Ontario Transportation Expo Schedule

Ontario Transportation Expo Conference Schedule

Below is the detailed schedule of the OTE conference.
All sessions and times are subject to change without notice.

Sunday, July 17th

1:30 pm - 4:00 pmConference Registration Desk Open
Delta Marriott: South Basement Lobby
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmSBO Board of Directors Meeting - By Invitation Only
Delta Marriot: South Basement Medium
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmOMCA Board of Directors Meeting - By Invitation Only
Delta Marriott: South Basement Large
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmSchool Bus Ontario (SBO) Annual General Meeting
Delta Marriott: South Basement Medium

Monday, July 18th

7:30 am - 5:30 pmConference Registration Desk Open
Delta Marriott: International Foyer
8:30 am - 9:30 am Breakfast and Plenary Panel – Toronto Region Council of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO)
Delta Marriott: International C
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9:30 am - 11:30 amOMCA Tour Operator/Student Tour Operators General Meeting - Invite Only
Delta Marriott: Paris
9:45 am - 10:45 amModernized Transit: Delivering Measurable Performance & Quantifiable Value
Delta Marriott: International B
Sponsored by: TransPro Consulting
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9:45 am - 10:45 amRural Transit is Back - Two Years of Progress in Community Transportation
Delta Marriott: Mississauga
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9:45 am - 10:45 amHR Issues and Driver Recruitment
First we will discuss the lingering effects of Covid procedures and restictions - what do we need to be aware of and how do we deal with these realities? Second, we need more drivers. What have others done to recruit drivers? What works and what doesn't work?
Delta Marriott: International A
10:45 am - 11:00 amBREAK
Delta Marriott: International Foyer
11:00 am - 12:00 pmTransporting Students with Special Needs
Special needs transportation has unique requirements. Learn the nuts and bolts of making every student's ride on the school bus safe and enjoyable by learning the tools needed to help your customers, your drivers and your company.
Delta Marriott: International A
11:00 am - 12:00 pmOnline Marketing, Social Media, Web Presence and Online Services
Delta Marriott: New York
11:00 am - 12:00 pmGender Equity in Transit Planning
Delta Marriott: International B
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11:00 am - 12:00 pmImproving Operations and the Customer Experience with Technology
Delta Marriott: Mississauga
Sponsored by: IBI Group
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLUNCH
Delta Marriott: International C
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmOMCA Tour Operator Council Meeting - Invite Only
Delta Marriott: Paris
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmMaking the most of the data collected from ELD and GPS
Delta Marriott: New York
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmImproving the Customer Experience Through Strategic Partnerships
Delta Marriott: Mississauga
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1:15 pm - 2:15 pmZEB Leadership - Knowing Your Journey
Delta Marriott: International B
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1:15 pm - 2:15 pmTransport Canada Task Force on School Bus Safety
Delta Marriott: International A
2:15 pm - 2:30 pmBREAK
Delta Marriott: International Foyer
2:30 pm - 3:15 pmFinancial Management - Managing Cash, Equity, Credit and Fleet Assets; Pricing, Costing, Regaining Revenues
Delta Marriott: New York
2:30 pm - 3:15 pmOPTA and our Provincial Partners
Delta Marriott: International B
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2:30 pm - 3:15 pmIntegrating Specialized and Conventional | On-Demand Lessons from COVID
Delta Marriott: Mississauga
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2:30 pm - 3:15 pmIn- Person or Online Meetings: Which is Better?
Covid forced many changes on us including on-line and meetings. Are you ready to go back to the old way? Maybe you're not. This panel discussion features differences of opinions.
Delta Marriot: International A
3:15 pm - 3:30 pmBREAK
Delta Marriott: International Foyer
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmCyber Security
Delta Marriott: International A
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmStop Human Trafficking
Delta Marriott: New York
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm The Next Generation of Leaders
Delta Marriott: Mississauga
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pmLocal Solutions - Different Approaches to On-Demand Implementation
Delta Marriott: International B & C
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pmNetworking Reception
Delta Marriott: International Foyer

Tuesday, July 19th

7:00 am - 8:00 amBusiness Members Committee
Mississauga ABC
7:30 am - 6:30 pmConference Registration Desk Open
Delta Marriott: International Foyer
8:00 am - 9:00 amOPTA Board of Directors Meeting - By Invitation Only
Delta Marriott: Paris
9:00 am - 10:00 amCUTA Ontario Regional Committee
Delta Marriott: International B
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9:00 am - 3:00 pmOTE TRADE SHOW
Toronto Congress Centre: Hall D
10:00 am - 12:30 pmMarketing Committee - Increasing Customer Awareness of Service Changes - HSR Survey of Timetables on Websites; Transit App; Presto and Open Payment
Delta Marriott: International B
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10:00 am - 12:30 pmPlanning and Scheduling Committee
Delta Marriott: Mississauga A/B/C
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11:30 am - 12:30 pmLUNCH
For Purchase on the Trade Show Floor
Toronto Congress Centre: Hall D
12:45 pm - 3:15 pmHR/Ops Committee - Labour Relations/Negotiations
Delta Marriott: Mississauga
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3:15 pm - 4:15 pmD250: The Revised 2022 Standard is Here - Find Out What's New
Delta Marriott: International A
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmSmall System Round Tables – Transit System Members Only
Delta Marriott: International B
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmLarge System Round Table – Transit System Members Only
Delta Marriott: New York
5:00 pm - 7:00 pmTuesday Evening Networking Reception - Members Only
Delta Marriott: International C

Wednesday, July 20th

8:00 am - 8:30 amContinental Breakfast and Networking
Delta Marriott: International Foyer
8:00 am - 12:00 pmConference Registration Desk Open
Delta Marriott: International Foyer
8:30 am - 9:30 amCrisis Communications
Delta Marriot: International A
8:30 am - 9:30 amOPTA ZEB Committee Report
Delta Marriott: International B
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8:30 am - 10:45 amMaintenance Committee Meeting (Transit and Business Members Welcomed)
Delta Marriott: Mississauga A/B/C
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8:30 am - 11:00 amSpecialized Transit Committee: Crestline and Q'Straint Demonstration
Delta Marriott: New York & Parking Lot Demonstration
9:30 am - 9:45 amBREAK
Delta Marriott: International Foyer
9:45 am - 10:45 amIntegrated Emmissions and Safety Inspection: Are you ready for the big switch
Delta Marriott: International A
9:45 am - 10:45 amZEB Funding and Financing – The Experience of the Early Adopters
Delta Marriott: International B
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10:45 am - 11:00 amBREAK
Delta Marriott: International Foyer
11:00 am - 3:00 pmEbus Field Trip to TTC and Brampton
Offsite - Sign-up Required
11:00 am - 12:30 pmCrestline and Q'Straint Demonstration
Delta Marriott: Parking Lot Demonstration
11:00 am - 12:30 pmRegulators Round Table with MTO
Delta Marriott: International A