A Hill Times Live Event

Transportation Forum

April 14, 2015 | Shaw Centre Ottawa

Hill Times Events is pleased to present the full program with 17 speakers for the Transportation Forum on April 14.

This half-day event, will examine the 244 recommendations that fall within 14 thematic areas outlined in the Transportation Act Review report. The Transportation Forum, provides the first opportunity for commentary from senior leaders and policy experts working within the Transportation sector to discuss and review the substantive recommendations in the report.

Join Hill Times' journalists as well as leading industry and policy experts for insightful commentary and next step assessments to build a transportation framework for the next 30 years.

Benefits of Attending

Join Canadian industry and policy leaders to network, learn, examine and discuss the substantive recommendations in the report:

  • Understand details of the recommendations
  • Discuss priorities in implementation
  • Understand concerns to Canadian business
  • Economic impact and policy requirements

Agenda and Speakers

Forum Format


Registration Opens


Welcome remarks and luncheon keynote address - Nick Mulder, senior associate, Global Public Affairs and former deputy minister, Transport Canada, will give the opening address and add his commentary on the process, recommendations on system governance, innovation and climate change. Following, Mike Trethway with InterVISTAS will bridge elements of air transport, freight rail and the need for comprehensive transportation data.

Andrew Beattie,
– vice president events, The Hill Times

Nick Mulder
– senior associate, Global Public Affairs and former deputy minister, Transport Canada

Mike Tretheway
– chief economist and chief strategy officer, InterVISTAS

Concurrent sessions


Session I: Transporting cargo across Canada and around the world. This session will add commentary and examines more specific elements around marine transportation, linking trade and transportation, supply chain resilience, freight rail and grain transport.

Wendy Zatylny, president, Association of Canadian Port Authorities

Bob Masterson, president and CEO Chemical Industry Association of Canada

Michael Bourque, president, Railway Association of Canada

Session Moderator Peter Mazereeuw , international trade reporter, The Hill Times

Session II: Moving people now and in the next 30 years - This session adds further commentary on air transport, accessibility, passenger rail, innovation & the Canadian Transportation Agency.

Daniel-Robert Gooch, president, Canadian Airports Council

Patrick Leclerc, president and CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Association

Serge Buy, CEO, Canadian Ferry Operators Association

Session Moderator Marie Danielle Smith , transportation reporter The Hill Times


Networking break


Plenary: Intermodal Transportation & Canada’s Supply Chain Management is referenced and cross-referenced many times throughout the report. This session provides additional perspectives on linking trade & transportation, supply chain resilience, the need for data and roles of the Canadian Transportation Agency.

Mark Fisher, president and CEO, Council of the Great Lakes Region

Marc Andre Roy, vice president, CPCS

Ruth Snowden, executive director, Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association

David Montpetit, chairman, Western Canadian Shippers' Coalition

Session Moderator Andrew Beattie , vice president, Hill Times Events


Closing plenary: The closing plenary addresses the implications for Canadian business and will also look at factors affecting the North, passenger rail, linking trade and transportation, governance and innovation.

Opening addressWarren Everson, vice president public policy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Peter Hall, chief economist, Export Development Canada

Yves Desjardins Siciliano, CEO, VIA Rail

Peter Wallis, president & CEO, Van Horne Institute

Lucia, M. Stuhldreier, partner, Aikins Law

Session Moderator Catherine Clark , veteran broadcaster and communication consultant


Closing Remarks

Ms. Kate Young, MP (London West, Ont.) Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport

Confirmed Speakers

More speakers announced daily

Carl Meyer

Michael Bourque
President, Railway Association of Canada

Warren Everson

Wendy Zatylny
President, Association of Canadian Port Authorities

Peter Mazereeu

Daniel Gooch
President, Canadian Airports Council

Cam Vidler

Patrick Leclerc
President, Canadian Urban Transit Association

Saul Schwartz

Marc-Andre Roy
North American Vice President, CPCA

Michael Geist

Mark Fisher
President, Great Lakes Economic Council

Saul Schwartz

Ruth Snowden
President, Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association

Michael Geist

David Montpetit
Chairman, Western Canadian Shippers Coalition

Saul Schwartz

Lucia M. Stuhldreier
Partner, Aikins Law

Saul Schwartz

Mike Tretheway
Chief Economist and Chief Strategy Officer, InterVISTAS Consulting Group

Saul Schwartz

Kate Young
Liberal MP and Parliamentary Secretary for Transportation

Saul Schwartz

Nick Mulder
senior associate, Global Public Affairs and former deputy minister, Transport Canada

Saul Schwartz

Peter Hall
Export Development Canada

Saul Schwartz

Bob Masterson
president and CEO Chemical Industry Association of Canada

Saul Schwartz

Yves Desjardins Siciliano

Saul Schwartz

Peter Wallis
president, VanHorne Institute


Shaw Centre Ottawa

55 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J2

Conference fees don't include accommodations.


Fees & Special Offers

Transportation Forum Registration Fees

Hill Times Subscriber rate


Non-Subscriber rate


Group of 3


Group of 5 or more


If you are affiliated with a speaker or sponsor on this program, contact them directly and ask for their special Rebate Code to register at a reduced rate.

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