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

Below are the seminars within the Shippers Summit presented at our previous show:

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


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

April Chen - Round

April Chen

Lucia Pinheiro - Round

Lucia Pinheiro

Don Smith - Round

Don Smith

Barry Horowitz, Principal, CMS Consulting Services
April Chen, Director, Supply Chain, Arc’teryx Equipment
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.

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.

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.

T09 – Responsible Procurement & Sustainable Supply Chains

Factories collapsing, child labour, and dangerous working conditions are all serious risks in your global supply chains. They not only threaten the well-being of a worker but they can also harm our business by delaying (or destroying) orders or maligning your company’s reputation. This highly interactive workshop will explore the significant challenges facing workers, their root causes, how leading companies have responded, and how you can better understand the social issues within your supply chain while taking away tools and best practices to manage these pressing risks.


Presented By

Supporting Partner - FMA

Harvey Chan - Round
Harvey Chan

Harvey Chan
, Principal, ESP Global Consulting Ltd.


Harvey Chan is a Principal of ESP Global Consulting Ltd. His expertise is in responsible sourcing and sustainable supply chains, especially in developing and implementing initiatives that manage and improve environmental and labour conditions in the supply chain. Harvey has trained over 250 retailers, brands and importers in Europe to implement and advance their responsible sourcing programs. He also directly led the quality assurance and responsible sourcing programs for a global retailer (HBC) and a Canadian outdoor retailer/brand (MEC). Harvey has spent considerable time on the production floor working closely with apparel and hardgood factories across Asia to implement codes of conduct and improve working conditions. Harvey has lived in Brussels, Hong Kong, Johannesburg and across North America. He currently resides in Vancouver with his loving wife and daughter.