(Oct. 9) The Canadian Produce Marketing Association has scheduled an online seminar to help produce industry members learn about using e-commerce and electronic data management solutions.

The Webinar, E-Commerce in the Canadian Produce Arena, is set for Oct. 24, from 1-2:30 p.m. EST, said Nancy Bishay, communications officer for the association. Participation fees are $100 (Canadian) for association members and $200 (Canadian) for nonmembers. One registration fee pays for all staff in one location to participate, Bishay said.

The following speakers scheduled to participate: Eric Biddiscombe, senior director of planning for Loblaw Cos. Ltd., Brampton, Ontario; Rick Salvadore, chief business officer for iTradeNetwork, Livermore, Calif.; Nigel Wood, director of industry relations for GS1 Canada, Toronto; and Steve Roosdahl, application development manager for Vancouver, British Columbia-based The Oppenheimer Group’s information technology group.

They are expected to discuss the use of e-commerce for the produce industry within Canada and as part of the global supply chain.

The speakers are to address the suppliers’ perspective on e-commerce and retailers’ implementation issues and expectations. The use of the Global Data Synchronization Network, 1Sync Data Pool, and iTradeNetwork’s supply chain management solutions as they apply to the Canadian marketplace and global standards also should be discussed.

More information is available at www.cpma.ca/en_corp_edcentre.asp.