Media alert: PwC and renowned author and economist Jeff Rubin present, "How
will supply chains evolve in an energy-constrained, low-carbon world?"

TORONTO, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) LLP and Jeff Rubin, former Chief Economist with CIBC World Markets and author of the book, Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, are pleased to invite members of the media for a discussion on the long-term market trends that will impact sustainable positioning for the transportation and logistics (T&L) sectors, including:

    -   Do high oil prices threaten conventional transport?
    -   Will energy efficiency become a more important criterion than speed?
    -   Will consumer behaviour have an influence?
    -   Regionalization or globalization?
    -   What will be the "cost" of carbon?
    -   Are T&L companies prepared?

WHAT: T&L 2030: How will supply chains evolve in an energy-constrained, low-carbon world?

WHEN: Thursday, March 4, 2010; anytime between 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Mississauga Convention Centre, East Entrance - Salon F & G, 75 Derry Road West

INTERVIEW/PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Interviews with Jeff Rubin and PwC speakers.


    7:30 a.m.    Registration and continental breakfast

    8:00 a.m.    Welcome and opening remarks
                 Dean Mullett, partner and national leader of PwC's
                 Industrial Products practice

    8:15 a.m.    Why your world is about to get a whole lot smaller
                 Jeff Rubin, economist and author

    9:00 a.m.    What can companies do now to strategically position their
                 supply chain for the future?
                 Lino Casalino, partner and leader of PwC's Supply Chain and
                 Logistics practice and Wendy Potomski, vice president with
                 PwC's Sustainable Business Solutions and Climate Change
                 Services practice

    10:00 a.m.   Coffee Break

    10:20 a.m.   Q&A/Panel Discussion, including Rick Gaetz, president & CEO
                 Vitran Corp.

    11:00 a.m.-  Closing Remarks and opportunity for 1:1 interviews with
    11:30 a.m.   panellists

About Jeff Rubin

Jeff Rubin is an internationally-renowned economist on the future of oil and energy and how they relate to the economic outlook. In his critically hailed new book, Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, Rubin shows us why the rising cost of oil, tied to its diminishing availability, is radically changing the world.

From 1992-2009, Rubin was Chief Economist at CIBC World Markets, where he made headlines at home, and earned an international reputation for his prescient calls on oil prices and their economic impacts.

About T&L 2030

How will supply chains evolve in an energy-constrained, low-carbon world? This study conducted by the global Transportation & Logistics practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the Supply Chain Management Institute of the European Business School in Germany is based on a multi-faceted analysis of the ramifications of energy scarcity for the Transportation & Logistics industry. The methodology draws upon a rigorous mix of desk research and the results of a RealTime Delphi survey among 48 selected experts from 20 countries around the world. Interviews with two top industry CEOs provide an additional practical perspective. Visit to download a copy.

For more information on PricewaterhouseCoopers' Transportation & Logistics practice, please visit

About PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

PricewaterhouseCoopers ( provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders. More than 155,000 people in 153 countries across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. In Canada, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ( and its related entities have more than 5,200 partners and staff in offices across the country.

"PricewaterhouseCoopers" refers to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an Ontario limited liability partnership, or, as the context requires, the PricewaterhouseCoopers global network or other member firms of the network, each of which is a separate and independent legal entity.


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