OTTAWA, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's
Minister of Transport, spoke on the importance of improved skills
training to ensure safety as she met with global transportation leaders
this week at the 2014 Summit of the International Transport Forum (ITF)
held in Leipzig, Germany.
Minister Raitt met with her international counterparts from Germany,
Turkey, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Japan and Ukraine. Discussions
included enhanced cooperation and the sharing of best practices and
lessons learned in areas such as rail safety and the transportation of
dangerous goods, and strengthening links between transportation and
Minister Raitt was a featured speaker in public sessions where she
highlighted Canada's approach to innovation in the transport sector and
the importance of having a skilled and sustainable workforce to ensure
the safe and efficient movement of passengers and freight.
The theme of this year's Summit was Transport for a Changing World.
The International Transport Forum's annual Summit, held from May 21 to
23 this year, has brought together 1,100 participants from 69
countries, including transportation ministers, senior executives from
the public and private sectors, industry stakeholders, top researchers,
and members of the international media.
It is the only international conference that addresses all modes of
France holds the Presidency of this year's Summit.
"The International Transport Forum provides a unique opportunity to
discuss transportation challenges and implications for the global
economy with my international counterparts. It allows participants to
share innovative solutions to improve our transportation systems and to
ensure their safety, security and efficiency."
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
International Transport Forum's website
Opening plenary: Transport for a changing world (in the video section, click on the Session Recording)
Minister's pictures at ITF
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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