OTTAWA, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Mr. Jim Quick, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) invites media representatives to the 2013 Canadian Aerospace Summit on October 16 and 17 at the Ottawa Convention Centre (55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa). Media representatives are required to confirm their presence.
The 2013 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 Aerospace Reception and Dinner and the Aerospace Leadership Luncheon.
SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
|Wednesday October 16, 2013|
|13:00|| Opening remarks:
Jim Quick, President & CEO, AIAC
Hélène V. Gagnon, Vice President of Public Affairs, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility, Bombardier Aerospace, Outgoing Chair, AIAC
|13:45||Murdo Morrison, Editor, Flight Global|
|14:15||Elliot Holokauahi Pulham, CEO, Space Foundation|
|15:15||Sustainable Development Technology Panel|
|16:30||John Maris, President and CEO, Marinvent|
|18:30|| Annual Aerospace Dinner, featuring:
Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker Chris Hadfield, Astronaut and former Commander of the International Space Station
Presentation of AIAC's James C. Floyd Award for achievement in aerospace.
(This is a ticketed event. A limited number of tickets may be available for purchase on-site at the Summit registration desk)
|Thursday October 17, 2013|
|09:00||Hon. Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport|
|09:30||Laurent Giguère, National Industry Leader, KPMG|
|10:30||Philippe Poutissou, Vice President Marketing, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft|
|11:05||Dennis Muilenburg, President and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security|
|12:30||Aerospace Leadership Luncheon featuring Hon. Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services|
|14:30||Rafal Rohozinski, CEO, SecDev Group|
|15:00||Panel: Digitally Competent Talent - A Pathway to Innovation and Productivity|
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 $27 billion to the national 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 170,000 Canadians. AIAC represents the interests of over 700 aerospace companies across Canada.
SOURCE: Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
For further information:
and to register (mandatory):
Kristen VanderHoek, Director of Communications
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
613 232-4297 x225, [email protected]