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Peter Xotta

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Vice-President Operations and Supply Chain

In his role as vice president, operations and supply chain, Peter Xotta is responsible for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s land and marine operations, health, safety and security, and supply chain optimization activities.

For the past decade, Peter has led the port authority’s gateway infrastructure programs, and the funding thereof, to deliver an enhanced Lower Mainland road and rail network to better facilitate trade through the Port of Vancouver. He also leads the port authority’s data-capture and supply chain visibility work.

Peter has held diverse portfolios including business development and leading strategic port projects. He was previously president of Modalink Distribution Hub Ltd., a multi-modal logistics facility in South Richmond, British Columbia. He is the former chair of Canada Place Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. He is on the board of the Freight Management Association of Canada.

Peter has a Masters in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University’s Segal Graduate School of Business and is an active mentor in the program.

Sessions With Peter Xotta

Monday, 16 May

  • 04:45pm - 05:15pm (PST) / 16/may/2022 11:45 pm - 17/may/2022 12:15 am

    There’s No Business Like Cruise Business

    The cruise business has arguably been the hardest hit maritime industry during the pandemic, but in many parts of the world the sector is enjoying a rebirth, re-invention and a flurry of luxury newbuilds to renew the global fleet. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)'s President and CEO Kelly Craighead will share her vision on this new era for cruise shipping, including emerging markets, and how ports can help to shape it.

  • 05:15pm - 06:00pm (PST) / 17/may/2022 12:15 am - 17/may/2022 01:00 am

    Sustainable Cruise Destinations: The Role of Port Authorities

    Port communities today actively engage in how they see cruise tourism impacting their livelihoods and local environment. In this session you will get a view on how cruise destination ports are acting to garner support from their communities through economic, social and environmental partnerships to ensure their cruise business works sustainably.