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12th Annual F.O.A.M. Conference  - Agenda
Hyatt Regency Toronto - 370 King St West

Join your Canadian Aviation Industry peers in Toronto on May 27 - 30, 2018.
IAAE Canada is coordinating three days of informative sessions and timely discussions on the industry issues that matter most.

Sunday May 27, 2018

      Event & Speaker


Staggered start: 10:00

Golf Outing

Royal Woodbine Golf Course
195 Galaxy Blvd, Toronto, M9W 6R7

12:00 to 17:30

Trade Show Set up - Exhibitors

18:00 to 20:00

Meet and Greet Reception

Free Evening

Monday May 28, 2018

08:00 to 09:00

Hot Breakfast

09:00 to 09:10

Welcome and Opening Remarks:
Paul Ritchi PMP, AAE, Chair, IAAE Canada


09:10 to 09:15


09:15 to 09:55

Key Note Speaker: Howard Eng, President and CEO, GTAA

The Global Hub Concept

09:55 to 10:00


10:00 to 10:40

Session 1: Airports of the Future - Kerr Lammie, Principal, Airbiz and Parm Sidhu, Airport General Manager, YXX

The future is now, see how airports are investing and preparing for tomorrow    

10:40 to 11:00

Nutrition Break

11:00 to 12:00

Session 2:Airport Challenges and Solutions -Geoffrey A. Wilson, President & CEO, Toronto Port Authority

Discuss with a panel of peers the day-to-day trials of running an airport & share experiences 

12:00 to 13:00

Lunch with the Exhibitors 

13:00 to 13:05


13:05 to 13:45

Session 3: Building Cyber Resilience-Shawn McKim, Manager Airport IT, YQR and Fazle Quasha C.M., Manager IT, YMM

Examine the complexity and discuss practical strategies from a risk-based approach to cyber threats at an airport    

13:45 to 13:50


13:50 to 14:30

Session 4:  Airport As A Responsible Neighbour - Hillary Marshall, VP Stakeholder Relations, YYZ

Managing aircraft impact, being green, & community engagement, Examine with airport and industry panelists these and other questions 

14:30 to 14:35


14:35 to 15:15

Session 5IAAE Canada AGM: Paul Ritchi AAE, Chair, IAAE Canada &
Joe Mauro, Executive Director, IAAE Canada


15:15 to 15:20



15:20 to 16:00

Session 6: Transforming the Airport Business Model - Stephen Wilcox AAE, Airport Manager, YOO, Kerr Lammie, Principal, Airbiz

Re-thinking the development of new non-aeronautical revenues & the changes necessary to address the real opportunities presented

16:00 to 17:30

Exhibitor Rendevouz I -  food, drink and prizes sponsored by the Exhibitors


Free Evening

Tuesday May 29, 2018

08:00 to 09:00

Hot Breakfast

08:45 to 09:40

Session 7: IAAE Canada Accreditation Presentations by AAE/AAP Candidates


09:40 to 09:45


09:45 to 10:25

Session 8:Blue Ribbon Panel - Massimo Bergamini, President & CEO - NACC ; Mike Karsseboom AAE, President - AMCO ; Daniel Gooch, President - CAC; Wiliam Stewart AAE, Director - RCAC 

Roundtable discussion on key issues

10:25 to 10:45

Nutrition Break

10:45 to 12:20

Session 9: Airside Diversion Planning - John Ventresca CM, Associate Director Aviation Programs & Compliance - GTAA, Kathleen Henderson AAE, Associate Services Director - YFB

Part of daily commercial air travel, hear first-hand from recent incidents the how, why and what to do

12:20 to 12:30



12:30 to 14:00

Lunch Speaker


14:00 to 14:15



14:15 to 14:55

Session 10: Airside Technology & Innovation - Ty Shattuck, Chief Technology Officer -Team Eagle, Rusell Mueller, Product Manager - ADB Safegate, Richard West, Associate, SMP Engineering

Latest advances and improvements in airfield lighting, augmented reality technology, and advanced sensors 

14:55 to 15:00


15:00 to 15:40

Session 11: Recruitment, Retention
and Succession Planning - Beth Anderson-Forrest, Director of Talent Acquisition and Organizational Development, YYZ and Terry Bos AAE, CEO - SSMADC

Compare human resources approaches employed by big and small airports  

15:40 to 16:00

Nutrition Break

16:00 to 17:00

Exhibitor Rendevouz II



Trade Show Teardown


18:00 to 21:00

Sponsors Night Out  

Casual evening at a local hotspot courtesy of Diamond & Platinum  sponsors 

Wednesday May 30, 2018

07:50 to 08:40

Hot Breakfast

08:40 to 9:20

Session 12: Transportation Safety Board - TBA

Review of recent TSB competed investigations and the  impact their findings will have on the airport industry  

9:20 to 9:25


9:25 to 10:05

Session 13: Transport Canada - Pierre Ruel, Chief of Flight Standards, TC

Discussion with TC Officials on regulatory changes and emerging issues 

10:05 to 10:10

Nutrition Break

10:10 to 10:50

Session 14: Canada Transport Agency - TBA

Air Traveler Rights - what do traveler rights mean to airports? Where is this Consumer activism headed 

10:50 to 11:00

Closing Remarks

11:00 to 13:00

Airport Tour: YTZ


Travel time to AMCO



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