MAY 16 - 20, 2022 | VIRTUAL

SUPPLY CHAIN WEEK

A Celebration of the People Powering Supply Chains

What is Supply Chain Week?

Supply Chain Week celebrates the critical role that supply chain staff and their suppliers contribute to the growth and success of our provincial economies.

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ABOUT THE EVENT

Supply Chain Week is an important opportunity to build awareness and highlight the professionalism of our practitioners. The pandemic has reminded us all that a resilient supply chain is critical to providing essential goods. New technology, consumer and investor expectations have shown us that a responsive and responsible supply chain is essential to economic growth. 

Without supply chain workers at all levels, nothing would move out of or between and within provinces. An opportunity to promote and showcase the importance of this profession, as well as the many companies that supply goods and services to the major industries that support our Canadian economy.  

This annual event is a Celebration of the People Powering Supply Chains that reflects the Institutes’ belief that successful organizations have adapted to shifting organizational needs in an efficient and effective way to improve their customer experience. 

Your involvement is integral to raising the profile of our resilient supply chain community. Your participation will play a significant role in this celebration of exceptional talent, will enable meaningful discussions, and increases connections around expertise in key areas in supply chain such as: ESG, digitalization, and career development.  

Not only will the showcase of up-and-coming talent enlighten you – from fresh graduates, newcomers, peers, and leaders alike – by what they have achieved this past year. You will also be privy to current government supports, catalysts for innovation, and emerging technology. All links working together to improve efficiencies, KPIs and the bottom line.  

Join our celebration today! 

Our Goal

To provide best-in-class learning opportunities for Supply Chain Week attendees. The line up of presentations will be diverse and practical. Presenters will be those who were involved directly in achieving the results.

Zoom Events - Virtual Conference Format

Supply Chain Week follows a well-proven format for providing excellent learning, sharing, and networking experiences. For this year, Supply Chain Canada is taking your conference participation to the next level by offering an all in one, high-quality virtual events platform through the Zoom Events virtual conferencing software.

Expected Take-Aways

Connection – Develop and expand your network and build long-term personal and organizational relationships.

Practitioner to practitioner shared experiences – Learn, firsthand, how peers have innovated and successfully implemented models, practices, tools, or strategies to meet the changing needs of customers.

Use what is learned – Put into action the information shared, and the knowledge gained from the event immediately.

2023 DETAILS TBD

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY

Do you like free things? Did you know if you purchase a yearly membership, you receive free access to Supply Chain Week Virtual Conference, a $250 savings! $440 for AB, $495 for SK & $405 for NB. Click below to learn more about the benefits of being a member. 

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BECOME A SPONSOR

By choosing to participate as a conference partner, you’ll play a significant role in the delivery of this premier learning event. Supply Chain Week will better equip attendees and their organizations to take on and overcome any type of challenge and succeed. As a conference partner, consider the following exclusive benefits in recognition of your highly-visible leadership. Join us for Supply Chain Week 2022.

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HOW CAN I TAKE PART IN SUPPLY CHAIN WEEK?

Click on a registration button to get started! As a participant, choose the session(s) you would like to attend from the list of events when registering.
You will then receive confirmation and reminder e-mails for any session for which you selected.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Explore the event list below and the different days listed on each tab.
Our schedule is still developing so make sure to follow us for updates!
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SCW 2022 Schedule
Visit booths of prospective employers and sponsors, attend sessions and network virtually.
Day 2 features an ESG theme: explore how supply chains can execute your organization’s ESG objectives.
Specialty session for media. By invitation only.

Monday, May 16  |  10 am – 12 pm MDT/CST  |  11 am – 1 pm CDT

CAREER BOOTHS

Topic: Networking
Format: Virtual Exhibition Hall


Monday, May 16  |  11 am – 12:30 pm MDT/CST  |  12 pm – 1:30 pm CDT

OPENING CEREMONIES

Topic: Advocacy
Format: Session

Tuesday, May 17  |  10 am – 12 pm MDT/CST  |  11 am – 1 pm CDT

CAREER BOOTHS

Topic: Networking
Format: Virtual Exhibition Hall


Tuesday, May 17  |  11 am – 12:30 pm MDT/CST  |  12 pm – 1:30 pm CDT

ESG & SUPPLY CHAINS

Speakers: Alexander Sergeev  |  Connie Van der Byl  |  David A. Johnston  |  Alasdair Ross  |  Sarah Aspinall
Topic: ESG
Format: Session

Discuss and clarify what ESG means for Supply Chain and why it matters to Supply Chain Management teams. ESG (Environment, Social & Governance) has taken hold of consumer sentiment, public policy, capital markets, investment priorities. It has the potential to drive fundamental changes to the way commerce works. From the macro level, the discussion will focus on the ways supply chain management teams can contribute positively to this seismic shift. 


Tuesday, May 17  |  1 pm – 2:30 pm MDT/CST  |  2 pm – 3:30 pm CDT

ESG WORKSHOP

Speakers: Larry Berglund  |  Minto Roy  |  Floyd Wandler
Topic: ESG
Format: Workshop

Tackle the scenario in which your executive team has committed to develop an ESG strategy for your organization and then looks to the Supply Chain Management team for metrics / measures for reporting performance. It will be a workshop that addresses what you need to focus on, why, and how you would report out on the outcomes.


Tuesday, May 17  |  3 pm – 4:30 pm MDT/CST  |  4 pm – 5:30 pm CDT

MEDIA BRIEF

Speaker: Alexander Sergeev
Topic: Technical Brief
Format: Session


Tuesday, May 17  |  5 pm – 7 pm MDT/CST  |  6 pm – 8 pm CDT

SASKATCHEWAN AGM

Topic: Institute Meeting
Format: Members Meeting

Wednesday, May 18  |  10 am – 12 pm MDT/CST  |  11 am – 1 pm CDT

CAREER BOOTHS

Topic: Networking
Format: Virtual Exhibition Hall


Wednesday, May 18  |  11 am – 12:30 pm MDT/CST  |  12 pm – 1:30 pm CDT

PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES

Speakers: Ron Marcolin  |  Robert Eskens  |  Carly Fryer  |  Mammen Tharakan
Topic: Transportation
Format: Session

Representatives from air freight, rail and trucking come together to discuss the latest trends in their sectors. Learn more about the challenges and opportunities in shipping by air, rail and truck and how logistics professionals can optimize their shipping methods.


Wednesday, May 18  |  1 pm – 2:30 pm MDT/CST  |  2 pm – 3:30 pm CDT

BUILDING RESILIENCY TO WEATHER IMPACTS TO GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Speaker: Sohaib Shahid
Topic: Supply Chain Resiliency
Format: Session

Supply chain disruptions continue to push prices higher and slow down economic growth. What’s more, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and a resurgence of Covid-19 in China have added another layer of risk, further making the near-term future of supply chains more uncertain. In addition, geopolitical crises have exacerbated protectionist tendencies, which were already rising since the pandemic’s onset. Therefore, even though pandemic-related disruptions have eased, supply chain disruptions have not significantly improved. In fact, we are unlikely to ever go back to the pre-pandemic supply chain era. Going forward, businesses will continue to redesign their supply chains, making them shorter, more regionalized and embedding greater redundancies. Sohaib Shahid will discuss global supply chains’ challenges and implications for economic growth, inflation, and policymaking. 

Thursday, May 19  |  10 am – 12 pm MDT/CST  |  11 am – 1 pm CDT

CAREER BOOTHS

Topic: Networking
Format: Virtual Exhibition Hall


Thursday, May 19  |  11 am – 12:30 pm MDT/CST  |  12 pm – 1:30 pm CDT

DIGITAL BY DESIGN

Speakers: Esther Chan  |  Nari Viswanathan  |  Andre Serpa  |  Amit Varma
Topic: Digitalization
Format: Session

This will be a vibrant contemporary discussion about supply chain management digitalization that brings the audience up to date on what industry leaders are doing and also shares real case examples from supply chain professionals.


Thursday, May 19  |  1 pm – 2:30 pm MDT/CST  |  2 pm – 3:30 pm CDT

THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP

Speakers: Jennie Gilbert  |  Craig Hess
Topic: Leadership, Relational Skills
Format: Session

From pandemic recovery and digital transformation, to hybrid and remote work arrangements — it’s clear organizations and their leaders are facing a time of unprecedented change and ambiguity. Join us for a conversation about the future of leadership as Jennie Gilbert and Craig Hess from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology discuss the importance of the Six Leadership Intelligences.


Thursday, May 19  |  1 pm – 2:30 pm MDT/CST  |  2 pm – 3:30 pm CDT

PROMPT PAYMENT IMPACT TO SUPPLY CHAIN

Speakers: Kerry Jordan  |  Tom Brooks  |  Jordan Crone
Topic: Contracts, Procurement
Format: Session

The new Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act, renaming the current Builders’ Lien Actintroduces prompt payment, changes the existing Builder’s Lien Act, and adds a fast track adjudication dispute resolution process. 

The purpose of the new legislation is to provide consistency and speed up payment throughout the construction industry, and provide an alternative to the Courts to resolve disputes in relation to payment under a contract or subcontract during the project.

Friday, May 20  |  10 am – 12 pm MDT/CST  |  11 am – 1 pm CDT

BUYERS FAIR

Topic: Networking
Format: Virtual Exhibition Hall


Friday, May 20  |  11 am – 12:30 pm MDT/CST  |  12 pm – 1:30 pm CDT

NEARSHORING DIRECTORY

Speaker: Eric Beckwitt
Topic: Nearshoring, Sourcing
Format: Session

In partnership with Supply Chain Canada in the West, Freightera has created phase I of the Nearshoring Directory, making this data available to buyers and shippers seeking additional, regional or local sources for needed industrial materials and products. The phase I, basic service is available at no cost to Supply Chain Canada members.

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