Getting Around Montreal


Upon arrival at Montreal Trudeau Airport:

*Please note the Fairmount Queen Elizabeth Hotel does not provide private shuttle services.



Taxi rates from airport to hotel downtown are regulated fix rates as indicated in the link below. C$40 for taxis and C$55-60 for limos; tip/gratuity for services is not included in the regulated rate and are recommended at 10% of fare.



747 bus service is the quickest and cheapest route (C$10).  Passengers should exit at stop 5 on the map which is Central Station (trains) and The Fairmount Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

International Conference Speaker Bios


May 9, 2016 May 10, 2016 May 11, 2016
Sir Peter Hendy
Chair, Network Rail
Dave Zamsky
VP, Marketing, UPS Capital
Kenneth Courtis
Chairman of Starfort Investment Holdings
For Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asia



Keynote Speaker - May 9, 2016

Sir Peter Hendy, Chair, Network Rail 
Appointed to the board: 2015 

Sir Peter Hendy is the Chairman of Network Rail, having joined in July 2015. Sir Peter was previously commissioner of Transport for London (TfL) in 2006, having served since 2001 as TfL's managing director of surface transport. He led, and played a key role in preparing for, the successful operation of London's transport for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He was formerly deputy director UK Bus for FirstGroup and previously MD of CentreWest London Buses. He started his transport career in 1975 as a London Transport graduate trainee. Sir Peter was elected president of the International Public Transport Association (UITP) in May 2013. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport and a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He was knighted in the 2013 New Year's Honours List, having been made CBE in 2006.




Keynote Speaker - May 10, 2016

Dave Zamsky
Vice President, Marketing, UPS Capital

Dave Zamsky has been with UPS for more than three decades, building products and services to meet customers’ supply chain needs and helping to drive profitable growth for the organization. He is responsible for managing and directing the global UPS Capital Marketing and Product Development group. Among his accomplishments, Dave successfully launched new risk mitigation solutions for the retail and healthcare markets, as well as managed the creation and launch of UPS Trade Direct, where UPS consolidates your shipment to the destination country and, upon clearance, deconsolidates into individual shipments direct to the end customer. He’s a member of the Project Management Institute and the Product Development and Management Association. Dave holds a bachelor’s from the University of Central Florida and a master’s certificate in project management from George Washington University.




Keynote Speaker - May 11, 2016

Kenneth Courtis
Chairman of Starfort Investment Holdings 
Former Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asia

As one of the world’s leading investment bankers and analysts of Asian economies, Kenneth Courtis influences major business decisions and moves markets with his public comments. For his unusual accuracy as a predictor of economic trends, business and government leaders seek his advice on matters of international economics, finance and investment.

He is widely sought after by the heads of major corporations and investors for his knowledge of how global market forces, financial and political developments, and corporate strategy interact. He has also worked closely with central banks, ministries of finance, and heads of government. He has been called upon to advise the heads of governments of countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and North America, including four U.S. Presidents. 

Kenneth Courtis advises major clients throughout the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and North America and has led a number of large, international corporate transactions centered on Asia and pioneered a number of investment banking areas across the region.

Extremely knowledgeable, articulate and accessible, this award-winning speaker has a rare gift for explaining economic forces in down-to-earth language. Jeffrey Garten, dean of the Yale School of Management, a 15-year veteran of Wall Street and former Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade, says of Courtis: 
"He is a genius in capturing the essence of a trend or a set of forces with language that resonates with both experts and laymen. He has the keenest sense of the interconnection between economic and political forces of anyone I’ve seen."

Mr. Courtis is currently finishing a new book on economic, financial, business and political developments in Asia and their broader implications internationally. He also is a regular columnist for Time International, writing mostly on Asian issues; and for Fortune magazine, covering global economic issues. 

Kenneth Courtis is Chairman of Starfort Investment Holdings, which has interests in financial advisory, funds management, private equity, and commodities. He is the former Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia, where he advised on large corporate transactions, government financing programs and privitizations. Formerly a Chief Economist and Strategist, Courtis lectures at Keio and Tokyo universities, Japan’s two most prestigious educational institutions, l’Institut d’etudes politiques, Paris, and in universities in North America. He is a member of the boards, advisory councils, and trustee of a number of international firms, universities, and research institutes in Asia, Europe and North America. 

Dr. Courtis received an undergraduate degree from Glendon College in Toronto and an M.A. in international relations from Sussex University in the United Kingdom. He earned an M.B.A. at INSEAD (the European Institute of Business Administration), where he was recipient of the Heath Prize, and received a Doctorate with honors and high distinction, from l’Institut d’etudes politiques, Paris. He has lived and worked in Asia for more than two decades.


  • Chairman, Starfort Holdings
  • Managing Partner, Courtis Global & Associates
  • Founding Partner, Themes Investment Management and Themes Investment Partners
  • Former Managing Director & Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asia
  • Columnist, Time International and Fortune
  • Lectures at Keio and Tokyo Universities, l’Institut d’etudes politiques, Paris, universities in North America




CILT International Conference 2015

The persons in the above photo from left to right:
Tom Maville / Jan Steenberg / Paul Brooks – CILT President / Bernard Auton / Hon. David Collenette


CILT Growth Ambassador for the Americas Appointed

Monique Kack-North from CILT North America has been appointed as CILT Growth Ambassador for the Americas. Monique has been requested by CILT President, Paul Brooks, to lead the development of growth strategy and the associated membership for all countries in the Americas spanning North, South and Central America.


The role is an important new additional member of the International Management Committee chaired by Kevin Byrne. This role enables Monique to link into the wider Institute strategy led by the IMC and the group of International Vice Presidents on that committee. David Collenette is the existing IVP for North America on the IMC and Monique will continue to work closely with David on North America activities. Monique will also become a member of the Presidential Task Force for the development of our Global Corporate Membership proposition. 


Monique is currently Vice President of Logistics for TJX Canada. TJX Canada is the leading off price retailer in Canada. She is responsible for leading all aspects of Inbound Logistics including merchandise flow operations, customs regulatory, trade compliance and transportation, and consolidation and delivery to store operations. Monique is also responsible for developing strategy and execution for logistics in TJX Canada.


Monique Kack-North is a business leader with an extensive background in supply chain operations in major industries as well as being the Director and Chair of CILT North America’s Strategic Planning Committee.


2013 Annual Transport Workshop & AGM

CILTNA Annual Transport Workshop, AGM, Reception and Dinner was held in Ottawa on November 18, 2013 with over 110 members and guests in attendance. The Hon. Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport was they keynote dinner speaker. Among the many issues the Minister addressed was rail safety and the next day the Canadian Transportation Agency announced the review of Railway Third Party Liability Insurance Coverage Regulations.

The Transport Workshop had great speakers on hot topics along with pertinent discussions on the 2014-15 review of the Canadian Transportation Act! Attached are copies of presentations at the Workshop. Three new National Directors were elected to the Board to replace retiring Directors Ed Cuylits and Hazem Ghonima who have served CILTNA very well during their time on the Board and were thanked by Chair Hon David Collenette.


Jean PatenaudeAssistant General Counsel - Canadian National Railway Company

Craig Hutton, Director General, Strategic Policy & Innovation - Transport Canada

Joseph F. Schulman, Principal Consultant - CPCS

Peter Harrison, CPCS