SOURCE: Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

Canadian Aerospace Summit 2014

November 11, 2014 13:00 ET

Media Advisory: 2014 Canadian Aerospace Summit in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - November 11, 2014) - Mr. Jim Quick, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), invites media representatives to its annual Canadian Aerospace Summit on November 18 and 19 at the Ottawa Convention Centre (55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa). Media representatives are required to confirm their presence (see contact information below).

This year's Summit, themed One World: Delivering Results in a Global Market, features a prestigious line-up of over 30 speakers who will reflect on the most current topics of interest in Canadian and international aerospace. More than 100 exhibitors will showcase the latest in aerospace innovation, making both the Trade Show and the B2B program a must for anyone who wants to do business with Canada's world-class aerospace companies. AIAC is also proud to once again host its two flagship keynote events -- the Annual Aerospace Reception & Dinner and the Aerospace Leadership Luncheon.

More information on the Summit, including a full program, can be found at (English) or (French). Media can register by visiting


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

08:45 Opening remarks:
Jim Quick, President & CEO, AIAC
Barry Kohler, Chair, AIAC; President, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada
Hon. Mike DeJong, Minister of Finance, Government of British Columbia

09:15 Industry Trends: Where are we headed?
A panel discussion moderated by Joe Anselmo (Aviation Week), including panelists Kevin McDaniels (ICF International) and Ronald J. Epstein (BofA, Merryl Lynch Global Research, Merrill Lynch, Pierce)

11:00-13:30 Remarks:

11:00 Jayson Myers, President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

11:25 Hon. Perrin Beatty, President & CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

13:20 Hon. Diane Finley, Minister, PWGSC

13:30 From Traditional to Revolutionary Thinking: Exploring Break-Through Technologies
A panel discussion moderated by Denis Faubert (Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada), including remarks from prominent leaders in Canadian aerospace technology development.

15:10 Remarks: Pascale Roberge, Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Initiatives, Business Development Bank of Canada

15:50 Using and Exploring Space - a Global Endeavour
A panel discussion moderated by Iain Christie (Executive VP, AIAC), including panelists William H. Gerstenmaier (Human Exploration and Operations, NASA) and Gilles Leclerc (Space Exploration, Canadian Space Agency)

16:30 Remarks: Hon. John Manley, CEO, Canadian Council of Chief Executives

18:15 The Annual Aerospace Reception & Dinner, featuring comedian Dave Hemstad and including the presentation of AIAC's James C. Floyd Award for achievement in aerospace.
(This is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased through the Summit registration system.)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

08:30-11:30 Remarks:

08:30 Colin Mahoney, Senior VP, International & Service Solutions, Rockwell Collins

09:00 Louis A. Kratz, VP and Managing Director, Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations, Lockheed Martin Corporation

09:30 Dan Gillian, VP, F/A-18 & EA-18 programs, Being Military Aircraft

10:30 Kevin Wolf, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, US Department of Commerce

11:00 Shay Assad, Director of Defense Pricing, US Department of Defense

12:30-14:00 Aerospace Leadership Luncheon with remarks from the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry

14:00-17:00 International Events Program, including remarks from Susan Bincoletto, Chief Trade Commissioner, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Click here to request media accreditation. Those who are not members of the media can register here.

AIAC is the national association representing Canada's aerospace manufacturing and services sector. As the world's fifth-largest aerospace industry, Canada's aerospace sector contributes nearly $28B to the economy in GDP, exports 80% of its output, and dedicates over 20% of its activity to research and development (R&D). Aerospace is responsible for the employment of 172,000 Canadians. AIAC represents the interests of over 700 aerospace companies across Canada.

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Contact Information

  • Kristen VanderHoek
    Director of Communications
    Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
    613 232-4297 x225