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Thematic Year Symposium: Tackling the Challenges of Supply Chains

What opportunities for the St. Lawrence - Great Lakes corridor?

Four Seasons

Thursday 30 Mar 2023
From 8AM To 6PM

Pandemics, labor shortages, climate issues, and the economic situation related to the war in Ukraine are all impacting supply chains around the world. CIRANO is addressing these issues for its 2022-2023 thematic year entitled « Tackling the challenges of supply chains ».

In this context, we are pleased to organize our annual colloquium which will bring together CIRANO's principal researchers of the Pole on Data Science for Trade and Intermodal Transport, as well as representatives from Transport Canada, Global Affairs Canada, the Quebec Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility. We will also have the pleasure to welcome players from the ecosystem including Armateurs du Saint-Laurent, Cargo-M, Port of Montreal, Manufacturiers Exportateurs du Québec, SODES and others.

Over a full day of conferences and roundtables, our speakers will discuss international trade disruptions, the latest methodologies for developing real-time predictive models in trade and transportation, digital transformation issues for the workforce, value chains in the face of climate disruptions, and issues surrounding transportation, multimodality and logistics.

A comprehensive agenda and inspiring guests are expected.


This conference will be held in French.

Amiel, Magali
Director Consulting Services - Logistics and Transportation, CGI
Bédard, Louise
General Manager, Armateur du Saint-Laurent
Benabbou, Loubna
Professor, Université de Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)
Billot, Julien
Cernat, Lucian
CIRANO Associate Researcher and Fellow
Ph.D., University of Manchester
Charbonneau, Mathieu
General Manager, CargoM
Charles, Anaïs
Innovation Manager, Innovative Solutions Canada, Innovation, science et développement économique Canada
Dagenais, Daniel
Vice President, Administration Portuaire de Montréal
de Marcellis-Warin, Nathalie
CIRANO Researcher and Fellow
Full Professor, Polytechnique Montréal
Ph.D., Management Science, École normale supérieure de Cachan
Dea, Christian
Chief Economist, Transport Canada
Dequenne, Éric
Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Interdepartmental Relations, MRIF
Dubreuil, Guillaum
Director, groupe CSL
Dudoit, Alain
CIRANO Invited Fellow
Canada Ambassador (ret.)
Strategic Adviser
Escrogima, Ana
Consul General U.S. Department of State, Département d'Etat des Etats-Unis
Idebdou, Nassiba
Joanis, Marcelin
CIRANO Researcher and Fellow
Full Professor, Polytechnique Montréal
Ph.D., Economics, University of Toronto
Martin, Julien
CIRANO Researcher and Fellow
Full Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Ph.D., Economics, Paris School of Economics
Mayneris, Florian
CIRANO Researcher and Fellow
Full Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Ph.D., Economics, Paris School of Economics
Meloche, Jean-Philippe
CIRANO Researcher and Fellow
Associate Professor, Université de Montréal
Ph.D., Geography, Université de Montréal
Morandi, Damien
Marine Transportation Analyst-Engineer, Project Manager, innovation Maritime
Panot, Molivann
Research Professional
M.Sc., Management, NEOMA Business School
DESS, Finance Professions, HEC Montréal
Proulx, Véronique
CEO, Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Québec
Raymond, Melanie
Executive Dedicated to Analyzing Foreign Direct Investment Trends & Supporting Trade Commissioners with Facts and Stats, Affaires Mondiales Canada
Robles, Lindsay
Director, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Transformation Accelerator, Transport Canada
Séguin, Charles
CIRANO Researcher
Associate Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley
St-Pierre, Mathieu
President and Chief Executive Officer, Société de développement économique du Saint-Laurent
Stevanovic, Dalibor
CIRANO Researcher and Fellow
Full Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Ph.D., Economics, Université de Montréal
Trépanier, Martin
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal
Warin, Thierry
CIRANO Researcher and Fellow
Full Professor, HEC Montréal
Ph.D., Monetary Economics and Finance, ESSEC Business School


8:00 - 8:30
Welcome - Breakfast
8:30 - 8:35
Welcoming address
8:35 - 8:55
Welcoming address (Guest of honor)
8:55 - 9:00
International trade, global value chains and supply chains
9:00 - 9:30
The St.- Lawrence-Great Lakes Corridor Facing Disruption and Disruption of International Trade
Melanie Raymond
9:30 - 10:00
Trade around the Great Lakes a U.S perspective
Ana Escrogima
10:00 - 10:30
Processing trade: a new approach to global value chains for Canada?
10:30 - 10:40
10:40 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:45
ROUND TABLE: Data Science for the St. -Lawrence-Great Lakes Corridor
Thierry Warin, Dalibor Stevanovic, Magali Amiel, Lindsay Robles, Éric Dequenne
12:00 - 13:15
13:15 - 13:20
13:20 - 14:20
ROUND TABLE: Supply chains and digital transformation of skills: issues and solutions from the field
Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Daniel Dagenais, Guillaum Dubreuil, Louise Bédard, Véronique Proulx
14:20 - 14:25
14:25 - 15:25
ROUND TABLE: Environmental issues taking into account within global value chains and supply chains
Florian Mayneris, Julien Martin, Charles Séguin, Damien Morandi, Anaïs Charles
15:25 - 15:35
15:35 - 15:40
Transport & Logistics
15:40 - 16:40
ROUND TABLE: Multimodality and transhipment of goods
Marcelin Joanis, Martin Trépanier, Jean-Philippe Meloche, Mathieu Charbonneau, Loubna Benabbou
16:40 - 16:50
16:50 - 16:55
Public policy & data sharing
16:55 - 17:55
ROUND TABLE: Is a collaborative consortium for transportation and trade in the St. Lawrence-Great Lakes corridor possible? Coordinating public policies and promoting data sharing
Christian Dea, Julien Billot, Mathieu St-Pierre, Alain Dudoit, Melanie Raymond, Nassiba Idebdou
17:55 - 18:15
Guest of Honour
18:15 - 18:25
Closing remarks: President and CEO CIRANO
18:30 - 20:00


1440 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 1Z5, Canada

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