North America (Change)

Date/Time
Date - Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 2, 2022
11:00 am EDT - 3:30 pm EDT


Register Now! – 2022 CILTNA Virtual Spring Outlook Conference on June 1-2, 2022 via webinar beginning at 11:00 ET. The conference will focus on “The Resilience Challenge for Transport and Logistics: Reflecting on the Lessons Learned”.

On Day 1: Module One from 11:00 to 13:00 ET, to open the conference, we will open with Craig Hutton, A/Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Transport Canada, who will give an overview of pandemic supply chain challenges, as well as feedback from the National Supply Chain Summit. Then we will hear from Admiral Mark Buzby, US Navy (retired), who served as Administrator of the US Maritime Administration, will discuss the performance of the maritime industry during the pandemic as a testament to the long-standing resilience of the industry “in peace and war” and the criticality of the maritime segment of the supply chain. Followed by Vee Kachroo, Senior Vice President Operations, Canpotex, who will speak about creating a resilient supply chain in uncertain times. Finally, we will hear from Alan Cooke, CMILT, Strangford Consulting Ltd., who will speak on changes and challenges in the cannabis industry.

On Day 1: Module Two from 13:30 to 15:30 ET will be a rail module covering supply chain challenges for the railways beginning with Joan Hardy, VP Sales & Marketing – Grain & Fertilizers, Canadian Pacific who will address resilience and capacity building in critical North American rail-borne grain and fertilizer supply chains. She will be followed by Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Director, Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University, who will discuss current security, price and availability concerns affecting global food supply chains. Then we will hear from Dan MacGregor, co-founder of Nexxiot, who will speak on asset and cargo data essential for supply chain resilience. Finally, we will hear from Allison Ishihara Fultz, Chief Counsel from the FRA – Federal Railroad Administration of the US DOT, who will address US railroad service and capacity issues, and potential remedies.

On Day 2: Module Three from 11:00 to 13:00 ET, the opening speaker will be John Bescec, Director Global Customs & Trade Facilitation for Microsoft and the Chair of International Chamber of Commerce Customs & Trade Facilitation Committee will discuss the issue of Digitization and where/how it is progressing in global trade. He will be followed by Barbara Roos, Managing Director of Ab Ovo North America, Inc., will discuss how transportation and logistics companies are facing “The paradox of choice, how to make the right decisions in transportation planning?” She will provide insights on how companies can prove to be more resilient in the future and learn from the past with real-time actionable information that supports decision making. We will then hear from Laurent Huenaerts, VP & General Manager at Unifly Inc., who will speak about enabling the tremendous potential of drones by safely integrating them into Canadian airspace. Finally, we will hear from Bob Hitt, North American Lead, Transportation & Logistics Industry, Salesforce, who will discuss going beyond real-time shipment visibility with insights to improve supply chain resiliency.

On Day 2: Module Four from 13:30 to 15:30 ET we will hear from Filipe Coutinho Pereira dos Reis, Regional Director, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security, The Americas at International Air Transport Association (IATA) who will address recovery and resilience in air cargo supply chains.  He will be followed by Michael Inman, Director of Business Development, Prince Rupert Port Authority, who will outline steps the Port is taking to increase container operating and storage capacity, including Fairview Terminal expansion and plans for a second container terminal. Then we will hear from Andreea Crisan, President and CEO at Andy Transport, who will speak to the challenges faced by trucking companies and their clients, especially regarding cross-border movements. Finally, we will hear from Jean Aubry-Morin, Vice President, External Relations of The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, who will speak to the challenges faced during the pandemic, and how the Seaway remained a critical mode of transportation of essential goods.

Registration for Non-Members is $50.00 CAD/$40.00 USD equivalent and free for CILT Members.

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