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Breaks in the Chain: A Symposium on Supply Chain Disruption, Regulation and Ways Forward




November 30, 2021

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The crunch on the global supply chain is bearing intense impacts daily in every sector. Gridlock rises from practical pandemic impacts and on-the-ground realities of manufacturing capacity, transport congestion and labour pressures. As governments start to review public policy and regulatory options at all levels, it is urgent that the businesses consider what steps could ease the pain.

Come join us for a discussion of the laws, policies and politics that impact the quest for pragmatic answers. Hosted by Awanish Sinha (Co-Lead | Public Sector).

State of Play: Supply Chain Regulation – a review of the relevant legal structures that govern the supply chain in Canada and frailties exposed by the current disruption with Martha Harrison (Partner, International Trade and Regulatory Law), David F. Blair (Partner, Transportation Law), and Kate McNeill-Keller (Partner, Labour Law).

Real-Time Supply Chain Stories –a frank conversation about dealing right now with supply chain impacts and crafting immediate strategies for the road through the current disruption with Bill Driegert (Head of Operations and Co-founder, Uber Freight Global), Steve Radewych (SVP, Supply Chain, Spin Master) and Robin Silvester (CEO, Port of Vancouver), moderated by Gillian Kerr (Co-Lead | Public Sector)

The Role of Public Policy in Supply Chain Solutions – our expert panel discusses the economic impacts of supply chain disruption on consumer confidence, innovation and the broader post-pandemic context, featuring Simon Kennedy (Deputy Minister, Innovation Science & Economic Development (ISED), Michelle Eaton (Vice President, Public Affairs, Ontario Chamber of Commerce) and Dr. Mike P. Moffatt (Senior Director of Policy, Smart Prosperity Institute / Economics, Ivey School of Business). 

For more information regarding this event, please email [email protected].

This program qualifies for up to 1.5 hours of CPD credit under the mandatory education regimes in British Columbia and Ontario.

Barreau du Québec Continuing Education: This program contains up to 1.5 hours of content. For more information regarding the declaration and recognition of educational activities, please contact the Barreau du Québec.



Tuesday, November 30, 2021


1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MT
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. PT

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