International Connections

5th China International Logistics Development Conference


In November 2018, Mrs. Elizabeth Drake (CMILT) and Chair of the Ottawa Chapter Board of CILTNA, attended the 5th China International Logistics Development Conference in Changsha, China. The conference was co-hosted by the China Communications and Transportation Association (CCTA), CILT China, and the People’s Government of Changsha Municipality. The conference was focused on themes related to  Government of China’s One Belt One Road Initiative, with presentations from government, industry, supply chain professionals, and engineers.  There was also a presentation and engaging discussion related to the activities of the Women in Logistics and Transportation (WiLAT) network.   With close to 1,000 delegates from China and 16 overseas countries, it was an excellent opportunity to learn about supply chain and transportation trends globally. Elizabeth had the opportunity to discuss CILT priorities, approaches and challenges with CILT colleagues from Great Britain, Ireland, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Tanzania, among other countries.  The CILT group of international delegates also had an opportunity to visit a regional trade show for rail transit and transportation.

Hong Kong ALMC – Don’t Get Left out in the Cold: Winning at COLD SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS


CILTNA President, Bob Armstrong, along with Alexandre Tarini, VP Logistics at Olymel. Keith Reardon,Senior VP Consumer Products Supply Chain Growth CN and Derek Singline, Head of Key Client Sales,Asia Pacific Region for Maersk Line, moderated a presentation at the Hong Kong ALMC  on November 20-21, 2018. Their topic was ” Don’t Get Left out in the Cold: Winning at COLD SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS. Their panel was a huge success with a full room of people from 35 countries!

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