Airports Canada Exhibit Hall Fully Booked

    Top Canadian airport conference to take place in Ottawa-Gatineau April
    28-30, 2009

    OTTAWA, April 8 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Airports Council today
announced that it has fully booked the exhibit hall portion of its upcoming
Airports Canada 2009 Conference and Exhibition. Attendee registrations are
still available for the conference, which will be held in Ottawa-Gatineau
April 28-30, 2009.
    "The success of our Airports Canada 2009 Exhibition, our largest ever,
shows the important role our conference plays for companies interested in the
reaching airport sector leadership in Canada." said CAC President and CEO Jim
Facette. "This year's gathering represents the best opportunity in Canada to
discuss the issues and challenges facing Canada's airports sector with those
who are leading it."
    Attendee registration sales also have progressed steadily and the event
is on target to include more than 200 attendees. Themed "Leadership for
Challenging Times," Airports Canada 2009 will feature presentations from
aviation sector leaders in Canada and around the world. Speakers and
panellists include:

    - Perrin Beatty - President & CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
    - Andy Blackwell - Head of Aviation Security, Virgin Atlantic Airways
    - Joram Bobasch - EVP, ICTS Europe
    - Derek H. Burney - Senior Strategic Advisor, Ogilvy Renault LLP
    - John Byerly - Deputy Assistant Secretary, Transportation Affairs, U.S.
      State Department
    - Michelle di Leo - Director, Flying Matters (UK)
    - Jean-Marc Eustache, President & CEO, Transat
    - Angela Gittens - Director General of Airports Council International
    - Allan Gregg - Chairman of Harris/Decima
    - Marc Gregoire - Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security at the
      Department of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
    - Catherine Harmel-Tourneur - Director, DKMA
    - Tina Kremmidas - Assistant Vice President and Senior Economist of the
      Canadian Chamber of Commerce
    - Andrew Lynch - CEO of SSP
    - Kevin Molloy - Vice President, Simplified Passenger Travel and Chief
      Information Officer for the Vancouver Airport Authority
    - Dr. Lloyd McCoomb - President and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airports
    - Andrew Parker - SVP, International, Public, Industry & Environment
      Affairs, Emirates
    - Guylaine Roy - Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Transport
    - Jeffrey Shane - Partner, Hogan & Hartson LLP; Chair, IATA Agenda for
    - Stanis Smith - Senior Vice President, Stantec
    - Mike Tretheway - Executive Vice President, InterVISTAS
    - Ajay Virmani - President & Chief Executive Officer, Cargojet

    Now held only every two years, Airports Canada is attended by over 200
top airport executives, and senior executives/officials from air carriers,
retail/service partners and government.

    For more information about Airports Canada 2009, please visit the CAC Web
site at

    About the Canadian Airports Council

    The Canadian Airports Council (CAC) is the voice for Canada's airports.
Its 45 members represent more than 180 airports, including all of the National
Airports System (NAS) airports and most significant municipal airports in
every province and territory. Together, CAC members handle virtually all of
the nation's air cargo and international passenger traffic and 95% of domestic
passenger traffic. They create in excess of $45 billion in economic activity
in the communities they serve. And more than 200,000 jobs are directly
associated with CAC member airports, generating a payroll of more than $8
billion annually.

For further information:

For further information: Daniel-Robert Gooch, Director of
Communications, Canadian Airports Council, (613) 560-9302 ext 16,

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