“Innovation” is more than just a buzz word. It’s one of the characteristics that defines our industry and propels great companies to global success. That’s why the theme for the 2017 Canadian Aerospace Summit is “Global perspectives on aerospace innovation & technology”. Drawing on their diverse backgrounds and expertise, our speakers and panellists will present different perspectives on the ways in which innovation and technology underpins global aerospace advances.

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

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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

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10:45 AM PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIES PANEL

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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7:00 PM Annual Aerospace Dinner

Ottawa Salon (level 2)

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Featuring:

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

 

James C. Floyd Award Ceremony sponsored by

Wednesday, November 8th

8 AM Breakfast

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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

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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

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

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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

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12:45 PM Aerospace Leadership Luncheon

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Keynote speaker Sponsored by  

Featuring:

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