CBAA is coming to Calgary, Alberta July 9th – 11th!   Be informed and get empowered with information from respected subject matter expert, streamed sessions and high-level panel discussions.

Do business with over 60 suppliers and OEMs at our exhibit and static at Diamond sponsor, Sunwest Aviation’s hangar and build relationships at fun networking opportunities like the Hope Air golf tournament, Fun Night and more…

Subject to change without notice

Tuesday, July 9th

07:00 – 15:00

Annual Hope Air Golf Tournament / Silverwing Links

18:30 – 20:30

Welcome Reception / Westin Calgary Airport Hotel – Cypress Hill Ballroom A

Wednesday, July 10th – Westin Calgary Airport (except where noted)

07:00 – 08:00

Annual General Meeting Breakfast

08:00 – 16:00

Exhibitor/Static Set Up / Sunwest Aviation

08:00 – 08:45

Welcoming Remarks, and Keynote Speaker

08:45 – 10:00

Business Aviation Outlook

10:00 – 10:30


10:30 – 12:00

CEOs Panel and Round Table Discussion

An Insider’s Guide to Attracting, Educating and Retaining Top Talent


Plus, a special presentation on the CBAA 2019 Compensation Survey by

the Wynford Group


12:00– 13:30

CBAA Awards Luncheon

13:30 – 15:00

From the 604 Flight Deck

An industry-only round table discussion on hot topics and best practices

15:00 – 15:30


15:30 -16:15

Tax and Financial Planning for

Business Aircraft Owners

Crew Resource Management


16:15 – 17:00

Mental Health Matters


Stampede-themed Fun Night / The Hangar Flight Museum

Thursday, July 11th – Sunwest Aviation

08:00 – 10:00


Breakfast Plenary Session

Updates by Transport Canada, Nav Canada and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada


10:00 – 16:00

Exhibit and Static


Plenary    Leadership & Management    Operations & Regulations    Career & Professional Development

Visit our convention page for more information or register now!

Featured Speakers and Sessions

 Business Aviation Market Forecast

 Thought-provoking insights into the state of the industry

 Rolland (Rollie) Vincent

 President, Rolland Vincent Associates, LLC and JETNET IQ creator/director

 Keynote Address

 Keys to success from CBC Dragon’s Den fan-favourite

 W. Brett Wilson

 Father, entrepreneur, philanthropist and fractional business jet owner

Government and Agency Updates

 Transport Canada Update

 Nicholas Robinson

 Director General, Civil Aviation

 Transportation Safety
Board of Canada Update

 Kathy Fox



 Ben Girard

 Vice President, Operational Support

Attracting, Educating and Retaining Top Talent

 Tracy Medve
 President, KF Aerospace
 Richard Hotchkiss
 CEO, Sunwest Aviation
Moderated by Dr. Suzanne Kearns
University of Waterloo Associate Professor and Vice Chair of ICAO’s Next Generation of Aviation
 John Gillespie
 President, Flying Colours
 James Elian
 President and COO


Don’t miss out on these additional sessions and get ready for the future as CBAA 2019 draws on subject matter experts to work with you to identify challenges and map out solutions to the issues facing you today – and tomorrow.

Mental Health Matters
This session will provide the latest information on key issues affecting mental health and behaviour in business aviation. It will start by examining the factors that affect performance, including stress, fatigue and sleep deprivation as well as issues that affect a person’s daily life, such as substance abuse (including cannabis), depression, anxiety and suicide. From there, we will move forward to the topic of resilience and discuss countermeasures to improve safety and comply with Canadian regulatory requirements
604 Hot Topics & Best Practices Round Table Discussion
With input from business aircraft owners, chief pilots and directors of aviation from some of Canada’s leading corporations, this session will feature face-to-face and open discussions among Canadian 604 operators. This unique session gives you the opportunity to share your experiences, concerns and questions with your peers and colleagues in confidence, and then present your questions to senior government and agency representatives the next morning.

Tax and Financial Planning for Business Aircraft Owners
The new administrative policy on the personal use of aircraft has added a new layer of complexity to an already complex task.  Do you know all the ins-and-outs of Canada’s income tax laws to ensure that you are paying what the law requires and not one cent more?  Find out what you need to know to mitigate your tax burden and ensure that you can maximize the use of your business aircraft. This session is highly recommended for tax and financial professionals as well as BA operators.

Presented by:
Jamieson Collins, Attorney, Jamieson Collins and Company
Steven Sitcoff, Lawyer, Spiegel Sohmer

Crew Resource Management Re-enactment
The regulations may have been delayed, but they are rapidly approaching.  There’s a lot to learn and to understand as you integrate the regulations and new processes into your operations.  FlightPath International, a global leader in providing integrated training solutions will provide some answers and a way forward with a special CRM re-enactment.
Presented by: Mark Halloran, Director of Training and Instructor and Andy Galambvary, Senior Flight Instructor, FlightPath International.

DID YOU KNOW…Your convention fee is waived if you are a CBAA member and PORD holder. Contact Lindsay Berndt, to see if you qualify,

**One complimentary registration per membership**