Cornwall Heads to Major Logistics Conference

By Bob Peters
May 7, 2012

Supply Chain CanadaCORNWALL, ON – Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry are heading to Supply Chain Canada to promote the region.

"We will be part of the Ontario East marketing team and will be looking to talk to companies about investing in Eastern Ontario," says Bob Peters, Senior Development Officer with the City of Cornwall. "It makes sense to work together and showcase the advantages of the entire region at this show, which is the premiere event for the sector in Canada."

Ontario East is a sponsor and will have a booth at Supply Chain Canada. The two-day conference and tradeshow put on by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Canada (SCL) and the Canadian Industrial Transportation Association (CITA). 2012 marks the 45th time the event has been held, and the venue will be Toronto's International Centre on May 8-9, 2012.

"Supply Chain Canada offers delegates an unparalleled networking opportunity, while providing industry knowledge to meet the challenges of today's complex supply chain networks," says Bob Armstrong, SCL President.

"The 2011 event drew a larger number of delegates and trade show visitors than ever before and three times as many exhibitors as in the previous year. This is the premier conference and trade show bringing together supply chain, logistics, and transportation practitioners from across the country," says Bob Ballantyne, President of CITA.

The Ontario East Logistics team is attempting to leverage existing activity in the supply chain sector in Eastern Ontario to attract new investment.  The region is home to major distribution centres for Walmart, Sears, Shoppers Drug Mart and Tim Horton’s, amongst many others. Target is currently building a new 1.3 million sq.ft. distribution centre in Cornwall and numerous transportation companies are growing in size throughout the region to accommodate increased activity. St. Lawrence College is currently studying the feasibility of establishing a Logistics Centre of Excellence in the region as well.

The effort will be multi-faceted and will involve exhibiting and meeting with companies in attendance at the show.  As part of this effort, a comprehensive directory of logistics companies in Eastern Ontario will be distributed at the show.

The Ontario East Logistics Marketing Team is funded in part by the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) and the Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF).  Additional funding comes from the sector municipal partners.

About Ontario East

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