Thank you for a great 2017 Conference!

This year's conference will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.   Special room blocks for out-of-town attendees have been reserved at The Burlington Holiday Inn at 3063 South Service Road, Burlington, ON L7N 3E9.  It is located within an hour’s drive of four international airports (Toronto, Buffalo, Hamilton, Waterloo) with easy highway access via the 407, 403 and QEW.  VIA Rail, and Go Transit are well serviced by Burlington Transit.  Shuttles will be provided from the hotel to Conference Venue at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, which is located within an eight-minute drive.

The Conference registration fee includes a unique pre-conference tapas at the Barra Fion Tapas & Barrel at 1505 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON.  (905) 319-3466.   It is a hidden gem only four minutes from the Hotel.  Free shuttle service will be provided throughout the evening between 6:00-10:00.  Guests will have the opportunity to socialize and personally meet our featured speakers.

There is plenty of free parking at the hotel with a shuttle to the Burlington Performing Arts Center, and low cost paid parking at the Burlington Performing Arts Center and Green P lots surrounding it.

The speaker roster will be updated frequently with additional industry leaders who will be delivering their outlook on transportation issues on our new conference website

An energizing continental breakfast will be available from 8:00 a.m. on the day of the conference. The first session begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Registrants will have the opportunity to participate in a one-of-a-kind rotational lunch which provides great networking opportunities. Each served course will be enjoyed with an entire new set of participants!

After lunch there are many breakout sessions to choose from, according to your special interests. Included are Transport Law, Automotive Logistics and Food Safety. Exclusive to the Annual Conference is a unique Shipper-Carrier Networking Session, where any interested carrier or 3PL can meet manufacturers of their choice for 20-minute periods.

At the end the day, relax with a drink and scrumptious canapés while cementing new acquaintances. You will also have the chance to win one of the many terrific door prizes donated by our sponsors.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

31 YEARS of Transportation Innovation and Cost Savings

The 31st Annual Conference on Transportation Innovation and Cost Savings is the original, largest and most prestigious one day educational and networking event for shippers and supply chain practitioners in North America.

Over the past thirty years it has attracted manufacturers, carriers, intermediaries and distribution executives throughout North America to learn from each other as to the newest cutting edge innovations in logistics in the transportation community.  Attendees are updated on changing regulations in surface transport as well as freight forwarding and food safety.  The objective of the conference is to have each participant take away information which will assist them throughout the year in cost savings and connect with others to broaden their circle and influence.  Registration has grown to include many senior decision-makers within the logistics industry. The Quebec Bar awards six hours of credits towards professional development requirements for attending this conference. Similar credits are also awarded by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Richard Lande


Richard Lande, Ph.D., LL.L has during the past forty years of professional practice in transportation law written nine books and published over fifty articles on surface and inter-modal transportation.  He has made over one hundred presentations to conferences worldwide.  His well-established experience and extensive professional network provides an unmatched background to put together the very best dynamic conference packed with information and innovation.  Every year there are over three to five hundred "top of the field" companies that are represented at the conference.  Richard was the first recipient of the British Railway Medal, Chairman of National Transportation Week as well as Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation in North America.  Richard also serves as the Honorary Consul General for the Comoros Islands in Canada and as President of the Importers Transport Council.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

  • Please call Richard Lande at 905-319-1244 or email

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

  • Yes

Can I update my registration information?

  • Yes 

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