Registration & Breakfast: 7:15 - 8:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks: 8:00 a.m.
Session 1: 8:15 - 9:30 a.m.
Networking Break: 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Session 3: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Networking Lunch: 12:30 p.m.
Moving Vancouver Forward
As Canada's Pacific Gateway, Greater Vancouver's transit and transportation networks are key to keeping our regional, provincial and national economy moving. Our air, marine, rail, road, and transit networks all contribute in a concerted manner to ensuring that people get to their destinations and that goods get to market.
Both our region and our economy are growing. In order to sustain and build on this growth, we need to invest in our transit & transportation networks to increase its effectiveness and efficiency.
The new federal government has recognized this by committing $125 billion in infrastructure funding over the next 10 years. It is now up to the region to set strategic priorities for transit & transportation infrastructure funding.
This summit will provide an opportunity for the business community to prioritise the investments that will guide our economic growth for the next twenty-five years and beyond. Together, we can connect British Columbia's people, goods and resources with the world.
Moving People Forward
Metro Vancouver will welcome one million new residents over the next 25 years. But alongside the positive contributions that these new residents will make will come new challenges, from congestion to housing affordability to climate change. The need for a strategy to keep the region moving was behind the development in 2014 by the TransLink Mayors' Council of a common vision for the future of our transportation system. This vision positions the region to take advantage of the federal government's historic commitments to investing in transit. The region is ready to start work, but what are the next steps? Moving People Forward will look at what our region's integrated transit system needs to take our economy to the next level. Join in this conversation that will set the top transit priorities for moving people in the Greater Vancouver region.
Kevin Desmond, CEO, TransLink
Mayor Linda Hepner, City of Surrey
Mayor Gregor Robertson, City of Vancouver
Moderator: Frances Bula, Freelance Journalist, city politics and urban issues
The Honourable Todd Stone
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Deputy House Leader
Province of British Columbia
Moving Goods Forward
Goods movement in Greater Vancouver is essential to the future of our economy. As the gateway to the Asia Pacific, integrating air, marine, and rail networks have never been more critical, and continue to take on a national significance. Moving Goods Forward will explore what our goods movement network needs to be world-class. This high-level dialogue will focus on projects and policies that will improve our transportation corridors, generate productivity gains, and produce economic benefits not only in British Columbia, but across the country. Involve yourself in this dialogue about bettering our goods movement networks and our economy.
Mike Cory, Senior Vice President Western Region, CN
Steve Fleck, Executive Vice President, Business Leader, Project Delivery Office, Stantec
Don Krusel, President and CEO, Prince Rupert Port Authority
Eric Waltz, President, GCT Canada
Peter Xotta, Vice President, Planning and Operations, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Moderator: Marcella Szel