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2021 Programme

Weds Sept 01ST

Welcome Session
WELCOME REVIEW & PREVIEW
09:10 CDT

Year in review – a selection of SWIFT airports team members share some of their experiences and insights from the last 2 years. We also preview the 2021 sessions and take a look at how to get the most out of this virtual event

WELCOME REVIEW & PREVIEW
Roy McLeod
Director, Airfield Operations, Calgary Airport Authority
SWIFT's Chair welcomes you to SWIFT SEPTEMBER 2021
WELCOME REVIEW & PREVIEW
Myron Thiessen
Department of National Defence / Government of Canada
CAPTG's Chair welcomes delegates to SWIFT September 2021
WELCOME REVIEW & PREVIEW
Steve McKeown
President, Team Eagle
The Road to Recovery - a look at how the industry can recover
WELCOME REVIEW & PREVIEW
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Weds Sept 08th

When the noise stops
WHEN THE NOISE STOPS
09:10 CDT

Business recovery from crisis, Health Guidance & Disease, Extreme weather impacts, Equipment & Aircraft Recovery and Departure Metering

WHEN THE NOISE STOPS
Neil Pritchard
Head of Business Change, Heathrow Airpoort
Welcome from the session chair, and SWIFT committee member
WHEN THE NOISE STOPS
Jon Lee
Regional Manager, Western Canada, Transportation Safety Board
How TSB respond to occurrences, incidents and accidents and identify causes and contributory factors
WHEN THE NOISE STOPS
Jeff MacMillan
Halifax International Airport Authority
Incident Response
WHEN THE NOISE STOPS
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Tradewind Scientific
WHEN THE NOISE STOPS
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United Rotary Brush Co
Innovation & Sustainability - CAPTG 2
CLIMATE CHANGE & ASPHALT PAVEMENTS
11:10 CDT

The first of two CAPTG (Canadian Airfield Pavement Technical Group) sessions in SWIFT SEPTEMBER 2021

CLIMATE CHANGE & ASPHALT PAVEMENTS
Richard Blommers
Tetra Tech
Welcome from the session chair, and CAPTG committee member
CLIMATE CHANGE & ASPHALT PAVEMENTS
Dr. Lukas Arenson
BGC Engineering Inc.
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments of Airports in Northern Canada Review
CLIMATE CHANGE & ASPHALT PAVEMENTS
Dr. Omran Maadani
National Research Council Canada
Performance Grade Asphalt Cement-Climate Change (PGAC-CC) for airports
CLIMATE CHANGE & ASPHALT PAVEMENTS
Mohammad Shafiee
National Research Council Canada
Performance Grade Asphalt Cement-Climate Change (PGAC-CC) for airports
CLIMATE CHANGE & ASPHALT PAVEMENTS
Dave Anderson
Associated Engineering
Churchill Airport Runway and Taxiway Rehabilitation (case study)
CLIMATE CHANGE & ASPHALT PAVEMENTS
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Tradewind Scientific
CLIMATE CHANGE & ASPHALT PAVEMENTS
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Commercial Emergency Equipment Co.

Weds Sept 15th

Winter Ops
WINTER OPS
09:10 CDT

Using and combining chemicals, Apron snow clearing, Best Practice and
Airport Learning (case study)

WINTER OPS
Kim Hobbs
General Manager, Airside Services · Calgary Airport Authority
WINTER OPS
Mike Carlson
Assistant Director of Operations-Airside · Denver International Airport
WINTER OPS
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Dufferin Construction
WINTER OPS
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Asset Utilisation
ASSET UTILISATION & REHABILITATION
11:10 CDT

Asset lifecycles, Sustainability in asset management, Fleet parts management, Tendering and TCO, Asbestos Management

ASSET UTILISATION & REHABILITATION
Sarah Demory
Assistant Aviation Director, Phoenix Sky Harbour
ASSET UTILISATION & REHABILITATION
Arnie Jassmann
Manager Airside Planning and Development, Vancouver Airport Authority
ASSET UTILISATION & REHABILITATION
Lisa Gahm
Vice President Operations, DFW International Airport
Asset utilization during the Texas/DFW winter storms of 2021
ASSET UTILISATION & REHABILITATION
Nicolas Bernard
Maintenance Infrastructures, AEROPORTS DE PARIS
Runway maintenance - rubber removal case study
ASSET UTILISATION & REHABILITATION
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Dufferin Construction
ASSET UTILISATION & REHABILITATION
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Evergreen Solutions

Weds Sept 22nd

Innovation
INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY IN AIRFIELD CONCRETE PAVEMENTS
09:10 CDT

The second of two CAPTG (Canadian Airfield Pavement Technical Group) sessions in SWIFT SEPTEMBER 2021

INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY IN AIRFIELD CONCRETE PAVEMENTS
Tim Smith
Cement Association of Canada and CAPTG
INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY IN AIRFIELD CONCRETE PAVEMENTS
Shane Mulligan
Cement Association of Canada
INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY IN AIRFIELD CONCRETE PAVEMENTS
Kevin Davis
Carboncure
INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY IN AIRFIELD CONCRETE PAVEMENTS
Mark B. Snyder
Pavement Engineering and Research Consultants
INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY IN AIRFIELD CONCRETE PAVEMENTS
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Boschung
INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY IN AIRFIELD CONCRETE PAVEMENTS
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HATCH
Dataand Digital
DATA & DIGITAL | AUTOMATION & INNOVATION
11:10 CDT

Drones and future flight, AIM and CIS, AI and big data, Automation and driverless

DATA & DIGITAL | AUTOMATION & INNOVATION
Darryl Dowd
Vice President Operations, Winnipeg Airports Authority
Automation & Driverless
DATA & DIGITAL | AUTOMATION & INNOVATION
Gary Lamb
Manager of Airside Operations, Edmonton International Airport
DATA & DIGITAL | AUTOMATION & INNOVATION
Dean Erwin
Director, Aerodrome Operations & Compliance, Edmonton International Airport Authority
Edmonton International Airport Authority
DATA & DIGITAL | AUTOMATION & INNOVATION
Josh Kolstee
Manager, Airside Services, Halifax International Airport Authority
AGL Metrics & Decision Making
DATA & DIGITAL | AUTOMATION & INNOVATION
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Vehicle Telematics
DATA & DIGITAL | AUTOMATION & INNOVATION
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Boschung

Weds Sept 29th

Diversifying
DIVERSIFYING CAPABILITIES
09:10 CDT

Revenue streams and cost-saving, Contracts and staff efficiency, Diversifying the workforce, Re-utilisation of staff and Training

DIVERSIFYING CAPABILITIES
Phil Munro
Associate Director, Airfield Operations, Toronto Airports Authority
DIVERSIFYING CAPABILITIES
Laura Sturevant
Project Manager, Infrastructure, Calgary International Airport
Carbon Capture in Pavements
DIVERSIFYING CAPABILITIES
Dean Ervin
Director, Operations & Maintenance, Edmonton International Airport
Utilizing equipment
DIVERSIFYING CAPABILITIES
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Aebi Schmidt
DIVERSIFYING CAPABILITIES
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Round Table
INNOVATION THROUGH ADVERSITY
11:10 CDT

This closing panel discussion looks at some of the innovative approaches – big and small –  that our collective airport community adopted to navigate a path through the challenges of 2020 and 21. Find out how a combination of existing resourcing, available tools, and business relationships was used to find workable solutions (and workarounds) that got the job done safely and effectively.

INNOVATION THROUGH ADVERSITY
Guillaume Dorval
Deputy Director, Operational Safety and Airside Services
Aeroports de Montreal
INNOVATION THROUGH ADVERSITY
Brian Grasser
Supervisor Airfield Operations
Vancouver International Airport
INNOVATION THROUGH ADVERSITY
Gael Le Bris
Senior Aviation Planner
WSP
INNOVATION THROUGH ADVERSITY
Jason McArthur
Senior Program Analyst SMS Implementation
Vancouver Airport Authority
INNOVATION THROUGH ADVERSITY
Laura Sturtevant
Project Manager, Infrastructure
Calgary Airport Authority
INNOVATION THROUGH ADVERSITY
Alan Sherwood
Manager Operations
Airfield Maintenance
INNOVATION THROUGH ADVERSITY
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Aebi Schmidt
INNOVATION THROUGH ADVERSITY
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