Transportation Forum 2018: Moving people around our region

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
7:30 AM
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Individuals:  $199 + GST
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Schedule:Registration & Buffet Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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As we approach the B.C. Local Elections on October 20, transit and transportation rank among the top issues on the minds of Greater Vancouver businesses and voters.

Just days before residents head to the polls, Transportation Forum 2018 will take a deep dive into the most pressing issues related to efficiently moving people around the Lower Mainland.

According to our recent VoteLocal Survey, congestion and a perceived imbalance between development of transit and housing are some of the top issues that will need to be addressed by incoming mayors and councils around the region — as well as transportation agencies and other regional bodies.

What should our transportation future look like? What role will technology play in the future? And how are other metro regions addressing similar challenges? Join us on October 16 as industry experts tackle these questions and more.

Opening Keynote

The future of mobility: How innovation is building the foundation

Simon Dixon

Simon Dixon
Global Transportation Sector Leader
Deloitte

Across the world we are seeing rapid transformation in the way people travel and a much greater role for cities in generating growth and prosperity. By linking these two trends together, cities can find novel approaches to moving citizens efficiently, sustainably and in an integrated way. Those cities that can solve these critical issues will be the most successful in terms of productivity, liveability, and flexibility. They can start by looking at the right indicators of where they stand, and by using what they've got in the most innovative and integrated manner.

Session 1

State and Future of Greater Vancouver

Our city regions are expanding to accommodate population growth, housing pressures, emerging industries, and jobs. How are regional and provincial governments tackling the challenges of managing mobility and commuting?

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Dale Bracewell, Manager, Transportation Planning City of Vancouver
Rod Schebesch, Senior Vice President, Sector Leader, Transportation, Stantec
Michael White, Associate Vice-President, Campus and Community Planning, University of British Columbia
Moderator: Hayley Woodin, Multimedia Journalist, Business in Vancouver

Session 2

Technology

As technology disrupts the way in which we travel, new inter-modal ecosystems of personal mobility are being created. This panel will discuss emerging trends in transportation technology; MaaS, EV, Autonomous Vehicles, ridesharing and the next big conversations. 

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Michael van Hemmen, General Manager, Cities (West), Uber

Additional panellists to be announced

Session 3

Transit Authority Experiences

The growth and evolution of regions around North America establish transferrable transportation and transit best practices. This panel will bring together leaders of North American transit authorities to discuss the issues and future of transit in their regions and to share best practices that these jurisdictions can learn from each other.

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Kevin Desmond, CEO, TransLink
Rob Gannon, General Manager, King County Metro Transit

Additional panellists to be announced

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