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Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Safety & Quality Summit

January 30, 2009  By Administrator

Jan. 30, 2009 – Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Safety & Quality Summit to be held in Vancouver, BC Canada from March 30th – April 1st, 2009. Come to explore “The Future of Human Error Management in Aviation”


About the Summit
CHC Helicopters hosts an Annual Safety & Quality Summit to share best practices and new innovations in aviation safety. True to the word “summit”, past CHC Safety & Quality Summits have been a gathering of some of the greatest minds in safety and aviation, with over 500 delegates from over 25 countries who focus on improved safety worldwide. It is a well respected and well attended event that runs from March 30 – April 1, 2009 at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel bringing people from around the globe to share best practices while exploring improved safety through human performance.

What can Delegates Expect?
The Safety & Quality Summit is an extraordinary venue to keep abreast of industry changes, to learn more about breakthroughs in safety, and to network with operators, regulators, insurers, and experts in the field. The Summit attracts people primarily from the oil & gas, regulatory and aviation sectors.

This Summit offers three days of valuable workshops plus optional sessions before and after the Summit. Delegates will enjoy a welcome reception on March 29th, a ½ day Plenary session followed by 2 ½ days of workshops – – 10 classrooms running concurrently with exceptional speakers from around the world and so much more!

Agenda Overview


March 29      
• Welcome cocktail reception

March 30     
• Breakfast and Networking

½ Day Plenary Session
• Lunch and Networking
• ½ Day of Workshops including the
• Executive-only Session (by invitation only)

March 31     
• Breakfast and Networking
• Morning Workshops
• Lunch and Networking
• Afternoon Workshops
• Dinner Banquet

April 1     
• Breakfast & Network
• Morning Workshops
• Lunch and Networking
• Afternoon Workshops

Delegates can also chose from optional sessions before and after the Summit:

•    Accident / Incident Investigation Analysis
•    Audit Preparation
•    Flight Data Monitoring Meetings
Delegates at the 2009 Summit will have the unique pleasure of hearing a special address from Transport Canada’s Assistant Deputy Minister, Mark Grégoire and renowned speakers and industry experts, including a keynote speech from Capt. Al Haynes. In July 1989 Capt. Haynes was the Commander of United Flight 232—a flight and subsequent landing, that by all accounts, no one should have survived.  He will explain how his team took a seemingly un-survivable accident and turned it into one of the greatest stories of human performance triumphs.

CHC is also pleased to feature other world renowned speakers such as Dr. Scott Shappell, author of over 50 papers in the fields of human error, Dr. Douglas Wiegman Co-founder and Vice President of Error Management Solutions, Dr. Bill Rankin, author of Boeing’s Maintenance Error Management Systems (MEDA) and Dr. Patrick Hudson of Leiden University a widely recognized expert in Aviation Safety Culture.

We are also proud to announce that industry experts like Mike Plottel (Westjet), Jerry Allen, Dave Eherts (President, Sikorsky), Hooper Harris (Director, Accident Investigations, FAA), Merlin Preuss (Director General, Civil Aviation), and Mary Gaston (Perkins Coie LLP) have agreed to conduct workshops at the 2009  Summit.

The 2009 CHC Safety & Quality Summit offers something for everyone who wants to stay current, network, contribute to increased safety, and learn from other professionals.

Opening Plenary Session will feature visionary presentations from:

•    Mark Grégoire, ADM, Transport Canada
•    Sylvain Allard, CHC President and CEO
•    Bill Voss, Flight Safety Foundation
•    Capt. Al Haynes

After a lunch break, the workshops begin with 10 classrooms running concurrently.

Executive ½ Day Workshop:

A special Executive-level Workshop has been created this year to explore Leadership accountabilities, unique challenges and due diligence related to leading exceptional safety management programs. Driving the conversation for this exclusive ½ day workshop will be:

•    Merlin Preuss, Director General Civil Aviation
•    Barry Marsden, President & CEO,  Conair Aviation Group
•    Bob Sheffield, Managing Director, Shell Aircraft

Delegates can choose from a variety of sessions that include: Implementing the SMS and Safety Case, Cost Benefit Analysis and Safety, HFACS, SMS for small operators, Leadership and Flight Operations, Tools for Effective Accident Investigation, Maintenance Error Diagnostic Tool, Leadership: The Engine of an Effective SMS, Entry into Service: Change Management, Alcohol and the Aviator, Fatigue and the Aviator, Structured Environment and At-Risk Behaviour … to name a few!

The Safety & Quality Summit presents an exceptional opportunity to keep abreast of industry changes, to learn more about breakthroughs in safety, to share best practices and to network.

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For further information please visit: http://www.chcsafetyqualitysummit.com/


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