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The Multimodal Americas 2018 Program 

Multimodal Americas has teamed up with TIACA, TIA, CIFFA and FMA to put together a three-day program of workshops, masterclasses, and panel discussions tackling the issues and trends which affect supply chain decision makers.


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Tuesday 16th October

9.30-11.00 Opening Plenary

Part 1 : Address from Canadian political representative

Part 2 : Panel discussion: Digital Transformation - Brave New World or New Normal?

  • Robert Bigler, COO & Director of Product, eBay Canada
  • Nicole Verkindt, Founder, OMX, "Dragon", Next Gen Den
  • Dheeraj Kohli, Vice President & Global Head, Unisys
  • Yuree Hong, Founder, SHE Blockchainers, Asia
  • Arnaud Lambert, CEO, CHAMP Cargosystems


11.00 Ribbon Cutting


11.30-12.30  How Blockchain will deliver smart and secure supply chains

Blockchain goes much further than a hackproof method of holding and exchanging money, it can be the answer to many of the issues hampering over complicated supply chains, delivering benefits from smart contracts to automated cold chain management.

  • Daniel MacGregor, Director of Marketing and Sales, Nexiot​
  • Yuree Hong, Founder, SHE Blockchainers, Asia
  • others tbc


2.00-3.00 Warehouse Robotics - the rise of the machines

Disruptive innovators have changed the face of retail forcing retailers to adapt to stay competitive.   Intelligent robots are changing the face of warehousing, providing a game changing benefit for the future of retail.

  • Universal Robots


4.30-5.30  The fifth industrial revolution - humans and robots collaborate

With consumers demanding ever more personalization and customization, tech visionaries are predicting a fifth industrial revolution, increasing collaboration in manufacturing between humans and the smart systems already powering Industry 4.0.   Industry 5.0 will enhance machine and human roles with resulting increase in productivity, unlocking new potential.

  • Dan Marquez, National Leader of Products Technology Strategy, Accenture
  • Zeke Ziliak, Global Vice President Transportation and Logistics Industries, PROS
  • Universal Robots


Wednesday 17th October

10.00-11.00 Unmanned freight aircraft

  • Sanjeev Gadhia, Founder and CEO, Astral Aviation (Chair)
  • Timothy M Dumbauld, President, US Cargo Systems
  • Svilen Rangelov, Co-Founder, Dromatics
  • Ed De Reyes, CEO, Sabrewing Aircraft
  • Aleksey Matyushev, CEO & Co-founder, Natilus


11.30-12.30 Blochchain technology in logistics industry

The Canada introduction of blockchain technology in logistics industry will be a major trend that will gain traction in the 3PL market in the US during the next few years.  Using the digital platform offered by the blockchain technology, logistics industries have access to distributed transaction ledger.

2.00-3.00  With the rail freight transportation market in North America forecast to grow by five percent by 2021, how are operators able to guarantee service quality and what investment will be needed to avoid capacity constraints?

  • Bob Ballantyne, President, Freight Management Association of Canada (Chair)
  • Representative from CN Rail

3.30-4.30   Are Inland Ports in North America overhyped or are they the next Big Thing?

  • Key ingredients for success
  • Know your place in the market
  • Having quadrimodal capacity
  • Right logistics and investment partners
  • Two-way logistics strategy
  • Next-generation design and technology


  • Adam Wasserman, Managing Partner, Global Logistics Development Partners (Chair)







Opening Times

Tues 16th October 2018 10:00 - 18:00

Wed 17th October 2018 10:00 - 18:00

Multimodal Hog Roast 19:00 - 21:00

Thurs 18th October 2018 10:00 - 15:00


Supply chain management for logistics and cargo owners.

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