The World Class Supply Chain Summit is an important annual industry-academic event – one that contributes to our collective understanding of a critical business function at a time when the economic future is more uncertain than ever.
At this one-day summit, outstanding speakers, panelists and leaders discuss the future of supply chain and logistics, both in Canada and beyond. The World Class Supply Chain Summit delivers practical insights on how challenges can be overcome and insight into how opportunities to improve your supply chain practices can be harnessed.
Richard has a deep transportation and logistics background, with over 25 years of industry experience. Most recently, he was Sr. Vice-President & General Manager at VersaCold Transportation Management & 4PL Solutions. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice-President of Hyphen Transportation (4PL and Transportation Management) and Euroworld Transportation (International Ocean).
Previous to this, he held executive roles within Progistix and Livingston International and was one of the founders of Ryder Integrated Logistics’ transportation management business unit.
Richard has lived and worked in the USA, United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands. A graduate of the University of Windsor in Business Administration, he was also a licensed customs broker.
Richard is also a part-time professor teaching Global Supply Chain management at Conestoga College.
7 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. Industry Keynote Speaker: Richard Tremblay, Former SVP and GM, VersaCold Transportation Management and 4PL Solutions and current professor of Global Supply Chain Management at Conestoga College
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Marco-Policy Keynote Speaker: Stephen Tapp, Deputy Chief Economist at Export Development Canada
11:15 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. Distinguished Researcher Presentation: Dr. Jennifer Pazour, Associate Professor, Industrial Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
12:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
12:35 p.m. Networking Lunch
2 p.m. Job Fair Begins
The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics has partnered with CN Rail and the Milton Chamber of Commerce to present students from Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo with the opportunity to design an app to be used during our Supply Chain Summit.
The guidelines for the challenge are:
The app must also include the following:
The winner will receive complimentary registration to attend the Summit and Job Fair, a free overnight stay at the Granite Ridge Golf Club on May 7th, 2019, and a gift card to the university bookstore.
For more information, contact Rutvik Shukla.
Join us after the summit for a job fair featuring the following companies:
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