This webinar series brings together Cargo Logistics Canada and Distribution Logistics Summit for three days of information and updates by leading companies in transportation, supply chain management, fulfillment, warehousing, and industrial real estate. Register today to attend the Virtual Educational Series. Select from the free webinars below featuring critical discussions, innovative automation and technology, last mile transformation and industry updates.

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DAY 1 – May 25, 2021

Building a Sustainable Future in Transportation and Logistics: On the Road to Resilience
10am EDT / 8am MDT / 7am PDT

Prior to the pandemic, the industry was focused on sustainability and its impact. Over the past year, priorities have shifted to health and safety, technology, adaptation of work, and managing transportation and supply chain challenges in a pandemic. As we get on the road to recovery and back on track, there is an opportunity for the industry to rethink sustainability and look for alternatives to reduce operating costs and the impacts on our environment. This session will bring together a panel of experts from all modes of transportation, ocean, air and land. The speakers will address topics including fuel surcharges, zero carbon footprint, electrification of transportation, impacts on infrastructure, connecting to the last mile, day runs, port drayage, and more.


Janet Drysdale
Vice-President, Sustainability
CN Rail


Daniel Dagenais
Vice-President, Operations
Montreal Port Authority

Thiago Campos
General Manager
CMA CGM Canada

Gary Lalonde
Vice-President – Truck Sales
Lion Electric

Heather Wood
U.S. Director, Sustainability
CMA CGM Canada

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Last Mile Transformations in a Pandemic Environment
11:30am EDT / 9:30am MDT / 8:30am PDT

The goal posts for the last mile have changed drastically during the pandemic. Getting to the last mile has transformed for many companies. There has been an adaption due to the shift in the demand for online retail sales. The acceleration of e-commerce is a catalyst for the transition from store to door sales. How did some of the retail companies handle and build online infrastructure when their businesses were built on brick and mortar? How do you plan for the shift in space requirements? How do you adapt to the growth of the online distribution channel? How do hire for distribution centres or fulfillment channel changes? How do you maintain customer loyalty and experience or brand engagement for premier brands? What are you planning for in a post pandemic business?


Nick Gaganiaras
Executive Managing Director, Supply Chain Consulting
Colliers International


Jay Taylor
Chief Operating Officer
Mountain Equipment Company

Ryan Ernst

Liza Amlani
Principal and Founder
Retail Strategy Group

Robert Lefler
General Manager of Delivery Transformation
Canada Post Corporation

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DAY 2 – May 26, 2021

Next Generation Warehousing: Distribution Strategies in Urban Centres
10am EDT / 8am MDT / 7am PDT

Urbanization combined with e-commerce has changed the supply chain landscape for both retailers and distributors. The end consumers are in high-density cities and their expectation of delivery are no longer measured in weeks, or even days, to receive online and in-store orders. This panel will discuss strategies that address the challenges of the changing consumer profile and expectations as well as how to grow business in an e-commerce-driven economic climate.


Sam Starr
Independent Consultant
Supply Chain & Logistics


Kim Baudry
Market Development Director

Chris Jarvis
Chief Logistics Officer
GoFor Delivers

Franklin Jones
CEO & Founder
B-Line Urban Delivery

Bryan Hebor
Regional Manager, Canada
Bastian Solutions

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The Evolution of the Bionic Supply Chain and Its Impact on Efficiency, Agility and Flexibility
11:30am EDT / 9:30am MDT / 8:30am PDT

A bionic supply chain leverages the best of what both machines and humans have to offer and allows them to work together seamlessly. This group of panelists will discuss how robots and advanced technologies are merging into day-to-day operations and helping organizations understand what it means to have a bionic supply chain, and how this will affect the industry moving forward. What are the advantages of a bionic supply chain and how can it be best utilized and implemented?


Tom Napier
Product Manager, Automated Pack Station Solutions
PSI Engineering


Fergal Glynn
Vice President, Marketing
6 River Systems

John Ripple
Esoteric Staffing

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Tour: How is Technology Reshaping the Next Generation of Warehousing
1:00pm EDT / 11:00am MDT / 10:00am PDT

The speakers will discuss and showcase the automated supply chain solutions at The Landmark Group, one of the largest non-food retail groups in the Middle East and India. This gigantic distribution center opens its doors, allowing you exclusive insight into to how Landmark has adapted through the pandemic and future proofed the business by taking control of their supply chain through efficient processes built using automated technology.


Kim Baudry
Market Development Director

Karl Ehmann
Project Manager

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DAY 3 – May 27, 2021

Labour Availability & Issues: From Health & Safety Lessons of COVID-19 to the Impact of Increased Automation
10am EDT / 8am MDT / 7am PDT

COVID-19 has increased the importance of workplace safety and sparked the issue of labour availability and labour costs. The social distancing guidelines and current outbreaks has impacted how facilities operate and the associated costs. What are some of the main issues impacting labour availability within the supply chain? How is automation impacting recruitment, retention, and adaptability particularly as e-commerce demand continues to rise? How are roles shifting and changing as a result of the pandemic, but also innovation and automation?


Tom Pauls
Managing Director
SCL Search Consultants


Dr. Alauddin Ahmed
Managing Consultant

Jon Ratnasamy
Vice President, Supply Chain (Interim)
Wolseley Canada

Maxine Campbell
Director, Human Resources
DHL Supply Chain

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Port Capacity: Expansion & Growth Challenges Across the Country
11:30am EDT / 9:30am MDT / 8:30am PDT

Container port development is very active in Canada from east to west. What are the key factors driving the infrastructure growth and investments for the major ports along our shore lines. This session will address various port expansion and the challenges and solutions they have dealt with during the pandemic. The speaker will discuss issues such as land availability, community, labour issues and more.


Dan Bresolin
Vice President
Intermodal, CN Rail


Andy Herriott
Chief Commercial Officer
PSA Halifax

Tabare Dominguez
Commercial Director
DP World

Chris Ng
Vice-President Marketing & Sales
GCT Canada

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