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Opening Remarks and Fireside Chat with the Honourable Caroline Mulroney

Kicking off our 6th Transportation Summit is SNC Lavalin President and CEO Ian Edwards. This year’s summit wouldn’t have been possible without SNC Lavalin as our presenting sponsor.

Joining us for a special keynote address, the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, will share what’s next for the Toronto region’s transit and transportation infrastructure as we recover.

Ian Edwards

President and Chief Executive Officer, SNC-Lavalin

The Honourable Caroline Mulroney

Minister of Transportation and Francophone Affairs

Jan De Silva

President and CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade

Session 1: Recovery and the Future of Transportation

Our transportation networks are crucial for getting our front-line workers from their homes to their jobs. Highways and trains keep goods moving across our region and province ensuring access to food, medical supplies and entertainment.

This panel will explore the future of our transportation industry and draw upon lessons learned from our global neighbours in order to ensure the region’s long-term recovery.

Huang Ching-Shinn

Vice President of Taipei Metro

Cynthia Garneau

President and Chief Executive Officer, VIA Rail Canada

Elliot G. (Lee) Sander

President, Americas Region, Bombardier Transportation

Phil Verster

President & Chief Executive Officer, Metrolinx

Huang Ching-Shinn

Vice President of Taipei Metro

Cynthia Garneau

President and Chief Executive Officer, VIA Rail Canada

Elliot G. (Lee) Sander

President, Americas Region, Bombardier Transportation

Phil Verster

President & Chief Executive Officer, Metrolinx

Shaunna Conway

Partner, Deloitte

Neil Pakey

Chief Executive Officer, Nieuport Aviation

Shaunna Conway

Partner, Deloitte

Neil Pakey

Chief Executive Officer, Nieuport Aviation

Session 2: Opening Doors with Regionally Interconnected Transportation Systems

Traditionally, regional transit has emphasized the peak period movement of workers to and from the downtown core, but as people continue to work from home, and job opportunities emerge in different areas of the region, transportation networks must change.

This panel will explore the creation of an anywhere-to-anywhere, integrated, regional transportation network that could connect people to economic opportunities, and employers to talent, ensuring that the Toronto region builds back better through recovery and into the future.

  • Dr. Jonathan English, Director of Policy, Transportation and Infrastructure, Toronto Region Board of Trade (Host)
  • Yvonne Rene de Cotret, Partner, Transportation and Future of Mobility Practice Lead, Deloitte (Presenter)
  • Daniel Bergeron, Chief Planning Officer, Greater Montreal’s Metropolitan Regional Transportation Authority (Panelist)
  • Paul Blumenthal, Member of the board, Molinari Rail Group (Panelist)
  • Angela Gibson, Head of Strategy and Foresight, Toronto Transit Commission (Panelist)
  • Michele Molinari, President and CEO, Molinari Rail Group (Panelist)
  • Charles Wheeler, Executive Vice-President, Comtech Group (Moderator)

Jonathan English

Director of Policy for Transportation and Infrastructure, Toronto Region Board of Trade

Yvonne Rene de Cotret

Partner, Transportation and Future of Mobility Practice Lead, Deloitte

Daniel Bergeron

Executive Director, Transportation Planning and Mobility, Autorité Règionale de Transport Métropolitain

Paul Blumenthal

Member of the Board, Molinari Rail Group

Jonathan English

Director of Policy for Transportation and Infrastructure, Toronto Region Board of Trade

Yvonne Rene de Cotret

Partner, Transportation and Future of Mobility Practice Lead, Deloitte

Daniel Bergeron

Executive Director, Transportation Planning and Mobility, Autorité Règionale de Transport Métropolitain

Paul Blumenthal

Member of the Board, Molinari Rail Group

Angela Gibson

Head, Strategy & Foresight, Toronto Transit Commission

Michele Molinari

President & CEO, Molinari Rail Group

Charles Wheeler, B.E.S.

Executive Vice President, Comtech Group Inc.

Angela Gibson

Head, Strategy & Foresight, Toronto Transit Commission

Michele Molinari

President & CEO, Molinari Rail Group

Charles Wheeler, B.E.S.

Executive Vice President, Comtech Group Inc.

Breakout Session: Closing the Gap in Infrastructure Financing, Presented by Deloitte

Deloitte estimates that in the next 50 years Canada will require up to $22 trillion in infrastructure investments to meet its growth and policy objectives. To successfully deliver that quantum of infrastructure, Canada will need a long-term plan that identifies and prioritizes infrastructure investments and includes a plan for funding and financing investments. The cost of the investment, competing government priorities, and ever-expanding levels of public debt, mean that tax dollars will become increasingly scarce to fund major infrastructure projects.

What alternative funding models and strategies exist? How can we prevent the emergence of a funding gap?

Join Craig Walter, Partner, National leader of Deloitte’s Infrastructure practice and the Americas leader of Deloitte’s Infrastructure M&A to discuss this and more.

Breakout Session: Innovating through the global pandemic for the future of Aerospace and Rail in Ontario, Presented by Bombardier

Ontario is home to an ecosystem of highly skilled employees, small and medium sized businesses and academic institutions that are the envy of jurisdictions worldwide. Leveraging the innovations that have stemmed from the pandemic challenges, aerospace and rail in Ontario are well positioned for growth. This breakout session will dive deep into each industry and their plans for a post-COVID future.

Featuring Josée Ouellet, Vice President, Services Americas, Bombardier Transportation, and Graham Kelly, Vice President, Global Operations and Toronto Site, Bombardier Aviation this promises to be an insightful and thought-provoking discussion.

Breakout Session: Rebooting the Economy with Digital Construction, President by SNC Lavalin

“Digital” is often seen as a misunderstood and trending buzzword; where putting ‘digital’ in front of a phrase suddenly makes it exciting. However, for SNC-Lavalin, digital technology, combined with our engineering expertise and deep industry knowledge allow us to deliver greater insights to our clients, faster and better. Find out more about how digital drives construction from our key experts, including Dale Clarke, President, Infrastructure Services, SNC-Lavalin and Neil Thompson, Director of Digital Construction, Atkins.

Featuring Josée Ouellet, Vice President, Services Americas, Bombardier Transportation, and Graham Kelly, Vice President, Global Operations and Toronto Site, Bombardier Aviation this promises to be an insightful and thought-provoking discussion.

Breakout Session: Streamlining U.S. Travel at Billy Bishop Airport to Keep Our Economy Moving, Presented by Nieuport Aviation

Nieuport Aviation is the owner and operator of the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Working with PortsToronto, Transport Canada and US Homeland Security, we are working to bring a new U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Preclearance Facility to the downtown Toronto airport. Pre-clearance streamlines transborder air travel by eliminating customs reviews upon arrival in the U.S., and has government approval on both sides of the border.

Join us for a discussion with Nieuport CEO, Neil Pakey, on how we’re building this critical piece of infrastructure and what it means for the recovery of Toronto’s Visitor Economy moving forward.

Keynote with Dean Stoneley, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company in Canada

Hear from Ford Canada’s President and CEO Dean Stoneley in a special keynote presentation. He’ll be joined by Toronto region Board of Trade President and CEO Jan De Silva for a fireside chat on what’s next for the auto industry.

Dean Stoneley

President and CEO, Ford Motor Company of Canada

Jan De Silva

President and CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade

Fireside chat with Michael Lindsay, President and CEO of Infrastructure Ontario

We’re excited to welcome President and CEO of Infrastructure Ontario, Michael Lindsay for a special fireside chat with Toronto Region Board of Trade President and CEO Janet De Silva.

Michael Lindsay

President and Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Ontario

Jan De Silva

President and CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade

Session 3: Maximizing Value in Infrastructure Construction

The Toronto region is grappling with the increasing cost of delivering vitally needed transportation infrastructure. As governments face unprecedented financial demands through recovery, optimizing the delivery of infrastructure by employing global best practices is becoming increasingly essential.

The meaningful insights gained from this discussion are designed to aid policymakers as they look to deliver the type of affordable transit infrastructure the Toronto region needs.

  • Dale Clarke, President, Infrastructure Services, SNC Lavalin (Panelist)
  • Eric Goldwyn, Research Scholar, NYU’s the Marron Institute of Urban Management (Panelist)
  • Juan Tébar Molinero, Director of Railway Operation, Engineering and Maintenance, Metro de Madrid (Panelist)
  • Danielle Townley, Senior Vice President, Procurement, Infrastructure Ontario
  • Stephen Wickens, Transportation Researcher and the Author of report, Station to Station
  • Cherise Burda, Executive Director, City Building, Ryerson (Moderator)

Dale Clarke

President, Infrastructure Services, SNC-Lavalin

Eric Goldwyn

Research Scholar, NYU’s the Marron Institute of Urban Management

Juan Tébar Molinero

Director of Railway Operation, Engineering and Maintenance, Metro de Madrid

Danielle Townley

Senior Vice President, Procurement

Dale Clarke

President, Infrastructure Services, SNC-Lavalin

Eric Goldwyn

Research Scholar, NYU’s the Marron Institute of Urban Management

Juan Tébar Molinero

Director of Railway Operation, Engineering and Maintenance, Metro de Madrid

Danielle Townley

Senior Vice President, Procurement

Stephen Wickens

Transportation Researcher & Author

Cherise Burda

Executive Director, City Building Ryerson

Stephen Wickens

Transportation Researcher & Author

Cherise Burda

Executive Director, City Building Ryerson

Session 4: Powering our Economy with Movement of Goods

As the global pandemic reached our shores, we retreated into our homes. Cut off from family and friends, essential goods and services still needed to make it to our front doors. How goods are transported, and how quickly, directly impacts our ability to work, engage and keep our economy moving forward.

This panel will explore different ways goods move across our region and province, including long-haul transportation, aviation, logistics of movement, and the people that make it happen. It will examine this rapidly changing industry, and uncover its policy and infrastructure needs so that it can further enhance its role in the recovery.

  • Marcy Burchfield, Vice President, Economic Blue Print Institute, Toronto Region Board of Trade (Host)
  • Dan Bresolin, Vice President, Intermodal, CN (Panelist)
  • Ryan Ernst, Supply Chain & Manufacturing Operations, Deloitte (Panelist)
  • Dr. Genevieve Giuliano, Professor, METRANS Transportation Center (Panelist)
  • Eileen Waechter, Director, Corporate Partnerships, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (Panelist)
  • Chad Schella, General Manager, Government and Community Affairs, Canada Post (Moderator)

Marcy Burchfield

Vice President, Economic Blueprint Institute

Dan Bresolin

Vice President, Intermodal

Ryan Ernst

Supply Chain & Manufacturing Operations, Deloitte

Genevieve Giuliano

Professor, METRANS Transportation Center

Marcy Burchfield

Vice President, Economic Blueprint Institute

Dan Bresolin

Vice President, Intermodal

Ryan Ernst

Supply Chain & Manufacturing Operations, Deloitte

Genevieve Giuliano

Professor, METRANS Transportation Center

Eileen Waechter

Director, Corporate Relations and Strategic Partnerships, Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Chad Schella

General Manager, Government and Community Affairs, Canada Post

Eileen Waechter

Director, Corporate Relations and Strategic Partnerships, Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Chad Schella

General Manager, Government and Community Affairs, Canada Post