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Monday February 26
2:00pm–5:30pm Study Group on Transportation and Logistics
6:00pm – 7:00 pm Banquet Reception
7:00pm – 9:00 pm Banquet
Keynote Banquet Speaker
Dr. David Fung
Chairman & CEO, ACDEG Group

Tuesday February 27
7:30am – 9:00am Registration and Breakfast
9:00am Conference Opening
Dr. David Gillen
Dr. Barry Prentice
Dr. Graham Parsons
9:10am Questions for Discussion and Introduction to the Day
Peter Wallis
9:15am Canada’s Asia‐Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative
Brian Bohunicky
Director General, Strategic Policy
Transport Canada
9:30am Session One
Theory and Practice of Transportation Gateways

Chair: Robert Gabor; Aikins MacAulay & Thorvaldson
9:35am Global Cities, Gateways, and Corridors – Hierarchies, roles and Functions
Dr. Kathy Pain
The Young Foundation
10:10am Discussant
Dr. Andrew Burghardt
10:20am Roundtable Discussion
10:40am Coffee Break
11:00am Session Two
Gateway and Corridor Competitiveness

Chair: Juan Carlos Villa Texas Transportation Institute
11:05am Distance and Competitiveness – Emerging continental, Networks Barriers and Strategic Partners
Dr. Kenneth Button
School of Public Policy, George Mason University
11:30am Discussant
Phil Davies
IBI Group
11:40am Roundtable Discussion
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
  Luncheon Speakers
Container Traffic Flows over Canadian Corridors and Gateways
John Falcetta, UMA Engineering
Jim Frost, MariNova Consulting
1:30pm Session Three
Public and Private Investments in Gateways and Corridors

Chair: Barry Rempel Winnipeg Airports Authority
1:35pm Assessing the Economics of Trade Infrastructure – Financing Corridor and Gateway Development
Dr. Robert Harrison
The Centre for Transportation Research University of Texas at Austin
2:15pm Infrastructure Opportunities Through Co‐production in the Railways
Dr. Malcolm Cairns
Canadian Pacific Railway
2:40pm Infrastructure Opportunities of Port Rail Authorities
Monica Blaney
Government of Alberta
3:00pm Discussant
Dennis Apedaile
Bighorn Consulting
3:10pm Roundtable Discussion
3:30pm Coffee Break
4:00pm Session Four
Directions in NAFTA Transportation Policy

Chair: Jim Frost, MariNova Consulting
4:05pm North America Transportation Policy Then and Now: Issues to Guide a Western Canada Transportation Policy Discussion on Gateways and Corridors
Dr. Stephen Blank
Senior Research Associate
North American Center for Transborder Studies, ASU
4:30pm Discussant
Doug Campbell
Campbell Agribusiness Strategists
4:40pm Roundtable Discussion
4:55pm Policy Roundtable
Dr. Graham Parsons
5:30pm Conference Close
Closing Remarks

Dr. David Gillen

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