AMCO’s 34th Annual Convention and Trade Show
Chatham, ON
Oct. 6-9th, 2019

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 sector

 Registration and Sponsorship Documents will be available in the coming months.

Airport Registration

Business Registration

Sponsorship Package


Please note that the schedule is subject to change.


Golf Tournament Links of Kent1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Welcome DinnerLinks of Kent6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


RegistrationJohn D. Bradley Centre Atrium8:30 am - 9:00 am
Morning SessionsBallroom9:00 am - 11:00 am
Vendor IntroductionsBallroom11:00 am - 12:05 pm
LunchFreedom Hall12:05 pm - 1:30 pm
Afternoon SessionsBallroom1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Trade ShowFreedom Hall2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Transportation TourRM Classic Cars3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
DinnerClub Lentina's5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Morning SessionsBallroom8:30 am - 10:00 am
Trade ShowFreedom Hall10:00 am - 11:00 am
Morning SessionsBallroom11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch & Trade ShowFreedom Hall12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Afternoon SessionsBallroom2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Trade Show ReceptionFreedom Hall3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Banquet DinnerBallroom6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Morning SessionsBallroom8:30 am - 11:30 am
Annual General MeetingBallroom11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Stay tuned for your Convention at a Glance


Convention Speakers will be announced as they are confirmed.

Convention Speakers



Chatham-Kent, ON

At 2,458 square kilometres, Chatham-Kent is the 12th largest municipality by area in Canada and the largest in southwestern Ontario. Two Provincial Parks in Chatham-Kent include Rondeau Provincial Park and Wheatley Provincial Park and also in the region is Point Pelee National Park. There are also numerous local conservation areas.

The city of Chatham began as a naval dockyard in the 1790s, as it straddles the Thames River. During the 19th century, the area was part of the Underground Railroad and as a result, Chatham-Kent is now part of the African-Canadian Heritage Tour.

In 1998 the County of Kent and the city of Chatham were amalgamated to form the Municipality of Chatham–Kent. Chatham-Kent has many historic festivals throughout the year, such as the Battle of Longwoods reenactment, which takes place on Labour Day weekend at Fairfield Museum on Longwoods road. Chatham Kent is also home to many historic buildings which are part of an annual ghost tour offered each year at Halloween. The participants go on a guided walk of downtown while the guide informs them of various ghost stories tied to the local buildings in which they pass. Chatham-Kent was a major part of the Underground Railroad and as such hosts the Buxton Homecoming each September. This celebrates the areas black culture and the roots laid by early black settlers in the Buxton area.

John D. Bradley Convention Centre

The Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Centre is the new and preferred option for conventions, conferences, tradeshows and special events in Southwestern Ontario. Ballroom, expo and meeting room facilities all on one gorgeous level.

The AMCO Conference will take place at this exciting new venue, located immediately next door to the main Convention hotel. There is space for a large trade show, with indoor equipment spaces available. Seminars will take place in the ballroom with plenty of space for additional breakout sessions and meetings in additional rooms.


Holiday Inn Express and Suites

Accommodations have been booked at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Chatham South located at 575 Richmond St. Chatham. Please call 1-800-265-5257 and ask for the AMC block BEFORE AUGUST 23, 2019. Additional hotel blocks will be announced as necessary.

In the southern region of Ontario, the Holiday Inn Express Chatham South hotel is ideal for every traveller. Surrounded by majestic conservation areas teeming with wildlife, the location provides both beauty and convenience for visitors.

Business travellers are well accommodated here. Highway 401 is located nearby and provides guests with an easy way to commute to business destinations in the area around Chatham, Ontario.

The hotel’s leisure visitors enjoy a number of entertainment opportunities including the St. Clair Capitol Theatre, Uncle Tom’s Cabin or the Buxton National Historic Site & Museum or the conservation areas in Erieau also provide breathtaking scenery and excellent outdoor activities.

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Chatham includes both a Business Centre and Fitness Centre for more convenience. The indoor pool is a great place to relax after using free Wi-Fi access to catch up on email. Located right next door to the new Chatham Kent John D. Bradley convention Centre.

Links of Kent


The Links of Kent Golf Club features an 18 hole golf course, a traditional clubhouse, a beautiful patio, a stunning gazebo, and two exquisite event centres.

Our 18 hole golf course is nestled on 150 acres of picturesque grounds, with a variety of trees, ponds and creeks. Enjoy our well maintained course with gently rolling terrain, natural streams and mature trees. There is a suitable challenge for golfers of all skill levels.

The clubhouse has a rustic charm and the event centres feature magnificent views and incredible food. We are extremely proud of our facility and welcome guests to experience the Links of Kent Golf Club’s outstanding course and warm hospitality.




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 a variety of companies and once registration is open those who will be a part of the Trade Show will be listed below.

1. 11. 21.A.
2. 12. 22.B.
3. 13.23.C.
4. 14. 24.D.
5. 15. 25.E.
6. 16. 26.F.
7. 17. 27.G.
8. 18. 28.H.
9. 19. 29.I.
10. 20. 30.J.


This year’s trade show is going to be one of the biggest and best shows yet! We anticipate a wide variety of vendors, and with indoor equipment space available you will have plenty of room to show off your goods. With a layout that encourages trade show attendance, and additional trade show prizes we are sure you will want to get a spot at this show! Booth selection is based on a first come first served basis. A layout will be posted when it becomes available.



2019 Convention Sponsors

Presenting SponsorTheme Dinner SponsorLunch Sponsor
PPL logoPPL logoPPL logo
Coffee Break SponsorCoffee Break SponsorGolf Awards Dinner Sponsor
ADB logoTristar logoBBTCA Logo
Hotel Welcome SponsorMember Publication SponsorRegistration Sponsor
APM logoTT logoTT logo
Speaker GiftsLanyardsPens
Student Sponsors
Billy Bishop Toronto City AirportRemote Northern Transportation OfficeNorth Bay Jack Garland Airport
Region of Waterloo International AirportSault Ste. Marie Airport Development CorporationToronto Pearson International Airport
Nav Canada
Golf Hole Sponsors

The Sponsorship Package will be available in early 2019!

2018 Convention Sponsors

Presenting SponsorLunch SponsorLunch Sponsor
Golf Awards Dinner SponsorCoffee Break SponsorCoffee Break Sponsor
Coffee Break SponsorAV SponsorDrink Ticket Sponsor
Tristar ElecticTeam EagleTETRA TECH Logo
Member PublicationRegistration SponsorSpeaker Gifts Sponsor
KHA logoAvjetTradewind Scientific Ltd.
Lanyards SponsorPens Sponsor
logoASI logoIAAEC
Sponsor Sponsor Sponsor
Avia NGFalcon Environmental ServicesTradewind Scientific Ltd.
Student Sponsors
Red Lake AirportSault Ste. Marie Airport Development CorporationSioux Lookout Municipal Airport
Greater Sudbury AirportJ.A. Larue Inc.St. Andrew's Airport
Thunder Bay International AirportTimmins Victor M. Power AirportDryden Regional Airport
Billy Bishop
Toronto City Airport
North Bay
Jack Garland Airport
Region of Waterloo International Airport
Toronto Pearson
International Airport
Remote Northern Transportation OfficeNiagara District Airport
Peterborough Municipal AirportNAV CanadaChatham Kent Municipal Airport
McAsphalt Industries Ltd.
Golf Sponsors
Air Support Inc.ArconasClarion Lakeside Inn and Conference Centre
Colvoy EquipmentCornell ConstructionGin-Cor Truck and Trailer Werx
J.A. Larue Inc.MAG AerospaceMarathon Equipment
McAsphalt Industries Ltd.NAV CanadaOctant Aviation
Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development CorporationStantecTenco
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