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10 reasons to attend Airports Canada 2009

April 17, 2009 – There are just 10 days left until Airports Canada 2009 in Ottawa Gatineau. If you have already registered, thanks for your support.  If not, here are 10 reasons why you should attend.

April 17, 2009  By Administrator

There are just 10 days left until Airports Canada 2009 in Ottawa-Gatineau.  If you have already registered, thanks for your support. 

If not, here are 10 reasons why you should attend:

#1 – It's the only place where carriers and airports come together in this type of setting.
#2 – You'll get face-time with important decision makers who impact your work environment.
#3 – Quality international speakers, panelists and attendees.
#4 – Meet up with old friends and make new ones.
#5 – It's the largest airport exhibition in Canada.
#6 – You'll want to hear what former Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. Derek H. Burney says about the Obama administration.
#7 – You might learn something.
#8 – The theme: You want to listen to Allan Gregg discuss leadership with top industry executives.
#9 – It's only every two years! You won't have a chance again until 2011
#10 – It's the CAC, you gotta be there!
Click here for a registration package, including registration form and instructions

For additional information about registrations, please contact Sharon Redden at (613) 560-9302 ext 14 or
Confirmed Participants
Perrin Beatty – President & CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Andy Blackwell – Head of Aviation Security, Virgin Atlantic Airways
Joram Bobasch, EVP, ICTS Europe
Derek H. Burney – Senior Strategic Advisor, Ogilvy Renaut LLP
John Byerly – Deputy Assistant Secretary, Transportation Affairs, U.S. State Department
Michelle di Leo – Director, Flying Matters (UK)
Jean-Marc Eustache, President & CEO, Transat
Angela Gittens – Director General of Airports Council International
Allan Gregg – Chairman of Harris/Decima
Marc Gregoire – Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security at the Department of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
Catherine Harmel-Tourneur – Director, DKMA
Tina Kremmidas – Assistant Vice President and Senior Economist of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Andrew Lynch – CEO of SSP
Kevin Molloy – Vice President, Simplified Passenger Travel and Chief Information Officer for the Vancouver Airport Authority
Dr. Lloyd McCoomb – President and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Andrew Parker –
SVP, International, Public, Industry & Environment Affairs, Emirates
Guylaine Roy – Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Transport Canada
Jeffrey Shane, Partner, Hogan & Hartson LLP; Chair, IATA Agenda for Freedom
Stanis Smith – Senior Vice President, Stantec
Mike Tretheway, Executive Vice President, InterVISTAS
Ajay Virmani, President & Chief Executive Officer, Cargojet

The Canadian Airports Council
The Canadian Airports Council (CAC) is the voice for Canada's airports. Our 49 members represent 180 Canadian airports, including all of the National Airports System (NAS) airports and most passenger service airports in every province and territory.  Together, CAC members handle virtually all of the nation's air cargo and international
passenger traffic and 95% of domestic passenger traffic.

For more information about the CAC, please visit our website.



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