Strengthening Canada's engagement with international partners
OTTAWA, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's
Minister of Transport, will attend the 2014 Summit of the International
Transport Forum (ITF). This year's event, to be held in Leipzig,
Germany, from May 21 to 23, focuses on the theme Transport for a Changing World.
Minister Raitt will address her international counterparts and be a
featured participant in the opening plenary session, which will explore
global trends and transportation challenges.
The Minister will highlight Canada's approach to transportation policy
in the global economy, which includes support for innovation and
Canada's Gateways and Corridors strategies.
Minister Raitt will advance Canada's interests on key transportation
issues such as infrastructure funding, rail safety and the
transportation of dangerous goods, and workforce issues related to the
transportation sector during meetings with her international
Minister Raitt will host a media availability to share highlights from
the International Transport Forum on May 22, 2014 at 12:30 (EDT time). To join the call, media must pre-register with Transport Canada media
relations by calling 613-993-0055.
The International Transport Forum's annual Summit brings together over
54 countries and up to 1,000 participants, including transportation
ministers, senior executives from the public and private sectors,
industry stakeholders, top researchers, and members of the
This is the only international conference that addresses all modes of
France holds the Presidency of this year's Summit.
"Transport connects us internationally, for business and for recreation.
This visit is a good opportunity to share innovative ideas and
demonstrate Canada's many successes in the transportation sector. We
already work closely with a number of key partners in the European
Union, Asia, and the Americas, and the International Transport Forum
provides a venue to deepen relationships and find additional
opportunities to enhance our cooperation in support of economic growth,
prosperity, and the safety of the global transportation network."
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
International Transport Forum's website
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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