2015 Canadian Aerospace Summit Draws Record Attendance

November 19, 2015

Ottawa (Ontario), November 19, 2015 – The 2015 Canadian Aerospace Summit attracted record numbers of exhibitors and participants during its two-day conference, B2B and trade show with a line-up of speakers that included two federal ministers, senior executives from the world’s leading global aircraft manufacturers, and international industry delegations. The Canadian Aerospace Summit is hosted by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC).

“We are very pleased with the success that the Canadian Aerospace Summit continues to experience each year,” said Jim Quick, President & CEO of AIAC. “Our aim with the Summit is to bring together senior executives, industry leaders and government officials for important business and policy dialogues that help to drive the industry’s growth and prosperity. We certainly achieved that goal this year.”

Key highlights from the 2015 Canadian Aerospace Summit included:

  • The first speeches by Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Hon. Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, since their appointments to Cabinet two weeks ago
  • Presentations from senior executives from Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, CAE, Embraer, Urthecast, Viking Air Limited, and more
  • Presentation of the James C. Floyd Award for aerospace achievement to the Canadian Trade Commissioners Service
  • A Trade Show and B2B program featuring aerospace manufacturers and innovators from across Canada and around the world
  • The Annual Aerospace Dinner, with a keynote address from Canadian pollster Nik Nanos

“I would like to thank our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and attendees for joining AIAC in making the 2015 Canadian Aerospace Summit such a success,” said Mr. Quick. “Their contribution and commitment is the reason that the Summit is the best forum in the world for uniting Canadian and international aerospace insight and expertise, and we look forward to continuing to grow this event in the years to come.”

The 2016 Canadian Aerospace Summit will take place on November 15-16 in Ottawa, Canada.


AIAC is the national association representing Canada’s aerospace manufacturing and services sector.  As the world’s fifth-largest aerospace industry, Canada’s aerospace sector contributes over $29B to the economy in GDP, exports 80% of its output, and dedicates over 20% of its activity to research and development (R&D). Aerospace is responsible for the employment of 180,000 Canadians.




For information:
Kristen VanderHoek, Director of Communications
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
613 232-4297 x225, kvanderhoek@aiac.ca