Thursday, November 27, 2014

Announcing Kate Vitasek Joins LQ's Roster of Presenters December 11th, 2014 - A reminder - Only 14 Days Left to Register

Toronto, November 27, 2014 - LQ is pleased to announce Kate Vitasek will be joining LQ’s impressive roster of Symposium Speakers presenting on December 11th at the scenic Toronto Board of Trade's Country Club.  To register for this LQ event, please click here.

Kate Vitasek is a Faculty Member, Graduate and Executive Education, at the University of Tennessee. She is an author, educator, and business consultant, and an internationally recognized innovator in the practice of supply chain management. She is the founder, faculty and lead researcher in the concept of vested (also known as vested outsourcing), which was developed in conjunction with the University of Tennessee. She is a pioneer in the university's Performance-Based Logistics work, authoring the industry's first book on the subject, and she currently serves as a faculty member in UT's Graduate and Executive Education.

Kate will be joining LQ's panel discussion dedicated to the subject of ''Leading Performers in Supply Chain Sustainability: How Well Are You Using Best Practices in your Supply Chain and Maintenance Operations?'' The complete panel for this subject area includes:

• Nicholas Seiersen, B.Sc. (Hons.), M.B.A., P. Log., LQ Executive Editor, Corporate Supply Chain Manager, KGMH International
• Virginia Garbutt, Director Strategic Network Planning and Improvement, Walmart Canada
• David J. Closs, Ph.D., LQ Executive Editor, John H. McConnell Chaired Professor of the Eli Broad College of Business, Department of Marketing and Supply Chain management, Michigan State University
• Thomas J. Goldsby, PhD, LQ Executive Editor, The Ohio State University
• Kate Vitasek, The University of Tennessee

If you would like to Register to attend LQ's Symposium, please visit http://www.LQsummit. com (Seating is limited to 120 delegates.)

Additional sessions and panelists on the Agenda for this exciting day include:

Future Trends in Technology:

• Ryan Bloor, CCLP, PMP, Director, Logistics Services, Celestica
• Krista Collinson, Vice President, Logistics, Ecommerce and Business Development, ToysRUs (Canada)
• Tom Sanderson, CEO, Transplace
• Clifford F. Lynch, Principal, C.F. Lynch & Associates

Market Conditions and the Future of the Logistics/Transportation Industry in North America:

• Kelli Saunders, President, Morai Logistics, Inc.
• Ellen Voie, President and CEO, Women In Trucking
• Christopher O'Brien, Senior Vice President, C.H. Robinson
• Barb Pitroski, Vice President of Capacity and Implementation Solutions, GENCO's Transportation Logistics
• Sean Coakley, Senior Vice President, Kenco

Supply Chain Integration Through Mergers and Acquisitions:

• David Faoro, Director Supply Chain, The International Group Inc. and General Manager of Tank Carrier Services, Inc.
• Joseph O'Connor, Vice President of Transportation at Office Depot, Inc.
• Mitch Glickman,Vice President, Corporate Development, Livingston International
• Nikhil Sathe, CFO, Genpro

In addition to enjoying Breakfast, Lunch and a Cocktail and Networking Reception, delegates can look forward a keynote and luncheon presentation by Robert Voltmann, President and CEO, of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), sharing his insights on future and existing challenges and trends in transportation.

LQ's team would also like to take this opportunity to convey our appreciation to the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA), the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), SCMA, the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), Women in Trucking, for reaching out to their membership and constituents to invite them to participate in LQ's Symposium.

LQ greatly appreciates the direction of its Board members for providing input to help shape the agenda and content for this Symposium, and LQ Magazine.

LQ is also pleased to announce that its Pre-Holiday Symposium has been approved by CSCMP to enable its members to receive six Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) from CSCMP toward your CSCMP SCPro certification maintenance.

CIFFA Canada has also approved LQ's Symposium; CIFFA-members attending will receive credit from CIFFA toward CIFFA's Professional Freight Forwarder (PFF) learning requirements.

SCMA members attending will be qualified to receive five Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points from SCMA. (*Category CE-3 for SCMP designation holders.)

LQ Gold-Level Symposium Sponsors, which have made this exciting day possible, include: BCG Logistics Group, C.H. Robinson, GENCO, Genpro, Ryder.

Additional information registration information is online at