Preliminary program

Program subject to change without notice.

Wednesday, September 15th

Pacific Time

(Eastern Time shown in italics)

9:00 – 9:20 am

(12:00 pm)

Opening Session

• Mike Mueller, President and CEO, AIAC
• Lee Obst, Chair, AIAC
• Presenting Sponsors
• Western Economic Diversification Canada – representative TBC

9:25 – 9:55 am

(12:25 – 12:55 pm)

Keynote Speaker #1 plus Q&A
10:00 – 11:00 am

(1:00 – 2:00 pm)

Panel #1 – Diversity & Inclusion in the Canadian Armed Forces and Aerospace Industry

• Kathleen Garney, Operations Director, Boeing Canada Winnipeg
• Richard Missens, President & CEO, PFN Group of Companies
• Department of National Defence – representative TBC

11:00 – 12:00 pm

(2:00 – 3:00 pm)

Break & B2B session #1
12:00 – 12:30 pm

(3:00 – 3:30 pm)

Supersession #1– Space Security

• Charity Weeden, VP Global Space Policy, Astroscale U.S.

12:40 – 1:30 pm

(3:30 – 4:30 pm)

Panel #2 – Marketing in the Digital Age – Lessons From the Pandemic and Beyond
1:30 – 2:30 pm

(4:30 – 5:30 pm)

Break & B2B session #2
2:30 – 3:00 pm

(5:30 – 6:00 pm)

Keynote Speaker #2 plus Q&A

• Edward Sims, President and CEO, WestJet

3:00 pm

(6:00 pm)

Day 1 Closing Remarks and Housekeeping
3:05 – 4:00 pm

(6:05 – 7:00 pm)

B2B session #3

Thursday, September 16th

Pacific Time

(Eastern Time shown in italics)

9:00 am

(12:00 pm)

Day 2 Opening Remarks and Housekeeping

• Mike Mueller, President and CEO, AIAC

9:05 – 9:20 am

(12:05 – 12:20 pm)

Vision 2025 Update
9:25 – 10:25 am

(12:25 – 1:25 pm)

Panel #3 – Western Provincial Economic Outlook

• Hon. Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, Province of BC
• Hon. Jeremy Harrison, Minister of Trade and Export Development, Province of Saskatchewan
• Representatives of Alberta and Manitoba  TBC

10:30 – 11:00 am

(1:30 – 2:00 pm)

Keynote Speaker #3 plus Q&A
11:00 – 12:00 pm

(2:00 – 3:00 pm)

Break & B2B session #4
12:00 – 12:30 pm

(3:00 – 3:30 pm)

Supersession #2 — Roland Berger: Global Aerospace Outlook

• Rahul Gangal, Americas Head of Aerospace and Defense, Roland Berger
• Zhanfu Yu, Partner, Beijing Office, Eastern Asia, Roland Berger Global Consultants

12:40 – 1:30 pm

(3:40 – 4:30 pm)

Panel #4 – Aerospace Opportunities in the Asia Pacific
1:30 – 2:30 pm

(4:30 – 5:30 pm)

Break & B2B session #5
2:30 – 3:00 pm

(5:30 – 6:00 pm)

Keynote Speaker #4 plus Q&A
3:00 – 3:15 pm

(6:00 – 6:15 pm)

Closing Remarks

More speakers to be announced
over the summer!