Investments Driving Connected and Electrified Transportation

Future of Transportation and Mobility Series

Date: November 1, 2023 9:00AM-1:00PM
Location: Virtual Conference + In Person Networking

Investing in Smart, Connected and Electrified Transportation

FTMS is back for its 6th year with its exciting new virtual conference, “Investments Driving Connected and Electrified Transportation“!

Hosted by CITM, Durham RTDS and Windsor RTDS, this year’s conference takes a deep dive into the myriad investment opportunities in today’s electric and connected transportation, from multi-model goods movement and connected vehicles to electrification in municipal transportation and their impact on infrastructure. 

Hear from insightful keynotes, listen to engaging panel discussions around Canada’s public, private and corporate investment opportunities and witness an exciting debate around the electrification of commercial trucking. Plus interact with participating regional technology development sites at virtual exhibition booths and more!

About the Future of Transportation and Mobility Series

Held annually, The Future of Transportation and Mobility Event Series (FTMS) explores and promotes a variety of topics and solutions to accelerate the future of the connected and autonomous technology sector. The series — featuring a new theme each year — is designed to engage decision-makers, industry, government, innovators and academia in exploring opportunities for critical sectors of the economy and prepare for disruption in the transportation and mobility industries.

Your Must-Attend Event Here's Why:


  • Expand your network and connect with innovators, influencers and decision-makers.
  • Get a first-hand look at the latest ventures, sector headwinds, technology milestones, and key challenges facing the future of the goods movement and the supply chain sector.
  • Gain access to key stakeholders within the electrified technology and smart transportation sectors.


Wedsnesday, November 1, 2023 9:00AM - 1:00PM (EST)

Daniel Weng (Moderator) – Transformation & Innovation IT Specialists, Parsons Corporation 

Transportation is undergoing a powerful transformation. Yet, one question remains: Which powertrain is right for each mobility category? In this lively debate, we explore supply chains, energy delivery systems, and the balance between payload weight and overall vehicle weight. Join us as industry leaders go head-to-head with the critical factors driving the trucking industry forward.

Brett McQueen– Director of Innovation, Linamar Corporations

Chris Manuel – Business Development Manager, Lion Electric

Pat Troy (Moderator) – Co-Founder & CTO, ETTRACTIVE Inc 

With the tech downturn and climbing inflation rates, investors may be tightening their purse strings, but they haven’t taken their eye off the future of the transportation sector. Tune in for a captivating panel discussion that dives into transportation investment from the lens of public, private, and corporate Investors. Plus, hear their take on evaluating investments in manufacturing/infrastructure technologies, software and hardware and the battery supply chain.

Erik Gustafsson – Investment Manager  Technology & Venture, Magna International

Shawn Chance – Partner, OMERS Ventures

Brenda Hogan – (Moderator) Chief Investment Officer, Venture Ontario

Join us with three virtual exhibit booths to network with participating regional technology development sites. 


 Learn more about the 2023 FTMS speakers below.

Brett McQueen
Linamar Corporation
Chris Manuel
Lion Electric
Erik Gustafsson
Magna International
Shawn Chance
OMERS Ventures
Daniel Wang
Parsons Corporation
Pat Troy
Brenda M. Hogan, MBA
Venture Ontario
Ed Dawson
Invest WindsorEssex
Richard Dunda
Chris Gillis
Durham RTDS

Virtual Conference

The FTMS virtual conference features a thought-provoking keynote, and several engaging panel discussions featuring industry leaders and innovators! Plus, interact with participating regional technology development sites at the virtual exhibition booths!

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The FTMS virtual conference features a thought-provoking keynote, and several engaging panel discussions featuring industry leaders and innovators! Plus, interact with participating regional technology development sites at the virtual exhibition booths!

In- Person Networking

Oshawa - Spark Center

Join us for an in-person networking reception from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Oshawa Spark Center. (2 Simcoe St S #300, Oshawa ON, L1H 8C1)

Attendees will meet face to face with Durham RTDS Partners and Clients!

Parking information:
Enter through the buildings front doors located on Simcoe St. S. and proceed to the third floor. Along with paid street parking, there is a parking lot directly behind our building (meters available for payment, or through HonkMobile parking app). Alternatively, a 3-minute walk away is an underground lot, located at 1-29 Centre Street N Garage, that is monitored by an attendant.

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