2019 FOAM Agenda

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13th Annual Facility, Operations & Airport Managers
(FOAM) Conference
Hotel Bonaventure Montréal

Join your Canadian Aviation Industry peers in Montreal from May 5 - 8, 2019.
IAAE Canada is coordinating three days of informative sessions and timely discussions on the industry issues that matter most.

Sunday May 5th




Staggered start: 10:00

Golf Outing


Club de Golf de l'lle de Montréal

12:00 to 17:30

Trade Show Set up - Exhibitors

Montreal Ballroom

18:00 to 20:00

Meet and Greet Reception

Montreal Ballroom

Free Evening

Monday May 6

THE FUTURE - Looking Ahead

08:00 to 09:00

Hot Breakfast

09:00 to 09:10

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Terry Bos, AAE, Chair, IAAE Canada

Montreal Ballroom

09:10 to 09:15


09:15 to 09:45

Key Note Speaker

Philippe Rainville, CPA, CA, President & CEO, Aerorports de Montreal

Montreal Ballroom 

09:45 to 9:50


9:50 to 10:45

Session 1: Global Aviation Trends

Antoine Rostworoski,
Deputy Director General, Programmes & Services, ACI World

What are the global issues and trends in areas like passenger movements & cargo 

10:45 to 11:05

Nutrition Break

11:05 to 12:00

Session 2: The Canadian Perspective

John McKenna, President and CEO, ATAC; Chris Phelan, Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs, CAC; Massimo Bergamini, President and CEO, NACC; James Lindsay AAE, Director,RCAC

How global changes & trends are affecting Canada and Canadian Airports

12:00 to 13:00

Lunch with the Exhibitors 

Montreal Ballroom

13:00 to 13:05


13:05 to 13:45

Session 3: Turning Your Aiports Into a Cultural Destination

Vince Van den Brink, Founding Partner, Breakhouse

How to transform your airport into a destination - rebranding to create a 'must see' attraction in the minds of travelers

13:45 to 13:50


13:50 to 14:30

Session 4: The future of CAN-USA Border Crossing

Solomon Wong,
President and CEO,  InterVistas

A look at the new form of border management: pushing borders out to the earliest time before a flight departs. Canada and the US implemented major changes - from trusted traveller programs to electronic systems to vet passengers. How will border facilitation evolve? What else lies beyond preclearing traffic pre-departures.

14:30 to 14:35


14:35 to 15:15

Session 5: IAAE Canada AGM


25 Years of IAAE Canada

15:15 to 15:20




15:20 to 16:00

Session 6: Technology  Showcase

Craig Jones Business Development Manager USA, Dallmeier: Mike Robinson Executive Director, ICC Canada: Moe Fenelon Central Canada Territory Manager, Team Eagle

A look at recent airport projects that are changing operations for the better

16:00 to 17:30

Exhibitor Rendevouz I

Food, drink and prizes sponsored by the Exhibitors


Free Evening

Tuesday May 7th

THE PRESENT - What's happening now?

07:45 to 09:00

Hot Breakfast

08:00 to 10:00

Session 7: IAAE Canada Accreditation Presentations

Audrey Wilson C.M., Diana Dolezal C.M., Gerry Vanderhoek C.M., Laura Mortenson C.M.

Presentations by AAE and AAP Accrediation Candidates

10:00 to 10:05


10:05 to 10:45

Session 8: Internet of Things (or Everything)

Sean McKim,
Director, Security & Technology
Regina Airport Autority

An outline of the IoT concept and how it’s being applied and used at work and at home. Some practical advice on how to prepare for, implement, and securely operate IoT in a production environment.

10:45 to 11:05

Nutrition Break

10:45 to 12:20

Session 9: Airport Show and Tell

Dean Wright CM, GTAA, Michael Healy, ADM

A look at recent airport projects that are changing operations for the better

12:20 to 12:30




12:30 to 14:00

Lunch Speaker

Nancy Majoulian MBA, CNP, ND Integrative Nutritional & Herbal Medicine Practitioner

Health & Wellness for Airports - How to Ensure Healthy and Fit Staff at Your Airport

14:00 to 14:15




14:15 to 14:55

Session 10: Transportation Safety Board

Kathy Fox, Chair,
Transportation Safety Board

TSB Update and Watchlist

14:55 to 15:00


15:00 to 15:40

Session 11: Transport Canada Update

Pierre Ruel, Chief, Flight Standards, TC Updates on issues affecting airports from the regulator's perspective

15:40 to 16:00

Nutrition Break

16:00 to 17:30

Exhibitor Rendevouz II


Vendors will make presentations and draw prizes.


Trade Show Teardown



18:00 to 21:00

Sponsors Night Out

Mythik Restaurant -   Bell Canada Centre

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

Wednesday May 8

THE GAP - How do we bridge the gap between present and future?

07:50 to 08:40

Hot Breakfast

08:40 to 9:40

Session 12: Preparing your Airport for the Future

Martin Leprohon Airport Planner, Airbiz

how to prepare for the future - looking at technology impact on day to day operations 

9:40 to 9:45


9:45 to 10:35

Session 13: Airports and Accomodating Disabilities

Brad McCannell,
Vice President, Access and Inclusion, Rick Hansen Foundation

Developing Meaningful Access in Airports and Terminal Spaces

10:35 to 10:40

Nutrition Break

10:40 to 11:40

Session 14: Canada Transport Agency

Marcia Jones, Chief Strategy Officer, CTA

Air Passenger Protection and Accessibility Regulatory Initiatives 

11:40 to 11:45

Closing Remarks

13:30 to 15:30

Airport Tour : YUL

A tour of Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport de-icing facility; transportation will be provided


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