Smart Freight Centre hosts symposium at University of Toronto

three standing chatting in front of Smart Freight Centre banner

An informal chat before the Smart Freight Symposium gets underway, November 4, 2019. L-R: Mayor Allan Thompson, Town of Caledon; Dean Christopher Yip, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto; Nando Iannicca, Regional Chair, Region of Peel.

The Smart Freight Centre, a centre of excellence for goods movement launched last April, held a one-day symposium on November 4 at University of Toronto.

Like the Smart Freight Centre, which is a collaborative network, the Smart Freight Symposium was a collaborative event involving many individuals and organizations with a wide variety of interests in freight transportation.

crowded hall with speaker at podium in front

Michael Casey, Manager, Provincial Planning Office, Ontario Ministry of Transportation, speaks at the Smart Freight Symposium, November 4, 2019.

Over 20 speakers and moderators graced the podium over the course of the day, and 100+ filled the audience. All had one common goal: to share knowledge and learn from each other.

U of T participation at the event

Dean Christopher Yip of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto welcomed everyone and gave opening remarks. UTTRI associated faculty Professors Matthew Roorda and Marianne Hatzopoulou gave presentations on their research. As the current Chair of the Smart Freight Centre, Professor Roorda also gave concluding remarks.

Full Smart Freight Symposium agenda

See the day’s agenda here.

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