June 18 - 20, 2018
Toronto, ON

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

 

 
8:00 AM — 1:30 PM
 

Registration

Location: Victory Ballroom Foyer

 

 
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8:00 — 8:45 AM
 

 Networking Breakfast

Location: Victory Ballroom Foyer

 
 

 
8:45 — 8:50 AM
 

Welcome Remarks

Location: Victory Ballroom North

 
 Mark Szakonyi
Executive Editor,
JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 
8:50 — 9:45 AM
 

View From the Top:
A Conversation With Industry Leaders

Location: Victory Ballroom North

It’s going to take more for Canada to be just a trading nation to meet the stiff challenges that come from rapid developments in technology, new geopolitical paradigms redrawing trade policies, increasing speed-to-market demands created by e-commerce and fierce export competition. It will take vision, flexibility, and most of all collaboration among shippers and transportation providers for stakeholders of all types to be highly successful. Moving past the fuzzy buzzwords, industry leaders will share what they’re watching closely, and what technology will drive the supply chain of the future and how.

 
— Session Chair —
Mark Szakonyi
Executive Editor,
JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 

— Panelists —
Marc Bibeau
President and CEO,
OEC Group

 

Jack Mahoney
President,
Maersk Line Canada

 

Jean-Jacques Ruest
Interim President and CEO,
and Executive Vice President
and Chief Marketing Officer,
Canadian National Railway

 

Eric Waltz
President,
GCT Canada 
 
Peter Xotta
Vice President,
Planning and Operations,
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
 

 
9:45 — 10:45 AM
 

Inland Distribution:
A Challenging Truck and Rail Market Is About to Get Tougher

Location: Victory Ballroom North

Even as increasing demand and a stubborn driver shortage tightens trucking capacity, another challenge looms for Canadian shippers: new national regulation similar to what has dramatically transformed the US market. A proposal being considered in Canada would require federally regulated truckers to switch from recording work time in paper log books to electronic logging devices by 2020, mostly mirroring the US ELD rule that took effect in December. Like in the US, Transport Canada’s proposal will affect long-haul truckers within Canada and may impact longer drayage hauls. That will put additional pressure on railroads to handle more intermodal volume and put more demands on door delivery. Tightening truck capacity also is requiring a rethink on distribution strategies as warehouse space in major markets recedes. Executives from the trucking, intermodal rail, and industrial real estate industries will detail the landscape for trucking capacity and ways shippers can optimize their network to mitigate tightening capacity.

 
— Session Chair —
William Cassidy
Senior Editor,
Trucking,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 

— Panelists —
Joe Lombardo
Director of Transportation
and Network Performance,
Purolator

 

Adam Sheriff-Scott
Senior Vice President and Practice Lead,
Industrial,
Jones Lang LaSalle

 

Jonathan Wahba
Vice President,
Sales and Marketing,
Intermodal and Automotive,
Canadian Pacific Railway

 
10:45 — 11:15 AM
 

 Networking Break

Location: Victory Ballroom Foyer

 
 

 
11:15 AM — 12:15 PM
 

Real-Life Regulatory Impact: Navigating Customs and Other Rules to Promote Supply Chain Fluidity

Location: Victory Ballroom North

Paralleling the changes in the Canadian container shipping market, new regulatory and market forces are shaping customs cargo clearance, container ship sailings and flow, and the usage of maritime data. As Canada reworks its system of cargo clearance, it is critical that shippers and forwarders are part of the process and keep engaging on concerns — especially sluggish examinations that sometimes are accompanied by little explanation of why a container was pulled aside for a closer look. Costs can mount quickly: The average cost of a container exam including demurrage is about C$2,965, according to a 2017 study conducted by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association. Meanwhile, the Canada Border Services Agency is revising its cargo clearance to uncouple the payment of duties from the process so importers can get their goods out of the terminal faster. As part of this effort, a new program called eManifest will require all carriers, forwarders, and importers to send advance commercial information about their shipments electronically to the CBSA. This session will provide actionable information on existing and coming regulation, while allowing attendees to help envision a new 21st century process of cargo clearance with industry experts. It's not just customs that forwarders and shipper need to keep an eye on. Attendees will learn how the international nature of ocean shipping impacts the way ships are regulated, affecting cargo flow and reporting requirements. The discussion also will address how environmental rules are affecting the efficient movement of cargo, and what role marine data can play in providing supply chain visibility.

 
— Session Chair —
Mark Szakonyi
Executive Editor,
JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 

— Panelists —
Karen Kancens
Vice President,
Shipping Federation of Canada

 

Ruth Snowden
Executive Director,
Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association

 

James Sutton
Vice President,
Advocacy Canadian Association of
Importers and Exporters (I.E. Canada)

 
12:15 — 1:30 PM
 

 Networking Lunch

Location: Princess Gate

 
 

 
1:30 — 2:30 PM
 

Accelerating Visibility:
Putting Technology to Near-Term Use

Location: Victory Ballroom North

The growing potential for technology to offer greater visibility into the end-to-end movement of containers is forcing shippers and logistics providers to drill down into how much they need to see and how to overcome obstructions blocking their view. Shipment tracking and cargo monitoring is at the top of shippers' and carriers' agendas, "with about 40 percent of inquiries made to carrier customer service centers relating to shipment tracking," according to insights by research and consulting firm Drewry Supply Chain Advisors. Poor data and siloed information don't help, but it's the high costs and limited resources, both in capital and staff, that truly informs what shippers can implement in the short and medium-term. Moving beyond drone and other whiz-bang musings, industry experts will discuss what is within the reach of shippers and logistics providers.

 
— Session Chair —
Mark Szakonyi
Executive Editor,
JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 

— Panelists —
Don Miller
Vice President,
Global Sales and Marketing,
Globe Tracker ApS

 

Najim Shaikh
Vice President,
Commercial Import,
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. (Canada)

 

Peter Yost
Senior Director,
Strategic Alliances,
FourKites

 
2:30 — 3:30 PM
 

Mitigating Headwinds:
Strategies to Weather Tighter Air Cargo Capacity

Location: Victory Ballroom North

Air cargo volumes are soaring, and it’s more than just a rally but a new paradigm for global supply chains driven by faster time-to-market whether they serve the automotive, apparel, heavy manufacturing, or perishables markets. Global air cargo volume rose 9 percent last year, more than double the 3.6 percent growth of 2016, while freight capacity rose 3 percent, the slowest rate of expansion since 2012, according to the International Air Transport Association. The tightening of supply and demand in North America was just as stark, as demand increased 7.9 percent year-over-year, while capacity grew just 1.9 percent. Airlines have expanded their passenger capacity, providing more belly capacity, but few freighters have been brought back into service. Managed capacity and surging volume in the 2017 peak season gave shippers a less-than-friendly reminder of the downside of the growth. Shippers in the December peak shipping period saw delays of 15 to 20 days out of Chinese airports. Air freight rates on the busy China-North America routes have hit highs of $12 per kilogram. Air cargo, forwarders and shippers will discuss major challenges taking wing and share strategies on securing capacity and lessening price pain.

 
— Session Chair —
Mark Szakonyi
Executive Editor,
JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit
— Panelists —

 

Jeff Cullen
Managing Director, Canada,
SEKO Logistics

 

Kyri Fabios
Managing Director,
Canada Operations,
FedEx Trade Networks Transport &
Brokerage (Canada)

 

Paul Ritchi
Former Senior Manager,
Quality Management,
Greater Toronto Airports Authority

 
3:30 PM
 

Closing Remarks

Location: Victory Ballroom North

 
Mark Szakonyi
Executive Editor,
JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 

 

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