Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Official Opening of the CIFFA 70th Conference Executive Update – Fireside Chat with Industry Leaders
Theme: Embracing change key-industry executives present their views on the trends and technologies that will impact transportation and global supply chains.
Key Takeaways: Learn what trends are expected to have significant impact on the transportation industry, as seen through the lens of marine cargo, air cargo, airport operations, rail, automated vehicles, telematics, and track and trace.
Jonathan Wahba Vice President Sales & Marketing Intermodal & Auto | Canadian Pacific Railway
Grace Liang President | OOCL Canada Inc.
Tom Ruth President and CEO | Edmonton International Airport
Jamie Porteous Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer | CargoJet Inc.
Kate Rahn Vice President of Sales | BlackBerry Radar
Moderator: Mark Szakonyi Executive Editor | Journal of Commerce (JOC)
CIFFA Luncheon and Keynote Address
Sponsor: Canadian Pacific Railway
Theme: Technology as transformation, opportunity and challenge. Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Surviving and Thriving in the Coming Data Boom
Keynote Speaker: Nora Young Host and the Creator of Spark and Author of the Virtual Self | CBC Radio
Networking and Refreshment Break
Blockchain Technology Defined
Theme: In this discussion of emerging, “disruptive” technologies, speakers will define and explore practicalities and liabilities of technologies such as blockchain.
Key Takeaways: Learn where the technology applies in logistics and how will it will affect the way you do business? How do the laws need to keep up?
Alison Clafin Director of Network Development | Maersk TradeLens
Moderator: Peter Hurme Programming Director |Informa/Cargo Logistics Canada
EDC’s Outlook For The Global Economy
Sponsor: Livingston International Inc.
Theme: Find out what the most accurate and up to date economic outlook for the world economy, and how Canada can and should be positioned to take advantage of growth opportunities.
Key Takeaways: key global economic trends and indicators and what they will mean for the trading environment and operations within your sector.
Keynote Speaker: Stephen Tapp Deputy Chief Economist | Export Development Canada
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Delivered By Drone
Sponsor: Montreal Port Authority
Theme: A look at the future of drone deliveries through the technology, the testing, and the current the regulatory environment.
Key Takeaways: Learn what drones can do in the supply chain arena, and how you may see them in action as part of your operations. What restrictions exist in Canada in terms of where drones can operate, and what are some of the legalities/liabilities involved in their use?
Heather C. Devine Partner | Isaacs & Co., Barristers & Solicitors
Ryan Coates Manager of Policy, Regulations and Stakeholder Engagement, Transport Canada RPAS Task Force | Transport Canada
Moderator: Katherine Ayre Lawyer | Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Understanding The Sharing Economy – A Trend Report
Sponsor: Atlantis Transportation Services Inc.
Key Takeaways: The Sharing Economy has always existed. Learn what new business opportunities it can create for your organization, with examples from the latest innovators, and what’s on the trend radar for the next decade..
Presenter: Ben Gesing Project Manager, Trend Research | DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation
Orchestrating the Digitized Supply Chain
Theme: A fireside chat about the evolution of freight forwarding, relationship-building, transparency and technology.
Key Takeaways: Learn about the challenges logistics service providers face, and how to overcome them by harnessing technology where it fits and makes the most sense.
Steve Walker CEO | Steve Walker Global
Zvi Schreiber Founder and CEO | Freightos®
Amihai Zelter Director of Industries, Travel, Transportation and Hospitality | Salesforce Industries
Moderator: Ruth Snowden Executive Director | (CIFFA) Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association
Risk and the Resilient Supply Chain
Theme: A look at what it takes to stay compliant in an ever-changing risk dynamic and global trade arena.
Key Takeaways: The trade landscape is always shifting. Here’s how to keep up, stay compliant, manage risks and increase opportunity. Learn the latest on trade agreements, issues of potential liability, Single Window and crossborder harmonization project updates, and keeping paperwork in order.
Jeff Fraser Director, Western Region, Global Trade Consulting, Canada | Livingston International
Kim Campbell Founder | MK Marin Trade Services
Gavin Magrath Barrister + Solicitor | Magrath International Legal Counsel
Martin Abadi Counsel, Transportation | Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Moderator: Christian Sivière President | Solimpex
Ecommerce Transitions: Navigating the headwinds caused by digital disruption
Theme: Goods bought via ecommerce are a huge part of freight forwarder volumes and this trend is expected to increase. Navigating in the changing ecommerce landscape will mean having agility to deal with peaks and valleys, better visibility into source to final mile forecasting, and optimizing relationships across the supply chain.
Key Takeaways: Ecommerce is pushing the agenda and shifting traditional patterns around peak season, around preferred modes of transport, and around the roles transportation providers are playing. Learn the best strategies and understand the key trends. This panel aims to discuss the perspectives and requirements of regulators domestically and worldwide, retailers/shippers, carriers and forwarders at various points in the chain.
Mike Leahy Executive Director | Commercial Program Directorate, Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA)
Ryan Persad Director Supply Chain Business Development | Purolator Inc.
Gary Newbury Last Mile Design and Implementation and Executive Lead | GFS Canada
Moderator: John Tenpenny Editor | Canadian Shipper
Closing Plenary and Keynote Address
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nick Bontis Leading Strategy and Management Expert | Institute for Intellectual Capital Research
Thursday, October 18, 2018.
Visit the CIFFA Pavilion on the Tradeshow Floor, Booth Number T-4515
Metro Toronto Convention Centre