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Translog 2011 to identify gaps to sustainable and efficient transportation

HAMILTON, Ont. -- There are just two weeks left to Translog 2011, scheduled for June 15-16 at the Hamilton Convention Centre in Hamilton.

HAMILTON, Ont. — There are just two weeks left to Translog 2011, scheduled for June 15-16 at the Hamilton Convention Centre in Hamilton.

The event, entitled “Efficient Movement of Goods and People:  Are We There Yet?” is being put on by The McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics (MITL) and Supply Chain and Logistics Association Canada (SCL). TRANSLOG brings together a diverse mix of transportation practitioners to provide a 360 degree view of timely issues in goods and people movement.  The conference presents an ideal forum to network and learn from leaders and peers from academia, industry and government.  This year the conference will identify gaps between where we are today and where we could be for sustained and efficient movements of goods and people.

The 2-day event includes 6 keynotes, 4 interactive panels, and 11 sessions with over 50 speakers, including Transportation Media editorial director Lou Smyrlis, who will lead a panel on supply chain issues.

To register, go to: 

Keynotes include:

 Malcolm Cairns, Director Business Research, Canadian Pacific Railway Robert Armstrong, Supply Chain and Logistics Association Canada (for Philippe Richer, Canada) Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Hofstra University, New York Lou Smyrlis,Transportation Media Louis-Paul Tardif, Economic Analysis and Research, Transport Canada Dr. G. Don Taylor, Virgina Tech

 Keynote Highlights: Supply Chains:  State of Knowledge and Pressing Research Issues Perspectives on Transportation Strategy for 2011 The Evolving Relationship Between 3PL and Intermodal Transport Two Federal Views on Trends in Canadian Supply Chains The Strengths and Challenges for Rail Freight Transportation in Canada

 Interactive Panel Highlights: Transportation Infrastructure:  Exploring Alternative Funding Light Rail and Bus Rapid Transit:  Do they Drive Urban Development? Supply Chain Strategies for 2011 and Beyond How the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) is Optimizing its Supply Chain

 Session Highlights: International Case Studies from:  Germany, Brazil, Africa and Asia Hamilton, Ontario:  Its Continuing Evolution as a Gateway The Cutting Edge in Emerging Technologies The Role of Rail in Gateways Reflections on the 2010 Winnipeg Future of Trucking Symposium The Complex Industrial Dynamics at the Canada-U.S. Border How Fleet Management Systems are Revolutionizing our Understanding of Trucking Bottlenecks The Rise of “Reverse Logistics” Using Bluetooth for Traffic Speed Estimation

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