Translog 2014 to examine congestion issues in GTHA

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BURLINGTON, Ont. – The Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area is the largest freight hub and population centre in Canada but congestion is causing movements to seize up. What are the costs of complacency in a competitive world?

Join leading transportation industry experts and policy makers at Translog 2014 as they attempt to close the gaps between research, policy and the real world to have top-notch sustainable transportation systems in the GTHA.

Translog 2014 is set to take place May 13-14 at the Ron Joyce Centre, DeGroote School of Business.

In addition to the focus on GTHA, leading representatives from the private sector, government and academia will shed light on the modern day supply chain, cross-border dynamics, the rise of electric mobility and many other issues relating to the harmonization of people and goods movement.

Speakers include Carol Layton, Ontario deputy minister of transportation, Gary Fast, assistant vice president, international transport, Canadian Tire; Brad Long, director, global supply chain logistics, Litens Automotive Partnership; Tony Boemi, vice president growth & development, Port of Montreal; Dr. Paul Nieuwenhuis, co-director, Centre for Automotive Industry Research and Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence, Cardiff University, UK and several others.

Transportation Media editorial director Lou Smyrlis will host a panel delving into transportation challenges and changes in 2014 and beyond. The panel includes:

Martin Kelly, Director, Carrier Development and Compliance   at Wheels Group

Ian Hamilton, Vice President, Business Development and   Real Estate, Hamilton Port Authority

Nelum Attanayake, General Manager of CMA CGM Logistics

Ellen Cochren, Manager, Burlington Parts Distribution   Centre, Navistar Canada, Inc.

Patrick Cain, CEO, Cain Express

Gordon Graham, Director of Business Development, Canadian   National Railway

Translog 2014 is presented by the McMaster Institute for   Transportation & Logistics and the Chartered

Institute of Traffic and Transport.

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