QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov 9, 2012) - From November 10 to 14, public transit professionals will gather in Quebec City to attend the CUTA Fall Conference and Trans-Expo 2012, Canada''s Transit and Bus Exhibition. Over 450 delegates and 125 exhibitors will participate in meetings and events on the theme of Sustainable Mobility: A Lifestyle. The conference is being hosted by the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC).
Meetings and education sessions will be held at the Hilton Hotel. Trans-Expo 2012 will be held for one day only, on Tuesday, November 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Quebec City Convention Centre, Level 400.
|Monday, November 12|
|8:00 a.m.||RTC host breakfast|
|Address begins at 8:15 a.m. Delegates will be welcomed by representatives from CUTA''s international partners. Opening addresses by Michelle Morin-Doyle, Deputy Mayor of Quebec City; Raymond Dion, President of the Réseau de transport de la Capitale''s board of directors; Michael Roschlau, President and CEO of CUTA; Bob Paddon, Chair of the Board of Directors; Stéphane Forget, First Vice Chair; and the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs.|
|Keynote address by Gil Penalosa, Executive Director NGO 8-80 Cities, in the Palais/Kent room.|
|Tuesday, November 13|
|8:10 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.||Keynote address by Sylvain Gaudreault, Minister of Transport, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy for the Government of Quebec, at the Quebec City Convention Centre, Level 400.|
|8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.||Official opening of Trans-Expo 2012, Canada''s Bus and Transit Exhibition, and visit from Minister Sylvain Gaudreault. The exhibition will feature the most innovative products and services in the public transit industry.|
|8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.||Media visits exhibitors|
|Wednesday, November 14|
|8:00 a.m.||Individual Leadership Awards and Scholarships Breakfast. Awards ceremony starts at 8:30 a.m.|
|12:30 p.m.||Closing lunch with keynote address by Marc Laliberté, President and CEO of VIA Rail Canada on "Innovation, Sustainable Growth and Integrated Customer Focused Transportation."|
The Canadian Urban Transit Association represents public transit systems, suppliers to the industry, government agencies, individuals and related organizations in Canada. The final program for the conference is available at:
Director, Marketing and Public Affairs
Cell: 613-316-1536 (on site in Quebec City)