events


WESTAC brings together transportation leaders at a variety of events throughout the year.

  • Member Forums: WESTAC’s signature event is its bi-annual Member Forum, a one- to two-day member-only event offering in-camera presentations and discussions about topical issues. Featuring high-profile speakers, they allow for the lively exchange of ideas and opinions and provide opportunities for informal meetings between senior industry representatives and decision-makers.
  • Roundtables: WESTAC regularly hosts member-only roundtables for newly appointed Ministers of Transportation from across the region. The Council is called upon to convene and facilitate seminars and workshops on specific issues impacting transportation across Western Canada.
  • Conferences: Periodically, WESTAC hosts high-quality larger conferences that are open to the wider transportation community.


Upcoming Events



2019 Fall Member Forum

Exceptional Speaker Series

Nov 14, 2019
Westin Calgary Airport Hotel

Details coming soon!

PAST SPEAKERS

WESTAC hosts thought-leaders and expert speakers at its annual forums. Below is a small selection of speakers.

  • Martin Ford, Futurist, New York Times Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker and Silicon Valley Entrepreneur
  • David Bach, Deputy Dean & Professor in the Practice of Management, Yale School of Management
  • Pieter Bottelier, former Chief of World Bank office in Beijing and former Professor, China Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
  • Stijn Rubens, Senior Advisor, Drewry Supply Chain Advisors
  • Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada and former Vice-President of Economic Analysis, CD Howe Institute
  • A. Gary Shilling, Forbes and Bloomberg columnist
  • Brian Lee Crowley, Managing Director, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
  • Buzz Hargrove, Former President of the CAW, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Hon. David Emerson, Chair of Canada Transportation Act Review, former Federal Minister
  • Dr. Laurence C. Smith, Chair of Geography and Professor of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, UCLA and author of the World in 2050
  • Dr. Linda Duxbury, Professor, Sprott School of Business
  • Patricia Mohr, ‎Vice-President, Economics & commodity market specialist, The Scotiabank Group
  • Robert Johnston, CEO, Eurasia Group

 

Top left: Brian Lee Crowley, top right: Dr. Laurence C. Smith, bottom left: Linda Duxbury, bottom right: Buzz Hargrove

PAST EVENTS

WESTAC addresses timely, strategic transportation issues through its Member Forums, roundtables and industry conferences. Follow the link below to see a full list of past events or browse through the most recent events listed below.

SEE PHOTOS FROM PAST EVENTS

2010 Annual Meeting

Preparing for Changing Landscapes: Understanding the Impacts on Transportation

Apr 28, 2010 – Apr 30, 2010
Regina, SK