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Second Canadian Aviation Security Conference

Dec. 17, 2007, Ottawa, Ont. - The second Canadian Aviation Security Conference will take place March 5 and 6, 2008 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel in Gatineau, Que.

December 17, 2007  By Carey Fredericks

Dec. 17, 2007, Ottawa, Ont. – The second Canadian Aviation Security Conference (CASC) will take place March 5 and 6, 2008 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel, Gatineau, Quebec. This year's conference, themed Sharing Skies, Managing Risk, will include sessions exploring new and ongoing threats to aviation security, as well as discussions focusing on the future of security risks in the Canadian aviation industry and the solutions to manage them.

Keynote presenters this year will include the Right Honourable Sir John Wheeler, author of an independent review of airport security and policing for the Government of Australia as well as the Minister of Transport (invited). The conference will also include presentations by leading experts from the Canadian and international aviation communities, including academic, governmental and private sector representatives.

The confirmed speaker list is extensive and continues to build, recognizing the serious nature of the global threat to national security. Guiliano Zaccardelli, Former Commissioner, RCMP; Captain Gilberto Lopez Meyer, Director General Civil Aviation, DCGA Mexico; Rafi Ron, President, New Age Security Solutions; Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, CATO Institute; Jacques Duchesneau, CEO and President, CATSA; Georgina Graham, Director-Security and Facilitation, IATA; Sam Barone, President and CEO, Air Transport Association of Canada; Jim Facette, President and CEO, Canadian Airports Council; Captain Bob Hesselbein, Chairman-National Security Committee, ALPA; Bill McReynolds, Vice Chairman-National Security, ALPA are but a few of the experts you will meet at CASC 2008.

"Planning for and managing risk is critical to containing terrorism threats and abolishing fear," said Norm Kirkpatrick, CASC 2008 Conference Director. "Preserving safe skies will require informed strategies and proactive collaborations by all our Canadian stakeholders. It is imperative that government and private sector organizations work together to examine Canada's response to aviation security threats and to ensure the proper management of existing and future risks."


This year's event will focus on new and innovative tools, technologies, trends, legislation and strategies at the centre of today's aviation security industry through a series of interactive plenary sessions, keynote presentations and a tradeshow exhibition. The 2008 event is being co-hosted by Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), Transport Canada (TC), the Canadian Airports Council (CAC), the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC), the Airline Pilots Association International (ALPA), the Police Sector Council (PSC) and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA).

Register today for the largest and most dynamic conference, trade exhibit and networking event within the aviation security industry in Canada this year! The initial launch CASC event sold out early. Visit to reserve your place today.

About The Canadian Aviation Security Conference

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Norm Kirkpatrick
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Canadian Aviation Security Conference


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