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Thursday June 17
8:00 - 8:45 AM Welcome (continental breakfast served), Osgoode Room.
8:45 AM Opening remarks and welcome:

Sandra LaFortune (Transport Canada)
David Gillen (University of British Columbia)
Bill Morrison (Wilfrid Laurier University)
9:00 - 10:30 AM Session I
Emerging continental and global transportation systems in North America
Chair: Dr. Barry Prentice, University of Manitoba

Nick Mulder (President, Mulder Management Associates and Senior Associate, Global Public Affairs): Macro Trends - Transport Impacts

Eric Miller (University of Toronto): Regional and Interregional Passenger Transportation in the Ontario-Quebec Corridor and Beyond

Jean Paul Rodrigue (Hofstra University): Extending the Gateways: Logistic Zones in North American Freight Distribution
10:30 - 11:00 AM Health Break
11:00 - 12:30 PM Session II
Institutional Frameworks for Gateways

Chair: Benny Mantin, University of Waterloo

William Anderson (University of Windsor): Issues in PPPs when Infrastructure Crosses Borders

Michael Haughton (Wilfrid Laurier University): Towards Effective Inter-organizational Partnerships in Trans-Border Supply Chains

Randall Wigle (WLU): Border Delays: A Re-emerging Priority
12:30 - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 - 3:00 PM Session III
Supply Chain Costs, Logistics Locations and Infrastructure Requirements

Chair: Kevin Hendricks, Wilfrid Laurier University

Vijay Gill (Transport Canada): Performance Measurement and Total Logistics Costs

Clarence Woudsma (University of Waterloo): Logistics Locations: Context and Industry Perspectives
3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 - 4:45 PM Session IV
Gateways, Corridors and Environmental Footprints

Chair: Peter Wallis, Van Horne Institute University of Calgary

John Lawson (Lawson Research): Surface Freight Environmental Footprints in the Ontario-Québec Continental Corridor - Focus on Emissions?

Philippe Richer (Industry Canada): Green Supply Chain Management : A Canadian Shipper Perspective

Stephen Blank (University of Western Washington): Mitigating Truck-Produced GHG Emissions

Friday June 18
7:45 - 8:30 AM Continental breakfast, Osgoode Room.
8:30 - 10:00 AM Session V
Sandra LaFortune (Transport Canada)
Update: Canada's Gateways and Corridors Initiative.
9:00 - 10:30 AM Session VI
Inland Ports and Strategic Interaction in Gateways and Corridors.

Chair: Jean Paul Rodrigue, Hofstra University

John Law (The Global Transportation Hub Authority) Saskatchewan's Global Transportation Hub Authority - Learnings from an early Asia Pacific Gateway Project

Malcolm Cairns (CP): Intermodalism - what works, what does not.

Chialin Chen (Queens University): Reverse Logistics Networks With the Gateway-Corridor Components: A Case of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
10:30 - 11:00 AM Health Break
11:00 - 12:30 PM Session VII
Panel Discussion: Continental and Global Connections: Issues, opportunities and Imperatives

Chair: Bill Morrison, LCERPA, Wilfrid Laurier University

Toby Lennox (Greater Toronto Airports Authority)
Louis-Paul Tardiff (Transport Canada)
David Gillen (Director, Centre for Transportation Studies, Sauder School of Business)
12:30 PM Closing Remarks

Graham Parsons (President, Organization for Western Economic Cooperation)
12:15 PM Boxed Lunch
Dr. Andrew Burghardt



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