O Canada! Multimodal Americas launches in Toronto

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Registration has opened and seminar line-up announced for the first-ever Multimodal Americas, taking place in Toronto, Canada this October

The fifth industrial revolution, in which humans and machines are increasingly collaborating in manufacturing, and the radical effect of blockchain on the supply chain, are just two of the debates taking place at the inaugural Multimodal Americas exhibition and conference this autumn.

Panel discussions exploring the development of unmanned freight aircraft, as well as the rise of robotics and artificial intelligence in the warehouse, also feature in the free-to-attend show, taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from 16 to 18 October – now open for registration at multimodalamericas.com

“Our new Multimodal Americas event builds on the legacy established by its counterpart show in the UK, bringing together supply chain experts from across the entire worldwide logistics industry for opportunities to network and learn from the experts,” says Clarion Events logistics portfolio director, Robert Jervis,

”The seminar content at our inaugural event focuses on new technologies that are transforming the way industry does business, helping logistics specialists prepare for a rapidly evolving supply chain landscape, as well as learn about new ways of working together,” he says.

Other debates taking place during the event include the rapid growth of the rail freight market in North America, digital transformation in the supply chain, and the development of inland ports in the USA and Canada.

The debates at the three-day event will be led by logistics leaders and top business experts including Canada’s Dragon’s Den host Nicole Verkindt, and eBay Canada COO and director of product, Robert Bigler.

Other keynote speakers include of SHE Blockchainers, Asia founder Yuree Hong; Unisys vp and global head, Dheeraj Kohli,; and CN Rail vice president, Intermodal, Keith Reardon,

More than 300 exhibitors are expected to attend the show, with companies including Air Canada Cargo, Agility, DP World, DSV, Rubb Buildings, and Canadian National Railway already signed up.

TIACA team up

The show has teamed up with The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)’s 2018 Air Cargo Forum and the Canadian International Freight Forwarding Association (CIFFA)’s 70th anniversary conference and exhibition, bringing together key stakeholders from across the entire global transport and logistics industry.

Multimodal Americas is also being backed by the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the Freight Management Association of Canada (FMA), the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF), and the Canadian Association of Importers & Exporters (I.E.Canada).