Keynote Speakers

The demands on Supply Chain Management practitioners continues to increased exponentially, resulting in high levels of stress and frustration. At this year’s conference, we will be focusing on ways our practitioners can not only reduce and manage stress but also increase productivity and effectiveness in both their professional and personal lives. We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a memorable and inspirational day!

Hugh CulverHugh Culver, MBA, CSP

Hugh Culver’s business enterprises have included creating the world’s most exclusive adventure tours, operating a private airline in Southern Chile, pioneering eco-whale watching, and teaching as a university professor. His adventure exploits have taken him from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from mountain peaks to whitewater rapids and even included golfing at the North Pole. Hugh is the author of Give me a Break-the art of making time work for you.

THINK, PLAN, ACT - how to create extraordinary results in work and life

It is possible to survive, even excel, in our new Age of Distraction – but only if you change how you Think, Plan, and Act. Based on his best-selling book, Give Me a Break, Hugh Culver’s high-energy keynote is perfect for busy people with To-Do lists that never end. Consistently voted as "best of the event", Think, Plan, Act challenges audiences to rethink what it means to be "effective" and how to create real results and a rich life.

Allan KehlerAllan Kehler, B. Ed., B.PhEd.

Allan Kehler is a highly sought-after speaker who has gained national attention for his engaging style and captivating approach. He has spent years working as an addictions counselor, clinical case manager, and college instructor. Allan’s writing has been published in countless national magazines, and his books can be found in classrooms and workplaces across Canada. Allan resides in Saskatoon with his beautiful wife, four sons, two dogs, and cat ‘Hank the Tank’.

Goodbye Stress. Hello Life!

We live in a fast-paced society with a seemingly endless list of demands. Countless individuals struggle to find a balance between work and their personal lives. High levels of stress affect an individual’s mood, productivity and work attendance. Life will naturally bring us challenges and stress – the key is moving forward so that it doesn’t impact other areas of our lives. Allan provides direction that inspires individuals to persevere through their personal challenges rather than avoid or escape them. Allan will empower you to take an honest look at what lies beneath your stressors while providing the tools to heal through a holistic approach.

Pre-Conference Seminar

Persuading Stakeholders

8:00 am-11:30 am

Speaker: Simon Brown, BSc MBA CTDP PLog MAPM

Cost: Member Rate: $195 plus GST
Non-Member Rate: $295 plus GST

Register: Registration for the pre-conference seminar is available online

Supply chain management professionals face the challenge of effectively managing a vast array of suppliers on behalf of your organization`s stakeholders. Your ability to engage with these stakeholders to maximize the value to the organization is paramount. This workshop will provide you with the tools to persuade individuals, based on both recently completed research and the best of ArcBlue insights. You will leave the workshop with a practical framework to improve your persuasion skills and homework to actively practice them.

This seminar qualifies for CPD points.