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Forward Together: Advocacy Strategies for Supply Chain Advancement

Date:   Dec 05, 2024
Time:   12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Virtual - All Provinces

Forward Together: Advocacy Strategies for Supply Chain Advancement


Thursday, December 5, 2024


Noon - 1:30 PM MST


2 Credits


Virtual via Zoom


Members Only


On December 1, 2023, the Government of Canada announced the launch of the National Supply Chain Office, a government agency that will work to ensure supply chains are resilient and competitive. Supply Chain Canada is a proud participant of the task force that made these recommendations to the government. It is vital for our voice to be heard at the national level, advocating for the best interests of our members and regions.

Join us for an interactive webinar as we summarize where we’re at and explore the big-picture issues that are shaping our advocacy work in the coming years. As your national association, we understand the importance of advocating for our members to all levels of government and industry. This webinar is designed to not only inform but also to actively engage our members in shaping our advocacy priorities for the next three to five years.

The supply chain sector is a cornerstone of the global economy, yet it faces unprecedented challenges and opportunities. From navigating complex regulatory environments to advocating for sustainable and efficient supply chains, the role of our association is increasingly vital. 

This interactive webinar will explore the essential function of advocacy in:

  • promoting industry standards
  • advancing the profession
  • enhancing professional recognition

We will share past efforts and explore how our collective efforts can lead to meaningful impact, including influencing policy decisions, driving innovation, and fostering a more supportive environment for supply chain professionals.


Why Attend?

  • Lend your voice and help shape our advocacy priorities — this is YOUR association and your input is invaluable. 
  • Voice the challenges you face and the changes you wish to see.
  • Learn and grow — enhance your understanding of how we’re working on your behalf to advance our collective goals.

Who Should Attend?

This event is relevant for supply chain professionals at all levels of experience, in particular to those interested in the intersection of supply chain management, policy, and advocacy.


Jana Hanova

President & CEO
Supply Chain Canada

Martin Montanti, MBA, FSCMA, SCMP, P.Mgr.

Over the past 40 years, Martin has played a critical leadership role in several high-profile organizations across various sectors including Food (Ross Foods), Aerospace (Standard Aero), Cabinetry (Schmidke Millwork), Health Care (Southern Health), and Government (Government of Manitoba).

Martin is currently CEO and President of Supply Chain Canada working closely with the national office, federation partners and board of directors to develop the mission, vision and strategic priorities of the National Association. Most recently, he was the Assistant Deputy Minister of Procurement and Supply Chain for the Province of Manitoba responsible for over $4 billion of Broader Public Sector spending. During COVID, Martin was responsible for the procurement, storage and distribution of all the Personal Protective Equipment, Testing and Vaccine.

Martin received his MBA with distinction from the University of Liverpool. He holds the Supply Chain Management Professional designation, received the 2014 Supply Chain Management Association Fellowship Award and has been a member of Supply Chain Canada since 1985. As well, he is only the third Canadian to ever win the prestigious international Garner Themoin Award, presented to an individual who is unselfish, sincere and persistent efforts have furthered the advancement of the supply chain profession.

Jana Hanova

President & CEO
Supply Chain Canada - West

Allan To is the President and CEO of Supply Chain Canada West, where he leads an exceptional team dedicated to strengthening Canada’s supply chain infrastructure. As a Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMPTM) and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA-CMA), Allan has over two decades of leadership experience in transforming supply chain organizations through strategic collaborations, innovative practices, and rigorous execution.

Allan has been a passionate advocate for the supply chain management profession throughout his career. He is the former Chair and Board member of the Supply Chain Management Association Alberta and has led several industry-wide initiatives to enhance productivity, foster greater supply chain collaborations, and advance sustainable procurement practices. He is an active advisor to several post-secondary institutions and sits on the Procurement Advisory Committee with the City of Calgary.

More speakers to come


Registrants will receive a full refund for courses cancelled by Supply Chain Canada - West.

Registrants who have received written acceptance into a course and provided written notice to us of their withdrawal from the course 14 days before the first day of class, will be provided with a full refund. After 14 days, refunds will not be granted.

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