Show Floor Features


The CLC-Café is the perfect place to sit down with colleagues and clients to enjoy coffee, lunch, or other refreshments during the show. This area, featuring a bar and self-serve bistro, will be the primary area for attendees to meet, greet, conduct business, and enjoy a meal in a casual setting at the heart of the trade show.

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CLC-VIP Lounge

The CLC-VIP lounge is available to all attendees who have purchase the CLC-VIP Pass, as well as all speakers and media that attend the conference.

Enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks
Take advantage of coat check/parcel check
Exclusively network with other VIP delegates, speakers and media


CLC presents several exciting education sessions ALL FOR FREE (with a trade show badge) on the CLC-LIVE stage. If you optimize your trade show attendance budget like you optimize your supply chain, CLC-LIVE will help you stay in the black!

CLC-LIVE will be running seminars:

Wednesday, February 8: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday, February 9: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm






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.


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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.

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.


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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.

T06 – Comply or Die? Untangling Compliance Issues that Impact Your Supply Chain

A special workshop you won’t want to miss led by experts in trade and customs compliance issues.


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John Peterson
Michael Sherbo - Round
Michael Sherbo

John Peterson
, Partner, Neville Peterson LLP
Mike Sherbo, Director of Appeals, Dominion Customs Consulting


John Peterson has practiced international trade and customs law since 1977, and has enjoyed every minute of it. His practice embraces all phases of trade law, from counseling and import planning, to representation of clients before government agencies, and litigation in the United States and foreign courts. John regularly represents foreign and domestic clients before the United States Customs and Border Protection, the United States International Trade Commission, the United States Department of Commerce, the Foreign Trade Zones Board, the Office of United States Trade Representative, the Bureau of Industry and Security, and the Departments of State and Treasury. He also assists clients with issues arising before foreign customs authorities and international organizations, including the World Trade Organization and the World Customs Organization. John has extensive experience in antidumping and countervailing duty matters, export controls, and protection of intellectual property rights in international trade. He has served as a United States Panelist under Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement, has written scholarly articles published in the United States and abroad, and is a frequent speaker on customs and trade topics.

Michael Sherbo has been in the international trade industry for over 25 years. During those 25 years, he has assisted importers of all sizes with their international trade needs. Michael started his career by implementing a computer system for a customs broker and progressed to the point of being one of the most successful trade consultants in Canada. He has argued over 70 appeals before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.

T11 – Dock Safety: Where Trucks and the Warehouse Meet


The loading and unloading of freight at warehouses can be a key pain point for safety. This panel will discuss ways to safely navigate this tricky area.


Emily Atkins - Round

Emily Atkins


Garry Crawford

Greg Laurin - Round

Greg Laurin

Steven Picco

Michael Reimer - Round

Michael Reimer

Emily Atkins, Editor, MM&D
Garry Crawford
, Occupational Health & Safety Manager, SafetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of BC
Greg Laurin, President, Conestoga Cold Storage
Steven Picco, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Western Plastics
Michael Reimer, Occupational Safety Officer, WorkSafeBC


Emily Atkins is editor of MM&D magazine and principal of Emily Atkins Group, a communications consultancy. She is an award-winning writer and editor, with clients in the diverse worlds of supply chain management, insurance and automotive. She has an extensive background in communications, including working overseas in Hong Kong and in Saudi Arabia. She holds a Masters degree in international relations and a BA in political science.

Garry Crawford joins the SafetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of BC team with a strong background in occupational health & safety program development, training and implementation. Since completing his Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety from BCIT in 1994, Garry has developed safety programs, training programs and instructional manuals for construction, manufacturing and heavy equipment industries. Garry believes the secret of a truly successful program of any kind is in the training, understanding and participation from upper management to those on the ground. By drawing on his experience initiating safety programs, he offers insightful recommendations to help assist companies through initial implementation to eventual maintenance stage.

Greg Laurin is the President of Conestoga Cold Storage. Greg started full time at Conestoga Cold Storage after graduating from the University of Western Ontario in 1995 and has been involved in the rapid expansion of the company ever since. Conestoga Cold Storage operates 5 warehouses across Canada with over 30 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled space. In his spare time, he enjoys playing hockey, squash and spending time with his 3 sons.

Steven Picco brings a wealth of sales and marketing experience to WP Innova, thanks to previous roles at Procter & Gamble, Workopolis and Microcell/Rogers. Steven’s career hallmarks include bringing transformational change to companies’ sales and marketing capabilities through the introduction of technology-driven process standardization, and leading the transformation from product to solution-driven customer-centricity. In his spare time, Steven enjoys exercise, healthy eating and indulging his passion for travel to exotic, far-flung destinations.

Michael Reimer is a Canadian Registered Safety professional with 21 years of experience in the construction and heavy manufacturing industries. For the past 10 years, Michael has been working as an Occupational Health and Safety Officer with WorkSafeBC, specializing in heavy manufacturing. Michael also is an executive member with the Fraser Valley Chapter of the CSSE.