2015 Continental Reunion Highlights

NASCO hosted its 2015 Continental Reunion at Caesars Windsor Resort & Convention Centre in the heart of Windsor, Ontario September 28-30. We had an exciting week as we convened at North American’s busiest international border where nearly 400,000 people crossing each day, and over $2 billion in goods and services. The Reunion provided an intimate forum for our North American family to gather and reconnect.

A strong agenda focused on logistics and freight movement, transportation efficiency and security, economic development, workforce development and energy brought together senior political, public sector and industry leaders from the three countries to consider key issues and opportunities for improved cooperation and economic partnership, as well as to deliver informative and innovative perspectives, through plenary and breakout sessions, on critical issues pertaining to the future of trade and transportation for North America.

We look forward to continuing our work for 2016 on the momentum gained in Windsor and we hope to see you next year in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas!




For your convenience, please find a list of the presentations provided at the conference below: 

Code Red: How Secure is your Supply Chain?

Steven McElhiney, President, EWI Risk Services

Supply Chain Risk Issues and Opportunities 

Joe Clavelle, Director of Business Development, Bestpass

- National Toll Solution 

Randy Butler, Senior Project Manager, Parsons

I-81 Corridor Freight Information System (CFIS) Pilot  Project

The State of North American Elections

Colin Robertson, Senior Advisor, Dentons LLP

 - Elections Matter 

Pulse of the Ports & International Gateways

Michael Reeves, President, Ports-to-Plains Alliance

 - Pulse of the Ports & International Gateways

Modernizing the Bi-National Great Lakes Seaway

Stephen Brooks, President, Chamber of Marine Commerce

- Modernization of the Bi-National Great Lakes – Seaway

Navigating North American Border Facilitation

Joy Nott, President, Canadian Association of Importers & Exporters

 - Navigating the North American Border 

Rory McAlpine, Senior Vice President of Government & Industry Relations, Maple Leaf Foods

 - Canada-U.S. Meat Trade: A Vexing Problem 

Laurie Tannous, CEO, Institute of Border Logistics & Security, VP of Gov't Relations, Farrow

- Two Sides of the Same Coin- Border Facilitation

North American Supply Chain at Work

Michelle Livingstone, VP of Transportation, The Home Depot

 - North American Supply Chain at Work

Agri-Business Opportunities

Caroline Mays, Chairman Agriculture Transportation

 Agricultural Transportation Challenge

Logistics and Training Certification  

Johanna Faulk, Head of Certification, CME

Work Based Certification

Single Window Initiative 

Bruce Harsh, Director, Office of Supply Chain, U.S. Dept. of Commerce

- Streamlining the Process

Federico Schaffler, Director, Border Econ. and Enterprise Development,

Texas A&M International University

- Mexico's Single Window

Joel Enriquez, Trade Commissioner, ProMexico

- Mexico's Single Window Initiatives 

Innovative Community Models

Laura Mester, Chief Administrative Officer, Michigan DOT

Colleen Shepherd, Executive Director, Calgary Regional Partnership

Dr. John Taylor, Department Chair, Wayne State University

Steve Trecha, President & CEO, Integrated Strategies Inc. , Adjunct Prof- WSU

- Regional Coordination and Innovation