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2017 Canadian Inland Ports Conference

October 4, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Join us on October 4 & 5, 2017 at the 2017 Canadian Inland Ports Conference in Calgary, Alberta at the University of Calgary Downtown Campus!

This conference builds on a very successful conference that was hosted in 2016 in Winnipeg. The theme of this year’s conference is Canada’s Ports: Gateways to Enable Trade.

Focusing on the importance of a linked supply chain, the morning of October 4 will focus on Canada’s sea ports and the afternoon will centre on Canada’s Inland Ports, the Pacific Gateway Alliance, and Railway, Shippers and Competitive Access in the Public Interest. October 5 will showcase learnings from our inland port neighbours to the south and on new trade challenges and future direction for Canada’s Gateways.

The 2017 Canadian Inland Ports Conference will investigate the economic and societal importance of our existing inland ports and by reference to examples of inland ports in Europe and North America, demonstrate what the future economic impact of these inland ports can be within their region and within Canada.

October 4, 2017

8:00        Networking Breakfast and Registration

8:40        Welcoming Remarks

8:45        European Perspective: The Importance of a Linked Supply Chain

9:30        The Competitive Advantage of Canada’s Ports: Eastern Canada

10:45     Break

11:15     The Competitive Advantage of Canada’s Ports: Western Canada

12:15     Lunch Keynote Address

  • Patrick Gosselin, Director, Ports and Seaway Policy, Transport Canada (Confirmed)

1:30        The Competitive Advantage of Canada’s Inland Ports

3:15        Break

3:35        Optimizing Supply Chains to Ensure Trade Access & Global Competitiveness

5:00        Wrap-up

October 5, 2017

8:30        Breakfast Keynote Address

9:15        Learning from our Inland Port Neighbours to the South

10:15     Break

10:30     Linking Markets and Accessing Gateways

11:15     New Trade and Future Opportunities for Canada’s Gateways

12:00     Lunch Keynote Address

13:15     Wrap Up

Hotel Information:

Ramada Calgary Downtown; Room Rate of $124 a night; http://ramadacalgary.com/

Please call Toll Free 1-800-661-8684 or the hotel direct at 403 263 7600 or email: reservations@ramadacalgary.com. Please use the group name “1710VANHORN” when making your reservation.

Sponsorship is available! 

2017 Canadian Inland Port Conference Sponsorship Opportunities


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October 4, 2017 @ 8:00 am
October 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Van Horne Institute


University of Calgary Downtown Campus
906 - 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 1H9 Canada
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