BCAC Driving Recovery Conference June 5-7

Apr 3, 2023
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Driving Recovery – The Operational, Economic and Social Contributions of British Columbia’s Aviation and Aerospace Industries

Big things are happening in northern British Columbia. The infrastructure that is driving this forward are the aviation and aerospace industries. In fact, our industries are key players energizing the field of movers and shakers. Accordingly, the BC Aviation Council with its partner, the Prince George Airport Authority, is proud to host the June 5-7 Conference 2023: Driving Recovery!

This year’s focus will highlight the critical importance of these industries to the province’s economy and workforce with a particular focus on what we need to do collectively to perpetuate the drive to recovery and prosperity. In the midst of COVID recovery, enterprises struggle to rebuild and sustainability initiatives continue.

Concurrently, the B.C. Government is conducting the most comprehensive study ever on the social and economic impacts of the province’s aviation and aerospace industries on the region.

Join us for robust discussions on the importance of aviation and aerospace, influencing government policy, the need to reduce regulatory and taxation costs, and the labour demand and supply crisis – all chronic conditions requiring bold solutions.

Visit our Event Registration Page to access the Draft Agenda (updated!), Speaker Profiles, Sponsorship Opportunities, Travel Partners, and lots of other helpful information!

The Details


Courtyard by Marriott Prince George
900 Brunswick Street, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, V2L 2C3
Tel: +1 250-596-6274    Fax: +1 250-596-8202

Promotional Room Rate

Our promotional conference room rate has expired. However, we suggest calling the hotel directly (1 250-596-6274), explain that you’re with the BCAC Conference, and ask very nicely if you can still have the promotional rate. Alternately, you could try the local Hyatt Place Prince George which is a short walk away at 585 Dominion St., Tel: +236-423-3324

Hotel Website: Click here.
Parking: $5.00 Overnight Underground
Cancellations: 48hrs notice prior to arrival, or one night & tax will be charged.

Travel Partners

This year’s conference Travel Partners are Air Canada, Pacific Coastal Airlines, and Central Mountain Air. We’re also pleased to introduce a new partnership with Park ‘N Fly – secure favourable parking rates, and optional additional services, at your home airport when you register for our Spring Conference. Please visit our to find information about promotional rates and schedules.

Travel Options

Prince George is BC’s “Basecamp to the North”. Consequently, there are lots of ways to get there including plane, train, bus, and car. This year we’ve secured a promotional conference rate with Park ‘N Fly for our conference attendees flying into YXS. Visit the  Conference Registration page for details!


The new Courtyard by Marriott Prince George hotel is an ideal venue for our conference – conveniently located, extensive conference facilities, comfortable well-appointed rooms, an on-site restaurant and lounge, a fitness centre and indoor pool… the list goes on! Visit the “Accommodations” tab on the Conference Registration page for details on booking your room.


Prince George offers a wide range of fun activities that will keep you busy until the conference starts Monday early evening! Many delegates are planning to arrive on the Friday before, or depart the following Sunday, so they can fully explore all the region has to offer. More details can be found on the “Activities” tab on the Conference Registration page or visit Tourism Prince George’s website for a comprehensive list of opportunities for everyone.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsorship? Please contact Dave Frank, Executive Director.

Download the PDF of the “Sponsorship Opportunities” document here.


Questions? Comments? Contact us at info@bcaviationcouncil.org.

This conference will be held on the unceded traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, part of the Dakelh (Carrier) peoples’ territory.

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