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For Immediate Release:
October 27, 2010

Media Invite: Transportation Conference Tackles Goods Movement

WHAT: The Peel Goods Movement Task Force will host transportation experts, and government and industry leaders at the conference “Delivering the Goods: Meeting Freight Challenges through Partnerships and Innovation.” The goal is to address goods movement challenges impacting southern Ontario businesses.
WHY: Traffic congestion delays delivery and shipping becomes more costly. Economic growth depends on efficient goods movement to compete with other regions.

Speakers and panel participants include:

  • The Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Transportation
  • Emil Kolb, Peel Region Chair and Task Force Chair
  • Leslie Woo, Vice President, Metrolinx
  • Charles Sousa, MPP, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade
  • Gerald Rawling on lessons from Chicago’s Intermodal Advisory Task Force
  • Mario Iacobacci, AECOM’s Director of Economics and formerly of the Conference Board of Canada, on productivity performance and infrastructure project selection
  • Walmart Canada, Transport Canada, City of Mississauga, and more.
    (Visit the website for a full list of speakers and topics.)
WHEN: November 3, 2010, 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. 
WHERE: Mississauga, ON., at Walmart Canada head office.
Location and parking instructions will be provided upon RSVP.

Media must RSVP to attend. To RSVP, please contact Ken Chiu (contact info below).

Agenda and speaker topics can be found on the Peel Goods Movement Task Force website: www.peelregion.ca/movinggoods

About the Peel Goods Movement Task Force
The Task Force is an industry-government partnership intended to address goods movement obstacles that can include congestion, infrastructure, policies and regulations that affect Peel businesses. The mandate is to develop a common vision for moving goods, provide stakeholders a forum to guide future improvements and develop an action plan to apply improvements. Peel is a pivotal freight hub for southern Ontario and Canada that includes significant numbers of warehouse/shipping operations and Canadian headquarters for many businesses.



Ken Chiu
Public Affairs Associate
Region of Peel 905-791-7800, ext. 4667

Brian Lakeman
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4708

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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