CIFFA 69th Annual General Meeting Panel Speakers

Industry Leaders’ Panel: Fluidity: Unlocking Canada’s Potential to Keep Goods Moving

Speakers will share how their organizations have been impacted by significant increases in cargo over the past year and, more importantly, their plans to keep goods moving in the future.  Join us at the CIFFA  69th Annual General Meeting, June 14, 2018, for this timely panel and begin to plan for the next busy season.

Register online and see how others are planning to keep goods moving.

Magali Amiel, Ph.D., MCILT
Director, Strategy & Projects, CargoM

Magali is Director Strategy & Projects at CargoM, the logistics and transportation cluster of the Greater Montreal. She is an experienced manager in the logistics and transportation sector and holds a doctorate in transportation geography and logistics from the University of Montreal.

She holds a Master from the University of Montpellier 3 (France) and did an internship at the CNRS (Scientific National Center Research) where she worked on several projects about logistics and transportation for European Ports and Airports.

Passionate about the issues related to logistics chain performance and to economic and strategic development in transport, she developed expertise recognized by industry professionals. She is especially keen on multimodal freight transport, the supply and logistics chain, structuring networks and intelligent transportation systems. She attended the International Seminar on Intermodality : Rail and Inland Navigation organized by the Antwerp/Flanders Port Transport Center in 2017.

Magali is also Director at the Board of the Chartered Institute Transportation of Logistics and Transportation in North-America (CILTNA)

Patrick Bohan
Director, Supply Chain Solutions and the Director, Europe Trade for the Halifax Port Authority

Patrick Bohan has worked for over twenty-three  years in Canada’s marine and transportation sector in both private sector and public sector organizations. Presently, Patrick is the Director, Supply Chain Solutions and the Director, Europe Trade for the Halifax Port Authority, an organization he has worked with since July of 2000.

Patrick works collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders in the Port of Halifax on the business development function of the port’s cargo business. These stakeholders include terminal operators, general stevedoring contactors, CN railway, ocean carriers and other multimodal providers to pursue business growth with beneficial cargo owners in the port’s multipurpose and general cargo marine terminal facilities. The role also involves working with economic development agencies such as Nova Scotia Business Inc., the Halifax Partnership and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency on various projects.

Patrick is a CITT – Canadian Certified Logistics Practitioner since 1999, an MBA graduate of St. Mary’s University in Halifax (2005) and a graduate of the HBA program at the Ivey Business School – University of Western Ontario (1994).  He was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario and has lived in three cities in Canada – London, Ontario, Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Robert Bassett
Market Manager & Business Development, Canadian National Railway

Rob joined CN in 2007 and moved to CN’s Intermodal Overseas Team in 2010 where he spent 6 years as an Account Manager. He joined the marketing team in 2016 as Market Manager & Business Development. In this role, part of his functions include providing outreach to freight forwarders and beneficial cargo owners. Rob is the CN representative for CIFFA.

Prior to CN, Rob spent 12 years in the steamship industry with MOL and Hapag-Lloyd in various sales and marketing leadership roles and 3 years at Transpacific Container Terminal as Director of Marketing & Manager of Customer Service.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University in Montreal and is a graduate of the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation.