Canadian Transportation Research Forum

Canadian Transportation Research Forum

May 01, 2013 13:17 ET

North American Competitiveness in Global Trade: The Role of Transportation

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 1, 2013) - The Canadian Transportation Research Forum 48th Annual Conference in Halifax will focus on the role of transportation in North American trade competitiveness. The conference is to be hosted by the Dalhousie University Centre for International Trade and Transportation at The Lord Nelson Hotel in the heart of historic Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 10-12, 2013.

CTRF has a reputation for open dialogue, stimulating exchange of ideas, challenging debate and forward-looking consideration of transportation research presented by Canadian and international participants. The target audience for participation includes: academics, governments, transport carriers, shippers, shipper associations, professional service firms, industry analysts, and trade press - all within a lively forum that has become a tradition in Canada.

In addition to papers, plenary and panel sessions, the conference features special luncheon speakers, an Oxford-style debate, networking opportunities, a companions' program, and a lobster dinner onboard the Harbour Queen, a replica of a Mississippi sternwheeler steamboat, which will tour Halifax Harbour.

The program includes plenary and paper sessions on a variety of topics related to current transportation issues. Keynote luncheon speakers include Brian Flemming, Counsel, McInnes Cooper on "Canadian Transport Policy in 2013: Some Tantalizing Trends" and Andrew Abbott, President & CEO, Atlantic Container Line. Conference participants will have the opportunity to attend the Atlantic Provinces Transportation Forum on June 12 at no additional charge. The APTF keynote speaker will be Jean-Jacques Ruest, Executive V. P. and Chief Marketing Officer CN.

For additional information on the conference program and for registration details, please visit the CTRF website:

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