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Canadian Shipper to attend International Transport Forum Summit in Germany


LEIPZIG, Ger.–The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development officially launches its 2016 annual International Transport Forum Summit May 18-20 in Leipzig, Germany. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Canada’s Transport Minister, is expected to attend.

Canadian Shipper Editor Julia Kuzeljevich will also participate as part of the Media Travel Program.

Since 2008, the Summit brings together ministers from around the world to share policy perspectives with CEOs, heads of international organizations, thought leaders from civil society and academia, and media.

ITF’s 2016 Summit on Green and Inclusive Transport will explore the importance of low-carbon transport as an essential element in the transition to a green growth economy as well as the changes needed to make transport more inclusive and provide access for everyone to jobs, public services, and other opportunities.

This conference addresses strategic and topical issues across all transport modes where participants can engage in the debate through a variety of session formats.

The program includes policy discussions with ministers in different formats, keynote addresses, networking opportunities, demonstrations, technical tours and an exhibition. Major ITF partner organizations also host Summit side events. Evening receptions, a Gala Dinner, and cultural tours complement the program.

Ministerial sessions are at the heart of the Summit. In the Open Ministerial session, transport ministers from the 57 member countries of the International Transport Forum exchange on the burning political issues for the transport sector. Additional input is provided by three CEOs from transport or related sectors. This session is open to all delegates and the media.