Shippers Summit

CLC - Shippers SummitJoin this stream of seminars focused on the issues that face shippers and the vital role they play in the global supply chain.


The Shippers Summit at Cargo Logistics Canada includes seminars on:

  • High-level supply chain & multimodal transportation issues
  • Shipper categories addressed, including: retail, manufacturing, food/beverage, agriculture, life sciences
  • The latest technologies and trends
  • Practical strategies to help you optimize your supply chain and save money
  • Case studies from multimodal supply chains showcasing their challenges and best practices
  • The incoming federal policies that you need to know now

Sponsored By 

Tuesday, February 6 • 2:30pm–4:00pm • Priority Shippers and Limited Invitations • Offsite


CLC’s Priority Shippers are encouraged to sign up for this exclusive harbour tour, sponsored by Port of Vancouver. Light refreshments will be served.
Open to qualified Priority Shippers and Limited Invitations Only.


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?

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

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

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

Thursday, February 8 • 11:20am–12:30pm • Early Bird $55 / Regular $65 • Tradeshow Floor, Main Stage  

T06 – Shipper Supply Chain Finance Solutions

BC Shipping News presents a fast-paced session that will help importers, exporters, manufacturers, and other supply chain stakeholders learn how supply chain finance solutions can support the physical movement of cargo. This timely seminar will explore the trends, challenges, and opportunities associated with working capital, trade credit, finance and insurance in domestic and international supply chain contexts.



Session Chair: Darryl Anderson, Managing Director Wave Point Consulting & Regular Contributing Writer BC Shipping News