2022 SEUS-CP Conference

Jun 19, 2022—Jun 21, 2022

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The Southeast U.S.-Canadian Provinces (SEUS-CP) Alliance was established in 2007 to enhance trade and investment promote business partnerships and encourage technological exchanges between the member states and Canadian provinces. The Alliance reinforces the importance of the long-standing U.S.-Canadian relationship, and expands commercial opportunities in underdeveloped sectors and markets through new partnerships. 

Members of the Alliance include:

These states and provinces offer growing trade and investment opportunities for companies in both countries. Goods and services trade among Alliance members continues to thrive, with total trade exceeding USD $34.2 billion in 2020.



Businesses and economic development leaders from across the Alliance will come together in Savannah in June. Procurement managers from organizations in the transportation & logistics and food & beverage industries will attend this event seeking new suppliers. Small and mid-sized companies that provide requested goods or services should also attend. Take part in a robust B2B matchmaking program during the conference to meet directly with potential partners. 

Information regarding conference registration and Covid policies, here.

Registration Deadline: June 3rd
Conference Cost: $285


Providing strategic procurement and partnership opportunities for small businesses is a hallmark of the SEUS-CP Alliance. The 2022 conference will feature a robust B2B program, facilitated by Market Access International. Connect with chief procurement officials from globally-recognized companies that are seeking new suppliers of goods, services, and innovative technologies. Register for B2B appointments to meet directly with these anchor companies during the SEUS-CP Conference. Meet with potential partners from across the Alliance through our B2B program and take your business to the next level. 

The 2022 SEUS-CP Conference features two key industry sectors:

•  Transportation & Logistics (aerospace/automotive/rail/Port logistics) 

•  Food & Beverage (specialty foods/agricultural technologies/cold chain/logistics). 

Companies working in these sectors are seeking new products and technologies are encouraged to participate in the B2B program. Participation will provide companies an opportunity to attend pre-qualified meetings with suppliers from throughout the Alliance.

2022 SEUS-CP Conference Agenda

*All events held at the Savannah Convention Center unless otherwise noted. 

Sunday June 19, 2022  
Arrival in Savannah
Host Hotel: Westin Savannah Harbor

12:00pm – 6:00pm             
Registration Open

2:00 – 5:00pm
Business to Business Appointments 

6:00 – 7:30pm
Welcome Reception 

Monday June 20, 2022

Registration Open

7:30 – 8:20am
Networking Breakfast 

8:30 – 9:45am
Opening Ceremony

9:45 – 10:15am
Networking Break 

10:15 – 11:45am
Business to Business Appointments

10:30 – 11:45am
Roundtable Leadership Discussion | The Future of North American Supply Chains – Impact and Opportunity for Small Businesses

The pandemic has tested the strength and reliability of global supply chains across industries. What steps can be taken to strengthen the North American supply chain in key industries, and what is the role for sub-national alliances like SEUS CP? How can small and mid-sized companies benefit from national and regional near-shoring efforts? This leadership discussion will address how businesses across the U.S. and Canada can mitigate on-going supply chain disruption and remain competitive in the post-COVID economy.

12:00 – 1:30pm
Luncheon with Fireside Chat The Future of the U.S. Canadian Partnership and the Role of Sub-National Engagement

Moderator: Craig Lesser, Chairperson, The Pendleton Group

1:30 – 1:45pm
Networking Break 

1:45 – 3:15pm
Roundtable Leadership Discussion | Supporting EV Adoption through Infrastructure

The current change in the automotive industry is the most disruptive since the invention of the automobile. To support electrification, significant changes to infrastructure must be undertaken. How can the public and private sector work together to create the necessary infrastructure improvements to support an electric future?

Moderator: Jannine Miller, Director of Planning, Georgia Department of Transportation

1:45 – 5:15pm
Business to Business Appointments

3:30 – 5:00pm
Roundtable Leadership Discussion | Sustainability in Agriculture – From New Growing Technologies to Supply Chain

By the year 2050, the world will need to feed ten billion people. North American agriculture is critical to ensuring an abundant and sustainable food supply. From reduced carbon footprints and sustainability initiatives for farmers and growers, to controlled-environment agriculture, packaging and supply chains, what are the trends and innovations that will drive sustainable agriculture in the coming decades?

Moderator: Chris Rhodes, Director of Industry Partnerships and Project Based Learning, University of Georgia College of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences

5:30 – 6:30pm
Transportation to Offsite Reception and Gala Dinner
Buses on loop, departing from the Westin Hotel

6:00 – 9:00pm
Reception and Gala Dinner
Kehoe Ironworks

Transportation Returns to Westin Hotel

Tuesday June 21, 2022

8:00 – 9:45am
Closing Breakfast Hosted by Newfoundland and Labrador

10:00 – 11:30am
Roundtable Leadership Discussion | Supporting Emerging Technologies – Living Laboratories for Transportation Innovation

Supporting transportation innovation requires resources that can evolve at the pace of new technology. Living laboratories can speed innovation by giving companies a platform to test new technologies in real world environments. This session will address the importance of enhancing transportation innovation across North America, new technologies on the horizon, and the role that public/private partnerships can play in effectively supporting emerging technologies.

Moderator: Allie Kelly, Executive Director, The Ray

10:00am – 3:00pm
Business to Business Appointments

11:30am – 12:30pm
Pick up/box lunch – End of official program    

Business to Business Appointments Conclude


The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa is located in Savannah’s River District and just steps away from the Savannah Convention Center. Interested in exploring historic downtown Savannah? A complimentary water taxi provides service from the Westin every 20 minutes. Conference attendees who prefer to stay on site can partake in the Westin’s many amenities including Heavenly Spa by Westin™, and Har-Tru tennis courts.

Room Rate: $235 + taxes and fees

Room Block Dates: Friday, June 17 – Wednesday, June 22

Hotel Registration: https://book.passkey.com/event/50241036/owner/3958/landing