Now Serving: The New Food Supply Chain Normal


Moderated by Sarah Barnes-Humphrey
Founder and Host of Lets Talk Supply Chain , CEO of Shipz

APRIL 22, 2022
3:30PM – 4:30 PM PT
ROOM 208-209


Scot Miller
(Consultant, Market Ready)
Greg Henderson, CITP
(President, Exportspark Services Inc.)
Elsa Rice
(Senior Logistics Coordinator, Fr. Meyer’s Sohn)


Food fairies, as much as we wish they did, don’t exist. There’s no magic behind stocking our grocery store shelves. What’s truly behind our superior supermarket shelves is the global food supply chain. But in a post-COVID world, those in the industry are struggling with the new normal. Can they keep up? 

Join us for this powerful discussion to learn: 

  • Cold Chain Technology Advancements 
  • Political Sanctions 
  • Consistent supply chain issues where COVID-19 restrictions lead to potential improvements 
  • Hybrid logistics strategies 
  • An expansive solution 


Recently named Top 100 most influential women leaders in Supply Chain (global) and Top 100 most influential Women in Canadian Supply Chain, Sarah Barnes-Humphrey has spent the past 20 years in logistics and the supply chain. She recently ventured off to grow her Let’s Talk Supply Chain Podcast, blog and YouTube channel, where she brings awareness to brands and hot topics in the industry. Barnes-Humphrey is also the co-founder and CEO of Shipz Inc., a technology platform that combines her experience and knowledge with innovative, collaborative ideas for the supply chain industry. 


Scott helps companies show up ready to win in the Canadian Grocery market. Working every day with retailers, brokers and distributors, his knowledge is current and relevant to the challenges of entering the market.

Scott started his career as an exporter in Bangkok, Thailand over 20 years ago.  

Since returning to Canada in 2005, he has focused on supporting international food manufacturers enter and grow in the Canadian market. His specialty is in Canadian grocery, natural products and brand building from the ground up for the Canadian retail and supermarket space, including private label.

Scott has worked with companies from Australia, US, Thailand, Vietnam, China and New Zealand, managing products, projects or business units to grow their Canadian presence.

In addition to market entry consulting, Scott currently manages the North American sales channels for a major Asian food manufacturer. Scott is a Director of the Food Executives Club of Vancouver and a Beachheads Advisor for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and a member of CANZBA (Canada, Australia, New Zealand Business Association).


Greg Henderson is a Certified International Trade Professional and a Registered Incoterms® 2020 trainer with over 25 years of experience working with businesses and organizations globally on best practices around exporting.  

Exportspark has delivered advisory services & training to well over 250 supply chain professionals in numerous countries, from local BC-based industry associations to Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade across Canada to the United Nations and their logistics teams based in Europe and Africa. Training topics range from Incoterms®, reviewing risk, negotiating international contracts, and setting international pricing to finding & validating international distributors, suppliers and export markets.  

Greg has lived & worked in 5 countries outside of Canada and has done international business on the ground in over 55 countries, including working with food & beverage, ingredients & nutraceutical manufacturers, which has provided valuable insights into complex supply chain topics. 


Elsa Rice is a senior logistics coordinator at Fr. Meyer’s Sohn, a 125-year-old organization originating in Hamburg Germany.  

An international transportation professional that has been in the business for 30 years of moving freight globally and throughout North America.  Specializing in marine export, expediting import freight including customs clearance, arranging pre-carriage and on-carriage trucking and handling of air transportation.  Her experiences evolved from working as a shipper in the lumber industry, ocean carrier, and within the trucking community as a sales and business development executive. 

Elsa is a Certified International Trade Professional that graduated with Honors under the Forum for International Trade Training program and earned all Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) certificates.