Agenda 2017-11-22T09:59:54-05:00


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Jan De Silva

President & CEO,
Toronto Region Board of Trade

Ian Edwards

President, Infrastructure,

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PANEL #1: Collaborating for Success

For the first time, the new leaders of Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario and the Canada Infrastructure Bank publicly spoke about collaborating ─ who’s doing what, projects being considered and how businesses can engage these pillar institutions. The future of our region’s mobility is in the hands of these leaders.

Jan De Silva

President & CEO,
Toronto Region Board of Trade


Ehren Cory

President & CEO,
Infrastructure Ontario

Janice Fukakusa

Canada Infrastructure Bank

Phil Verster

President & CEO,

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PANEL #2: The New Regional Transportation Plan

Moderated by Leslie Woo, Chief Planning Officer at Metrolinx , our expert panel reviewed the draft plan and its potential opportunities, addressing the key question: What does the release of Metrolinx’s regional transportation mean for the region’s commuters, young professionals and businesses?

Leslie Woo

Leslie Woo

Chief Planning Officer Planning and Policy, Metrolinx


Marcy Burchfield

Executive Director, The Neptis Foundation


Kevin George

Vice President Rail & Transit Engineering, North America,


Richard Joy

Executive Director, Urban Land Institute


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FIRESIDE CHAT: Lessons from Europe

Two international transportation experts shared global insights on how European cities are creating integrated, resilient and passenger-centric transportation networks.


Elaine Seagriff

Commissioner, UK Travel Demand Commission, Former Head of Policy & Strategy, Transport for London


Karen Vancluysen

Secretary General,

in conversation with

Michael Schabas

Rail Strategic Advisor, FCP

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PANEL #3: The Future of Mobility

 Investment in our region’s transportation infrastructure has never been so great. As we execute against major plans, how are we ensuring sustainable and scalable results, right down to the last mile?  Our expert panel discussed how our plans should embrace citizen- and data-centric delivery models, resiliently-built infrastructure and relevancy in a rapidly evolving technological environment.

Michael English

Management Consulting, Strategy & Transformation, Accenture

Glen Murray

Executive Director,
Pembina Institute

Dr. Josipa Petrunic

Executive Director & CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium

Lee Woodcock

Global Product Director, Intelligent Mobility, Atkins, SNC-Lavalin

Jan De Silva

President & CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade


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Hon. Steven Del Duca

Minister of Transportation,
Government of Ontario

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PANEL #4: Moving Towards a Comprehensive Regional Goods Strategy 

This year, the Board changed research lanes with the launch of its Movement of Goods series of reports to lay a foundation for a discussion on what a comprehensive, multi-modal strategy for the timely and efficient movement of goods in the region looks like. We heard insights from our expert panel and what actions they believe policymakers must take to realize this strategy.

Marc-André Roy

COO & Vice President North America, CPCS


Christoph Atz

President, UPS Canada

Janet Drysdale

Vice President, Corporate Development & Sustainability, CN Rail

Shawn McMahon

Global Supply Chain Manager, General Motors – Oshawa

Kevin Sack

Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Government Relations, 407 ETR

Geoff Wilson

President & CEO, Ports Toronto

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Networking Reception