AMCO’s 33rd Annual Convention and Trade Show
Kenora, ON
Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2018

Presented by:

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In partnership with:


Airport Registration

Business Registration

Sponsorship Package


Please note that the schedule is subject to change.


Golf Tournament Kenora Golf and Country Club1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Welcome DinnerClarion Lakeside Inn7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RegistrationClarion Lakeside Inn Lobby8:30 am - 9:00 am
Morning SessionsRosewood Terrace9:00 am - 12:15 pm
LunchOakwood Terrace/ Cascade Ballroom12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Afternoon SessionsRosewood Terrace1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Airport TourKenora Airport2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
DinnerLake of the Woods Brew Co.5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Morning SessionsRosewood Terrace8:30 am - 9:30 am
Vendor IntroductionsRosewood Terrace9:30 am - 10:15 am
Trade ShowClarion Lakeside Inn Main Floor10:15 am - 11:15 am
Morning SessionRosewood Terrace11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch & Trade ShowClarion Lakeside Inn Main Floor12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Afternoon SessionsRosewood Terrace2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Trade ShowClarion Inn Lakeside Main Floor3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Banquet DinnerRosewood Terrace6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Morning SessionsRosewood Terrace8:30 am - 10:45 am
Annual General MeetingRosewood Terrace11:00 am - 12:00 pm

View the current draft of the Convention at a Glance


Convention Speakers will continue to be announced as they are confirmed.

Convention Speakers

CASOPRay Gelinas, NAV Canada9:15 amOct. 1
International Diversion ProceduresTBD, CBSA9:45 amOct. 1
Operations Breakout SessionRyan Brading, Thunder Bay Airport
Duane Riddell, Red Lake Airport
9:45 amOct. 1
History of ACAPJames Lindsey, The Pas Airport10:45 amOct. 1
Leading and Motivating Your StaffJenna Wilcox, BBTCA11:15 amOct. 1
ChallengesJason Robinson, MNRF11:45 amOct. 1
SMSTrevor Zemliduk, WASCO1:15 pmOct. 1
Airport ConsultationRob Beynon,
Operations Economics
2:00 pmOct. 1
Leveraging the Economic Importance of Community AirportsAdam Martin,
8:30 amOct. 2
When Pets Escape: Winnipeg Airport Case StudyDarryl Dowd,
Winnipeg Airports Authority
9:00 amOct. 2
Emerging TechnologiesPaul Cudmore, Team Eagle11:15 amOct. 2
Air Carrier Needs PanelTrevor Gavinchuk, Bearskin Airlines
Michael Rodyniuk, Wasaya Airlines

2:00 pmOct. 2
Community Outreach:
Pembroke Case Study
Jennifer Layman,
Pembroke & Area Airport
2:00 pmOct. 2
NAV Canada LOS UpdateTod Davidson,
NAV Canada
9:00 amOct. 3
Transport Canada UpdateAdam Biffin,
Transport Canada
Brenda Miller, Transport Canada
9:20 amOct. 3
ACAP Program UpdateWarren Walrond, Transport Canada9:50 amOct. 3


Kenora, ON

Forestry, tourism and mining are the three largest sectors of the Kenora economy. The population balloons in the spring and summer to almost double the normal population when summer residents move in. The Lake of the Woods and numerous smaller lakes situated all around Kenora are the major draw for cottagers who summer here. Many are from the neighbouring province of Manitoba and the state of Minnesota.

Kenora, a site of natural attractions, is home to visitors from all over the world year round. In the summer months visitors flock to the area to experience many different activities including swimming, biking, fishing, hiking, and boating. Kenora’s tourist industry is also active during the winter months as visitors come not only to observe its natural beauty but also to partake in ice fishing, snowboarding, skiing (both downhill and cross country) and snowmobiling.

The town of Rat Portage was amalgamated with the towns of Keewatin and Norman in 1905 to form the present-day City of Kenora. Kenora currently has a population of 15,096 people and is served by the Kenora Airport. The Kenora Airport Authority looks forward to welcoming you in October, 2018!

Clarion Lakeside Inn and Conference Centre

Accommodations have been booked at the Clarion Lakeside Inn and Conference Centre located at 470 First Ave. South in Kenora. Please call 807-468-5521 and ask for the Airport Management Council of Ontario Group Block before August 13.

Clarion Inn Lakeside and Conference Centre is one of the most comfortable and conveniently located Kenora hotels overlooking Lake of the Woods. Whether you are travelling to Canada on business or for pleasure, booking a room with us will guarantee a pleasant and memorable stay.

Kenora Golf and Country Club

Situated minutes from downtown Kenora on the shore of beautiful Lake of the Woods, the Kenora Golf & Country Club boasts a challenging 18 hole course accessible by land and water. There is an abundance of wildlife on the course and whether it is a deer, bear or fox sighting, it will add to the total golf experience.

The course offers a challenging 18 holes.  The terrain throughout the course varies from level to hilly.  Mature trees outline the fairways and water comes into play on 7 holes.

The layout plays to a par 72 with a 126 slope rating from the back.  Three sets of tees offer distances from 5206 to 6333 yards providing a challenge for all skill levels.  Shots must be played accurately, since the changes in elevation require the player to make proper club selection.

June 29th, 2013 marked the opening of Kenora’s first brewery in 59 years. Local, fresh, handcrafted beer has returned. Proud of Kenora’s brewing heritage, Lake of the Woods Brewing Company uses the same simple ingredients used by the brewers of the past: fresh, Canadian Shield water, malted barley, yeast and hops. They are now hoping to expand their current operations and branch out into Manitoba and Minnesota.



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. Pear Canada11. McAsphalt Industries Ltd.
2. Wille North America12. Cornell Construction
3. United Rotary Brush13. Arconas
4. Team Eagle14. Ground Force Training
5. RPM Tech Inc.15. Tradewind Scientific
6. Gincor Truck & Trailer Werx16. J.A. Larue Inc.
7. Precise ParkLink17. Octant Aviation
8. Winnipeg Airport Services Corp.18. Colvoy Equipment
9. Marathon Equipment19. Falcon Environmental Services
10. Explorer Solutions 20. Aviation Ground Fueling Technologies


Trade Show exhibits will definitely sell out quickly this year. With only 20 booths available it is essential to get your spot early! Please note that this year’s booths will only be 8′ deep.


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

Sponsorship Package

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
Coffee Break SponsorCoffee Break SponsorHotel Welcome Sponsor
PD McLarenTradewind Scientific Ltd.Logo
Drink Ticket SponsorRegistration SponsorGrand Prize Sponsor
Avcon WorldwideAvjetNEE Ltd.
Coffee Break SponsorSpeaker Gifts SponsorLanyards Sponsor
Tetra TechTradewind Scientific Ltd.Explorer Solutions
Pens SponsorNetworking Lounge
IAAECTradewind Scientific Ltd.
Student Sponsors
Team EagleNorth Bay
Jack Garland Airport
Sault Ste. Marie Airport
Development Corporation
Avcon WorldwideGreater Sudbury AirportJ.A. Larue
Red Lake AirportSioux Lookout AirportSt. Andrews Airport Inc.
Thunder Bay AirportTimmins Victor M. Power AiportDryden Regional Airport
Billy Bishop
Toronto City Airport
Niagara District AirportToronto Pearson
International Airport
Peterborough Municipal AirportRegion of Waterloo
International Airport
Kenora Airport
Bird Control ServicesGreenstone AirportNav Canada
Municipal Airport
McAsphalt Industries
Golf Hole Sponsors
Colvoy Enterprises Cornell ConstructionGin-Cor Group
Georgian CollegeHoliday Inn
J.A. Larue
Magnes GroupMcAsphalt Industries
National Energy
Sault Ste. Marie Airport
Development Corporation
StantecTenco Inc.
Trenchless Utility
United Rotary BrushViking Cives Group
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