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GCC 2012: "Energy Efficiency in Transportation"
The German Canadian Concourse 2012 has been concluded.

Visit the dedicated GCC 2012 web page for an event summary ...

The Canada Meets Germany Alumni Forum announces the launch of a new conference series, the
German Canadian Concourse
The pilot conference will take place on

October 12, 2012
at the
Embassy of Canada in Berlin.

Together with experts from the railway, aviation and automotive industries, as well as representatives from governmental and research institutions, CMG-AF will discuss the topic

"Energy Efficiency in Transportation".

Energy efficiency is an important topic and will continue to receive attention on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. It is important for transportation of goods and individual transport. It is also a key sustainability issue for industry and society.

The event will address several questions: Which initiatives are put forward by companies and legislators in regard to energy-saving transportation systems? Who are the main players? Which countries are using energy-saving transportation? What are the next steps on international base to implement those systems?
The event will approach these questions by the means of a "field trip" to the company site of an industrial partner in the transportation sector (morning) and a conference session (afternoon).

Participants of this conference will be the members of the CMG-AF and others interested in German-Canadian topics, in particular sustainable transportation solutions. Most guests will be from Germany. In order to discuss the topic with experts, CMG-AF invites representatives of different transport sectors such as railway transportation, aviation or automotive industry as well as representatives of governmental institutions to participate as speakers or in the plenum. We expect 30-40 people to attend the conference.

The conference language will be English.
Field Trip (ca. 09:00-13:00)
Siemens Schaltanlagenwerk, Nonnendammallee 101-104, 13629 Berlin
Transfer to Siemens Schaltanlagenwerk
Meeting point: Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin (in front of Embassy of Canada). Shuttle organized by CMG-AF.
Siemens Schaltanlagenwerk (Switchgear manufacturing plant)
Visit to the Schaltanlagenwerk in Berlin
to conference venue at the Embassy of Canada in Berlin. Shuttle organized by CMG-AF.
Conference Session (13:00-17:15)
Embassy of Canada, Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin
Lunch break
at the Embassy of Canada
Welcome remarks
delivered by Mr. Eric Walsh, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Canada
Opening remarks
delivered by Dr. Matthias Mück, President of the CMG-AF
  • Ms. Sheila Coutts,
    Economic Counselor
    Embassy of Canada

    "A Regulatory View of Energy Efficiency in Transportation in Canada"

  • Dr. Martin Koers
    Head of Department Economy and Strategy,
    Verband der Automobilindustrie

    "Trends in Climate Protection and their Implications for the Automotive Industry"

  • Mr. Christoph Schwärzler
    CSR Director,
    Bombardier Transportation

    "Evolution of Mobility and Mega Trends"

Coffee break

Panel discussion
with Ms. Sheila Coutts, Dr. Martin Koers, Mr. Christoph Schwärzler

Moderator: Mr. Julian Herwig, Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung
Q&A session
with the plenum
of the conference
Reception (18:00-20:00)
Arnecke Siebold, Friedrichstraße 154, 10117 Berlin
to evening reception
Get-together with all conference participants at Arnecke Siebold
Participating Companies and Organizations
Embassy of Canada to Germany
Kindly Supported By ...
Embassy of Canada to Germany
arts in translation
Arnecke Siebold

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