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SAINT John, NB. -- Editorial director Lou Smyrlis will be leading a panel of high-profile industry experts and stak...

SAINT John, NB. — Editorial director Lou Smyrlis will be leading a panel of high-profile industry experts and stakeholders in a frank discussion about the transportation-related issues created by global trade at CITT’s National Symposium for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals November 8 10 in Saint John, NB.

Port congestion, capacity constraints, infrastructure challenges, fuel prices and driver shortages are just some of the critical issues that affect the movement of freight. Add economic changes, security issues and cultural differences to the mix and it’s a wonder things arrive as they should.

“How do the modes perceive their role in creating a more dynamic and seamless transportation system for you, the customer. What do shippers have to bring to the table to help this process? And how do you recognize when something is a solution and not just a problem? These are all critical questions to ensuring efficient movement of goods in global supply chains,” Smyrlis said. “The executive panel will address these questions and more as they discuss how developing markets and transportation trends affect their business, and what the future holds both for them and the logistics community.”

“I’m cartain participants will not only gain valuable insights but will walk away with concrete research data on global sourcing trends,” he added.

The panel Smyrlis will moderate will include:

Dr. Mary R. Brooks, Professor, Marketing and Transportation, Dalhousie University, School of Business Administration
Wesley Armour, President and CEO, Armour Transportation Systems
Fred Green , soon to be president and CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway
John Murphy,Vice President, Irving Transportation Services, J. D. Irving Ltd
Holger Oetjen, Managing Director, Hapag Lloyd (Canada) Inc.
Captain Alwyn (Al) Soppitt, President & Chief Executive Officer, Saint John Port Authority
Mike Tilley, President, CANlink Global Inc.

The event is open to CITT members and non-members alike.

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