2017 Airports Canada Conference & Exhibition Gets Underway This Week

October 24, 2017


TORONTO – Canadian and international air transportation industry’s most influential leaders and chief executives will be gathering together from October 24th to the 26th to discuss challenges and solutions for managing growth in air passenger traffic.

The theme is Harmony in Motion, which represents the interconnectivity of Canada’s airports and the efforts to facilitate travel for passengers, so that it is as smooth and seamless as possible. The conference features a robust agenda with a multitude of thought provoking sessions.

The sessions include Managing Growth in Canada’s Global CitiesThe Canada-U.S. Border: Making it WorkCyber Security, and Aviation and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Regional Air Transport: What could the future hold?

Keynote speakers include Director General Angela Gittens of Airports Council International and President and CEO Jan De Silva of the Toronto Region Board of Trade. Zunum Aero’s Chief Technology of Power Waleed Said will give an update on his company’s plans to introduce a new era of regional travel, starting in 2020.


Event:                  2017 Airports Canada Conference & Exhibition
Location:              Hyatt Regency Toronto
Street address:    370 King Street West
Date:                    October 24-26 2017


About the Canadian Airports Council

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC), a division of Airports Council International-North America, is the voice for Canada’s airports community.  Its 51 members represent more than 100 airports, including all of the privately operated National System Airports (NAS) and many municipal airports across Canada.

CAC member airports handle more than 90 per cent of the commercial air traffic in Canada, and an even greater share of international traffic. Canada’s air transport sector employs more than 140,000 direct workers and generates about $35 billion in economic activity and contributes $7 billion in federal taxes.


About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at www.airportscouncil.org.