May 30, 2023

2023 Airships to the Arctic Webinar Series

HOST: Isopolar Airship

LOCATION: Virtual Webinar


Airship Corridors and Gateways to the Arctic

The 2023 Airships to the Arctic webinar series will present speakers—leading airship developers and input suppliers—who can elaborate on the demand for cargo airships in the North.

Residents of remote communities in northern Canada often face monopoly services and high freight rates, which directly impacts the price and quality of everything from food to housing. Existing technology cannot alter the pattern of economic disparity between southern Canada and the sparsely populated, “thin” markets of the north.

A transformative change in the transportation service industry is required and low-cost cargo airship services are a conceivable solution. With widespread applications across national defense and industrial mining, a cargo airships market would lower expenses for all stakeholders, especially remote communities. Airship corridors begin where the existing transportation infrastructure ends.


Webinar – Online


Tuesday, May 30 & Wednesday, May 31, 20233
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CST



Rick Reid

Executive Director, Supply Chain Manitoba

Manitoba Supply Chain Canada is the leading and largest association representing supply chain management professionals, setting the standard of excellence for professional skills knowledge and integrity. Representing nearly 6,500 members working across the private and public sectors, Supply Chain Canada is the principle source of supply chain training, education, and professional development in the country. Through its 10 Provincial and Territorial institutes Supply Chain Canada grants the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation, the highest achievement in the field and mark of strategic supply chain leadership.

Rick Reid has over 20 years of supply chain management experience working in both the private, and public, sectors. Prior to becoming the Executive Director for the Manitoba Institute, Rick served as President of Supply Chain Canada Manitoba as well as two terms as Director on the Supply Chain Canada National Board of Directors and as the Chair of the SCMA Federation Council.

Rick has held the position of Executive Director of Supply Chain Canada Manitoba Institute for six years and specializes in helping organization optimize their supply chains by developing strategies to maximize efficiency, reliability, and profitability. He has contributed to the success of these organization by helping to eliminate waste, mitigate risk and reduce cost.