SOURCE: Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

Canadian Aerospace Summit 2014

November 17, 2015 06:42 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2015 Canadian Aerospace Summit in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - November 17, 2015) - 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 17 and 18 at the Shaw Centre (Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa).

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


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

8:15 -- 9:15 AM Executive Panel

  • Charles Bouchard, CEO, Lockheed Martin Canada
  • Mike Greenley, Vice President Defence & Security, CAE Inc
  • Johnathon (Lee) Obst, President, Rockwell Collins Canada
  • Moderator: Doug Gates, Global Chair, Industrial Manufacturing and Global Lead, Aerospace & Defense, KPMG International

9:15 -- 10:00 AM Jeff Johnson, Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Boeing Military Aircraft

10:45 -- 11:30 AM Christian Scherer, Head of Airbus Group International

11:30 -- 11:45 AM MOU Signing with the Federacion Mexicana de la Industria Aeroespacial (FEMIA)

1:00 -- 1:45 PM Small Business Panel

  • Keith Donaldson, CA/CPA, Director of Sales and Business Development, APEX Industries
  • Michel Lazure, President, ACE Canada
  • John Maris, President, Marinvent Corporation
  • Dave Muir, President, GasTOPS Ltd.
  • Moderator: Iain Christie, Executive Vice President, AIAC

1:45 -- 2:30 PM Nelson Salgado, Vice President, Institutional Relations and Sustainability, Embraer S/A

3:15 -- 4:00 PM Wade Larson, President and COO, UrtheCast

4:00 -- 4:45 PM Ross Mitchell, Vice President, Business Acquisition, Commercial Aircraft, Bombardier

4:45 -- 5:15 PM Dr Grant Cool, Chief Operating Officer, Hybrid Enterprises -- Lockheed Martin

Wednesday, November 18

8:30 -- 9:00 AM Manfred Hader, Partner, Roland Berger

9:00 -- 10:15 AM Global Panel

  • Benito Gritzewky, President & CEO, Hemaq and Chair, FEMIA (Aerospace Association of FEMIA)
  • Pierre Sein Pyun, Vice President, Government Affairs, Bombardier
  • Daniel Watson, VP and Chief Commercial Officer, MTU Maintenance Canada
  • Moderator: Manfred Hader, Partner, Roland Berger

10:45 -- 11:15 AM David Curtis, President & CEO, Viking Air Ltd.

11:15 -- 12:00 PM Mike Dover, Author, Wikibrands

12:45 -- 2:15 PM Aerospace Leadership Luncheon

  • Hon. Navdeep Singh Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
    Minister Bains will scrum with reporters following his speech.

On-site registration will be available. The Summit Media Registration policy can be viewed 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 over $29B 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 180,000 Canadians.

Contact Information

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