The conference will focus on how transport and logistics industry coping with COVID and the unknown as business recovers from shutdown to growing supply chain activity.
On Day 1, the opening speaker will be Deputy Minister, Transport Canada, Michael Keenan who will address the safety and policy activity at Transport Canada as the department copes with the pandemic while business recovers from shutdown period to increased activity.
Followed by Deborah Flint, President & CEO Greater Toronto Airports Authority who will address how the airport is operating during a period when revenues have fallen by 98% but air traffic is beginning to ramp up.
The final speaker for Day 1 will be Dr. Bill Anderson, Director Cross-Border Institute at University of Windsor who will provide an update on the activity at the Canada-US border and the impact on the trucking industry, business and people.
The CILTNA Annual General Meeting for all CILTNA members will follow after Dr. Anderson’s remarks. If you are planning to attend the AGM and you are a member, please register separately at this link: https://ciltna.com/events/2020-annual-general-meeting/
On Day 2, the opening panel on the rail industry will be led by Marc Brazeau, President and CEO, Railway Association of Canada, outlining the key policy issues impacting rail industry during the pandemic and the impact of COVID on passenger and rail freight.
Followed by James Clements, Senior Vice-President Strategic Planning and Technology Transformation, CP, who will outline impact of policy issues on CP and their new service recently launched at the port of Saint John, NB.
The Marine panel will follow led by Bruce Burrows, President and CEO, Chamber of Marine Commerce, who will outline the current impact of COVID on the marine sector and how the industry is coping with change in volumes etc…
Tony Boemi, Vice–President, Montreal Port Authority will then outline the impact of COVID on the port and how they are adjusting to the new norm.
Following that will be Ferio Pugliese, Senior Vice-President, Air Canada Express and Government Relations, who will speak about how Air Canada is coping with COVID and they see the future.