Palmer House Hotel  •  Chicago, Illinois  •  April 22–25, 2014

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Tuesday April 22, 2014 Registration Open                                                     5:00 PM State Ballroom Opening Reception                                                   6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Introductory Remarks by Honorary Summit Chairman Hon. Rodney Slater, Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation                                                                               State Ballroom __________________________________________ Wednesday April 23, 2014 Registration Open                                                     7:00 AM to 5:00 PM State Ballroom Breakfast                                                                    7:00 AM to 8:30 AM Press Conference                                                       7:30 AM to 8:15 AM News Conference: “NAFTA 20 Years After” Study Release: What recent research studies can tell us about where we are and where we are headed? A meta-analysis released by Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Mr. Juan Carlos Villa, Regional Manager, Latin America, Texas A&M Transportation Institute Dr. Stephen Blank, Co-Chair, North American Transportation Competitiveness Research Council Mr. Amgad Shehata, Vice President, International Public Affairs, United Parcel Service (UPS)                                                             State Ballroom Summit Opening                                                          8:30 AM to 9:00 AM Hon. Mort Downey, Founding Chairman, Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors; Senior Advisor, Parsons Brinckerhoff Welcome by Summit Chairman Hon. Rodney Slater, Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Grand Ballroom

 Keynote Speaker                                                       9:00 AM to 9:45 AM Hon. Gary Doer, Canadian Ambassador to the United States North American Competitiveness – The emergence of Asia as an economic power has challenged North American industry to increase efficiency while driving down cost. How can the NAFTA bloc continue to compete in the world marketplace and cement itself as the economic center of the world? Town Hall Plenary                                                     10:00 AM to 11:30 AM NAFTA and North American Competitiveness - A discussion about the state of North America from beginning expectations to prospects for the future. Discussion led by Summit Chairman and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater and Mr. Juan Carlos Villa, Regional Manager, Latin America, Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Discussion Leader: Hon. Rodney Slater, Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Speakers: Mr. Juan Carlos Villa, Texas A&M Transportation Institute Mr. Al Zapanta, President and CEO, U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce Hon. Ann Schneider, Secretary, Illinois Department of Transportation, Chair, U.S. Department of Transportation National Freight Advisory Committee Hon. Brian Searles, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Transportation Mr. Amgad Shehata, Vice President, International Public Affairs, United Parcel Service (UPS) General Session Address                                           11:30 AM to 12:15 PM             Opportunities in the New Arctic Mr. John Higginbotham, Senior Fellow, Arctic program, Centre for International Governance Innovation; Senior Distinguished Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University                                                Lunch                                                                          12:15 PM to 1:30 PM State Ballroom Keynote Speaker                                                       1:30 PM to 2:15 PM Mr. Matt Rose, Executive Chairman, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)

Grand Ballroom

General Session                                                         2:15 PM to 3:30 PM Cross-border Transportation and Nearshoring Trends: A panel discussion on cross-border transportation and future trends for near-shoring in Mexico. Discussion Leader: Mr. Flavio Díaz Mirón Alvarez, Director General, ProMéxico in North America Speakers: Dr. Thomas Klier, Senior Economist, Chicago FederalReserve Mr. Antonio de la Cuesta, Senior Investigator, Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo, A.C. (CIDAC)  Mr. Kenneth Smith Ramos, Minister Counselor, Trade and NAFTA Office, Embassy of Mexico   Break                                                                                         3:30 PM to 3:45 PM Breakout Sessions 1, 2, 3 & 4                                                3:45 PM to 5:00 PM Breakout #1: Enhancing Transportation Capacity to Expand Trade – Using the Chicago region as an example, the nation’s largest inland port, the panel will address the critical need for improved rail and road infrastructure coupled with effective transportation polices in order to increase growth from trade, especially the re-shoring of manufacturing. Discussion Leader: Mr. Paul Fisher, Chair, Supply Chain Innovation Network of Chicago (SINC); Vice Chair, CenterPoint Properties Panelists: Mr. Randy Blankenhorn, Executive Director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Mr. James Kvedaras, Director, U.S. Government Affairs, CN; Executive Committee, Illinois Railroad Association Mr. Robert Nathan, CEO, Load Delivered Logistics Mr. Brad Henderson, Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group Breakout #2: Ports, Inland Ports & Trade Corridors Discussion Leader: Hon. Mort Downey, Founding Chairman, Coalition for America’s  Gateways and Trade Corridors; Senior Advisor, Parsons Brinckerhoff Panelists: Mr. Bill Johnson, Director, PortMiami Mr. Kerry Cartwright, Director of Goods Movement, Port of Los Angeles Mr. Brian McKiernan, Senior Vice President, Development, CenterPoint Properties Breakout #3: Powering New Freight Systems - Get a technology update from leading North American manufacturers of engines, vehicles and equipment used to move NAFTA trade.  New engine and vehicle technologies are improving fuel consumption and emissions.  Find out how a variety of hybrid technologies are also being adapted to improve freight efficiency and how new sources of North American energy will play a role in moving North American commerce. Discussion Leader: Mr. Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director, Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) Speaker: Ms. Marti Lenz, Director of Engine Development, Electro-Motive Diesel Inc. Dr. Don Stanton, Director, Advanced Engine Development, Cummins Inc. Dr. Richard Stewart, Director, University of Wisconsin Superior Transportation and Logistics Research Center Breakout #4: Borders of the Future: Challenges of Today - Following on the recommendations from the report “Destination Sustainability: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Freight Transportation in North America” and the current 2013-2014 project “Greening Transportation at North American Land Ports of Entry,” the Commission for Environmental Cooperation is soliciting the views of experts and interested participants to identify best practices and solutions to increase sustainability at our borders. Discussion Leader: Dr. Irasema Coronado, Executive Director, Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)           Speakers: Dr. Kathryn Bryk Friedman, Director of Cross-Border and International Research, University at Buffalo Regional Institute Mr. Juan Carlos Villa, Regional Manager, Latin America, Texas A&M Transportation Institute          Ms. Christina Casgar, Goods Movement Policy Manager, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)                                                            Ms. Melissa Fanucci, Senior Planner, International Mobility & Trade Corridor Program (IMTC)      Mr. Benjamin Teitelbaum, Program Manager,Commission for Environmental Cooperation Reception                                                                   6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

Honoré Ballroom

_____________________________________________________  Thursday April 24, 2014 Registration Open                                                     7:00 AM to 5:00 PM State Ballroom  Networking Breakfast                                               7:30 AM to 8:30 AM State Ballroom Opening Keynote                                                      8:30 AM to 9:00 AM Dr. José Zozaya – President & Executive Representative, Kansas City Southern de Mexico             Investment Climate in Mexico Grand Ballroom General Session                                                         9:00 AM to 10:15 AM The Future of North American Logistics – A lively discussion, led by Barry Horowitz, offering insights into North America’s challenges and opportunities for the global logistics marketplace. Discussion Leader: Mr. Barry Horowitz, Consultant, Port of Portland                         Speakers: Mr. Gene Seroka, President, APL Americas                        Mr. David Stevenson, Director, Global Logistics Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls  Ms. Ann Drake, Chairman and CEO, DSC Logistics                                                                                              Break                                                                           10:15 AM to 10:30 AM General Session                                                         10:30 AM to 11:15 AM North American Infrastructure Development – Commerce and trade depends on connectivity, and in the 20 years since NAFTA’s implementation North America has grown closer, but the infrastructure that binds us needs improvement. What innovations are needed? How can the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States work together to fully modernize North American infrastructure? Discussion Leader: Ms. Robyn Boerstling, Director, Transportation and Infrastructure Policy, National Association of Manufacturers Speakers: Mr. David Narefsky, Partner, Global Infrastructure Practice, Mayer Brown LLP                  Hon. Ted Dean, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, International Trade Administration/U.S. Department of Commerce  Mr. Donald James, Chairman and CEO, Vulcan Materials General Session                                                         11:15 AM to 12:00 PM North American Opportunities Speaker: Hon. Sam Skinner, Chair, Chicago Government Law & Policy Practice, Greenberg Traurig; Former White House Chief of Staff and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Lunch                                                                          12:00 PM to 1:00 PM State Ballroom General Session                                                         1:00 PM to 2:00 PM New Energy: The Game-Changer in North America Speakers: Mr. Graham Brisben, CEO, PLG Consulting Mr. Taylor Robinson, President, PLG Consulting

Grand Ballroom

Breakout Sessions 1, 2, & 3                                       2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Breakout #1: The Environmental and Economic Benefits of Utilizing Existing and Emerging Clean Freight Technology - Goods movement is key to economic vitality but is also among the largest contributors to regional air pollution, local air toxics, and greenhouse gas emissions.  Cleaner transportation technologies powered by alternative fuels and zero emission solutions are now being demonstrated and deployed which can help address environmental issues and help regions attain U.S. health-based federal air quality standards.  These technologies also have the potential to provide substantial fuel and operational cost savings, to create jobs, and to provide other economic and public relations benefits.  This panel will discuss and explore these issues.  Discussion Leaders: Dr. Matt Miyasato, Deputy Executive Officer, Science & Technology Advancement Office, South Coast AQMD / Ms. Lisha B. Smith, Deputy Executive Officer, Legislative & Public Affairs, South Coast AQMD Speakers: Mr. James Jack, Executive Director, Coalition for Responsible Transportation             Mr. Robert Filosa, West Region Automotive Coordinator, United Parcel Service (UPS) Ms. Dawn Fenton, Director, Government Relations & Public Affairs, Volvo Group North America       Breakout #2: Trade and North American Metropolitan Economies Discussion Leader: Dr. Roy Norton, Canadian Consul General in Chicago       Speakers: Mr. Joseph Parilla, Research Analyst, Metropolitan Policy Program, the Brookings Institution Mr. Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)      Mr. Gary Gallegos, Executive Director, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)                  Breakout #3: Big Data & TechnologyIn transportation, Big Data is being generated everyday by trucks, trains, ships, ports, planes, shippers, consignees and, of course, governments. Onboard electronics will grow.  And with that growth, the amount of big data available for review and analysis will explode. It will be a gold   mine of data for both carriers and their regulators. Multiply that number times three, once for each of the NAFTA governments, and then again for the many different data requirements in each country. Discussion Leader: Hon. Kevin Kruke, CEO, Strategic Communication Inc. Speakers: Mr. James Roberts, Co-Founder, Redirect Digital & Direct Marketing Mr. Taso Zografos, Account Manager, Surface Transportation, Maritime & Intermodal Solutions, Leidos Mr. Dan Filby, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, First Advantage Mr. David Ladner, Executive Director and Partner CLS, LLC Break                                                                            3:15 PM to 3:30 PM Afternoon General Session                                       3:30 PM to 4:45 PM North America’s Environmental Responsibility – With the emergence of new sources of energy, it is time for the NAFTA bloc to embrace sustainability and promote greener commerce throughout the region. What role should government and industry play in the promotion of sustainable practices? Discussion Leader: Rep. Tom Davis, Director, Federal Government Affairs, Deloitte, Former Congressman (R-VA) Speakers: Hon. Stéphane Dion, Former Canadian Minister of the Environment, Member, Canadian House of Commons Mr. Alejandro Sosa, Executive Director of Iniciativa Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) Ms. Fran Inman, Senior Vice President, Majestic Realty Co.; Member; California Transportation  Commission Daily Mashup                                                                         4:45 PM to 5:30 PM Media Roundtable moderated by Peter Hurme, Senior Editor & Publisher, Cargo Business News, featuring major trade publications from the transportation, energy and environment industries. Discussion Leader: Mr. Peter Hurme, Senior Editor & Publisher, Cargo Business News Speakers: Mr. Eric Kulisch, Trade & Transportation Editor, American Shipper Mr. Mark Szakonyi, Senior Editor, Journal of Commerce Mr. Ken Gaebler, President, Resources for Entrepreneurs Reception                                                                               5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Remarks by Dr. Carlos Almada, Undersecretary of Transportation, Mexican Secretariat of                       Communications and Transport

Mezzanine Level

_______________________________________________________ Friday, April 25, 2014 Networking Breakfast                                                           8:00 AM to 8:30 AM General Session                                                                     8:30 AM to 9:45 AM “Boots on the Ground – A real-world perspective of how freight is moved across the NAFTA surface borders” Discussion Leader: Mr. Mark Szakonyi, Senior Editor, Journal of Commerce             Speakers: Mr. Alan Russell, CEO, The Tecma Group of Companies   Mr. Jim Phillips, President and CEO, Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance (CANAMBTA) Mr. Erik Markeset, Principal, Tsol, and Executive Vice President of Sociedad Mexicana de Logistica Break                                                                                        9:45 AM to 10:00 AM Closing Day Keynote Address                                               10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Hon. Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, Transport Canada General Session                                                                     10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Tri-National Transport Officials Panel Discussion Leader: Mr. Bruce Agnew, Director, Cascadia Academy; Co-Chair, Transportation Group, Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Speakers: Mr. Federico Dominguez, Director General of Federal Motor Transport, Mexican Secretariat of  Communications and Transport Mr. John Drake, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation Mr. Craig Hutton, Director General, Strategic Policy, Transport Canada Mr. Shant Boyajian, Majority Highways and Transit Counsel, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, U.S. House of Representatives North American Energy Challenges                                     11:30 AM to 12:15 PM Discussion Leader: Ms. Libby Ogard, President, PrimeFocus LLC Speakers: Ms. Erica Bowman, Vice President, Research & Policy Analysis; Chief Economist, America’s Natural Gas Alliance Mr. Matt Koch, Vice President, Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Empire Room

Summit Summary & Closing Remarks                                 12:15 PM        

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