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.
April Chen is the Director of Global Supply Chain for Arc’teryx. She has previously worked with Mars, Walmart and other multinational companies. Arc’teryx is a technical high-performance outerwear and equipment company with a relentless commitment to design, craftsmanship and performance. It is one of most well-known Canadian brand globally in the outdoor industries. Located in the Canadian Coast Mountain wilderness, Arc’teryx is built on the principle of obsessive, precise design and production. Arc’teryx has its head office in North Vancouver and manufacturing and distribution facilities in the Lower Mainland.
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.