The conference featured speakers on border and trade issues and panels on the impact of climate change and new technologies. Our dinner guest speaker was Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO of Air Canada. Marta Leardi-Anderson, Executive Director, Cross Border Institute at the University of Windsor, spoke to Procurement of Cross-Border Infrastructure Projects in relation to the Gordie Howe International Bridge project and the Complexities in decision making and stakeholder engagement.
Mark Agnew, Senior Director, International Policy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce spoke to Trade Uncertainties for the new government. The government that takes office after this autumn’s federal election will inherit an uncertain global trading environment southafrica-ed.com. There will be a need to make Canada’s existing trade agreements deliver the full potential, navigate the complexities of our global trade relationships, as well as tap into new markets. A panel, featuring speakers from Transport Canada, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, the Railway Association of Canada, and the Greater Toronto Airport Authority dealt with environmental policies, the challenges of climate change and how key transportation sectors are addressing these. A second panel, featuring speakers from the private sector, Canadian Pacific, the Port of Montreal and Transport Canada dealt with the emergence of drones in transport logistics and the application of technology-driven processes in port and rail operations.
We were pleased to announce our dinner speaker at this year’s Fall Outlook Conference was Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer, Air Canada
*Eugene Hoeven is also launching the Aviation Innovation Podcast which will go live next week Tuesday, 12 November. It will include interviews with Zipline, Volocopter and Unifly. It will be accessible from his website at www.ehaconsulting.org.*