Canada Infrastructure Forum: Rail & Transit-oriented Development Birmingham

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Wednesday, 26 February, 2020 - 08:15 to 13:15

Canada Infrastructure Forum: Rail & Transit-oriented Development Birmingham


High Commission Of Canada


Birmingham - Exact Venue to be Advised
To be Advised Birmingham B1
United Kingdom

Your invitation to explore trade and investment opportunities in Canada's rail and transit-oriented development sectors.

About this Event

The High Commission of Canada in London and the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) are pleased to invite you to attend a Forum exploring trade and investment opportunities in Canada’s Rail and Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) sectors.

Join us for a discussion with the organisations and authorities responsible for some of Canada’s largest rail and transport investments including; Exo - the metropolitan transportation network for Greater Montreal, and their parent ARTM: Metropolitan Regional Transportation Authority, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx (both invited), the City of Calgary from the province of Alberta, the regional transit authorities for Vancouver and southwest British Columbia Translink and the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Campus + Community Planning.

Speakers will provide insight on their project pipeline and long term plans, scope of projects, anticipated services required and how to do business and invest in Canada. Audience discussion will follow.

Who should attend?

These presentations and discussions are suited for UK suppliers of professional services in the construction and infrastructure sectors; engineers, consultants, architects, advisory services. They are particularly relevant to those already doing business in the Canadian market either seeking to expand their business to new areas in Canada, or establish a Canadian business/subsidiary.


Speakers and agenda is subject to change and will be regularly updated.

08:15 Registration

08:45 Welcome and Introduction

  • Gilda Carbone, Senior Trade Officer, Department for International Trade
  • Jason Kee, Trade Commissioner (Infrastructure), High Commission of Canada

08:55 Canada Transit/Transportation Infrastructure Overview and Investing in Canada

  • Tamim Raad, Principal, Access Planning

09:15 Panel 1 – Western Canada

  • Translink
  • UBC Campus and Community Planning
  • City of Calgary

10:05 Networking Break

10:35 Panel 2 – Ontario

  • Infrastructure Ontario
  • Metrolinx

11:25 Panel 3 – Québec

  • Exo
  • ARTM

12:15 Networking Lunch

13:15 Finish.

Organised by:

The High Commission of Canada is the Government of Canada’s office in the UK. Whether your company wants to establish operations in Canada or source Canadian products, services or technology, we can help. The High Commission is part of Global Affairs Canada.

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) is responsible for promoting British trade and investment opportunities across the world. This includes developing, coordinating and delivering a new trade and investment policy to promote UK business and bringing high-quality investment to the UK.

Space is limited.
To confirm your place, please register no later than February 21st

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