Program subject to change without notice.

Wednesday, September 15th

Pacific Time

(Eastern Time shown in italics)

9:00 – 9:15 am

(12:00 – 12:15 pm)

Opening Session

• Mike Mueller, President and CEO, AIAC
• Lee Obst, Chair, AIAC

9:25 – 9:55 am

(12:25 – 12:55 pm)

Supersession #1 – 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

10:00 – 11:00 am

(1:00 – 2:00 pm)

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

Moderator:
• Salimah Lalji, Senior Subcontracts Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing, CAE

Panelists:
• Kathleen Garney, Operations Director, Boeing Canada Winnipeg
• Antoine Mindjimba, Associate Partner, People Advisory Services, EY Canada
• Richard Missens, President & CEO, PFN Group of Companies

11:00 – 12:00 pm

(2:00 – 3:00 pm)

Break & B2B session #1

Sponsored by Lockheed Martin

12:00 – 12:30 pm

(3:00 – 3:30 pm)

Supersession #2 – Space Security

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

12:40 – 1:20 pm

(3:40 – 4:20 pm)

Supersession #3 – Marketing in the Digital Age – Lessons From the Pandemic and Beyond

• Prof. Kenneth Wong, Professor of Marketing, S.J. Smith School of Business, Queens University
• David Kincaid, Founder and Chair, Level5 Strategy
Sponsored by IDEaS – Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security

1:20 – 2:15 pm

(4:20 – 5:15 pm)

Break & B2B session #2

Sponsored by Boeing

2:15 – 2:45 pm

(5:15 – 5:45 pm)

Keynote Speaker #1 plus Q&A

• Edward Sims, President and CEO, WestJet

2:50 – 3:30 pm

(5:50 – 6:30 pm)

Panel #2 – Political Panel: Election 2021

• Brad Lavigne, Partner and Vice President, Western Canada, Counsel Public Affairs
• Mark Marissen, Principal, Burrard Strategy
• Ian Brodie, Fellow, Centre for Military, Strategic & Security Studies, University of Calgary; Program Director, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

3:30 pm

(6:30 pm)

Day 1 Closing Remarks and Housekeeping
3:35 – 4:15 pm

(6:35 – 7:15 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)

AIAC Challenge 2050

• Mike Mueller, President and CEO, AIAC

9:25 – 10:25 am

(12:25 – 1:25 pm)

Panel #3 – Western Provincial Economic Outlook and Opportunities for Aerospace

Moderator:
• Hon. Jean Charest, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Premier of Québec, Vision 2025 Chair

Panelists:
• Hon. Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, Province of BC
• Hon. Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Transportation, Province of Alberta
• Hon. Jon Reyes, Minister of Economic Development and Jobs, Province of Manitoba

10:30 – 11:00 am

(1:30 – 2:00 pm)

Keynote Speaker #2 plus Q&A – A global perspective on defence and how western Canada can take advantage of post-pandemic opportunities

• Douglas Berenson, Managing Director, The Avascent Group

11:00 – 12:00 pm

(2:00 – 3:00 pm)

Break & B2B session #4

Sponsored by Boeing

12:00 – 1:00 pm

(3:00 – 4:00 pm)

Panel #4 – Executive Panel: Western Canadian Aerospace Leadership

Moderator:
• David Schellenberg, Managing Director, Highland West Capital Ltd.

Panelists:
• Kevin Russell, Vice-President & General Manager, Asco Aerospace Canada Ltd.
• Kevin Lemke, EVP & COO, Cascade Aerospace
• Amandeep Kaler, Chief Executive Officer, Avcorp Industries Inc.

1:00 – 1:05 pm

(4:00 – 4:05 pm)

Concluding Remarks

• Mike Mueller, President and CEO, AIAC

1:15 – 2:15 pm

(4:15 – 5:15 pm)

B2B session #5

Sponsored by Lockheed Martin

2:30 – 3:45 pm

(5:30 – 6:45 pm)

Election 2021 – Defence Town Hall

• James Bezan, Conservative Candidate, Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman
• Julie Bouchard, Bloc Quebecois Candidate, Chicoutimi-Le Fjord
• Randall Garrison, NDP Candidate, Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke
• Steven MacKinnon, Liberal Candidate, Gatineau