EDMONTON, Alta--Edmonton International Airport and the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association will host the Roads, Rails and Runways cargo conference September 25 and 26 in Edmonton, Alberta.
The two-day event is aimed at bringing together cargo professionals from across Canada, North America and the globe to share ideas, innovations and growth opportunities.
CIFFA, which celebrates 65 years of advocacy and education as an association, will also be celebrating that milestone with a gala dinner event September 25.
CT&L spoke with CIFFA’s executive director, Ruth Snowden, about the upcoming event.
“We’re really excited about being in Edmonton. The Edmonton International Airport did a really good job of presenting their case to say there is a lot happening in Alberta’s central region and in the northern parts of Alberta. They saw the opportunity to introduce our membership to the region and to the opportunities that are there and how we can serve that industry,” said Snowden.
The event will offer panels focusing on air, project cargo, and intermodal among other opportunities.
“We are very excited about the conference on a couple of levels. The calibre of the speakers will be very high. There’s going to be a very good knowledge transfer coming out of that conference: there will be a big intermodal panel, CN Rail will be there, CP Rail. As freight forwarders we’re all very interested in the movement of those goods. A lot of the rail lines are going through Edmonton. There’s rail investment in Edmonton. We’re looking forward to seeing what is going on in intermodal, and what opportunities lie there in terms of infrastructure and the Edmonton Airport’s new cargo village,” said Snowden.
“It goes without saying that it’s Edmonton International Airport that is hosting this event so there is a very strong air panel. I’ve coined this phrase which I’ve shared with the airport: Come to Roads, Rails and Runways because it’s all about experiencing the energy that is Edmonton!” she added.
Look for further coverage of the Roads, Rails and Runways conference from www.ctl.ca this week.