Thursday, October 26 • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
International trade is undergoing unprecedented and unpredictable changes. Shippers and carriers will need to adjust their transportation arrangements to accommodate the new or amended trade agreements. These regulatory changes also mean a wealth of new opportunities for businesses that know where to look and are ready to capitalize on them.
In this session, Robert Ballantyne, P. Eng, President of the Freight Management Association of Canada and Chair of Board of the Global Shippers’ Forum, will explore the implications of CETA and the Canada Free Trade Agreement and will comment on the NAFTA renegotiations. By attending this session, you will gain insights that will help avoid disruptions to your operations and you
’ will gain insight to help identify new business opportunities.
Robert Ballantyne, P. Eng.
President of the Freight Management Association of Canada and Chair of Board of the Global Shippers’ Forum
Robert “Bob” Ballantyne worked in the engineering, signal, operating, and marketing departments of Canadian Pacific Limited over his 40 year career with the company. In 1988 Bob was assigned by Canadian Pacific to serve as President of The Railway Association of Canada, where he remained until retiring from CPR in 2000. Bob is Vice-President, and a partner in, HPB Association Management Services Inc. In 2003, the Freight Management Association of Canada (FMA) contracted HPB to managed FMA and appointed Bob President of the Association.
Bob is a recipient of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
International Trade Agreements