MILTON (April 25, 2023) Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, will deliver the industry keynote at the 7th annual World Class Supply Chain Summit in Milton on Wednesday, May 3rd.

Rossi’s presentation, ‘Strengthening the Ontario link in the Global Supply Chain’, will headline an outstanding day of speakers, panelists – and insights.

“The Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s flagship publication, the Ontario Economic Report, revealed that supply chain backlogs and vulnerabilities continue to impact business confidence in the province,” said Rossi. “I am thrilled to speak at the World Class Supply Chain Summit in Milton to discuss the actions we need to take today to modernize our supply chain infrastructure, and secure  Ontario’s global competitiveness.”

Bianca Caramento, CEO and President of the Milton Chamber of Commerce, observed that “Rocco brings the broader economic picture in his perspective on the province’s supply chain and its potential. The supply chain sector is a vastly important economic contributor to Milton and Halton Region. The more we learn about how we can enhance its prospects, the better.”

World Class Supply Chain 2023, organized by the Milton Chamber, in partnership with the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University and CN, will take place as an in-person (and virtual) event at the Granite Ridge Golf Course, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The Summit theme this year is Dynamic challenges, collaborative solutions.

The Academia Keynote will be given by Dr. Zach Zacharia, an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at Lehigh University.

“The Summit is a great opportunity for us to learn from each other, and that includes learning from our Student Co-Chairs and the many other students who attend,” said Summit Co-Chair Dr. Michael Haughton, Professor and the CN Fellow in Supply Chain

Management at the Lazaridis School. “It’s inter-generational learning at its best.”

The Summit will again feature two Student Co-Chairs, this year Raeed Ahmed and Shikha Sharma.

“Student participation and contribution has always been a highlight of the Summit for me,” said Summit Co-Chair Keith Reardon, Senior Vice-President, Interline and Network Development. “The students inspire us to make the supply chain more resilient, more diverse, and more equitable.”

To learn more about World Class Supply Chain 2023, please visit www.thesupplychainsummit.com, or contact Emma Twells at etwells@wlu.ca


About the Milton Chamber of Commerce: As Milton’s Voice of Business, the Milton Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit, membership-based, volunteer driven organization representing over 700 member businesses and individuals. The Milton Chamber’s primary role is advocacy, fostering a business-friendly environment and allowing the free enterprise system to thrive. www.miltonchamber.ca

About the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics: Established in 1966, the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University is one of Canada’s leading business schools, with 6,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and diploma programs. It is home to Canada’s largest business degree co-op program. www.Lazaridis-SBE.wlu.ca

About CN: CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canada’s Eastern and Western coasts with the U.S. South through a 18,600-mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship.