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June 13, 2008
8:30 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
Dr. David Gillen

ProfessorSauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
8:45 a.m. Keynote Address
Canada’s Virtual Gateway: When Trade Technologies become a Key Value Creation Lever
Gilles Morin
VP Global Trade Management, Export Development Canada
9:15 a.m. Panel I: Federal Government – Policy Environment
Chair: Dr. Graham Parsons
President, Organisation for Western Economic Cooperation

Towards a Comprehensive Value Capture Action Plan

John Higginbotham
Principal Advisor Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative, Transport Canada

Stephen Van Dine
Associate Director General, Policy Integration and Research, Strategic Policy, Transport Canada

Value Added Services in a Global Value Chain Context

Bill James
Director General, Services Industries Branch, Industry Canada
10:45 a.m Panel II: Federal Government - continued
Chair: Dr. Graham Parsons
President, Organisation for Western Economic Cooperation

Embracing Challenges and Leveraging Opportunities

Taylor Hladik
Deputy Director and Senior Advisor, Pacific Gateway International Marketing Group, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Building the Gateway Economy in Western Canada

Naina Sloan, Director Policy, Planning & External Relations, Western Economic Diversification Canada
1:30 p.m. Panel III: Industry Panel – Transportation Perspectives
Chair: Peter Wallis
President & CEO, The Van Horne Institute, University of Calgary

Tony Gugliotta Senior VP Marketing and Commercial Development, Vancouver International Airport Authority

Andrew Hamilton
Manager Business Development, Prince Rupert Port Authority

Peter Xotta
VP Business Development, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
2:30 p.m. Panel IV: Industry Panel - Logistics and Shippers Perspectives
Chair: Prof. Barry Prentice
Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba

Bob Armstrong President, Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Canada

Prof. Garland Chow Director Bureau of Intelligent Transportation Systems and Freight Security; Professor SAUDER School of Business, University of British Columbia

David Fung
President and Managing Director ACDEG International Inc.; Chairman Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Association
4:00 p.m. Panel V: Academic Panel – Seizing Opportunities in Value-Added Logistics
Dr. David Gillen
ProfessorSauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

Three Questions for a Value-Added Logistics Strategy

Prof. Peter V. Hall
Simon Fraser University

Understanding the Value-Adding Potential of Gateways and Corridors through Research on Port Choice

Prof. Michael Haughton
Wilfrid Laurier University

Hanging by a Thread? Transportation Challenges to the Efficiency of Global Value Chains

Prof. Jean-Paul Rodrigue
Hofstra University
5:00 p.m Closing Remarks by Prof. David Gillen


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