TRANSPO 2007 CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION: Supply Chain Policies: The Weakest Link?

by Canadian Shipper

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT TRANSPORTATION POLICY? HOW WILL GOVERNMENT ACTIONS AFFECT YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN?
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO TRANSPORTATION PRICING AND FUEL SURCHARGES?
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO SERVICE QUALITY? WILL THERE BE ENOUGH CAPACITY?
HOW WILL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IMPACT BUYERS OF FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION?
HOW CAN SHIPPERS BEST MANAGE RISK?
HOW CAN SHIPPERS INFLUENCE GOVERNMENT POLICY?
WHAT ARE THE LATEST TRANSPORTATION BUYING TRENDS?
WHAT DOES THE LATEST CITA BENCHMARKING SURVEY REVEAL?

These are some of the issues that will be explored by the panelists and speakers at TRANSPO 2007. The speakers for each session are as shown below. The first two panels will explore transportation policy from both a private sector and a public sector perspective. The private sector panel has two transportation lawyers and one shipper and the public sector panel has senior policy officials from the federal, provincial, and municipal levels of government.

CIFFA has convened a panel of senior executives to explore risk management involving forwarder, government, legal, and insurance executives. The fuel panel will discuss the future of fuel prices from fuel surcharge, risk management and commodity perspectives.

There will be ample opportunity at each session to pose questions and to dialogue with the panelists.

Mike Duffy, one of Canada’s best known television journalists and close observer of the Ottawa scene will give his unique and entertaining perspectives on the current government.

The CITA Supply Chain Executive of the Year Award for 2006 will be presented at the Gala Banquet the evening of February 28. Dont forget to sign up as we will be giving away some great door prizes!

CITAs TRANSPO 2007 CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION: Supply Chain Policies: The Weakest Link?
TORONTO CONGRESS CENTRE 650 DIXON ROAD, TORONTO, ON
February 28 and March 1, 2007

The panel schedule and panelists are listed below.

Transportation Policy Session Private sector
Mr. Forrest Hume, Lawyer, Forrest C. Hume Law Corporation
Mr. Dean Saul, Partner, Gowling Lafleur
Mr. Rob Bryson, Director, Eastern Canada Grain Operations, Parrish & Heimbecker

Transportation Policy Session Public sector
Ms. Kristine Burr, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Transport Canada
Mr. David OToole, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport, Ontario
Mr. Tom AppaRao, Director of Transportation Planning, Regional Municipality of Peel

Lunch speaker
Mr. Mike Duffy, Mike Duffy Live on CTV News

Transportation Buying Trends Survey
Mr. Lou Smylis, Editor, Canadian Transportation & Logistics

Increasing Importance of Rick Management
Mr. Steve Conrad, Director, Transport Canada Security
Mr. Chris Gillespie, President, Gillespie-Munroe, former President FIATA
Mr. Peter Jones, Partner, Paterson, MacDougall International Transport Law
Mr. Bernhard Cissek, President, Eagle Underwriting Group Inc.

Managing Fuel Costs
Mr. Dave Sirgey, President, Freight Carriers Association of Canada
Mr. Ted Cuthbert, Commodity Products Group, RBC Capital Markets
Mr. Richard Thomas, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Products & Services, Markel Insurance Company of Canada

Lunch speaker
Mr. Mike Zozula, Executive Director, CIFFA

CITA Annual Benchmarking Survey
Dr. Al Saipe, President, Supply Chain Survey Inc.

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