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Speakers set for Canadian Aerospace Summit

November 1, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

Nov. 1, 2011, Ottawa - The First Canadian Aerospace Summit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada will be held on November 2nd and 3rd at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

Here are some of the details:

Wednesday November 2, 2011

1:30 p.m.             Opening remarks by John Saabas, President, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Chairman of the Board, AIAC

1:55 p.m.             Inaugural Presentation by Guy Hachey, President & COO, Bombardier Aerospace


3:00 p.m.             Conference of David Williams, Vice-President, Procurement, Airbus Americas: Airbus platforms and Canadian Supply Chain

4:10 p.m.             Conference of Stephen Poloz, President & CEO, Export Development Canada: Canada’s Aerospace Industry: Gaining Altitude Amidst Global Turbulence

6:30 p.m.             AIAC 50th Anniversary Gala Reception and Dinner featuring AIAC James C. Floyd Award Presentation for the exceptional recent contribution to the aerospace industry and Guest Speaker ‘Last Man on the Moon’ Captain Gene A. Cernan

Thursday November 3, 2011

9:00 a.m.             Canadian Aerospace Leaders Panel:

Moderator: Steve MacLean, President of the Canadian Space Agency

Participants: Mr. Mag Iskander, President, Information System, MDA; Mr. Iain Christie, President, Neptec Design Inc.; Mr. Daniel Goldberg, President & CEO, Telesat; Mr. Michael Pley, CEO ComDev International (Invited)

10:15 a.m.           Conference of Dr. William (Bill) F. Lyons, Director, Strategic Technology Partnership, The Boeing Company: Tapping the Trillion: Globalization of Aerospace R&D

12:30 p.m.          Luncheon speaker: The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry


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