Speakers 2018-11-16T12:25:42+00:00

Opening Remarks:

Jonathan Wilkinson
Executive VP, Infrastructure Construction
SNC-Lavalin

KEYNOTE & FIRESIDE CHAT

The Hon. Jeff Yurek
Ontario’s Minister of Transportation

FIRESIDE CHAT

The Hon. Monte McNaughton
Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure

FIRESIDE CHAT

The Hon. Steve Clark
Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing

panel 1 title

Leading city-regions have seamless transit systems that enable them to compete and prosper. Our region’s network of transit systems requires additional integration. As the Government of Ontario moves to upload aspects of Toronto’s heavy rail network, what else should the Province do to advance the integration of our region’s transit systems?

This expert panel will discuss key approaches for building a more seamless network of transit systems in the near term.

Gregg Lintern
Chief Planner
City of Toronto

Phil Verster
CEO
Metrolinx

R. Michael Warren
CEO
The Warren Group Inc

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Tricia Wood
Professor
York University

MODERATOR

Simon Dixon
Global Transportation Sector Leader
Deloitte

panel 2 title

Making it easier for people to choose transit is vital for our growing region. Metrolinx has accordingly set ambitious targets for growing ridership, increasing access to rapid transit and enhancing municipal cross-boundary transit service.

This expert panel will explore what is required to achieve these targets, and how the Province’s uploading agenda can possibly play a supporting role.

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Guillaume Bouthillier
VP & Head of Global Partnerships
Bombardier

Geoff Cross
Vice President, Planning & Policy
TransLink

Michael English
Managing Director
Accenture

Yvonne Rene

Yvonne Rene de Cotret
Partner
Transportation and Future of Mobility Practice Lead
Deloitte Canada

Marie Hélène Cloutier
Vice President, Customer Experience, Marketing & Sales
Keolis Canada

MODERATOR

Bruce McCuaig
VP, Canada Transit Sector Market Leader
AECOM

When it comes to building a seamless world-class transit system, there are few better organizations to learn from than Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway (MTR). Over the past four decades, MTR has built a transit network that covers 221 kilometers, serves 5 million people daily, runs on time 99.9% of the time, and operates at a profit.

Hear from MTR CEO, Lincoln Leong, on decades of lessons learned – lessons which our region should consider as we advance network integration.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Lincoln Leong
CEO
MTR Corporation Ltd.

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MODERATOR

Jan De Silva
President & CEO
Toronto Region Board of Trade

Keeping infrastructure investment moving forward is a priority for the region’s business community. All orders of government must not slow down the construction of rapid transit lines. The need for infrastructure and technological solutions for moving goods efficiently across the region is equally important.

This expert panel will discuss strategic projects for moving people and goods throughout our region, potential funding sources and possible opportunities the Province’s uploading agenda provides.

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Ehren Cory
President & CEO
Infrastructure Ontario

Kristin Hanson
Senior Vice-President, Infrastructure Engineering, Central Canada
SNC-Lavalin

Nicholas Hann
Head of Investments
Canada Infrastructure Bank

Eileen Waechter
Director, Corporate Relations & Strategic Partnerships
Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Mark Lerner
Vice-President Corporate Marketing and Business Development
Canadian National Railway

MODERATOR

Julia Stefanishina
Global Director Infrastructure Advisory,
Hatch