AMCO’s 32nd Annual Convention and Trade Show
Waterloo, ON
Oct. 2-4, 2017

We are very pleased to announce AMCO’s 32nd Annual Convention in Waterloo, ON. This is sure to be an excellent event with more details to follow in the coming months.

Who Should Attend?

  • Airport Authorities- small, medium and large airports and aerodromes located in Ontario and across Canada
  • Airport management and operations staff
  • Government Agencies involved in the development and regulation of airports
  • Manufacturers of materials, chemicals, equipment, instruments and systems related to the airport industry
  • Service providers of consulting, contracting, managing and developing airports and aerodromes
  • Industry Associations and stakeholders in the airport, airlines and tourism sectors


Airport Registration

Business Registration

Sponsorship Package



Golf Tournament Puslinch Lake Golf Club1:00 - 6:00 pm
Welcome DinnerHoliday Inn Kitchener7:00 - 9:00 pm


RegistrationRegion of Waterloo International Airport Operations Centre8:30 am - 9:00 am
Morning SessionsRegion of Waterloo International Airport Operations Centre9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Vendor IntroductionsRegion of Waterloo International Airport Operations Centre11:30 am- 12:15 pm
LunchRegion of Waterloo International Airport Operations Centre12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Trade ShowRegion of Waterloo International Airport Operations Centre12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Equipment DemonstrationsRegion of Waterloo International Airport Operations Centre1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Airport ToursRegion of Waterloo International Airport Operations Centre1:20 pm, 2:20 pm, 3:20, pm
OktoberfestThe Schwaben Club5:45 pm - 8:30 pm


Morning SessionsRegion of Waterloo International Airport Operations Centre8:45 am - 12:00 pm
LunchRegion of Waterloo International Airport Operations Centre12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Trade ShowRegion of Waterloo International Airport Operations Centre12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Equipment DemosRegion of Waterloo International Airport Operations Centre1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Nav Canada Tower ToursRegion of Waterloo International Airport Operations Centre1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Reception & BanquetRegion of Waterloo Museum5:45 pm - 9:00 pm


Morning SessionsOntario Ballroom, Holiday Inn8:30 am - 10:45 am
Morning Breakout SessionsMichigan Room, Holiday Inn9:30 am - 10:00 am
Annual General MeetingOntario Ballroom, Holiday Inn10:45 am - 11:45 am
Closing RemarksOntario Ballroom, Holiday Inn11:45 am- 12:00 pm

Click Here to see the Convention at a Glance. Please note this is subject to change.


Convention Speakers

Airport Master PlanningChris Wood & Carmine Bello9:30 amOct. 2
TALPA Panel DiscussionCapt. Jason Brown , Olivier Meier &
Michael Thornley
10:30 amOct. 2
Creating a Safety CultureStephen Wilcox10:30 amOct. 2
PCO PlanningMaurice Best8:45 amOct. 3
Infrastructure LendingAnthony Pizans9:30 amOct. 3
SMS Analysis from TP 312
4th Ed. to 5th Ed.
Case Study of CYOO
Stephen Wilcox &
Margaret Menczel
10:30 amOct. 3
Nav Canada UpdateMarcel Pinon8:30 amOct. 4
Transport Canada UpdateMargaret Menczel9:00 amOct. 4
ACAP UpdateMary Louise Canning9:30 amOct. 4
Small Airports BreakoutClark Norton9:30 amOct. 4
AGL Insurance ProgramBelinda Bryce10:15 amOct. 4



Region of Waterloo

Waterloo Region is one of Canada’s fastest growing communities. Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Waterloo Region is a balance of new and old, rural and urban, nature and technology. The Region of Waterloo is made up of three cities – Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo, and four townships – North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich each with its own unique charm and attraction.

Over 560,000 people call Waterloo Region home. Many innovative, leading-edge companies and educational institutions are also located here including Google, Toyota, COM DEV and OpenText, the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, Conestoga College, and the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics.  Waterloo Region also hosts the largest annual Oktoberfest celebration in the world outside of Germany. For business or pleasure Waterloo Region is an exceptional place to live and work.

The Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) pleased to host the 2017 AMCO Convention. YKF is located 100 kilometers west of Toronto and only 45 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport.  See you in October!

Holiday Inn Kitchener-Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre

Accommodations have been booked at the Holiday Inn Kitchener- Waterloo. Please call 519-893-1211 and ask for the Airport Management Council of Ontario Group Block.

Whether you’re coming to Kitchener/Waterloo area for business or just for fun, your room at the Holiday Inn will be your personal retreat. With complimentary parking and high-speed internet, you’ll have room to work, relax and make the most of your day. While you’re here take a dip in our indoor swimming pool, work up a sweat in our Fitness centre or relax with a refreshing beverage at Embers lounge.

Puslinch Golf Course

Built in 1962, Puslinch Lake has stood the test of time while challenging and developing players such as Ian Leggatt, winner of the 2002 Tucson Open of the P.G.A. tour.

With our tree lined fairways and small, yet undulating greens, accuracy is a must. But don’t be afraid to pull the driver out and let it rip!

Our signature 15th hole, a 157 yard par 3, offers all levels of golfers an unexpected challenge. While making your club selection from the elevated tee, the green appears very scenic and inviting. Once you arrive on the contoured green you will realize the premium that is placed on accuracy and proper club selection. “Par or better and you have met the challenge!”

Schwaben Club
Monday Dinner Venue

When many Germans immigrated to the Kitchener-Waterloo area, it was natural that they would want to continue this festive tradition. While many clubs held their own private Oktoberfest celebration (the Schwaben Club laying claim to the first of these in 1961), the first public festivities took place at the Concordia Club in 1969.

K-W Oktoberfest today is the second largest Bavarian festival in the world, second only to the original in Munich itself.  For 10 days in October, thousands of visitors and residents take part in family and cultural events, and visit many of the 20+ Festhallen set up throughout the Region.  One of the highlights of the festival would certainly be the televised Thanksgiving Day Parade — the largest in Canada.

Waterloo Region Museum
Banquet Dinner Venue

Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario with two indoor museum galleries and a 60 acre living history exhibit called Doon Heritage Village that is open seasonally from May 1 to December 23.

Our main museum gallery tells the story of Waterloo Region and our feature gallery showcases local and travelling exhibits from around the world.

Located on the second floor of the main museum gallery is the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame. The second floor also contains a War Memorial with a virtual list of the names of all those from Waterloo County/Region who have given their lives for their country.



The annual trade show is one of the main events at Convention. With vendors from companies who serve the airport industry, you are sure to make lasting connections to obtain the services you need. You can visit with representatives from any of the companies listed below, Arconas will have their products displayed in the networking lounge and you will definitely want to check out this year’s equipment show!

1. J.A. Larue16.
2. Pear Canada17. EJ
3. Falcon Environmental18. Tradewind Scientific
4. Gin Cor Group19. United Rotary Brush
5. Explorer Solutions20. Volairus Management Systems
6. Georgian College21.
7. Spencer Navigation Maintenance Ltd.22. The Loomex Group
8. Tetra Tech Canada23.
9. Clariant Canada24. IDS North America
10. Tenco25. National Energy Equipment
11. Cornell Construction26. Viking Cives
12. McAsphalt Industries Ltd.27. StonCor Group
13. Precise ParkLink28. Octant Aviation
14. Trenchless Utility Equipment29. Colvoy Equipment
15. Guardian Asphalt CareA. Wille North America
B. Team EagleC. Aviation Ground Fueling Technologies
D. Marathon EquipmentE. RPM Tech


Trade Show exhibits were sold out in 2016 so it is good to book your booth early! This year’s Trade Show will include great equipment exhibition space! There are opportunities for indoor and outdoor equipment displays. There will be equipment demonstrations and two afternoons dedicated to the Trade show!


2017 Convention Sponsors

Presenting SponsorHost SponsorLunch Sponsor
Logo WSPROW LogoPrecise ParkLink Inc.
Golf Awards Dinner SponsorBanquet Wine SponsorCoffee Break Sponsor
BBTCA LogoHamilton Airport LogoTristar Electic
Hotel Welcome SponsorDrink Ticket SponsorRegistration Sponsor
LogoAvcon WorldwideAvjet
Grand Prize SponsorCoffee Break SponsorSpeaker Gifts Sponsor
NEE Ltd.Tetra TechTradewind Scientific Ltd.
Lanyards SponsorPens SponsorNetworking Lounge Sponsor
Explorer SolutionsIAAECTradewind Scientific Ltd.
Student Sponsors
Team EagleNorth Bay Jack Garland AirportSault Ste. Marie Airport
Avcon WorldwideGreater Sudbury AirportJ.A. Larue
Red Lake AirportSioux Lookout AirportSt. Andrews Airport Inc.
Thunder Bay AirportTimmins Victor M. Power AiportUnited Rotary Brush
Dryden Regional AirportBilly Bishop Toronto City AirportNiagara District Airport
Toronto Pearson International AirportPeterborough Municipal AirportRegion of Waterloo International Airport
Kenora AirportBird Control ServicesGreenstone Airport
Nav CanadaChatham-Kent Municipal AirportMcAsphalt Industries
Golf Hole Sponsors
Colvoy Enterprises Cornell ConstructionDel Equipment Ltd
Georgian CollegeHoliday Inn Kitchener-Cambridge J.A. Larue
Magnes GroupMcAsphalt Industries LimitedNational Energy Equipment
Sault Ste. Marie AirportStantecTenco Inc.
Trenchless Utility EquipmentUnited Rotary BrushViking Cives Group

Sponsorship Package

2016 Convention Sponsors

Presenting SponsorLunch SponsorHotel Welcome Sponsor
WSP_logoPrecise ParkLink Inc.Logo
Speaker Gifts SponsorWine Co-SponsorWine Co-Sponsor
Tradewind Scientific Ltd.Toronto Billy Bishop City Centre AirportHamilton Airport
Coffee Break SponsorCoffee Break SponsorRegistration Sponsor
TTlogoRegion of Waterloo International AirportAvjet
Grand Prize SponsorLanyards SponsorPens Sponsor
Sudbury Airport LogoExplorer SolutionsIAAEC
airmancity logoFalcon Environmental Services
Student Sponsors
Team EagleSault Ste. Marie AirportGenix Developpement
Red Lake AirportSt. Andrew's AirportSioux Lookout Airport
United Rotary BrushDryden Regional AirportBilly Bishop
Toronto City Airport
J.A. LarueNiagara District AirportNorth Bay
Jack Garland Airport
Peterborough AirportRegion of Waterloo AirportTimmins Victor M. Power Airport
Toronto Pearson
International Airport
Kenora AirportNav Canada
Chatham-Kent Municipal AirportMcAsphalt Industries
Golf Sponsors
ArconasBest Western North Bay HotelCornell Construction
J.A. LarueMcAsphalt IndustriesNational Energy
Sault Ste. Marie AirportStantecUnited Rotary Brush


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