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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.

May 27, 2018

      Event & Speaker



Staggered start: 10:00

Golf Outing

Richard West

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

12:00 to 17:30

Trade Show Set up - Exhibitors


Hyatt Regency - King Ballroom

18:00 to 20:00

Meet and Greet Reception


Hyatt Regency - King Ballroom

Free Evening


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, Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Paul Ritchi AAE

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, Abbotsford International Airport

Laura Mortensen CM

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 -Vendors & Delegates

Warren Thompson AAE

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 - Sean McKim, Manager Airport IT, Regina International Airport and Fazle Quasha C.M., Manager IT, Fort McMurray International Airport

Earl Spencer CM

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, Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Prabh Banga

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

Joe Mauro


15:15 to 15:20




15:20 to 16:00

Session 6: Transforming the Airport Business Model - Stephen Wilcox AAE, Airport Manager, Oshawa Executive Airport, Kerr Lammie, Principal, Airbiz, Tim Barnes, Director, Retail & Commercial Development, Calgary Airport Authority

Currie Russell CM

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

Richard Kohler &
Kelvin Williamson


Free Evening

May 29, 2018

08:00 to 08:45

Hot Breakfast


08:45 to 09:40

Session 7: IAAE Canada Accreditation Presentations by Accreditation Candidates

Terry Bos AAE

Earl Spencer CM, VP of Operations, Regina Airport Authority - Security Screening Suspicious Laptop Incident
Gerry Vanderhoek CM, Mgr Comm Services & Passenger Experience, Greater London Int'l Airport - Airshows and Airports - Business Development Gem or Operational Headache? 

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 

Sam Samaddar AAE

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 - Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Kathleen Henderson AAE, Associate Services Director - Iqaluit Airport

Richard Kohler

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: Carolyn McDonald, Project Manager, Black & MacDonald

Joe Mauro

A look at what’s available in smart building technologies and how they support sustainability goals, Also, potential barriers and strategies to deal with them and how to plan for the changing future

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

Tiina Maripuu

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: Transportation Safety Board - Joseph Hincke, Board Member, Transportation Safety Board

Leon Foster

Review recent TSB investigations and the impact their findings have on airports

15:40 to 16:00

Nutrition Break


16:00 to 17:00

Exhibitor Rendevouz II

Richard Kohler &
Kelvin Williamson



Trade Show Teardown



18:00 to 21:00

Wayne Gretzky's Toronto
99 Blue Jays Way


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

May 30, 2018

07:50 to 08:40

Hot Breakfast


08:40 to 9:20

Session 12: Recruitment, Retention & Succession Planning - Beth Anderson-Forrest, Director of Talent Acquisition and Organizational Development, Greater Toronto Airports Authority and Terry Bos AAE, CEO - Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corporation

Earl Spencer CM

Compare HR approaches of big and small airports  

9:20 to 9:25



9:25 to 10:05

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

Richard West

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 - Fred Gaspar, Chief Compliance Officer, TSA

Laura Mortensen CM

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: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport



Travel time to AMCO Spring Workshop




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