Invitation from the Chair

It is my pleasure to invite you to the 2006 Windsor Workshop – one of the world’s premier transportation technologies and fuels forum. For more than two decades the Windsor Workshop has served as the meeting ground for leaders in the transportation energy field to discuss and shape the future direction of advanced automotive fuels and technologies.

Together with government, industry and academia support we have assembled an impressive program. Natural Resources Canada, the US Department of Energy, the International Energy Agency, Transport Canada and Environment Canada are collaborating to make this workshop the most relevant event you attend this year.

The 2006 Windsor Workshop reflects the growing spectrum of technologies and fuels and the innovations being developed to meet the economic, social and environmental challenges of our time. The 2006 Windsor Workshop will reflect the changes we are seeing today in governmental policies in Canada and the US, the changes in transportation technologies and fuels, and a look at what is in store for the future from the automotive and energy industries perspectives.

The workshop is divided into two streams: 1) Policies, Programs and Socio-Economic and Implementation Issues, and 2) Vehicle and Engine Technologies. In addition, day two features a third stream, providing adscititious sessions on hydrogen, fuel cell technologies and biofuel activities. The always popular open mic forum returns, with a select panel of industry and government leaders headlining a candid, impassioned and sometimes controversial discussion.

The 2006 Windsor Workshop offers something for everyone. It promises to provide you with a wealth of new information, valuable contacts, and will hopefully leave you with a renewed sense of focus.

I hope to see you all there!

Nick Beck

Chair, 2006 Windsor Workshop

The world’s premier transportation technologies and fuels forum with an expanded stream for hydrogen and fuel cells.

International experts from the public and private sector in all fields of research, policy, fuel supply and vehicle manufacturing will compare experiences, share information and look to the future of the transportation industry. Topics will define the problem, discuss the realities of bridging the oil demand/supply gap, and transportation energy in 2025.

Sponsored by Natural Resources Canada, U.S. Department of Energy, in cooperation with Environment Canada, Transport Canada, Fuel Cells Canada and the Canadian Hydrogen Association.