Media advisory - VIA Rail President Yves Desjardins-Siciliano and CN Engineering VP David Ferryman to deliver opening addresses at Canadian Rail Summit 2016

Canada's leading rail industry event will feature a 60-exhibitor trade show, and workshops on key issues such as safety, trade, infrastructure and innovation

MONTREAL, May 11, 2016 /CNW/ - The Railway Association of Canada and the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers invite the media to attend the opening plenary of the Canadian Rail Summit (CRS) on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, VIA Rail's President and CEO, will open the three-day conference and trade show by presenting his vision for modernizing Canadian passenger rail service, including VIA Rail's dedicated tracks project for the Quebec-Windsor corridor. 

David Ferryman, Vice-President System Engineering for CN, will deliver a special address on how CN is building for the future, investing in safety, technology and infrastructure and collaborating with stakeholders.

CRS will also feature workshops on topics such as safety, trade, innovation, and infrastructure, and a trade show showcasing the latest railway industry technologies from close to 60 companies from across North America.



Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building), Hall G

222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario


Thursday, May 12, 2016 

8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. EDT


Members of the media are welcome to explore the trade show following the opening plenary. CRS workshops will be closed to the media; however, interviews may be available upon request.

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For further information: To obtain media accreditation, please contact: Alex Paterson, Railway Association of Canada,, 613-220-6348; Sarah Mayes, Railway Association of Canada,, 613-914-9768


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