Wednesday, 5 June 2019

8:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Registration

Location: Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored by:

8:00 — 8:45 AM

Networking Breakfast

Location: Ballroom Foyer

8:45 — 8:50 AM

Welcome Remarks

Location: Ballroom

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

Mark Szakonyi

8:50 — 9:45 AM

View From the Top:
A Conversation With Industry Leaders

Location: Ballroom

Industry leaders in Canadian container shipping will discuss the major opportunities and challenges ahead for the industry, and how they’re addressing those challenges through leadership, collaboration, and technology. Hear from top executives from railroads, container lines, ports, marine terminals, and beneficial cargo owners in a fast-paced, sweeping discussion addressing the future of Canadian logistics.

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

Session Chair

Mark Szakonyi

CEO,
Canaan Group

Panelist

Patrick Lo

Managing Director,
Hapag-Lloyd Canada

Panelist

Wolfgang Schoch

Vice-President Sales & Marketing,
Intermodal and Automotive,
Canadian Pacific Railway

Panelist

Jonathan Wahba

Vice President,
Sales and Marketing,
GCT Canada

Panelist

Chris Ng

9:45 — 10:30 AM

New Pressures, New Approaches:
Rethinking Shippers’ Supply Chain Networks

Location: Ballroom

New rail options, pressure to deliver goods more quickly and efficiently, trucking challenges, and old-fashioned gateway fatigue is spurring some cargo owners to reconsider when, where, and how they route their products. Logistics experts and forwarders will share research and real-world examples that will provide importers and, to a lesser degree, exporters with information that will help them determine a better way to route their goods and commodities through Canadian and US ports. Additionally, forwarders will share how they’re offering so-called hot-hatching, or when cargo is stowed to allow expedited delivery; the potential for speed gates at marine terminals; and how smaller cargo owners are reducing cost and gaining control via transloading.

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

Session Chair

Mark Szakonyi

President,
Americas,
Global Express Services

Panelist

David Bennett

Vice President,
Canadian Retail Shippers Association

Panelist

Landon Bibeau

Technical Director,
Maritime,
WSP

Panelist

Dean Davison

10:30 — 11:00 AM

Networking Break

Location: Ballroom Foyer

11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Diversity in the Workplace:
Meeting Employment Challenges and Attracting Top Talent

Location: Ballroom

Co-Founder and CEO,
Shipz Inc.,
and Founder and Host,
"Let's Talk Supply Chain" Podcast

Session Chair

Sarah Barnes-Humphrey

President,
OOCL (Canada) Inc.

Panelist

Grace Liang

Vice President,
Strategy and Communications,
Logistec Corp.

Panelist

Marie-Chantal Savoy

Containerized supply chains simply don’t run smoothly without the right people working together. No matter what the logistics teams manage, the successful ones pursue a formula of diversity in age, gender, and background. The importance of creating a comfortable, yet dynamic and challenging workplace is even more paramount, as the shipping and logistics industry must compete harder for new talent. Hear from those driving diversity and collaboration among their teams and come away with new ideas to make your teams more dynamic and attractive to collaborative talent.

12:00 — 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

Location: Ontario and Niagra

1:00 — 1:45 PM

The Logistics Project Pipeline:
Assessing the Viability

Location: Ballroom

New ocean and inland port projects are in various stages of modeling or development to offer cargo owners, forwarders and other transportation providers new ways to route their cargo. In this “Shark Tank”-style session, backers of the various projects will outline the value their proposals hold for the container shipping industry. Expect tough questions in this interactive format that will allow attendees to determine which proposals hold the most promise for containerized supply chains.

Senior Editor,
Technology,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

Session Chair

Eric Johnson

President and CEO,
Port Alberni Port Authority

Panelist

Zoran Knezevic

Managing Director,
Port of Quebec

Panelist

Don Krusel

Chief Commercial
and Corporate Affairs Officer,
Ashcroft Terminal Ltd.

Panelist

Kleo Landucci

1:45 — 2:45 PM

Ottawa Watch:
The Regulatory Landscape for Ports, Forwarders, and Shippers

Location: Ballroom

The legislative winds are shifting. Canada is examining its port policy via a review of the country’s 18 port authority structures, and a final report is expected this year. Forwarders have been urging the federal government to review the reliability and efficiencies of moving containerized goods, and to create a national intermodal maritime strategy. Meanwhile, forwarders and cargo owners are working with and encouraging the Canada Border Services Agency to streamline customs processes and improve visibility into when and why their cargo is pulled aside for container inspections. That work is particularly important because of a new regulation that raises cleanliness standards for marine containers. Beyond customs and logistics, the trucking industry is facing pressure from a new federal tax on carbon emissions. This wrap-up to the 2019 JOC Canada Trade Conference will analyze the good, the bad, and the ugly regulatory reality that confronts Canadian freight transportation stakeholders.

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

Session Chair

Mark Szakonyi

President,
Freight Management
Association of Canada

Panelist

Bob Ballantyne

Professor Emerita,
Rowe School of Business,
Dalhousie University

Panelist

Dr. Mary Brooks

Public Affairs Manager,
Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association

Panelist

Julia Kuzeljevich

President,
Chamber of Shipping

Panelist

Robert Lewis-Manning

Assistant Director,
Commercial
Transformation Division,
Canada Border Services Agency

Panelist

Cathy Toxopeus

2:45 PM

Closing Remarks

Location: Ballroom

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

Session Chair

Mark Szakonyi

STATEMENT OF JOC CONFERENCE EDITORIAL POLICY: All JOC conference programs are developed independently by the JOC editorial team based on input from a wide variety of industry experts and the editors' own industry knowledge, contacts and experience. The editorial team determines session topics and extends all speaker invitations based entirely on the goal of providing highly relevant content for conference attendees. Certain sponsors may give welcoming remarks or introduce certain sessions, but if a sponsor appears as a bona-fide speaker it will be because of an editorial invitation, not as a benefit of sponsorship. Sponsorship benefits do not include speaking on a program.