SOURCE: Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

Canadian Aerospace Summit

November 12, 2015 17:15 ET

Senior Cabinet Minister, National Pollster to Address Industry at Canadian Aerospace Summit

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - November 12, 2015) - In his first speech since being appointed to Cabinet, Hon. Navdeep Singh Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development will address the aerospace industry at the Canadian Aerospace Summit. Nik Nanos, President of Nanos Research, will also provide a keynote speech at the Summit's Annual Aerospace Dinner.

The Annual Aerospace Dinner on November 17 will feature:

  • Nik Nanos, President, Nanos Research
  • Presentation of the James C. Floyd Award for aerospace achievement

The Hon. Navdeep Singh Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will provide the keynote speech at the Aerospace Leadership Luncheon on November 18.

In addition to these newly announced speakers, the Summit's conference program also boasts a roster of global industry leaders, including senior executives from the major global aircraft manufacturers. Summit speakers include:

  • Mr. Christian Scherer, Head, Airbus Group International
  • Ms. Leanne Caret, President, Global Services & Support, Boeing
  • Mr. Ross Mitchell, Vice President, Business Acquisition, Commercial Aircraft, Bombardier
  • Mr. Nelson Salgado, Vice President, Institutional Relations and Sustainability, Embraer S/A
  • Mr. Charles Bouchard, CEO, Lockheed Martin Canada
  • Mr. Mike Greenley, Vice President, Defence & Security, CAE Inc
  • Mr. Johnathon "Lee" Obst, President, Rockwell Collins Canada
  • Mr. Manfred Hader, Senior Partner, Roland Berger
  • Mr. Wade Larson, President & Chief Operating Officer, Urthecast
  • Mr. Mike Dover, Author, Wikibrands

The Canadian Aerospace Summit, which features a conference program, B2B and Trade Show, and industry networking events, will take place at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on November 17-18, 2015. Registration is available on the event website.

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

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