Canadian Transportation Research Forum

Canadian Transportation Research Forum

April 30, 2009 12:14 ET

The Impact of Volatility on Canada's Supply Chains and Transportation

TORONTO, ONTARIO and VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 30, 2009) - Leaders from the private sector, academia and government will converge on Victoria, B.C., to debate and advance solutions to the "the impact of volatility on Canada's supply chains and transportation" at the Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTFR), 44th Annual Conference in Victoria, British Columbia, May 24-27th, 2009, Inn at Laurel Point.

CTRF President Darryl Anderson stated, "that in the wake of global economic events the conference theme could not be more timely or relevant". The current worldwide financial crisis has changed the dynamics of global trade and transportation. Canada has been particularly affected by volatility in fuel and commodity prices, being a resource-producing nation. Increased volatility in the underlying economy creates new risks for firms' supply chains, demanding the ability to cope with rapid change, unpredictability and instability. This year's CTRF meeting will partially focus on exploring Canada's response to the increasingly volatile and ever changing set of economic conditions that appear to characterize the global economy. Beyond the main conference theme, thought provoking sessions have been organized covering several other areas of concern including: safety, logistics and goods movement, urban transportation, human resource issues, and the environment.

For additional information on the conference program, and for registration details, please visit the CTRF website: http://www.ctrf.ca.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    CTRF
    Darryl Anderson, President
    (250) 361-3298 or cell (250) 812-5982
    or
    CTRF
    Carole Ann Woudsma
    Secretary
    (519) 421-9701