Record Attendance, Selling Out Fast – May 12-14 Conference: Airports, Aviation, Aerospace

Mar 14, 2019

Hotel Registration

This year’s Conference is being held at the spectacular Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort (phew – that’s a mouthful).  We extended our block of rooms to April 19th; however, that block is now sold out and the hotel rates have skyrocketed. There is a free bookable hotel shuttle to/from the airport.

For lower rates, James Hall, a local and our Conference Chair, does not hesitate to recommend the Royal Ann Hotel, The ZED and the Prestige Beach House. All within walking distance of the conference. Best rates appear to be through Expedia for The ZED and the Prestige Beach House.

Conference Registration

This year, the Spring Conference: Airports, Aviation, Aerospace is co-hosted by NAV CANADA’s Area Operations Consultative Meeting (AOCM). The Conference starts Sunday night with the Celebrating Scholarship welcoming reception, including traditional First Nations welcome, on the hotel patio overlooking the lake.

Monday morning is the AOCM with both National and Regional topics covered. Everyone is welcome.  Lunch kicks off the BCAC Spring Conference, with Sam Samaddar from Kelowna Airport as keynote. The afternoon starts with a future look panel, featuring Craig Richmond, CEO of YVR, Solomon Wong, CEO InterVistas, and Ian Matheson, CEO of 3BP. This is followed by the popular panel of national organizations’ leaders. The day closes out with BCAC’s moderately entertaining AGM followed by the Airports Committee AGM. To reward ourselves, dinner is at the Kelowna Yacht Club, right next door. KF Aerospace provides the dinner speaker.

Tuesday starts with a platinum panel on tackling the Human Resources crisis. Filling out both days are presentations on ICAO charges, ACAP and BCAAP revisited, multi-modal ground access, and the latest in Sustainable Tourism with Glenn Mandziuk, CEO of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association leading the way.

And, as always, there will be plenty of time for networking. It’s an extremely important part of the program.


$359 BCAC Members (Includes ALL meals and reception)

$459 Non-BCAC Individuals (Includes ALL meals and reception plus one year membership)

$859 Non-BCAC Corporations (Includes ALL meals and reception plus one year membership)

Speakers/Presenters/Major Sponsors No Charge but must register.

NAV CANADA personnel – please register for the Monday breakfast and lunch so we have an accurate count. BCAC members – this is included in you registration.


Travel Partners

Sponsored travel on Central Mountain Air is available using travel code BCACYLW19. Flights can be booked in FLEX or FLEX+. Rules of those classes shall apply.



Pacific Coastal is also generously supporting transportation to this Conference. Send a message to Dave for travel code and details.



Air Canada is our National Carrier and is offering discounted travel using promo code FP7UMWZ1 . This code is only for conference travel.