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Program For the
2018 Unified Mobility
Leadership Summit

Please keep checking back as updates will be made as we approach the start date for the conference!

Sunday, September 16

Registration 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Mobility Tour – Urban Mobility in Action 10:30- 1:00 pm

Production and Innovation Center, 36 Milford Ave., Toronto, ON
Brunch at Speducci, 46 Milford Ave. following the tour.

A shuttle bus will leave the Sheraton Centre Hotel at 10:30 am, or you can meet the group on site for the tour starting at 11:00 am.  Shuttle will return to the Sheraton Centre by 1 pm in time for the Sector Round Table Discussions.


Open Invitation to Sector Meetings  3:00pm to 4:00pm





Break 4:00-4:15pm

Sunday Evening

Cocktail Reception

4:00 - 4:45 pm
Sheraton Hall D

Welcome Address: CPA & ACT  4:45 - 5:00pm  Osgoode East


Keynote Speaker: Amber Mac 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: A Day in the Life of AI in 2025

Sunday Keynote by Amber Mac


Trade Show Grand Opening 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Sheraton Hall A-F

The Opening Trade Show session is a time to visit vendors and scope out the latest in innovation, technology, and to see what’s trending.  Start the dialogue and set the pace for the sessions to follow while enjoying refreshments on the trade show floor.


Monday, September 17

Registration 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Breakfast 7:30 - 8:15 am
Sheraton D

8:00 – 8:30

CPA General Meeting
Osgoode Ballroom East

Panel 1: 8:30 - 10:00 am
Welcome Remarks from CPA and ACT
Osgoode Ballroom East

Panel 1 – Autonomous Vehicles


Ralph Bond, Executive Chair, BA Consulting Group (Moderator)

Discussion on the preparations being undertaken by the City of Toronto to accommodate AV’s, Shagithya Deivendran, Project Lead, Automated Vehicles, City of Toronto

Insight into the potential impacts of AV’s on parking and transportation, with references from his new book “The End of Driving”, Bern Grush, Principal, Grush Niles Strategic

Critical considerations involved in future proofing new parking facilities, Chris Davis, Associate, RJC Engineering, Calgary

Overview of a large scale real estate developer’s thoughts about the changing nature of mobility and the impact it will have on transportation and parking needs, John Filipetti, Vice President, Design & Innovation, Oxford Properties Inc.

Discussions and Q&A

Tradeshow or Breakout Session 10:30 – 11:45

Trade Show Exhibition 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Sheraton Hall A-F

Forging Relationships to Improve Transit Services

Kyle Leetham, Program Manager,  City of Toronto

Adam Arnold, Manager, UrbanTrans

Stephanie Simard, Senior Planner, TTC

Tim Scott, VP Logistics & Distribution, Metro Ontario Inc.

Awards Luncheon 11:45 – 1:30 pm

Keynote Speaker, Jennifer Keesmaat
Osgoode Ballroom East

Canadian urban planner, former Chief City Planner of Toronto and candidate in the 2018 Toronto mayoral election.

Keynote Speaker - Jennifer Keesmaat

Breakout Sessions 1:35 - 2:30 pm

Chestnut West 


Curbside Management
 Peter Richards IBI Group


Chestnut East

High-Performance Parking: Parksmart, Market Transformation and Sustainable Mobility,
Paul Wessel, US Green Building Council



Health, Environment & Transportation
Dr. Lawrence Loh, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Peel Region

 Jon Douglas, Director of Sustainability,  Menkes Developments


Breakout Sessions 2:35 - 3:30 pm

Chestnut West

Parking Metrics – Lessons Learned from Other Industries

Blake Laufer, Mistall Insight Inc.
Chestnut East

The Accelerating Rate of Technology and its Impact on the Parking Industry Dan Roarty, President & COO, ParkWhiz, Inc.



Bikeshare in Canada

  Toronto's Bikeshare Program, Sean Weldrake, Manager Bikeshare, Toronto Parking Authority  
Dealing with Dockless: TMAs and the new shared mobility landscape, Adam Arnold, Manager, UrbanTrans

Keynote Speaker: Paulo Nunes-Ueno 3:30-4:30pm

Adapt or Die: Survival Recipes for the Age of New Mobility
How-to-guide for dealing with unprecedented change

Keynote Speaker - Paulo Nunes-Ueno

A common sense how-to-guide for transportation and parking professionals dealing with unprecedented change

ACT Canada is excited to welcome Paulo Nunes-Ueno as our Monday afternoon keynote speaker!  In the age of new mobility adaptability and innovation is essential. Mr. Nunes-Ueno is currently the Principal Consultant at Nunes-Ueno Consulting LLC where he directly works with organizations to help design and implement ground breaking enterprise commute programs. 

Paulo Nunes-Ueno is an expert in sustainable transportation and effective urban solutions for transit, mobility and parking. He started his career as a program manager at King County Metro’s Commute Trip Reduction Program and then became Director of Transportation and Sustainability for Seattle Children’s Hospital.  At Children’s Paulo led the development of Seattle Children’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan and the associated Seattle Children’s Livable Streets Initiative. These ground breaking commitments to smart transportation and community engagement opened the way to double the hospital while at the same time reducing its drive alone rate and saving $25M in parking construction costs at build-out of the masterplan. Nunes-Ueno went on to become Transit and Mobility Division Director at Seattle Department of Transportation where he was responsible for the innovating the city’s transit, parking and shared mobility portfolio. He now consults directly with organizations to help them design and implement cutting edge enterprise commute programs.

Paulo’s thought provoking keynote help you  navigate through the age of new mobility and strive for sustainable, multimodal, and integrated transportation options.


Trade Show Exhibition 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Sheraton Hall A-F

Monday Evening
(Free evening - No ACT Canada events)

Tuesday, September 18

Registration 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Breakfast 7:30-8:15am
Sheraton D

Breakout Sessions 8:30 – 9:25

Chestnut West

When sprawl slows to a Crawl – parking matters more than ever

Hamish Campbell, Project Lead – Parking Master Plan, City of Mississauga

Chestnut East

Cybersecurity and Parking: What You Need to Know

Chelsea Webster, Marketing Specialist, ParkPlus System

Osgoode Ballroom East

Parking Structures of the Future

Accelerated Building Construction (ABC) for Mixed-Use Parking Structures
Brian J. Hall, Managing Director, Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute

The Role of Automated Parking Systems and Conventional Parking Garages as De-centralized Storage Depots for AVs, Karl Tracksdorf, Transportation Planner, WSP Canada

Suicide Prevention Barriers – Integrating Function and Design, Scott Laing, Associate, RJC Engineers


Strategy to Action


Sustainable Transportation Strategy, Wayne Chan, Manager, Region of Peel

ConsumersNext: A new model for puttign municipal planning policy into TDM actions, Lauren Bates, PointA & Andrew Au, City of Toronto

Breakout Sessions
9:30 – 10:30

Breakout Sessions
9:35 – 10:30

Chestnut West

Driving Parking Supply Down – the Key to Successful Urban Development, Ralph Bond, Executive Chairman, BA Consulting Group


Chestnut East


City of Lethbridge - Parking Meter Replacement Project

Mohammed Ahmed Ali, Manager, Transportation Engineering,  Phillip Berg, Parking & Traffic Technician, City of Lethbridge


Carshare in Canada

Carsharing @ 25: More Urban Avengers than City Superman, Kevin McLaughlin, VP Strategic Partnerships, Free2Move

Tradeshow 10:00 – 2:30  or Breakout Session 10:30 – 12:00

Trade Show Exhibition 10:00 – 2:30 pm
Sheraton Hall A-F


First Mile, Last Mile Solutions

Microtransit at the TTC,
Sierra Buehler, System Planner, TTC

Can microtransit solve transit’s first/last mile?, Trevor Kirsh, Business Development, Double Map


Trade Show Lunch 12:00 - 1:00


Workshop Session 1:00 – 3:00

Trade Show Exhibition 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Sheraton Hall A-F


Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund Workshop: Helping local sustainability leaders’ move from vision to reality.

Workshop Session

Breakout Session   2:30 – 3:20


Smart Parkades:  Leveraging Technology, Analytics and Marketing to Enhance the Passenger Experience, Jennifer Mucha  & Dragana Popara, Business Development, Parking Programs, Greater Toronto Airport Authority

Breakout Session 3:00 – 4:30

Breakout Session   3:40 – 4:30


Future Trends

ell phone, credit card or transit pass - TransLink launches Canada's first "Tap to Pay" Options, Dave Lewin, Sr. Advisor, TransLink

Is Vanpooling the Missing Link?, Cheryl O'Connor, Government Account Executive, Enterprise

Commute Management Systems, Tom Lewinson, CTO, RideShark

Mobility at Sidewalk Labs, Andrew Miller, Director of Mobility, Sidewalk Labs

Smart Parking - Value Chain Optimization for Increased Revenue
   Bill Dupley, Digital Strategist, FoxNet Solutions

Tuesday Evening

Conference Wrap Up Social 6:30-11:59pm

Sheraton Hotel


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