The 2018 program will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 7th

7:30 AM BREAKFAST
8:30 AM OPENING REMARKS

Featuring:

Helene V. Gagnon, Master of Ceremonies

David Gossen, Chair, AIAC

Jim Quick, President & CEO, AIAC

8:45 AM SUPER SESSION - Cyber Security

Sponsored by  

Featuring:

Major General Robert E. Wheeler, USAD(retired), Past Deputy CIO – C411c

9:30 AM CAE SUPER SESSION

Featuring:

Hélène V. Gagnon, Vice President, Public Affairs and Global Communications

Andrew Arnovitz, Vice President, Strategy and Investor Relations

Marc St-Hilaire, Vice-President, Technology and Innovation

Joe Armstrong, Vice President and General Manager of CAE Canada, Defence & Security

Maryse Carmichael, Canada Region Communications and Government Relations Manager

10:00 AM REFRESHMENT BREAK

Sponsored by

10:45 AM PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIES PANEL

Sponsored by 

Leona Alleslev (Aurora – Oakridges – Richmond Hill) – Chair of the Liberal Aerospace Caucus

Jean R. Rioux (Saint-Jean) – Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence

Steven MacKinnon (Gatineau) – Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement

Pamela Goldsmith-Jones (West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country) – Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade

The Honourable Andrew Leslie (Orléans) –Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Canada – U.S. Relations)

11:45 AM SUPER SESSION

Featuring:

Dr. Eric Ducharme, General Manager, Advanced Technology Operation, GE Aviation

12:15 PM LUNCH

Sponsored by

1:30 PM SUPER SESSION - High-capacity satcom enabling Canadian growth

Featuring:

Ken Peterman, President, Government Systems, ViaSat, Inc.

2:15 PM SMALL BUSINESS PANEL

Sponsored by

Featuring:

Dave Muir, President & CEO, Gastops

John Mannarino, President, Mannarino Systems & Software Inc.

Patrick Thera, President, SED, Div. of Calian Ltd

Gabe Batstone, CEO, Contextere

3:15 PM REFRESHMENT BREAK

Sponsored by

3:45 AM SUPER SESSION

Featuring:

Torbjorn Sjogren, Vice President, International Government Systems, Boeing Global Services

4:30 PM SUPER SESSION

Featuring:

Michael Andersson, President, Saab North America

5:15 PM CLOSING REMARKS

Featuring:

Helene V. Gagnon, Master of Ceremonies

5:30 PM Annual Aerospace Reception

Rideau Canal Foyer (Level 2)

Sponsored by

7:00 PM Annual Aerospace Dinner

Ottawa Salon (level 2)

Sponsored by

Featuring:

The hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement

 

James C. Floyd Award Ceremony sponsored by

Wednesday, November 8th

8 AM Breakfast

Sponsored by

8:45 AM OPENING REMARKS

Featuring:

Helene V. Gagnon, Master of Ceremonies

New AIAC Chair

9:00 AM Super Session - "Bracing for turbulent skies – industry outlook and strategies to sustain competitiveness"

Featuring:

Manfred Hader, Senior Partner, Roland Berger GmbH

9:30 AM EXECUTIVE PANEL

Sponsored by

Featuring:

Johnathon Lee Obst, Managing Director, Canada, Rockwell Collins

Charlie Bouchard, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Canada

Cynthia Garneau, President, Bell Helicopter

David Curtis, President & CEO, Viking Air Ltd

10:30 AM REFRESHMENT BREAK

Sponsored by  

10:45 SUPER SESSION - CANADA/US RELATIONS AND THE NAFTA

Sponsored by  

Featuring:

Colin Robertson, Senior Advisor, Dentons LLP

11:15 AM SUPER SESSION

Featuring:

Dirk Hoke, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus Defence & Space

12:00 PM Leadership Luncheon Reception

Sponsored by

12:45 PM Aerospace Leadership Luncheon

Luncheon Sponsored by  

Keynote speaker Sponsored by  

Featuring:

The hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development