TORONTO, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - With challenges come opportunities. The current
softness in the overall economy has presented many challenges for companies
operating in the freight transportation and airline/aerospace sectors. Despite
this, each sector has come up with innovative ways to combat these pressures,
while positioning themselves to take advantage of opportunities when economic
conditions improve. Volume weaknesses experienced by the railways have
provided the opportunity to improve operating efficiencies, while the
competitive landscape in trucking has changed dramatically over the past few
years. Record high fuel prices have impacted all transportation related
companies with the airlines taking different measures to cope with rising
costs through fleet optimization, capacity adjustments, fuel surcharges and
new international alliances.
At the upcoming RBC Capital Markets' Passport 2008 Transportation
Conference, we will have the leading players in both the freight
transportation and airline/aerospace sectors discussing industry trends and
new developments through interactive panel discussions and "fire-side chats".
Event: RBC Capital Markets presents
"Passport 2008 Transportation Conference"
When: September 10, 2008 from 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Where: Le Meridien King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street East,
Agenda: There will be a combination of panel discussions and
"in conversation with" sessions. Presenting companies
the airline / aerospace sector include Air Canada, from
WestJet Airlines, Jazz Air, Porter Airlines, CAE and
Bombardier. From the freight transportation side,
presenting companies include Canadian Pacific Railway and
Canadian National Railway, TransForce, Vitran and
Livingston International. There will also be panel
discussions covering timely topics such as Ports and
Vessels with Westshore Terminals, Seaspan and COSCO.
Finally, SNC-Lavalin will discuss investing in
transportation infrastructure from a financial return
Registration: Media interested in attending the conference can call
Jackie Braden at 416-974-2124. Media are also invited to
listen to the webcast at:
http://www.wsw.com/webcast/rbc96/. The webcast will be
archived for 90 days.
For further information:
For further information: Jackie Braden, Manager, RBC, Media Relations,
(416) 974-2124, firstname.lastname@example.org