Upcoming Events


November 15, 7:45am - 9:15am - Vancouver
Pacific Chapter Gateway Series Autumn Breakfast

November 20, 12:00pm - Ottawa
Transport Workshop and Annual Dinner


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October 4, 11:30am-1:30pm - Ottawa
Carleton & CILTNA Joint Luncheon


August 29, 8:00 - 9:30am


Summer Breakfast with

Scott Streiner, CEO

Canadian Transportation Agency


June 6- 7, 2017 - Mississauga




Upcoming Events


Pacific Chapter Autumn Breakfast

Gateway Series: Under the Radar: The Value-Added Secrets of our Regional Airports


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:45am-9:15am

BCIT Downtown Campus 

555 Seymour St., Room 825 (The Atrium), Vancouver

Guest Speakers: 
Guy Miller, General Manager, Langley Airport
Marcello Garofalo, General Manager, Boundary Bay Airport. 

Mark Duncan, Aeroedge Consulting.

Mr. Miller is a pilot of some distinction, whose career has included flying F-18s in the RCAF, and in commercial aviation with Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong. He became General Manager, Langley Airport ten years ago. Mr. Garofalo, Alpha Aviation, has had a long career with several air passenger service companies at YVR. Since his appointment as General Manager, Boundary Bay Airport in 2016, Mr. Garofalo has enjoyed the challenges of operating a complete airport from the parking lot to take-off.

Our theme “Under the Radar” reflects the fact that most people, even in the transportation/logistics sector, have little knowledge or appreciation for the amazing aviation/business activity, much of it international, generated by our regional airports. Here are some facts:

·        Abbotsford, Boundary Bay, Langley and Pitt Meadows Airports serve 50% more air traffic movements than YVR

·        2016, 469,000 landings and take-offs supported business, training, passenger/recreational flying

·        Boundary Bay is 5th in Canada in total movements and first in local movements

·        Langley Airport is focused on helicopters and has the largest helicopter servicing facility in Western Canada

·        Pitt Meadows and Boundary Bay have extended runways this year

·        Boundary Bay is the site of a huge new commercial distribution warehouse

·        Langley and Pitt Meadows are building new control towers

·        Abbotsford is home to WestJet and no-frills carrier SWOOP

Breakfast cost is $40 and $35 for students. As is traditional with our events, we ask for your generosity in sponsoring students in Transportation/Logistics, International Business, Aviation/Aerospace programs from BCIT, UBC and Capilano U. Students are our leaders of tomorrow and they so appreciate the opportunity you give them to attend Pacific Chapter events.

Registration for you (and one or more student) is available online at http://www.ciltna.com/event-registration or by cheque made out to CILTNA, Pacific Chapter with the attached registration form to Marian Robson, 1210 West 8th Avenue, Apt.404, Vancouver, BC  V6H 3Y9.

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Transport Workshop & Annual Dinner

Atelier de Transport et dîner annuel


Monday, November 20, 2017 - Lundi 20 novembre 2017

Sheraton Hotel - 150 Alberta St. - Ottawa, ON


Keynote Addres: Michael Keenan, Deputy Minister, Transport Canada

About Michael Keenan

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Past Events


Carleton University & CILTNA (Ottawa Chapter)

Joint Luncheon & Lecture 

"Infrastructure Investment- Steady as she Goes?"

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

Corner Conference Room #2228
2nd Floor (Atrium Level)
Richcraft Hall, Carleton University

Cost: $30 (General), $10 (Students)

Please confirm attendance with: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please pay cash or cheque upon arrival.

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Breakfast with Scott Streiner, Chair and CEO, Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA)

Tuesday, August 29th, 8:00 - 9:30am

BCIT Downtown Campus

555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC

Room 825 (the Atrium)

Registration opens at 7:45am


Scott will be talking about a major bill which is moving through the House, Bill C-49, "The Transportation Modernization Act".  This bill has many important features, mainly affecting the air and rail modes.  These include:

- new Air Passenger Bill of Rights

- an increase in the level of foreign ownership of Canadian air carriers from 25% to 49%

- new requirement for Canadian railways to report on rates, service and performance

- reciprocal rights of rail shippers to impose financial penalites on railways

- long haul interswitching



CILTNA Outlook Conference

Two Day Event: Tackling Disruptive Change 

CILTNA invites you to a special two-day event on how to profit from the rapid pace of change facing transportation and logistics professionals today.


June 6-7, 2017

Mississauga Convention Centre - Mississauga, Ontario




Come and discuss with experts the challenges and opportunities arising from disruptive change in the world economy: 

o With big policy changes recommended by David Emerson, big infrastructure investments promised by government, and a new roadmap from the Minister of Transport - where do we go from here? 

o Taking stock of a post-U.S. election world, what needs to be discussed and who needs to be involved to begin working toward an integrated, long term and modernized sector? 

o Recognizing the realities of a trading nation, what needs to happen to position the sector for the next fifteen years’ growth?




The 2017 CILTNA Transport Outlook Conference will tackle “disruptive change: positioning the sector to grow and prosper













Déjeuner Causerie du Chapitre du Québec de l’IALTAN

Industries du transport ferroviaire et maritime et gestion du risque associé aux produits pétroliers : Le rôle des caisses d’indemnisation et des autresacteurs.



3 Mai 2017

De 12h 00 à 13h 30

Marriott Château Champlain, I Place du Canada, Montréal, Salon Maisonneuve D, 36e étage.






Déjeuner Causerie du Chapitre du Québec de l’IALTAN 

Impacts de la tarification du carbone sur l'industrie de la logistique, des transports et de la chaîne d'approvisionnement 

avec Me Cindy Vaillancourt, McCarthy Tetrault 




7 Février 2017 

De 12h 00 à 13h 30 

Salle Transcontinental - CN, Montréal, Canada 

935 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest














 Transport Workshop & Annual Dinner
Atelier de Transport et dîner annuel 

Monday, November 14, 2016 - Lundi 14 novembre 2016 








Déjeuner Causerie du Chapitre du Québec de l’IALTAN
Développements en droit commercial international

avec Me Simon Potter ( McCarthy) et Mme Kamelia Kolli LL. D. (CDACI)

18 Novembre 2016 - De 12h00 à 13h 30

Salle Transcontinental -CN , Montréal, Canada

935 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest

Me Potter nous entretiendra des défis liés aux accords de commerce international, notamment suite à l’élection présidentielle américaine et des possibles impacts sur l’industrie de la logistique et des transports.

Mme Kolli nous présentera son nouveau livre Droit du transport Intermodal international de marchandises, une perspective « Supply Chain Management » et nous parlera de son expérience actuelle en Chine.






CILTNA Pacific Chapter Gateway Series Luncheon 

Keynote Speaker: Kevin Desmond, President & CEO, Translink


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Time: Noon - 2:00pm

Terminal City Club, Vancouver


You are invited to join us to hear Kevin Desmond talk about the Regional Goods Movement Strategy, the proposed Urban Freight Council, the next wave of TransLink expansion, and his observations after his first months at the helm of TransLink.









CILTNA (Ottawa Chapter) and Carleton University Joint Luncheon & Lecture

“Urban Transportation at the Crossroads: Moving People and Goods Sustainably and Safely”


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Carleton University

River Building - 2nd Floor (Atrium Level)

Corner Conference Room #2228










CILTNA - Pacific Chapter


Lunch with Guest Speakers

Towards a Strong Gateway Future: Preserving Industrial Lands to Meet Traffic Growth in the Port of Vancouver

Richard Wozny, Principal of Site Economics Ltd. & Paul Tilbury, Chief Operating Officer of Dayhu Group of Companies


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Registration 11:30 am, Lunch 11:45am - 2:00pm

Terminal City Club - 837 W Hastings St., Vancouver, BC


Our speakers will be addressing one of the most important elements of our future as a growing gateway....the availability of strategically located industrial lands. The theme of this event is “Towards a Strong Gateway Future: Preserving Industrial Lands to Meet Traffic Growth in the Port of Vancouver”











CILT GTA Region Chapter 

Marine Transportation – SOLAS VGM Breakfast
IMO’s New Container Weight Verification Requirements

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 • 07:30 – 09:30

(Registration from 07:00) – SALON “F”
Mississauga Convention Centre - 75 Derry Road, Mississauga, ON L5W 1G3




Bob Armstrong, Co-President, CILTNA, welcoming all participants attending the breakfast seminar on SOLAS VGM.


Ruth Snowden, Executive Director, CIFFA, and keynote speaker for the event.


Gordon Hoy, Co-Chair
GTA Regional Chapter, CILTNA








CILTA's 15th Annual Transportation Outlook Conference


May 11, 2016 - Montréal Québec - Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel


This one day conference provides discussions on links between North America and the World for challenges and opportunities in the Logistics and Transportation industries. 


The conference is held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in the heart of Montreal. The program, from 7h00 to 16h30 starts with complementary continental breakfast. The conference fee also includes lunch and light refreshments. 


Hotel -The Queen Elizabeth Hotel has set aside a block of rooms at $199.00 for participants between May 8-11. Please contact the hotel directly mentioning code CILT2016 at 1-800-441-1414 or 514-861-3511. Reservations can also be made on-line at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/2016cilt


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Speaker Bios:

“Technology & Innovation: Trends and Impact on our industry Challenges and Opportunities Ahead ”

Emile DiSanza

Lortie Patrick

Shawn Tupper

Kenneth Courtis



Conference History

Hold it and they will come!

A brief history of the Outlook Conferences

To get the whole story I met with Hazem Ghonima FCILT, our Chief Executive Officer. With a little prodding, Hazem admitted that the Outlook Conferences were basically his creation. He was Chair of the Ottawa Chapter when the idea first came to him. 

At the same time there was a decision by Transport Canada to discontinue its regular forecasting conference (with the exception of the air mode). Hazem, whose business expertise (he is the President and CEO of TAF Consultants), and personal passion was transportation freight analysis and forecasting, was quick to smell an opportunity. But, as he states, his overall motivation has been to “promote the discipline of forecasting as a vital tool for strategic planning, business development and policy decisions”. Transport Canada was very willing to give its blessing to the undertaking of a forecasting conference as they were keen not to lose a forward looking capability.

With an enormous amount of careful planning, program development, speaker selection, endless promotion, tight control over costs and the commitment of the then Minister of Transport, David Collenette, to speak at the conference it was a tremendous success and revenue generator for CILTNA.

Hazem, supported by a planning group from the Ottawa Chapter, had found a niche for a transportation conference with a focus on the future. Hazem attributes the success of the conference to a “new integrated conference structure and concept that attracted people and gave them a whole new perspective on forecasting”. 

After Hazem’s year as Chair of the Ottawa Chapter, a new Chair and Board was in place. 

As the Outlook Conference grew and exceeded the capabilities of the Ottawa Chapter, the National Board of CILTNA saw this as an opportunity for a national approach to the Outlook Conference.

Each of the Outlook Conferences has had its notable achievements ‐ one that stands out for Hazem is 2008 which gathered in one session speakers from the world major waterways: the Suez Canal, the Panama Canal and the St. Lawrence Seaway – a first in North America. And as they say, the rest is history – the string of successful Outlook Conferences has been key to the ongoing success of the CILTNA as it continues to attract speakers from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. 

By David Hinks, Editor - CILTNA Newsletter

2011 Conference Presentations

Carl Sonnen, President, Informetrica Ltd. 
"Global and North American Economic Trends: Implications for North American Transportation" DOWNLOAD

Prof. Dan Lynch, Director, Center for International Trade and Transportation, Dalhousie University
"Global Trends in Transportation: The Importance of Collaboration DOWNLOAD

 Tony Boemi, VP  Growth  &  Development, Port  of Montreal
Advantages of Montreal's Inter-model Platform in a Global Hub  System”  DOWNLOAD

 David Cardin, President,  Maersk  Canada  Inc.
"Container  Shipping in a  Changing  Economic Environment"

Jean-Jacques Ruest, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, CN
"Supply Chain Thinking is CriticalDOWNLOAD

Richard Bickley, Manager-­Transport  East, RioTinto  Alcan
"Procurement Trying to Keep Ahead of the Game" 

Col. Robert Spencer, Commander, Canadian  Materiel  Support Group, Canadian Operational Support Command, Canadian Force
"Canadian  Forces Supply Chain in Support of Joint  Military Operations"

Jason Proceviat, Director of eManifest  Stakeholder Consultation and Implementation, Canadian Border Services Agency, Business Transformation
"Stakeholder Engagement: A Necessity in Modern Border Management"  - DOWNLOAD

Carol West, President, Canadian Society of Customs Brokers - North America and Beyond 
"The Role of Business in Supply Chain Security and Trade Facilitation" DOWNLOAD

Aaron McCrorie, Director, Aviation Security Regulatory Review, Transport Canada (Beyond the Border Working Group) 
"Canada-US Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness" - ENGLISH  /  FRENCH

David Oxner, Executive Director, Nova Scotia Gateway Secretariat, Prov. of Nova Scotia
"Atlantic Gateway Options and Strategies 

George Stalk, Sr. Advisor and Fellow, Boston Consulting Group
"North  American  Gateways  for  the  Pacific  Rim"

AAR Presentation www.FreightRailWorks.org



2012 Conference Presentations

Kristine Burr, ADM Policy, Transport Canada
"Canada Gateways Policy, Research & Trends"  - ENGLISH  /  FRENCH

Patricia M. Mohr, VP Economics & Commodity Trends, Scotia Bank Group
"Global/North America Economic Freight Forecats" 

Andreas Souvaliotis, President, AIR MILES for Social Change
"A Revolutionary Approach to Public Transit Marketing" 

Bruce Hodgson, VP Director, Market Development & Chair of HWY H2O, SLMC
"HWY H2O: Present and Future Perspectives" - DOWNLOAD

Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Professor, Dept. Global Studies and Geography, Hofstra University, New York
"Gateways and Corridors in North America" - DOWNLOAD

Don Krusel, President and CEO, Pr.Rupert Port Authority
"Canada's Pacific gateway Perspective"  - DOWNLOAD

David Oxner, Executive Director, Nova Scotia Gateway Secretariat
"Canada's Atlantic Gateway, A Nova Scotia Perspective" - DOWNLOAD

Vee Kachoo, Vice President for Industrial Products, CN 
"Rail Carriers Perspective"  - DOWNLOAD

Jean-Robert Lessard, VP Marketing, Groupe Robert Inc
"Trucking Logistics Perspective" 

J Michael Broad, President, Shipping Federation of Canada
"Marine Carrier Perspective"  - DOWNLOAD

Marc-Andre O'Rourke, Executive Director, National Airline Council (NACC)
"Air Carrier Perspective"  - DOWNLOAD

Christopher J. Gillespie, President & CEO, Gillespie Munro, Inc.
"A Shippers Perspective"  - DOWNLOAD

Joy Nott, President & CEO, I.E. Canada
"A Shippers Perspective" 

Rob Bryson, Vice President, Parish & Heimbecker
"A Shippers Perspective"  - DOWNLOAD


2010 Conference Presentations

First session "Economic Outlook: Global Trends and Challenges" 

Sandra Lafortune, Director General, Strategic Policy, Transport Canada
"Economic Outlook: Global Trends and Challenges" - DOWNLOAD

Mario Iacobacci, Director Economics, AECOM
"Transportation Trends (and Potholes) on the Road to Recovery"  - DOWNLOAD

Carl Sonnen, President, Informetrica Ltd.
"Economy and Transportation - A Future"    - DOWNLOAD

Hazem Ghonima FCILT, President & CEO of TAF Consultants, LTD. 
"Impact of the Economic Recovery on Freight Transportation Trends" - DOWNLOAD

Second session "Challenges and Opportunities Facing Freight Carriers" 

John Gray, VP Policy & Economics, Association of American Railroads
"Recession & Legislation: Drivers of Change for the Coming Decade" - DOWNLOAD

Cliff Mackay, President & CEO Railway Association of Canada
"Challenges and Opportunities Facing a Consolidated North American Railway Network" - DOWNLOAD 

Outlook for Deep-Sea Shipping

David Bradley, President & CEO, Canadian Trucking Alliance
"Challenges and Opportunities facing the Canadian Trucking Industry"

Peter Hall, Vice President and Chief Economist, Export Development Canada (EDC)
Luncheon Keynote Speaker 

Third session - Logistics Issues

Brigadier Gaston Cloutier, Dept. of National Defense
"Changing Logistics Requirements" 

Douglas Keller-Hobsen, Executive Director, Hope Air
"Humanitarian Logistics In the Future" - DOWNLOAD

Jutta Paczulla, Director of Innovation Policy, Transport Canada
"Technology and Innovation for the Future" - DOWNLOAD

Ray Haight, Executive Director of MacKinnon Transport, Inc.
"The Next Five Years for Logistics" - DOWNLOAD

Keith Penner, Dispute Resolution, Keith Penner and Associates
"Future of Passenger Transportation in High Density Corridors" 

Ed Courtemanch, Senior Principal - Operations/Service Planning, AMTRAK
"Future of High Speed Rail in the United States" - DOWNLOAD

Stuart Kendrick, Senior VP, Greyhound Canada Transportation Corp.
"Surface Passenger Transport in Quebec-Windsor Corridor" DOWNLOAD

Sam Barone, President & CEO, Canadian Business Aviation Association 
"The Future of Air in the Quebec-Windsor Corridor" - DOWNLOAD