On Thursday, March 30th, the British Columbia Construction Roundtable will host a panel discussion on the future of Goods Movement in BC. We are joined by key leaders planning the next steps in our supply chain infrastructure and related policies.
Moderator/MC: Mike Henderson - Greater Vancouver Gateway Council - Michael Henderson has been the Managing Director of the Greater Vancouver Gateway Council since 2016. The Council is a collaborative forum where western transportation organizations convene and set priorities to ensure the infrastructure and policy requirements needed to meet Canada’s international trading needs for the movement of freight and people through the Greater Vancouver Gateway are in place. Michael Henderson was the Director General of Transport Canada, Pacific, from 2002 to 2016. In that capacity, he was involved in developing and implementing the Asia Pacific Gateway Strategy. The Strategy led to many infrastructure projects designed to increase the capacity and efficiency of moving goods and people through the Greater Vancouver Gateway. These projects included the expansion of the Robert’s Bank Rail Corridor, the South Fraser Perimeter Road, new rail and road infrastructure in the Port of Vancouver and the Canada Line.
Chris Hoff - Regional Manager, Coordination & Policy, Pacific Region at Transport Canada.
Chris is a long-term representative of Transport Canada and has been critical in developing and delivering major projects, including the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative. Chris is knowledgeable about Transport Canada’s supply chain initiatives on the west coast and infrastructure funding, such as the National Trade Corridor Fund program.
Kurt Slocombe - Port of Prince Rupert - VP Operations, Planning and Infrastructure.
In 2019 Kurt joined the Prince Rupert Port Authority as Vice President and is currently responsible for the port's operations, engineering, and maintenance functions. Through partnerships and direct investment, the Port of Prince Rupert expects $4 billion invested over the next ten years in expanding terminals, improving common user infrastructure, and on new facility builds.
Jason Macnaughton - Director of the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure's Integrated Planning Branch. Jason is involved in guiding the development of BC’s Provincial Goods Movement Strategy, a key component of StrongerBC, BC’s Economic Plan. Jason’s work on the Goods Movement strategy focuses on working with partners within the sector, along with users of the network and other levels of government, to strengthen BC’s transportation and logistics sector, support BC Exporters, and accelerate BC innovation to advance provincial climate objectives. He has held a range of positions in the Provincial Government, including Director of the Strategic Real Estate branch and as a Ministry Communications Director.
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