Grocery Transportation Summit 2017, August 14th & 15th
Grocery Transportation Summit 2017 is an exclusive grocery distribution event, bringing together the operational leaders and innovators of transportation in some of North America’s largest and most progressive grocery companies.
Share experiences and challenges and discuss exciting new transportation initiatives with other leaders in the industry.Register »
Sunday, August 13th
|8:30am-5:00pm||Golf at Furry Creek|
|5:00pm-7:00pm||Registration at Oceanview suites 3 & 4 on Galley Level|
|5:00pm-9:00pm||Welcome cocktail reception|
Monday, August 14th
|8:00am-9:00am||Breakfast | registration | networking|
|9:00am-9:30am||Welcome and conference opening address|
Opening session with Garrison Wynn ↓Change is Mandatory, Stress is Optional. In this heavily researched session, Garrison applies his signature humor to a very serious topic. His change management philosophy addresses common problems leaders and change management teams face during mergers, acquisitions and organizational change.
|10:40am-11:00am||Break | networking|
|11:00am-12:00pm||Improve service levels or lower costs — why not both?|
|12:00pm-1:00pm||Lunch | networking|
FlyOver Canada Experience ↓FlyOver Canada utilizes state-of-the-art technology to reveal some of Canada’s most awe-inspiring sights as you have never seen them before. You will hang suspended, feet dangling, before a 20-metre spherical screen while a film whisks you away on an exhilarating 8-minute journey across Canada.
Strength in numbers: Mergers & acquisitions in the grocery industry with Tom Nartker, VP of Transportation for Albertsons Safeway ↓Mergers and acquisitions are happening at an unprecedented rate in the grocery industry. Tom will share his experiences with what has been involved with the ongoing activities as the two grocery giants combine.
Inbound Found: Strategies & best practices for optimizing inbound processes with Stephen Craig, Managing Partner at enVista ↓ For 20 years Stephen has been delivering Transportation strategy, operations, and systems improvements for shippers and third-party logistics firms (3PLs). He specializes in the development and implementation of business, functional, and systems strategies that exploit advances in transportation-related technology.
|3:30pm-3:50pm||Break | networking|
|3:50pm-5:00pm||Retiring custom Excel and Access apps: Prospero grows to accommodate carrier billing & freight|
|Monday Evening||"Dinner at the Summit" on Grouse Mountain|
Tuesday, August 15th
|8:00am-9:00am||Breakfast | registration | networking|
Amazon swallows Whole Foods — now what? with Dr. Sylvain Charlesbois ↓On the day Amazon announced plans to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, investors pulled billions of dollars from food and retail stocks on the S&P with the market cap freefall totaling almost $40 billion. While most stocks have since recovered somewhat, what will the longer term repercussions be for the grocery industry, food deserts, grocery delivery, and how will your share of grocery sales be affected?
|10:00am-10:20am||Break | networking|
Improve Fuel Economy across the Fleet with Scott Dukes, Transportation Manager, Albertsons Safeway ↓Scott takes us through the steps and process changes he spearheaded at Brea California to improve MPG from 6.1 to nearly 6.9 MPG. At 25 million miles, that results in a significant reduction in transportation costs with no negative impact to service levels.
|11:00am-12:00pm||Backhaul optimization: key considerations|
|12:00pm-1:00pm||Lunch | networking|
|1:00pm-3:00pm||Product spotlight 1|
|3:00pm-3:20pm||Break | networking|
|3:20pm-4:45pm||Product spotlight 2|
|4:45pm-5:00pm||Conference closing remarks|
|Tuesday Evening||Dinner cruise in Vancouver Harbor|
* schedule subject to change
Past Summit Attendees and Speakers
Over the past three summits we have had the privilege of hosting some of the most progressive transportation thought leaders from some of the largest retailers and wholesalers in the grocery industry.
Who should attend:
Operational Leadership, VPs, Directors of Transportation, Managers of Transportation, Logistics Analysts and anyone in your organization with responsibilities around distribution and transportation of product to your stores or customers.
Grocery Transportation Summit 2017 will be an opportunity for transportation managers and directors to gather together and share ideas and challenges. Proudly hosted by CAMS Software, attendees will assemble in a relaxed and picturesque setting to discuss regional dispatch centers, networked distribution models, revolutionary advances in routing, best practices for inbound & backhaul, and salvage optimization, activity based compensation, enterprise visibility and more.
Keynote speaker: Garrison Wynn
Garrison Wynn, CSP, fuses comic timing and research to deliver motivational business expertise. For 20 years, he has given keynote presentations to clients (such as American Express, Wells Fargo, Oracle and NASA) at corporate and association events. He is the author of the Amazon bestseller The Real Truth about Success, the Amazon #1 bestseller The Cowbell Principle, has been a weekly contributor to the Washington Post and featured Forbes and Inc. Magazine.
Venue & hotel booking
Grocery Transportation Summit 2017 will be held at the Pan Pacific, Vancouver. All summit sessions will take place in the Crystal Pavilion rooms B & C on the 3rd floor Lobby Level. The registration and cocktail reception on Sunday evening will be Ocean view Suites 3 & 4 on the Restaurant and Galley Level.
Book your accomodations at the Pan Pacific Vancouver
Located right downtown, The Pan Pacific is directly in front of the Vancouver Convention Center and cruise ship terminal and offers an unparalleled location with panoramic views of the coastline, mountains and historic Stanley Park.Book Online »
Reservations Direct Phone: 604-662-3223
Reservations Direct Fax: 604-895-2469
Reservations ID: CAMS0817 (Please quote to the Reservations Agent)
Toll-Free Numbers: 1-800-663-1515 (Canada) / 1-800-937-1515 (USA)
Address and Directions
Attendance is by invitation and registration fees are waived for attendees and an optional spouse/partner for each attendee.
Attendee Registration includes:
- Admission to all general and keynote sessions, breakout sessions
- Option to attend pre-summit golf on Sunday, August 13th at no charge
- Two breakfasts, two luncheons and four refreshment breaks during the summit from Monday, August 14th through Tuesday, August 15th
- Access to the Sponsor Cocktail Reception on Sunday, August 13th, "Dinner at the Summit" on Monday, August 14th, and "Dinner Cruise" Event on Tuesday, August 15th for the attendee and their spouse/partner
- Registration does not include airfare, hotel, or transportation costs to or from the airport, and any meals or snacks outside the sponsored functions outlined in the agenda
Information for visitors to Canada (Passport required)
Entry Requirements - US Citizens
There are three levels of taxation that affect visitors to Vancouver. There's an 8% plus up to 3% municipal/regional district tax charged on accommodation, and 10% on liquor. For most other goods and services, there is a 7% Goods and Services tax (GST).
Smoking is not permitted by law in public buildings, on public transit, in shopping malls, and in most restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and casinos. Many restaurants and other establishments have designated smoking areas such as patios or outside heated seating areas. Please smoke in designated areas only.
For more information on travelling to Vancouver, please visit the Tourism Vancouver web site.
Business casual attire is appropriate for all daytime summit activities. For both the evening social events - Sunday Cocktail Reception and Monday "Dinner at the Summit" event - business casual with a jacket for men and, afternoon or cocktail attire for women. Vancouver experiences an average daily high of 22°C/71°F and low of 13°C/55°F during the month of August. Please note that temperatures on Grouse Mountain can be a little cooler in the evening.
Summit badges will be provided to all attendees on-site. Summit badges should be worn at all summit functions, as these will identify you as a Summit 2017 attendee and allows you entry to all summit sessions and events.
Mobile Phone/PDA Policy
As a courtesy to speakers and other attendees, please limit the use of mobile devices during presentations and sessions.
Guests are welcome to accompany summit attendees to the Sunday evening Sponsor Cocktail Reception and the dinner events. No one under the age of 19 will be admitted to any summit activities. Guests are asked not to attend the summit day sessions. If you are planning to bring family members under the age of 19 please contact CAMS at email@example.com, in advance of the summit for activity ideas for children.
If you have any questions regarding the summit, pleaseContact us »
Welcome to the Grocery Transportation Summit 2017 press information center. If you have any inquiries about speaking opportunities and interviews with CAMS Software Corporation, please contact:
Richard Taylor, Director of Business Operations
CAMS Software Corporation