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Top aviation sector leaders to address airports Canada 2009 conference & exhibition

Jan. 16, 2009 - The Canadian Airports Council unveiled its initial speaker line-up for the Airports Canada 2009 Conference and Exhibition. The conference, Canada's largest airport event, will be held in Ottawa-Gatineau April 28-30, 2009.


January 16, 2009
By CNW Group

OTTAWA, Jan. 16 /CNW Telbec/ – The Canadian Airports Council unveiled its initial speaker line-up for the Airports Canada 2009 Conference and Exhibition. The conference, Canada's largest airport event, will be held in Ottawa-Gatineau April 28-30, 2009.

"Airports Canada 2007 set a new standard for the CAC," said CAC President
and CEO Jim Facette. "As the aviation sector in Canada continues to face
global challenges, Airports Canada 2009 will examine important issues facing
our sector from a uniquely Canadian vantage."

Themed "Leadership for Challenging Times," Airports Canada 2009 will
tackle the following issues:

        – Economic Outlook and Canadian Competitiveness in the World
        – World-Impacting Security Challenges in the 21st Century
        – Passenger and Freight Facilitation
        – International Air Policy for the 21st Century
        – Aviation and the Environment

Confirmed speakers and panellists include:

        – Andy Blackwell – Head of Aviation Security, Virgin Atlantic Airways
        – Joram Bobasch, EVP, ICTS Europe
        – Montie Brewer – President and CEO of Air Canada
        – John Byerly – Deputy Assistant Secretary, Transportation Affairs, U.S.
          State Department (invited)
        – Michelle di Leo – Director, Flying Matters (UK)
        – Jean-Marc Eustache, President & CEO, Transat A.T
        – 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
        – Nick Nanos – President and CEO, Nanos Research
        – 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, Public and Environmental 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
      

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for organizations involved
in the airports sector. Now held only every two years, Airports Canada is
attended by over 200 top airport executives, and senior executives/officials
from air carriers, retail/service partners and government.

About the Canadian Airports Council

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC) is the voice for Canada's airports.
Its 48 members represent more than 180 airports, including all of the National
Airports System (NAS) airports and most significant municipal 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. They create in excess of $45 billion in economic activity
in the communities they serve. And more than 200,000 jobs are directly
associated with CAC member airports, generating a payroll of more than $8
billion annually.

For further information: Daniel-Robert Gooch, Director of
Communications, Canadian Airports Council, (613) 560-9302 ext 16,
daniel.gooch@cacairports.ca/