SOURCE: Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

November 14, 2016 12:40 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2016 Canadian Aerospace Summit in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - November 14, 2016) - 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 15 and 16 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 www.aerospacesummit.ca (English) or www.sommetaerospatiale.ca (French).

SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

November 15, 2016

9:00 - 9:45 AM Vice Admiral William Landay, (USN.Ret), Senior Advisor, Avascent Global Advisors

9:45 - 10:15 AM Manfred Hader, Senior Partner, Roland Berger

10:45 - 11:45 AM Executive Panel, featuring:

  • Manfred Hader, Senior Partner, Roland Berger
  • Paul Bouchard, President, Discovery Air Defence
  • David Gossen, President, IMP Aerospace & Defence
  • Kevin Howlett, Senior Vice President, Regional Markets and Government Relations, Air Canada
  • Stewart Cramer, CEO, Vertex Precision Manufacturing

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Peter Hall, Vice President & Chief Economist, Export Development Canada (EDC)

1:30 - 2:10 PM Mitch Snyder, President, Bell Helicopter

2:10 - 2:45 PM Howard L Lance, President & Chief Executive Officer, MDA

3:30 - 4:30 PM Innovation Panel, featuring:

  • Arvind Gupta, Professor of Computer Science, UBC & Distinguished visiting professor at U of T
  • Denis Faubert, President & CEO, Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada
  • Mike Greenley, President, L3 WESCAM
  • Mike McCarthy, President, MHI Canada
  • Lee Obst, Managing Director, Rockwell Collins Canada
  • Marc St-Hilaire, Chief Technology Officer, CAE

4:30 - 5:00 PM Marillyn A. Hewson, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation

November 16, 2016

8:30 - 9:00 AM Shelley Lavender, President, Boeing Military Aircraft

9:00 - 10:00 AM Regulatory Panel, featuring:

  • Ms. Dorenda Baker, Director, Aircraft Certification Services, Federal Aviation Association (FAA)
  • Mr. Jussi Myllarniemi, Agency Representative, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Mr. Walter Desrosier, Vice President, Engineering and Maintenance, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
  • Mr. David Turnbull, Director, National Aircraft Certification, Transport Canada
  • Mr. Jim Dow, ICCAIA representative to ICAO

10:30 - 11:00 AM Phil Jasper, EVP & COO, Rockwell Collins Government Systems

11:00 - 12:00 AM Parliamentary Secretaries Panel, featuring:

  • Leona Alleslev, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement
  • Greg Fergus, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • John McKay, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence
  • Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport

12:00 - 12:30 PM Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

12:45 - 2:00 PM Aerospace Leadership Luncheon

Hon. Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement

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 $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 211,000 Canadians.

Contact Information

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