North America (Change)


National Outlook Conferences

2019 Annual Spring Outlook Conference - May 6, 2019

“Capacity Challenges and Solutions Facing Canada’s Ports, Airports, Railways and Their Supply Chains”.

The day started at 7:15 am at the Rideau Club with breakfast and networking followed by a workshop of speakers focused on the relevant topics facing us today. We had a great line up of speakers and moderators on our Air, Marine and Rail panels.

 CILTNA appreciates generous sponsorship support from the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, GTAA, Port of Montreal,  Hamilton Port Authority and the Railway Association of Canada.

CLICK HERE for the program and agenda. Presentations are available in the links below.

Workshop Presentations:

Nathan Janzen, Senior Economist RBC

John Dymond, BCIT & John Coleman, Carleton University

Johanne Gallant, President and CEO of the Fredericton International Airport 

Mark Ruel, Director, Air Service Development, Aéroports de Montréal

Lauren Yaksich, Director Hub Development, Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Sandra LaFortune, Director General, International Relations and Trade Policy – Transport Canada

Ian Hamilton, CMILT, President & CEO, Hamilton Port Authority

Tony Boemi, Vice-President, Business Development, Montreal Port Authority

Chris Ng, VP, Marketing & Sales, GCT Canada

See also YouTube video from Chris Ng’s presentation:

Tabare Dominguez, Commercial Director, DP World




2018 CILTNA Fall Outlook Conference & Annual Dinner - November 15, 2018

“Transportation: Challenges Moving Forward”.

The day started at 11:30 am with lunch and networking followed by a workshop of speakers focused on the relevant topics facing us today. The Annual General Meeting was held at 5:00 pm and was followed by a reception and dinner at 6:45 pm with guest speaker, Jean-Jacques Ruest, President & CEO, CN.


 CILTNA appreciates generous sponsorship support from CN, GTAA, the Hamilton Port Authority, the Railway Association of Canada and the Seaway Corporation of Canada.

CLICK HERE for the program and agenda

Workshop Presentations:

Hillary Marshall, Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and Communications, Greater Toronto Airport Authority

Chris Swail, Director, O-Train Planning, City of Ottawa, Ottawa Light Rail – Stage 2 Trillium Line Extension – Infrastructure Investment, Funding and Regulatory Hurdles

Michael Henderson, Greater Vancouver Gateway Council, Greater Vancouver Gateway 2030

Mark Agnew, Director International Policy,Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Trade Issues 

Lou Smyrlis, Publisher & Editorial Director, Newcom Trucking Group, Critical Issues in Transportation

Dr. Malcolm Cairns, Malcolm Cairns Research and Consulting, Transportation Modernization Act 2018:  Implications and Outlook for Freight Rail

Marc Rioux, Executive Director, Air Policy – International, Transport CanadaAir Sector – Looking Forward

Wendy Zatylny, President, Association of Canadian Port Authorities, Critical Issues in Transportation –  Marine Sector:  Port Issues


2017 CILTNA Transport Outlook Conference - June 6-7

Two Day Event: Tackling Disruptive Change

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

Day One: 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?

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

CILTNA appreciates generous sponsorship support from Port of Montreal, CN and GTAA.

Session Sponsors were; HKTDC, HKETO, Fernandes Hearn LLP, Eagle Underwriting and McLean Hallmark

Click here for the agenda!




Eileen Waechter, Director, Corporate Relations & Strategic Partnerships, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Pearson Connects: Growing Canada with a Mega-Hub Airport 

Jean Aubry-Morin, Vice-President, External Affairs, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, Tackling Disruptive Change


November 14, 2016  – Sheraton, Ottawa


Kevin Laroche, Borden Ladner Gervais
“Autonomous Vehicles” – DOWNLOAD PDF

Bob Peters – Senior Development Officer, Cornwall Economic Development
“Servicing Eastern Canada – The Emergence of Cornwall Ontario as a Major Hub of Supply Chain Activity”  – DOWNLOAD PDF

Liz Drake – CPCS
“Logistics Hubs: What Makes them Succeed or Fail?”  – DOWNLOAD PDF

Michael Favreau – Canadian Pacific Railway
“Inland Terminals: A Railway Perspective”  – DOWNLOAD PDF

Craig Bradbrook – GTAA
“Current and Future Innovation in Transportation: Airports As Links in Supply Chains”  – DOWNLOAD PDF


Presentations from International Convention 2016

The following speaker presentations are now available on the website at

Exploring the Belt & Road Initiative – Nick Choi and Ralph Chow –

Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain – Dave Zamsky –

Building for the Future – Jean Jacques Ruest –

Goodwill Address Rt Hon Chibuike Amaechi –

Impact of the Panama Canal Expansion Discussion panel –

Impacts of NAFTA and TPP Trade Agreements for Air, Sea and Land Discussion panel –

Technology & Innovation in Logistics and Transport Discussion panel –

Taking our Place at the Table – Fiona Murray –

The following internal presentations are available on slideshare:

President’s Welcome Speech – (password ciltconvention16)

Professional Development and Training Session – ciltconvention16)

International Session: Stronger Together – (password ciltconvention16)

International Session: Shaping our Future – (password ciltconvention16)

WiLAT Annual Report –

Invitation to 3rd China Conference –

WiLAT International Conference report –

WiLAT: Greater Diversity through Mentorship –

WilAT Report to International Conference –

YP Report to International Convention –



With dinner speaker, The Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and CEO Canadian Chamber of Commerce, on the topic of “The Canada-EU Trade Agreement; What does it mean to the Transportation Industry and Canadian Exporters and Importers”



“Canada’s Rail Safety Agenda – Pulling for Canada”  – DOWNLOAD

“A New Conversation – Restarting the politics of environment & economy”  – DOWNLOAD

“Social License”  – DOWNLOAD

“Transportations Place: Supporting Canada’s Trade Agenda”  – DOWNLOAD