Monday, August 26, 2013

LQ's September 26th Symposium Facilitator Announcement

LQ is pleased to announce that David Guernsey, the former Senior Sustainability Program Manager and the acknowledged “father of sustainability” at UPS, will be helping to guide our discussions at LQ’s September 26th Symposium at the Toronto Board of Trade's Country Club during the program's roundtable Executive Exchange.

LQ’s September 26th Symposium will focus on the theme of Developing New Strategies to Create Supply Chain Engagement from two perspectives: Leveraging Sustainability to Create More Meaningful Customer Relationships as well as Engagement, and New Ways to Create Powerful Internal Collaboration - reaching your firm’s executive management team with a clear supply chain strategy to deliver results to all stakeholders and enhance profitability.
A few of the Supply Chain Engagement Topics LQ’s Symposium will cover include:
• Making chain sustainability a priority for senior level executives and middle management across your firm – through to procurement practices
• Working with your suppliers to build cost effective programs to spread your standards up and down your supply chain
• Communicating and reporting on your supply chain sustainability efforts: leverage your sustainability efforts and reports, and engaging consumers to better inform them on your work in this area

In addition to featuring luncheon speaker Dr. Yossi Sheffi, MIT, LQ’s Symposium will provide its delegates with a unique workshop learning environment – to learn from some of the finest supply chain educators and leading executives in North America – logisticians and 3PLs alike.
LQ’s workshop-format Executive Exchange at its Symposium will be coupled with outstanding presentations from executives representing the finalists and honorable mentions from LQ’s 3PL Sustainability Study and Awards Program 2013, which has been sponsored for a third consecutive year by C.H. Robinson.
You can register at to benefit from LQ's Early Bird Symposium Registration Rate of $700 up until the end of August.

Early Bird registrations will also receive complimentary edition of Dr. Sheffi’s new book, Logistics Clusters. If you would like to download a one-page overview of LQ’s impressive roster of Speakers, or share it will colleagues who may like to attend, please visit:

In addition, this year's 3PL and Logisticians’ Sustainability Symposium on September 26th will be followed by LQ's First Women in Supply Chain (WSCM) Breakfast Networ\k event on the next morning, September 27th. Delegates registered for September 26th are also invited to attend LQ’s WSCM Breakfast on September 27th as part of their registration package.
LQ’s WSCM Breakfast will feature thought leaders from Canada and the U.S. who will share their insights on mentoring, career sponsorship, and other professional development practices for women in supply chain management at the Toronto Board of Trade’s Country Club. LQ’s WSCM Breakfast facilitators and presenters include:

• Adriene Bailey, Vice President, Strategic Business Development, Yusen-Logistics (Americas) Inc.
• Robyn Brunscher, Vice President, Business Development, UPS
• Patricia Moser, President, i3advantage inc.
• Loray Mosher, PhD, Assistant Director at the Supply Chain Management Research Center (SCMRC), in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas
• Ellen Voie, President and CEO, Women In Trucking

Register today for LQ's Early Bird Breakfast Executive Exchange (September 27th exclusively) at for $99. This discounted early bird registration price gives you a total of $30 off of the regular Breakfast Executive Exchange price of $130 until August 30th).

LQ’s events are a great way to learn from leading logisticians, 3PLs and academics about developing new career advancement opportunities and proven innovative business practices with well researched presentations, at a well put-together industry conference that’s attended by senior executives.

LQ's Sponsors, which have made this exciting day possible, include: (Gold Sponsors) C.H. Robinson, GENCO, Genpro Incorporated and Ryder. 

If you have any questions regarding LQ’s Symposium on September 26th, or the WSCM Breakfast on September 27th, please contact LQ's Editor & Publisher Fred Moody: