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Chapter Events

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CILTNA Pacific Chapter Breakfast Meeting
August 29th, 2017
at the British Columbia Institute of Technology Downtown Vancouver Campus

Address by Dr. Scott Streiner, Chair and CEO, Canadian Transportation Agency

If Bill C-49 receives Royal Assent in its present form, several legal and regulatory changes will occur that affect the conduct of business between transport providers and transport users. For example, air passengers would acquire more rights if something goes wrong with their flight; freight shippers captive to one railway would gain more bargaining leverage with that railway.   Click here to download the Proceedings of the Breakfast, which includes the text of Dr. Streiner's remarks to the 74 participants at this event, and a record of the question and answer period.  The Institute is grateful to the Port of Vancouver for its sponsorship of the event.

CILTNA Pacific Chapter Seminar

presented at the February 9th, 2017
Cargo Logistics Canada Conference
at the Vancouver Convention Centre

Is Privatization of Our National Ports and Airports
in Canadians' Best Interests?

The Canada Transportation Act Review was published in February 2016.  For seaports, it recommended that the government investigate adopting a share-capital structure including receiving proposals from institutional investors or private equity investors.  For airports, the review recommended privatization of large airports within three years.   Since then, the government has moved to establish a Canada Infrastructure Bank.  This CILTNA Seminar examined the issues through a discussion, question and answer period following prepared remarks delivered by two distinguished speakers.  You will find the formal record of the event with a summary of what was said in the published Proceedings through the link below.

Click here to download the Proceedings of the seminar titled "Is Privatization of Our National Ports and Seaports in Canadians' Best Interests?" held February 9, 2017

KeviDesmond, President & CEO, TransLink

Held: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 -   Noon to 2:00 pm
Terminal City Club - 837 W Hastings St., Vancouver, BC
Kevin Desmond, CEO of TransLink, the provider of public transport in Metro Vancouver, recently spoke to a luncheon of the Pacific Chapter.  He explained TransLink's just-approved $2B Phase One capacity expansions ahead and tackled topics such as:
  • Compass Smart Card Take-Up and Pay-Off
  • Leadership for Goods Movement: Towards an Urban Freight Council
  • The Federal Game Changer: Infrastructure Funding
  • Has "Service Optimization" Had Its Day?
  • Costs and Funding Sources: What’s Different Since the Funding Referendum?
  • What About Mobility Pricing?

The proceedings of the luncheon include Mr. Desmond’s remarks, the attendance list, and the Question-and-Answer Period.  Click here to download the Proceedings.




Read a "A valuable link for transportation and logistics professionals" written by Kristine Burr CILTNA Membership Chair and Marian Robson, CILTNA Pacific Chapter Chair. Article appeared in the November 2015 issues of BC Shipping News.


                                                 Lunch Meeting with Guest Speakers

Richard Wozny, Principal Site Economics

Paul Tilbury, COO Dayhu Investments Ltd
Tuesday, June 22, 2016 -  11:45 am to 2:00 pm
Terminal City Club - 837 W Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

Towards a Strong Gateway Future:

Preserving Industrial Lands to Meet Traffic Growth in the Port of Vancouver.   

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                                                 Lunch Meeting with Guest Speak

Craig Richmond, President & CEO

Vancouver Airport Authority

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 -  Noon to 2:00 pm
Terminal City Club - 837 W Hastings St., Vancouver, BC



Breakfast Meeting with Guest Speak


Andy Smith, Former

BC Container Trucking Commissioner

Thursday, October 28, 2015 -  7:30 am
Terminal City Club - 837 W Hastings St., Vancouver, BC


Spring Luncheon with Guest Speaker
Captain Gordon Houston
Chair, Tanker Safety Expert Panel

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 -  12:00 noon
Terminal City Club - 837 W Hastings St., Vancouver, BC
Captain Gordon Houston, Chair of the Tanker Safety Expert Panel recently completed its pan-Canadian review and assessment of Canada's Ship Source Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Regime.
The panel has submitted two reports to the Minister of Transport. The first report was completed in November 2013 and addressed the current regime south of 60 degrees. The second, completed in September 2014 focused on the requirements for the Arctic and for hazardous and noxious substances nationally, and was recently released.

The Rewards & Risks of Western Resource Trade:

Toward a Meeting of the Minds

September 17, 2014

Sutton Place Hotel - Le Versailles Ballroom A
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC

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The conference will bring together those representing a range of interests and viewpoints. CILTNA members from the transportation and logistic sector, consultants, and academics, anyd our many student members will be jointed by invited guests from the media, First Nations, all orders of government and NGOs advoacting greater environmental protection and conservation.

With CILTNA as a non-partisan fourm, speakers will review the current state of the resource development debate. They will then aim to educate and inform each other, and move towards a meeting of the minds on how to hanlde the dofficult question of the rewards and riks of western resource trade.

Program Highlights

Breakfast Keynote:  Christopher (Chris) Harvey, QC. Commodity Trade Rewards and Risks: The Current State of Play

BC Government Official: Provincial Government Policies: Resources, First Nations, Environment

Panel Discussion  - Moderator David Gillen PhD, Director Center for Transportation Studies Sauder School of Business, UBC

- Industry Speaker: Ian Anderson, President, Kinder Morgan Canada

- First Nations Speaker: Dr. Judith Sayers, Strategic Advisor, member and former Chief of the Hupacasath First Nation

- Environmental: Tom Gunton, PhD, Director, Resource and Environmental Planning Program, SFU

 Luncheon Keynote: Andy Calitz, CEO, LNG Canada


Lunch Meeting Everyone Welcome
Thursday, April 24, 11:45 am -1:30 pm Sutton Place Hotel (845 Burrard Street Vancouver)
Guest Speaker: Jean-Jacques Ruest, Executive Vice-President & Chief Marketing Officer CN

Mr. Ruest will speak on the theme:

Collaboration in the Pacific Gateway Supply Chain


Download JJ Ruest's Presentation

Lunch Meeting Everyone Welcome
Thursday, March 27, 11:45 am -1:30 pm,Terminal City Club
Guest Speaker: Roger Larson,

President, Canadian Fertilizer Institute

Do we have the railway and port capacity to capture our resource export opportunities?


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Breakfast Meeting
Wednesday, November 6, 7:30-9:30 am,Terminal City Club

Guest Speaker: Jeff Scott, President & CEO of Fraser Surrey Docks

Thanks everyone who attended our recent conference "Port Metro Vancouver Logistics Interface: Looking to the Future". We were very pleased with the program and the attendance and have since followed up by sending you a list of participants and a message giving web access to the excellent presentations.

(Photo courtesy of Port Metro Vancouver)

Our breakfast meeting program included a report from our volunteer students who  summarized the key action items identified during the September 18 conference. You can download a copy of the Port Metro Vancouver Logistics Interface confrence proceedings (including collected recommendations and opportunities for future research) now!

We also had a guest speaker Jeff Scott, President Fraser Surrey Docks  who addresed one of the issues which emerged from the conference, the growing public resistance to the export of our natural resources and impacts on our economic future.

Port Metro Vancouver Logistics Interface:

Looking To The Future

September 18, 2013 - Terminal City Club, Vancouver, BC

Port Metro Vancouver has many opportunities and challenges on the horizon. On September 18, 2013 the CILTNA Pacific Chapter brought together industry, government, education and labour leaders from the container and bulk/break-bulk sectors to review several important themes with respect to port interface issues: How are we doing? Where are we going? How do we get there

Download Presentations and Conference Proceedings.


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Marian Robson, FCILT
Chair, Pacific Chapter


Board of Directors of CILTNA Pacific Region, 2014-2015

Co-Chairs: Marian Robson / Tom Maville, FCILT



Pacific Chapter Activities Report (Sept. 2013 - Sept. 2014)

Download the report on major events hosted by CILTNA Pacific Chapter during the year between September 2013 and September 2014.


Services and Membership

International recognition of designations: MCILT, FCILT
Periodic forums and Conferences on transportation issues
National and international network of transportation professionals
Monthly luncheon meetings
Transportation education
CSL gold medal for student achievement




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