2015 Spring Member Forum Program

April 29, 2015 | Category: Member Forum

Program - 2015 Spring Member Forum. Geopolitics & Trade: Shifting Markets – Impacts on Western Canada’s Economy & Transportation Network

Tags : Trade

Mr. Tirole, 2014 Winner of Nobel Prize for Economics, has said, “regulation is a complex subject because it must be light enough to prevent entrepreneurship from being squelched,” while “at the same time you need to have a strong state which is going to enforce those regulations.” The discussion among Members was very much in the same vein: that regulation is sometimes difficult but, on occasion, essential. The key is to grasp the difficulties and proceed, cautiously aware of the complexities and subtleties.

Tags : Trade, Trucking, Policy

Transportation industry leaders gathered in Winnipeg to discuss freight forecasts that impact Western Canada’s transportation network: potash, coal, agricultural products, energy products and containerized goods. Shippers and transportation providers then responded and outlined the challenges and opportunities of each commodity.


Supporting Continued Success: Disaster Management; And Regional Transportation Priorities


WESTAC Members identified public opposition as an issue of importance to the future of the transportation industry. It seems no matter where one turns, there is public opposition and angst regarding projects of all types and transportation is no different.


At WESTAC’s Semi-Annual Meeting, November 20 and 21 in Vancouver, Members heard from two provocative speakers presenting game-changing scenarios. Each scenario challenged the world as we know it on globalization, transportation networks and infrastructure development.

Tags : Trade, Environment

WESTAC’s Annual Meeting held April 3 and 4 at Government House in Edmonton provided a valuable opportunity for transportation leaders to explore the sensitive subject of exporting Canada’s energy products.

Tags : Energy

At WESTAC’s Semi-Annual Meeting October 18 & 19 in Calgary, supply chain leaders from all sectors came together to discuss whether the system is Up to the Challenge – Building Capacity to Meet Demand.


The Annual Meeting held April 5 and 6 in Winnipeg brought together industry experts to discuss commodity outlooks for Western Canada.


The Semi-Annual Meeting held October 19 and 20 in Calgary brought many Members and special guests together to discuss building supply chain competitiveness.