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

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 Kent7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RegistrationJohn D. Bradley Centre Atrium8:30 am - 9:00 am
Morning SessionsBallroom9:00 am - 11:00 am
Vendor IntroductionsBallroom11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch & Trade ShowFreedom Hall12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Afternoon SessionsBallroom1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Trade ShowFreedom Hall2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Transportation TourRM Classic Cars4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DinnerClub Lentina's5:30 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 - 11:00 am
Annual General MeetingBallroom11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Convention at a Glance


Convention Speakers

Airport Zoning Regulations – public engagementJordan Vander Veen, P Eng., Region of Waterloo International Airport9:15-10:00Monday October 7th
Engaging the Next Generation of Aviation ProfessionalsDr. Suzanne Kearns, UWaterloo10:15-11:00Monday October 7th
Environmental Compliance for Environmental RegulationsLisa McClemens, Environment Canada1:30-2:30Monday October 7th
Transport Canada UpdateTransport Canada8:30-9:00Tuesday October 8th
New Regulations for Winter MaintenanceJames Lindsey, WASCO9:00-10:00Tuesday October 8th
CybercrimesVern Crowley, OPP11:00-12:00Tuesday October 8th
NAV Canada UpdateBlake Cushnie, NAV Canada9:00-9:30Wednesday October 9th
The Airport Evolution over the last 3 Decades in OntarioAvia NG9:30-10:00Wednesday October 9th
ACAP ProgramTransport Canada10:30-11:00Wednesday October 9th

Jordan Vander Veen, P Eng.

Senior Project Manager
Region of Waterloo International Airport 

Jordan Vander Veen is a professional engineer and project manager at the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF). Jordan is responsible for managing the implementation of the YKF master plan, which currently includes planning studies and design projects for a terminal building expansion, runway extensions design and environmental assessment. Jordan is also currently managing an update to the YKF Airport Zoning Regulations, and will speak to how YKF is engaging the public for this project.


Dr. Suzanne Kearns
Associate Professor
University of Waterloo

Dr. Suzanne Kearns is an Associate Professor of Aviation at the University of Waterloo where she teaches, researches, and writes about the field of aviation.  She is the lead editor of an upcoming book titled ‘Engaging the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals’.


Lisa McClemens
Environmental Officer
Environment Canada and Climate Change

Lisa McClemens is a compliance promotion officer with Environment and Climate Change Canada, Ontario Region. She has been with ECCC for 20 years and with the compliance promotion unit for the past 8 years. She is the contact for information on several environmental regulations, including the Storage Tank Systems Regulations and the Federal Halocarbon Regulations. She will be providing an update on various environmental regulations.


James Lindsey
Director, Airports
Winnipeg Airport Services Corp.

Mr. James Lindsey has over 15 years of industry experience, most recently as Director, Airports. As a member of the executive team, Mr. Lindsey is responsible for the execution of airport management and technical services contracts including the delivery of Safety Management System administration and management to 26 airports throughout Canada.

Prior to joining WASCO, Mr. Lindsey was an aviation consultant with WSP, holding various positions including Director, Aviation over his 11-year tenure. Mr. Lindsey was also a part-time faculty with the Canadian Aviation Institute, teaching Airport Planning. Over the course of his career, Mr. Lindsey has executed hundreds of aviation planning, engineering, architectural and other technical services projects for airports and heliports throughout Canada and internationally.

Mr. Lindsey’s academic background includes a Master of Science in Airport Planning and Management from Loughborough University in England. Prior to Loughborough, he graduated class valedictorian from the Canadian Aviation Institute at Georgian College in Aviation Management. Mr. Lindsey is a licensed private pilot, an Accredited Member of the International Association of Airport Executives – Canada and sits on the Board of Directors for the Regional Community Airports of Canada (RCAC).


Vern Crowley
Detective Sergeant Team Leader
OPP Cybercrime Investigations Team

29yr member of the OPP

1990 – Started on the road in Lindsay Ontario

1997 – Promoted to Detective Sergeant in 1997 into the OPP Anti-Rackets Section (Commercial Frauds) – based out of General HQ in Orillia

2000 – started the with newly formed ECrime Team as a Senior Investigator – Forensic Examiner.  (Extracting digital evidence from computers)

2015 – Assigned to the OPP Cyber Strategy to develop recommendations to reposition the organization to deal with Digital Evidence

2017 – 2019 – Team Leader of the newly formed Cybercrime Investigations Team (Investigating Hacking & Data Breach Incidents)

June 2019 – present – Outreach Manager, providing education, awareness, and sharing Intelligence

Det. Sgt Crowley hold numerous Computer Forensic and Computer Security Certifications.



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.

Comfort Inn

We have an additional group block set up at the Chatham Comfort Inn just down the road at 1100 Richmond St. Chatham. For reservations please call 1-519-352-5500 for the group ‘AMCO Convention’. Rooms and rates for this block will be held until SEPTEMBER 15th, 2019.

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. Come and visit with representatives from a variety of companies and exhibitors listed below!

1. Cubex Ltd.11. Arconas 21. AMCLA.
2. J.A. Larue12. Norjohn Contracting22.B.
3. Georgian College 13. United Rotary Brush23. Colvoy EnterprisesC.
4. Team Eagle 14. 24.D.
5. Explorer Solutions15. 25.E.
6. 16. Tradewind Scientific26. Octant AviationF.
7. 17. 27. Falcon EnvironmentalG.
8. 18. Holder Tractors Inc.28. Cornell ConstructionH.
9. 19. 29. McAsphalt IndustriesI.
10. Precise Parklink 20. Avjet Holding30. Aviation Ground
Fueling Technologies


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 we are sure you will want to get a spot at this show! Booth selection is based on a first come first served basis.



Convention Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Theme Dinner SponsorLunch Sponsor
PPL logoPPL logo
Coffee Break SponsorCoffee Break SponsorGolf Awards Dinner Sponsor
ADB logoTristar logoBBTCA Logo
Speaker GiftsA.V. SponsorHotel Welcome Sponsor
Team Eagle logoAPM logo
Member Publication SponsorRegistration Sponsor
TT logoTT logo
Student Sponsors
Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development CorporationNorth Bay Jack Garland AirportRed Lake Airport
Sioux Lookout AirportUnited Rotary Brush Corp.Dryden Regional Airport
Billy Bishop Toronto City AirportRegion of Waterloo International AirportToronto Pearson International Airport
Niagara District AirportPeterborough Municipal AirportMcAsphalt Industries
Golf Hole Sponsors
Air Support Inc.ArconasColvoy Enterprises 2012 Ltd
Cornell ConstructionErieau MarinaJ.A. Larue
Hotham Building Materials Inc.John D. Bradley Convention CentreKapuskasing Airport
Kenora AirportLondon International AirportMcAsphalt Industries
Region of Waterloo International AirportSault Ste. Marie Airport Development CorporationTeam Eagle
WASCOWaste Connections

Sponsorship Package

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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