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Speaker announcement

Boeing’s Vincent Logsdon confirms his participation as Summit Speaker

AIAC is proud to welcome Vincent Logsdon, Vice President, Global Business Development and Strategic Marketing, for Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security and Global Services business units as new Summit speaker.

Vincent Logsdon is Vice President, Global Business Development and Strategic Marketing, for Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security and Global Services business units. In this role, Logsdon leads global business development and industrial partnerships for Boeing’s defense, space and government services portfolios as well as acting as the Defense, Space & Security (BDS) liaison with Boeing International.

In addition, he leads a field marketing team with more than 20 offices in the U.S. serving as direct links between Boeing and its domestic customers. He also leads the customer and market engagement team responsible for air shows, exhibits and key customer visits. In his previous assignment, Logsdon was vice president, Autonomous Systems Business Development, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, where he led a global sales team representing Boeing’s autonomous and cybersecurity products and services.


Louis Brunet and Dan Carnelly join Panel on Sustainability

AIAC is proud to announce the participation of Louis Brunet, Managing Director – Canada, Collins Aerospace and Dan Carnelly, ICCAIA Vice President and Permanent Representative to ICAO as members of the Summit’s panel on Sustainability.

Louis Brunet is Collins Aerospace’s Managing Director for Canada. In this role, he serves as the company’s executive focal to lead Canadian business development initiatives and coordinates country-wide activities, including new and emerging business opportunities and corporate citizenship programs. Prior to this role, Louis was Director of OEM Business Development in our Avionics Strategic Business Unit. Louis has been with Collins for 15 years holding positions of increasing responsibility in customer-facing roles covering the Americas.

Dan Carnelly is one of two Montreal-based Vice-Presidents and Permanent Representatives to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace industries Associations – or ICCAIA. His role is to represents the interests of the worldwide aerospace manufacturing and service industry at the ICAO executive body, known as the ICAO Council as well as with the various States and regulators globally. Dan has extensive aerospace environmental expertise having previously led the ICCAIA Aircraft Noise and Emissions Committee (ANEC) and acted as the ICCAIA Observer to the CAEP during the CAEP/11 cycle. Prior to his role with ICCAIA, Dan spent 23 years working for Airbus at its Toulouse headquarters, serving as the Director of Environmental Marketing.

2023 Summit Speakers

Confirmed Speakers

The list of Summit Speakers is growing every day. We will be announcing speakers every week as soon as they are confirmed. More news coming shortly!

AIAC is proud to present the confirmed Summit Speakers and Participants:
  • The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, Government of Canada
  • The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, Government of Canada
  • Martin Brassard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Héroux-Devtek
  • Louis Brunet, Managing Director – Canada, Collins Aerospace
  • Dan Carnelly, Vice President, ICCAIA and Permanent Representative to ICAO
  • Richard Foster, Chief Executive & Vice President, L3Harris Technologies Canada
  • Lieutenant-General Blaise F. Frawley, RCAF, Deputy Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command
  • Hélène V. Gagnon, Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, CAE
  • Joel Houde, Vice President and General Manager, General Dynamics Mission Systems–International
  • Lieutenant-General E.J. (Eric) Kenny, CMM, CSM, MSM, CD, Commander, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Salimah Lalji, Legal Counsel – Defense & Security, CAE
  • Vincent Logsdon, Vice President, Global Business Development and Strategic Marketing, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, Global Services
  • Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier
  • Maria Angeles Marti Martinez, Head of Tanker, Transport and Mission Programmes, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Maxime Robert, Senior Manager Strategic Initiatives, Business Development & Governmental Affairs, Pratt & Whitney Canada

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