Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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Wednesday, February 7 • 8:30am–9:50am • Early Bird $55 / Regular $65 • VCC Level 1

W01 – Lloyds List Presents – Global Shipping Update & Forecast: Green shoots of recovery?

[Multimodal Summit]

Global economic growth has spurred trade as container-shipping lines have collectively seen their financial fortunes improve on the heels of a downturn that resulted in a smaller playing field of competitors. Lloyds List will lead an engaging discussion on what lies ahead for ocean carriers as they balance supply with demand, and what Canadian/North American supply chains should be preparing for, as a result.

Session Chair:  James Baker, Managing Editor, Lloyds List Containers

Speakers:
Jolke Helbing, Director, Royal HaskoningDHV – Ocean Shipping Consultants
Tony Boemi, Vice President, Growth & Development, Port Montreal
David Mincey, Vice President, INTTRA Americas
David Bennett, President, Americas, Globe Express Services

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Wednesday, February 7 • 8:30am–9:50am • Early Bird $55 / Regular $65 • VCC Level 1

W02 – Air Cargo Issues & Trends

[Multimodal Summit]

A panel of industry experts will review specific issues, trends facing the air cargo supply chain, such as: The regulatory and security environments; Developing the next-generation workforce; and other key factors shaping this dynamic sector’s business environment, including some commonalities with the other principal freight modes.

Session Chair:
Julia Kuzeljevich , Public Affairs Manager, CIFFA

Speakers:
Pascal Belanger, Vice-President & Chief Commercial Officer, Winnipeg Airports Authority
Ruth Snowden, Executive Director, Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA)
Warren Jones, Chief of Staff, TIACA

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Wednesday, February 7 • 8:30am–9:50am • Early Bird $55 / Regular $65 • VCC Level 1

W03 – Technology and the Supply Chain Workforce

Many different types of new technologies are either currently permeating the transport and logistics sectors, or are soon to arrive. This session will focus on what some of these key technologies are and their impacts on a labour force that likely need to become nimbler, and more tech-savvy.

Session Chair/Speaker: Corrie Banks, Director of Logistics, Cando Rail Services

Speaker:

Pat Campbell, Executive Director, Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council
Devlin Fenton, CEO, Go99
Omer Rashid, Senior Director, Solutions Design, DHL

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Wednesday, February 7 • 8:30am–9:50am • Early Bird $55 / Regular $65 • VCC Level 1

W04 – Supply Chain Forward – Canada, the Trading Nation

Canada is a trade dependent country, which means it’s a trading nation – with NAFTA trading neighbors to the south; a new free trade pact with the European Union; and a strategically located Asia-Pacific gateway. Is Canada ready to take the next step to solidify, and further develop its status as a trading nation, with smart infrastructure investments, trade agreements, technology adoption, and buy-in from local, regional, national stakeholders? A group of industry leaders and experts representing a variety of disciplines and perspectives look forward to what it might take to enhance Canada’s trading role on the global stage.

Session Chair:
Alex Phillips, President & CEO, Van Horne Institute

Speakers:
Joy Nott, President and CEO, Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters (I.E.Canada)
Daniel Ujczo, Of Counsel and Cross-Border Business Development Director, Dickinson Wright PLLC and Principal, Canada-US S.A.G.E Group
Mike Holden, Chief Economist, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

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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.

Wednesday, February 7 • 10:15am–11:00am • Early Bird $55 / Regular $65 • Tradeshow Floor, Main Stage 

W05 – Opening Keynote: Jeff MacLean, President, Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.

Join us for this exciting, forward-looking and out of the box keynote presentation by Mr. Jeff MacLean, President of Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. Michelin has three manufacturing sites in Nova Scotia, responsible for 7 million tires annually producing $20 billion in sales, and over 3,200 employees across Canada. Michelin is a world leader in the tire industry, manufacturing tires for every type of vehicle including aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, motorcycles, earthmovers, farm equipment and trucks. Mr. MacLean will frame the future of mobility, and logistics, in terms of how the tire industry, like many other sectors, is facing changes, including rapid technological advances and futuristic tire designs that could be here sooner than later.

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Wednesday, February 7 • 11:20am–12:30pm • Early Bird $55 / Regular $65 • VCC Level 1

W06 – Spinach in Your Boss’s Teeth and other Etiquette Dilemmas

[Professional Development]

Have you ever wondered what to say to your boss or a client with spinach in her teeth, or which bread plate is yours at a crowded table? Maybe you’re not sure how to introduce someone whose name you forgot. Perhaps you wonder how to gracefully exit a conversation at a networking event. In this interactive presentation, these questions and more will be addressed. You will learn practical skills you can use immediately to feel more confident and at ease in many business and social situations.

Arden Clise, President of Clise Etiquette, is an expert in the field of business etiquette. As an author, speaker, trainer and coach, Arden helps companies have the competitive advantage through confident, polished and courteous employees. She is an inspirational and engaging speaker, has won several speaking awards and is regularly praised for her fun, informative programs

Author of Spinach in Your Boss’s Teeth: Essential Etiquette for Professional Success, Arden also writes a business etiquette advice column for 425 Business magazine. She has been quoted in several national and international publications including Real Simple magazine, the Wall Street Journal and China Daily USA.

Presenter: Arden Clise, Founder, Clise Etiquette

Wednesday, February 7 • 11:20am–12:30pm • Early Bird $55 / Regular $65 • Tradeshow Floor, Main Stage

W07 – The New Shopping Hubs for Cities: Warehouse Distribution Centers

[Distribution Logistics Summit]

This recent Wall Street Journal headline will form the discussion over the merits, and challenges to the concept coined by Brookings Institute in the article to be “shopping as infrastructure.” Former industrial/manufacturing-focused city neighborhoods are being repurposed into, among other things, distribution centers. Industry disruptor, Amazon, can offer its Prime service delivery within a one-to-two-hour window throughout Los Angeles County utilizing this distribution model, and is influencing some other companies to follow suit, raising the question of where the retail supply chain might be headed.

Session Chair/Speaker:
Chris Steele, COO & President North America, Investment Consulting Associates

Speakers:
Adie Tomer, The Brookings Institution, Metropolitan Policy Program
Lance Trumble, Managing Director, Investments & Founding Partner, Tribal Partners, Inc.

Wednesday, February 7 • 11:20am–12:30pm • Early Bird $55 / Regular $65 • Tradeshow Floor, Main Stage 

W08 – Priority Shippers Roundtable: Are cargo owners writing a new script?

[Shippers Summit]

Are cargo owners writing a new script for their evolving needs – such as where their products are sourced from, or shipped to, evolving trade pipelines/infrastructure, and how technologies like e-commerce are shaping how supply chains operate? A diverse group of cargo owners discuss these issues, among others, with industry expert, Barry Horowitz.

Session Chair:
Barry Horowitz, Principal, CMS Consulting Services, LLC & former logistics director for Nike

Speakers:
Brian Best, Director, Warehousing & Distribution, London Drugs Limited
Bob Ballantyne, P.Eng., President, Freight Management Association of Canada

Wednesday, February 7 • 11:15am–12:30pm • Early Bird $55 / Regular $65 • VCC Level 1

W09 – Getting to Market, Serving the World: Commodity Freight Developments

[Commodities & Cold Chain Summit]

The core commodities of North America serve world markets in real and tangible ways.  From coal to grains, oilseeds, legumes, and fertilizer, these key commodities, among others, require efficient transportation, which depend on reliable infrastructure. This panel will present the market outlook for the core North American commodities, and give a perspective on the transportation requirements when moving these products to market.

Session Chair: Alan Barett, Senior Consultant, Transportation, Industrials and Energy Services Informa Economics IEG

Speakers:
Don Smith, Transportation Director, Teck Resources
Kelle Horn, Vice President, Pacific Rim Shipbrokers
Mark Thomson, Advisor to the Board of Directors, WCSC &
President, Mountain View Group

Presented By 

Informa Economics

Wednesday, February 7 • 12:45pm–2:00pm • Early Bird $95 / Regular $135 • VCC Level 2

W10 – Keynote Luncheon: Multimodal Leaders Roundtable – Navigating Change

[Multimodal Summit]

The freight transport sectors are going through changes that impact their strategies, operations, and supply chains they service – whether its adapting to economic/financial/trade conditions, or adjusting to new regulations and technologies. A group of leaders representing the major transportation modes will discuss where things might be headed within their respective trades, plus where the common ground exists between them.

Session Chair: John Tenpenny, Editor, Canadian Shipper

Speakers:

Jack Mahoney, President, Maersk Canada
Kyri Fabios, Managing Director, FedEx Trade Networks
Keith Reardon, Vice President, Intermodal and Automotive, CN
Eric McGee, Executive Vice President of Highway Services, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

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Wednesday, February 7 • 2:10pm–3:20pm • Early Bird $55 / Regular $65 • Tradeshow Floor, Main Stage 

W11 – Shipper Tech Next: Heavyweight Delivery Using “Moneyball” Analytics

[Shippers Summit]

BuildDirect is an eCommerce retailer that recognized the need to re-configure its national warehousing and delivery network to ensure fast home delivery of building material to DIY buyers. With over 150,000 heavyweight SKUs, it was not realistic to take an Amazon approach, with warehouses throughout the country. So, using “moneyball” principles, the company worked backward using their predictive analytics.  They analyzed exactly what products were being viewed – pre purchase insights – in what regions of the country to determine the optimal warehouse locations, what products to store in each location, and even the material handling equipment to deploy in each spot. This presentation will discuss how to translate data into distribution strategy and how to set up a complex home delivery network for heavyweight products.

Presented by: Jim Hourigan, Chief Supply Chain Officer, BuildDirect Technologies

Wednesday, February 7 • 2:10pm–3:20pm • Early Bird $55 / Regular $65 • VCC Level 1

W12 – Multimodal Tech Next –– The Autonomous Supply Chain – Land, Sea & Air

[Multimodal Summit]

The transportation sector has been transformed over the past decade as technological solutions seek to address complex issues. Steadily, although with little obvious interaction, the prospect of autonomous trucking, autonomous shipping, and autonomous aviation moves closer. Has this brought the autonomous supply chain any nearer? What lessons can each sector teach for mutual benefit? Would the concept behind driverless truck platoons work elsewhere? Where are the areas of commonality, of divergence, and of overlap? Join experts from Lloyd’s List, Aviation Week, Fleet Owner, and Bulk Transporter as they explore the practical, safety, and ethical dimensions of the autonomous supply chain, and ask whether it’s Pie in the Sky or the Road of Revolution.

Session Chair: James Baker, Managing Editor, Lloyds List Containers

Speakers:

Graham Warwick, Technology Managing Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology
Richard Clayton, Chief Correspondent, Lloyds List
Olivier Vincent, President & General Manager, WeatherBug (A Groundtruth company)

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Wednesday, February 7 • 2:10pm–3:20pm • Early Bird $55 / Regular $65 • VCC Level 1

W13 – Canada-U.S. Customs: Ready for Borderless Trade?

The central question posed by this forward-looking session regarding borderless trade becoming reality can, at least initially, be answered in several ways, including the facts that: Canada and the United States share the longest land border with relatively seamless surface transport services transiting through; the two nations have similar if not the same types of regulatory agencies: Canada Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada are the equivalent to the U.S. FDA, while Canada Border Services Agency is equivalent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection; there has been mutual cooperation in various trade related areas, including duty-free mechanisms; both countries cooperate in a variety of ways regarding border security. Don’t miss this provocative topic with an engaging group of experts and find out if U.S.-Canada borderless trade is a possibility!

Speakers:

Maria E. Celis, Esq., Partner, Neville Peterson LLP
Joy Nott, President and CEO, Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters (I.E.Canada)
John M. Peterson, Partner, Neville Peterson LLP

Wednesday, February 7 • 2:10pm–3:20pm • Early Bird $55 / Regular $65 • Tradeshow Floor, Main Stage 

W14 – Distribution Tech Next: How Predictive are Your Analytics?

[Distribution Logistics Summit]

This timely session poses the question: How predictive are your analytics? Is your business leveraging big data to to better forecast, and optimize your supply chain? A group of experts in the field of Predictive Analytics will seek to help guide you through this increasingly relevant topic.

Session Chair:
Eric Rasmussen, Triskele Logistics

Speaker:

Wayne Chester, President & CEO, Sendum
Nick Klein Schiphorst, Director Business Development, Dematic
Monica Wooden, CEO & Co-Founder, MercuryGate International

Wednesday, February 7 • 2:10pm–3:20pm • FREE • VCC Level 1

W15 – Natural Gas Conversion for Transportation Fleets

[Multimodal Summit]

Don’t miss this free seminar and learn from companies that utilize natural gas vehicles in their fleets today, in order to help them reduce their fuel costs, earn carbon credits and learn more about the overall benefits of adopting natural gas for your transportation needs. This panel discussion will be led by FortisBC Energy Inc., a natural gas and electricity distribution utility in British Columbia, Canada that serves approximately 1.1 million customers in 135 communities. FortisBC supports the growth of natural gas for the transportation market through financial incentives, fueling infrastructure development, and customer support. For example, FortisBC’s NGT program has provided financial incentives to convert over 750 heavy-duty vehicles and seven marine vessels and the construction and operation of 19 natural gas fueling stations in BC.; resulting in emissions reductions of over 78,000 tonnes of CO2e annually, or the equivalent of removing 16,800 cars from the road per year.

Session Chair:

Deacon Tong, Project Development Specialist, FortisBC Energy Inc.

Speakers:

Sarah Smith, Director, Natural Gas for Transportation, Regional LNG & Renewable Natural Gas, FortisBC
Kelly Hawes, CEO, ColdStar Solutions Inc.

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