WASHINGTON, D.C., Mar. 5, 2015 – For the first time, The Canadian Courier & Logistics Association (CCLA) will become a part of the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association’s Annual Meeting. The CCLA will hold its business meeting on May 7 and participate in the full CLDA Annual Meeting from May 6 to 9, 2015 at The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin in Orlando. Members of the CCLA will also attend the meeting for the CLDA members-only registration fee.

The CCLA is a 30-year-old professional association of Canada’s time- sensitive delivery and logistics services providers. This non-profit organization has a broad-based membership of time-sensitive delivery and logistics services providers operating in Canada. Their membership represents 80 percent of the Canadian courier market. Its members include such large providers as Purolator, FedEx, UPS and DHL as well as some of the country’s smaller providers. In total, the CCLA’s members employ or use the services of over 100,000 Canadians, maintain operations across Canada and generate annual sales in excess of $10 billion per year.

“We wanted to have our meeting at the CLDA conference because our members have told us that it’s a wonderful gathering of industry professionals. Many of them have wanted to attend,” said CCLA President and CEO David Turnbull.

“We are delighted to welcome the members of the CCLA to our Annual Meeting,” says Jason Burns, chair of the event. “In the past, we’ve had some of their members attend and we expect move to come this year because of this new arrangement.”

The 2015 CLDA Annual Meeting is called the “The Complete Package: Shipping, Networking and Education”. The meeting will offer opportunities for participants to attend workshops, network with others in the industry, connect with agents who can expand their delivery territories and share common problems and solutions. They will also learn about the latest tools from cutting-edge vendors that work with the customized logistics and delivery industry.

Over 450 shippers, transportation companies and vendors are expected to attend. In addition to the two Shipper Sessions, they will participate in workshops on such topics as: Emerging opportunities offered by shipping marketplaces; measuring performance and progress; new opportunities in cold chain delivery and successful responses to RFPs.

There will be a number of events dedicated to getting supply chain executives and logistics and delivery companies together on a one-on-one level to develop joint business opportunities. .

Those registering before April 3, 2015 will get a $100 discount. After April 3, the cost for CLDA and CCLA members will be $825 and $1,005 for non-members. Sponsorships and booths for vendors are available and include registration fees. On-site registration is available for an additional charge. 

For hotel reservations, call (800) 227-1500 and reference CLDA. Or reserve online. CLDA has obtained a special group rate of $209.00 single or double per night, exclusive of applicable taxes. This room rate is available until April 10, based on availability. Registration to attend the meeting does not serve as a hotel confirmation.

For more information, go to www.theclda.com or contact CLDA at info@theclda.com or (202) 591-2460.

About the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association
The Customized Logistics and Delivery Association connects shippers and carriers to keep the global supply chain running. The association opens the doors to business success for delivery companies, logistics providers and the shippers who rely upon them. Members handle the expedited shipping needs of large and small shippers across North America. CLDA has been providing business opportunities, professional development, trend spotting and advocacy for all of those involved with time-critical and last-mile deliveries since 1987. For more information see www.theCLDA.com