Transportation Forum 2024 Presented by Deloitte

Thursday, May 23, 2024
7:30 AM
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Schedule:Registration & Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Transportation Forum 2024

The way people and goods move around our region is undergoing a major transformation, as transportation becomes increasingly vital to driving low carbon, resilient and sustainable solutions responding to population growth, shifting customer expectations and demands.

Over the past few years, our Transportation Forum has been a dynamic space delving into the future and global innovations in transportation and championing leadership in advancing new transportation and mobility ideas. This year, our forum will look beyond ideas and unpack actions needed for achieving tangible results.

Managing challenges in supply chain, the energy transition, and a high-cost environment demand forward-thinking and sustainable transportation solutions. Our region needs to build innovative and resilient infrastructure that will cater to the evolving needs of our community and address the pressing issues of our time.

During this exciting time of growth and change, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade invites you to the 2024 Transportation Forum presented by Deloitte. This annual forum will bring together industry experts and government officials to explore the future of moving goods and people around the region in the present day and beyond in this era of growth and change.


John Casola

John Casola
Chief Investment Officer
Canada Infrastructure Bank


Hon. Rob Fleming  Sec. Roger Millar Bridgitte Anderson  

Hon. Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Province of British Columbia
Roger Millar, Secretary of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation
Moderator: Bridgitte Anderson, President and CEO, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

Panel 1

Powering a More Sustainable Transportation Ecosystem

British Columbians have a strong desire to actively address the need to transition to more sustainable transportation options, providing innovative and high-quality solutions.

Despite a shared vision, the viability of these solutions hinges on innovation, market readiness, cost considerations, and supportive policies. This panel will discuss the essential factors for adopting more sustainable forms of transportation, tackling affordability challenges head-on, and discovering new opportunities to deploy critical infrastructure and technology.

Wendy Avis  David Bibby  Leanne Buhler  Frank Femia  Karen Hamberg

Wendy Avis, Director, Climate and Environment, Vancouver Airport Authority
David Bibby, President and CEO, Hypercharge
Leanne Buhler, Head, Evolve E-Bike Share and E-Scooter Share
Frank Femia, Senior Manager Strategic Procurement Energy Operation, Shared Services & Sustainability, Air Canada
Moderator: Karen Hamberg, Partner and National Clean Technology Leader, Deloitte Canada

Panel 2

Investing in the Transportation of Tomorrow

With the region’s rapid population growth and increased demand for goods placing strain on transportation and supply chain infrastructure, the need for innovative collaboration and financial strategies becomes increasingly clear. This panel will explore the multidimensional approaches required to ensure we are well financed and well-placed to build the next era of transportation infrastructure needed in our region.

Steve Perry  Shaun Stevenson   Michael van Hemmen   Mayor Brad West  Anna Lilly  

Steve Perry, Dean, School of Transportation, BCIT
Shaun Stevenson, President & CEO, Prince Rupert Port Authority
Michael van Hemmen, General Manager, Mobility, Uber Canada
Mayor Brad West, City of Port Coquitlam, Chair-TransLink Mayors' Council
Moderator: Anna Lilly, Principal, Earnscliffe Strategies

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