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Datebook December 2016 – January 2017

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January 9 – 11

This event incorporates leading-edge educational sessions with the largest regional trade show in the industry, attracting industry decision-makers from across the United States, Canada and the world. Attendees include processors, buyers, suppliers, government officials and trade associations, with such sessions as “Intro to Food Defense,” “FDA & FSMA Update & Discussion,” “Surviving the Food Product Recall” and “Halving Food Waste by 2030: How Will Your Production Facility Get There?”

Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon. 503.327.2245

February 7 – 9

This conference brings together experts and seasoned leaders to support professionals in the import and customs compliance field with lessons learned and insights on best practices to help industry peers thrive. Gain deep and up-to-date insights on standards concerning liability and negligence; dissect the ever-complex responsibilities of an Importer of Record to optimize processes with Avantor Performance and Textron; learn how to apply best practices on valuation methods with the Hershey Co.; and establish a strategic plan to reap significant savings using the First Sale Rule with Pandora Americas.

Event Location TBD, Washington, D.C. 312.540.3000, ext. 6310

February 8 – 9

Cargo Logistics Canada addresses the needs of cargo owners, managers and agents who contract the flow of goods through Canadian supply chains, connecting freight owners with freight movers and fostering multimodal synergy between diverse stakeholders in import, export and domestic supply chains. The conference’s large-scale exhibition showcases more than 150 exhibitors pertaining to all modes of transportation. It also offers an à la carte conference menu whereby each session is priced individually and affordably—and trade show attendance is free for those who pre-register.

Vancouver Convention Centre West, Vancouver, Canada. 877.739.2112, ext. 62058

February 12 – 15

The RILA annual conference is a venue for suppliers to the comprehensive retail supply chain community, including logistics, omni-channel, analytics, distribution, transportation, ports and technology providers. It reaches across all components of retail supply chain, connects the industry and enables evolution and innovation. Every year, RILA draws top executives from the best U.S. retailers ready to do business. They are senior-level executives and key decision-makers who are looking to connect with current partners and develop new business relationships. For 2017, all exhibitors will have access to the Exhibit Hall for demos and small meetings on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida. 703.841.2300

February 21 – 23

Third Party Service Providers (3PSPs) exhibit their reverse logistics services and solutions at the Reverse Logistics Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. The focus of 3PSPs will be to help OEMs, retailers and branded companies become aware of reverse logistics support on a global basis. This is a rich opportunity for OEMs and branded companies to identify future service partners. The conference provides an opportunity for 3PSPs to sit down face-to-face with the key outsourcing decision-makers from the major OEMs and branded companies.

Westgate Las Vegas Resort Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. 801.331.8949, ext. 6