chamber and the Vancouver Board of Trade. From 2008-2012, she served as Co-Chair of Toast to the Coast, an annual fundraising event at the Vancouver Aquarium. Since 2012, she has been involved in an Executive Business program at Harvard Business School.

Mike Tretheway is Chief Economist and Chief Strategy Officer the with InterVISTAS Consulting Group. He is a co-founder of the InterVISTAS Consulting Group and has served as its Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Tretheway earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin and served for 14 years as Associate Professor of Transportation and Logistics in the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, where he continues as an Adjunct Professor. He is frequently an expert witness in regulatory hearings, court cases, competition tribunals hearings and in arbitrations. He is a member of the Board of Experts of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. Before co-founding InterVISTAS Consulting, he served as Vice President of the Vancouver International Airport Authority, on the Minister of Transport’s Airport Transfer Task Force advisory board, and as Director of Research of the Ministerial Task Force on International Airline Policy. Dr. Tretheway has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Air Transport Management, the Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting, and Logistics & Transportation Review.

W12 – Commodities Transport & Logistics Trends


An update on commodity developments and trade/transport flows steered by Informa Economics (a division of Informa) and a group of key stakeholders.


Presented by

Informa Economics

Ken Eriksen - Round
Ken Eriksen
Mark Hemmes - Round
Mark Hemmes
Jennifer Montgomery - Round
Jennifer Montgomery
Paul Tonsager - Round
Paul Tonsager

Ken Eriksen, Senior Vice President & Head of Client Advisory and Development, Informa Economics IEG
Mark Hemmes
, President, Quorum Corp.
Jenifer Montgomery, President, Chartering Broker, Pacific Rim Shipbrokers
Paul Tonsager, Director, Supply Chain Development & Optimization, CN


Ken A. Eriksen is the head of the Informa Economics IEG Client Advisory and Development group. In this capacity, he directs the group’s efforts in client advisory and development, risk management, consulting and events. Since joining IEG in 2001, Mr. Eriksen led IEG’s transportation, industrials and energy services team and co-led IEG’s project consulting practice. Mr. Eriksen regularly speaks on commodity, transportation and infrastructure issues and developments, and is an expert witness in the area of transportation, logistics and supply-chain matters. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Eriksen worked for USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service as an agricultural statistician. In that capacity, he conducted national surveys and set national estimates in agriculture. Also while at USDA, he worked for the Agricultural Marketing Service on its transportation and marketing program, conducting research and analysis on domestic and international transportation issues. He also worked as an international longshoreman for the Pacific Maritime Association in Tacoma, Washington. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agribusiness and agricultural economics from Washington State University. While working on his master’s degree there, Mr. Eriksen was a transportation economist for the Department of Agricultural Economics, performing economic transportation data analysis and modeling.

Mark Hemmes is President of Quorum Corporation, an independent subsidiary of the Quorum Group of Companies, of which he is a founding partner. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Quorum Corporation has been responsible for monitoring Canada’s prairie grain handling and transportation system since June 2001. Quorum reports to the government and industry on changes in the efficiency, reliability, structure and operation of the grain handling and transportation system, as well as the impacts these changes have on producers. Quorum and its sister companies have also completed studies in the area of container movements and the role of inland container terminals in Western Canada, the provision of analytical and research services for the review of rail freight service in 2008 and 2009, and most recently (2015) an examination and assessment of the Canadian grain supply chain. Mark has extensive experience in the transportation industry. During his 23 years with the rail industry, he held a variety of senior positions in the fields of marketing, intermodal, and operations. Mark attended school in Edmonton at the University of Alberta and the University of Western Ontario.

Jennifer Montgomery graduated from Linfield College with a Bachelor of Arts in International Business. After college, she tried her hand at freight forwarding and the container business before relocating to Maine where she graduated with a Masters of Science in Logistic Management from Maine Maritime Academy. Jennifer returned to her home on Bainbridge Island and joined Pacific Rim Shipbrokers as a broker in 2005. Since that time, she has developed a solid relationship with many owners as well as developing a variety of new cargo accounts for Pacific Rim. Jennifer appreciates that every day in the shipping industry provides an opportunity to learn something new. Jennifer enjoys sailing, skiing, flying on the trapeze and exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two young daughters.

In June 2012, Paul Tonsager was appointed Director of Supply Chain Development and Optimization at CN. He is responsible for CN’s non-rail businesses, including freight forwarding/NVOCC, aquatrain & cogema, customs brokerage, network optimization team. He is also responsible for marketing and sales for CN’s transload, warehousing and cargo flows. Paul was previously General Manager of CN WorldWide International in North America, responsible for operations and sales in Canada, the U.S and South America. He opened up CN’s office in Shanghai, China in 2004 as Chief Representative and General Manager for CN WorldWide Asia. Paul joined the former Illinois Central Railroad in 1996 as National Account Manager, International. He has been CN’s Senior Manager of Ports Marketing and Sales & Director of International Business Development & Ports. Prior to joining CN, Paul held sales positions at Maersk Line & Crowley American Transport. He also worked for the House Republican Conference in Washington D.C. Mr. Tonsager graduated from Miami University with a bachelor of science in business (marketing) and a minor in international business. He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.

W13 – Meeting the Challenges of Growth Demand: A Shipper’s View


A prominent Canadian shipper brings his perspectives from the front lines regarding the increasing risks of the current capital investment plans for transportation in North America, balanced against the reality of low freight rates and the need for shippers to have financially healthy transportation partners.


Presented by

Supporting Partner - FMA

David Fung - Round
David Fung

David T. Fung
, Chairman & CEO, ACDEG Group of Companies


Dr. David Fung is the Chairman and CEO of the ACDEG Group of Companies. He has partnerships in forest products, biomass energy, chemicals, electrical power cogeneration, agri-foods, marine equipment, OEM parts manufacturing, and packaging wastes recycling in North America, Europe and Asia. He obtained his Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from McGill University in Montreal and completed the senior business executive program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. His operating experience includes deploying unit trains, terminals, marine vessels, and trucking fleets to become the world’s largest distributor of merchant sulphuric acid. He managed the research laboratory of one of the largest chemical companies in Canada. Subsequently, he became the president of a global engineering and proprietary equipment company with five divisions on four continents and chemical plant projects on six continents. Dr. Fung was part owner and operator of one of the largest propane distributors in British Columbia. His joint venture with one of the largest pulp and paper traders in the world was a major shipper of wood pulps into China. His current businesses use strategic investments, technology integration and global partnerships to deliver value to their customers. Dr. Fung is currently co-chair of the Members of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, vice-chair of the Canada China Business Council, senior fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation and past president of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering. He is also a member of the national board of directors of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (immediate past chair), Canadian Standards Association Group (CSA), Canadian Green Chemistry & Engineering Network, International Science and Technology Partnership Canada (chair of China Sub-committee), CentrePort Canada Inc. and the Western Canadian Transportation System Strategy Group. Dr. Fung is an Investment Champion for the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He was awarded the 2009 Canadian Asian of the Year (business and public service category) by Asia Network Canada.

W14 – Disruptive, Necessary, or Both? The impacts of Evolving Logistics Technologies on Your Supply Chain


Drone deliveries, robotic warehouses, e-commerce, and more, are bound to impact, and potentially disrupt, your supply chain. How will you manage these oncoming changes and what should your realistic expectations be? An expert from Deloitte will present on findings from the Deloitte-MHI industry report “Accelerating Change: How Innovation Is Driving Digital, Always-On Supply Chains.”


Ryan Ernst - Round

Ryan Ernst

Ryan Ernst
, Senior Manager, Deloitte


W15 – Multimodal Technology Trends


It’s a multimodal world out there and you need multipurpose technologies. This seminar will help guide you through the decision-making process for your own business.


Al Tama - Round
Al Tama
Mark Hong - Round
Mark Hong
Eric McGee - Round
Eric McGee

Al Tama,
Director, Product Management, Container and Port Solutions, ORBCOMM
Mark Hong
, Vice President, North America Surface Transportation, C.H. Robinson
Eric McGee, Senior Vice President, Transportation, J.B. Hunt Transport


Al Tama brings over 11 years of experience to ORBCOMM delivering mission-critical systems to shipping lines, marine terminal operators and port complexes. As former General Manager at WAM Technologies, Al oversaw the deployment of the first large-scale global telemetry control and monitoring system for nearly 300,000 refrigerated containers. He also served as Director of Technology at Mark-IT Services, a leading provider of monitoring and protective services for refrigerated intermodal shipments in North America.

Mark Hong joined C.H. Robinson in 2003 as Director of Business Development, responsible for all M&A activities. During his first year, he worked on acquiring the China agent, obtained their Chinese NVOCC license (the first issued to a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise in China), and opened C.H. Robinson China in 2004, at which time he became the Managing Director of the Asia region. From 2004 to 2013, Mark was based in Shanghai and Hong Kong and was responsible for developing the C.H. Robinson network from one location and 15 employees to more than 30 locations and over 1,000 employees across 8 countries in Asia, expanding the suite of services and leading a talented group of people. Mark relocated back to Minnesota in mid-2013 and became Director of North America Surface Transportation. In 2016, Mark was promoted to Vice President and is responsible for the North America Surface Transportation business in Canada, as well as leading emerging services in domestic air, reverse logistics, and special handling.

Eric McGee is a Senior Vice President of Transportation for J.B. Hunt Transport, a Fortune 500, publically traded (NASDAQ) company, and industry leader in supply chain solutions. He is currently responsible for J.B. Hunt’s 3PL/brokerage business unit – one of the fastest growing 3PL/brokerage units in transportation, growing to nearly $900 million in nine years – and specializing in truckload, intermodal, refrigerated, flatbed, less-than-truckload, expedited, and single source solutions. Prior to this role, McGee spent six years as Vice President of J.B. Hunt’s Intermodal division, responsible for pricing and finance. As a key strategic member of the intermodal leadership team, McGee strongly contributed to the development of J.B. Hunt’s intermodal business into the industry standard. With 18 years of transportation experience, including experience within all four divisions of J.B. Hunt covering nine distinct services, McGee has the ability to recognize and develop the fullness of opportunity within a customer’s supply chain.