Media Advisory - REVISED: 2012 Canadian Aerospace Summit in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Mr. Jim Quick, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) invites media representatives to the 2012  Canadian Aerospace Summit on December 5 and 6 , 2012 at the Ottawa Convention Centre (55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa). Media representatives are required to confirm their presence.

The 2012 Canadian Aerospace Summit offers a Conference program featuring prestigious guest speakers who will present on current Canadian and international industry themes, a B2B & Trade Show event which will connect the representatives of large Canadian and international prime companies and potential suppliers, and its two main keynote events - the Annual Canadian Aerospace Reception and Dinner and the Aerospace Leadership Luncheon.

SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Wednesday December 5th, 2012
 
12:15  Opening remarks by Jim Quick, President & CEO, AIAC
12:40  The Hon. Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry
13:00 The Hon. David Emerson, Aerospace Review Head
13:45  David Schellenberg, President of Conair Group Inc. / Cascade Aerospace Inc. and Chairman of the AIAC Board of Directors
18:30   Annual Aerospace Dinner featuring His Excellency David Jacobson, U.S. Ambassador to Canada, and the presentation of AIAC's James C. Floyd Award for achievement in aerospace. (Tickets must be purchased for this event).
   
Thursday December 6, 2012
 
08:50  Canada's 50 Years in Space: A Celebration of our Major Accomplishments Featuring Steve MacLean, President of the Canadian Space Agency  and Iain Christie, President & CEO of Neptec
10:45  Tom Captain, Vice Chairman and Global and U.S. Aerospace & Defence Sector Leader, Deloitte LLP
11:15  William A. Dalson, Regional President - The Americas, Lockheed Martin
12:30  Aerospace Leadership Luncheon featuring the Hon. Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade.
14:15   Terry Wohlers, President, Wohlers & Associates will moderate a panel on additive manufacturing

More information on the Summit, including a full program, can be found at www.aiac.ca/summit (English) or www.aiac.ca/sommet (French).


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 generates more than $22 billion, 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 160,000 Canadians. AIAC represents the interests of over 700 aerospace companies across Canada.


 

SOURCE: Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

For further information:

For information and to register (mandatory): 
Kristen VanderHoek, Director of Communications
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
613 232-4297 x225, kvanderhoek@aiac.ca