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SWIFT Session Speakers Announced: “Climate Change & Asphalt Pavements”

Climate Change and Asphalt Pavements is the second of the two virtual SWIFT sessions held on 8th September. Richard Blommers of the CAPTG Committee will chair the session where he will be joined by Dr. Omran Maadani and Mohammad Shafiee from National Research Council Canada, Dr. Lukas Arenson from BGC Engineering INC. and David Anderson of Associated Engineering.

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Speakers revealed for SWIFT Session: ‘When the Noise Stops’

SWIFT September’s ‘When the Noise Stops’ is a topical session on business recovery from crisis. It will be the first session on September 8th, 09:10 CTD, chaired by Neil Pritchard, Head of Business Change for Heathrow Airport. Neil will be joined by guest speakers Regional Manager for Western Canada from Transportation Safety Board, Jon Lee, and Director of Operations at Halifax International Airport Authority, Jeff Macmillan. When asked about this year’s virtual conference, MacMillan explained the value. “The industry has been adversely affected by the pandemic in many ways. SWIFT provides the opportunity to reconnect and see best practices for a strong airport recovery, this year very significant.”  This session is sponsored by Tradewind Scientific, and registration is now open. Sign up here: https://swiftconference.org/attend/

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SWIFT September – Welcome session announced

This year’s welcome session is going to be unmissable. Some of the SWIFT committee members will be previewing the upcoming sessions and advising on how to get the most from this year’s virtual event. Presenting the session is Myron Thiessen, Department of National Defence, Steve McKeown President of SWIFT September headline sponsor Team Eagle, and Roy McLeod, Airfield Operations at Calgary Airport Authority. We’ll also hear from a selection of airside ops personnel as they reflect on the last 18 months, and what they think the future holds for the aviation sector in a post-Covid19 world. If you’d like to attend, secure your place by registering via our attend page: https://swiftconference.org/attend/

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SWIFT SEPTEMBER 21

Having made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 event, SWIFT, the industry’s premier airfield conference has confirmed that the 2021 show will go on – but with a new twist, says Roy McLeod: ‘On behalf of your SWIFT Committee, we are pleased to have partnered with UK aviation events specialists Aviation Events Group, to bring you an alternative conference format, delivering the same high-quality content you expect from SWIFT. ‘Reformatted and re-branded ‘SWIFT SEPTEMBER’, the conference will run as nine virtual sessions over five consecutive Wednesdays: 1st (welcome) 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th September. Each Wednesday is split into two, bite-sized, 90-minute sessions covering all aspects of airfield operations and best practices. SWIFT’s long-term association with CAPTG means that delegates can still explore technological developments in the design, construction evaluation, and maintenance of pavements within this new, fresh format.’ Operations Director Andrew Organ of Aviation Events Group comments ’SWIFT has always been known for sharing engaging, up-to-the-minute content with an extensive range of airports, airlines, regulators, and suppliers. We are delighted to have this opportunity to support the show, and to provide a fresh route for the many loyal attendees to get together by bringing SWIFT directly to them.’ Neil Pritchard,

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