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Peterborough Airport to Host Provincial Airport Management Convention and Trade Show

Peterborough Airport to Host Provincial Airport Management Convention and Trade Show

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The Airport Management Council of Ontario (AMCO) will be hosting their annual convention and Trade Show on airport grounds for the first time from October 6-8, 2013. The 28th Annual Convention and 16th Annual Trade show, hosted by the City of Peterborough and the Peterborough Airport, promises to offer a new experience to attendees.

“With the recent developments at the Peterborough Airport including the lengthening of the runway, the strengthening of the taxiway and aprons, the addition of a cross-wind runway, and the Seneca College Peterborough Campus development, AMCO saw an opportunity to showcase a growing airport with real life examples of success,” stated Nancy Hewitt, Airport Administrator for the City of Peterborough. “We are extremely excited to be welcoming Airport Managers from across Ontario to the Peterborough Airport to share our stories, experiences and successes with members of the industry.”

With 120-140 registrants expected, the convention will bring Airport Managers from across the Province to Peterborough’s newly expanded airport. Attendees will hear from guest speakers and panels on a wide variety of topics that are important to operating, running and growing airports, including:

  • NAV Canada Update
  • Transport Canada Update
  • Ministry of Transportation Update
  • Pavement Repair Demonstration
  • Wildlife Management Demonstration
  • Master and Business Planning Panel Presentation
  • Federal Storage Tank Systems Regulations
  • Operation Round Table
  • Wind Turbine Panel

“AMCO members are eager to stay abreast of current trends and developments in the industry. Our annual convention encourages knowledge sharing, networking and professional development,” said Terry Bos, AMCO President. “The convention brings industry leaders together to discuss and work through current and future airport industry issues, concerns, and developments, AMCO's annual convention and trade show provides an excellent learning opportunity to airport operators, business executives, government regulators, students, and enthusiasts alike.”

Following the three-day convention, The Loomex Group (who manages the Peterborough Airport) will be offering a two-day course that will look at various types of airport specific emergency situations, how to design protocols and procedures to respond to these situations, and how to understand the individual needs of the participant’s airport.

This course is very interactive and offers attendees the opportunity to participate in a live night exercise on site at the Peterborough Airport, which is being held in partnership by Peterborough Airport, City of Peterborough Emergency Management Division and Emergency Services.

“Emergency preparedness is essential at every airport. The course that we offer is designed to allow each individual participant to understand the unique needs of their airport, the importance of preparing for an emergency, how to design a response to any situation and how to communicate during an emergency. In addition, the interactive nature of our course keeps the students engaged and allows for hands-on learning,” Trent Gervais, CEO, The Loomex Group.

While in town, attendees will be staying at the Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront, golfing at Kawartha Golf & Country Club and attending a formal dinner at the Venue.

AMCO, a strong provincial organization committed to the sustainability of airports nationally, monitors and communicates developments within the airport industry; lobbies and takes effective action as required; provides networking opportunities and training to airports of various sizes, ownership, organizational structures and economic health, and to businesses and other interested parties that work to enhance airport operations and sustainability, at fair market value.

For more information, please contact:

Kate Young
Director of Communication
705-875-5230
kyoung@loomex.ca

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