AMCO’s 34th Annual Convention and Trade Show
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.
Please note that the schedule is subject to change.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 6
|Golf Tournament||Links of Kent||1:00 pm - 6:00 pm|
|Welcome Dinner||Links of Kent||6:30 pm - 8:30 pm|
MONDAY OCTOBER 7
|Registration||John D. Bradley Centre Atrium||8:30 am - 9:00 am|
|Morning Sessions||Ballroom||9:00 am - 11:00 am|
|Vendor Introductions||Ballroom||11:00 am - 12:05 pm|
|Lunch||Freedom Hall||12:05 pm - 1:30 pm|
|Afternoon Sessions||Ballroom||1:30 pm - 2:30 pm|
|Trade Show||Freedom Hall||2:30 pm - 3:30 pm|
|Transportation Tour||RM Classic Cars||3:30 pm - 5:00 pm|
|Dinner||Club Lentina's||5:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
TUESDAY OCTOBER 8
|Morning Sessions||Ballroom||8:30 am - 10:00 am|
|Trade Show||Freedom Hall||10:00 am - 11:00 am|
|Morning Sessions||Ballroom||11:00 am - 12:00 pm|
|Lunch & Trade Show||Freedom Hall||12:00 pm - 2:00 pm|
|Afternoon Sessions||Ballroom||2:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Trade Show Reception||Freedom Hall||3:00 pm - 5:00 pm|
|Banquet Dinner||Ballroom||6:30 pm - 9:00 pm|
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9
|Morning Sessions||Ballroom||8:30 am - 11:30 am|
|Annual General Meeting||Ballroom||11:30 am - 12:00 pm|
Stay tuned for your Convention at a Glance
Convention Speakers will be announced as they are confirmed.
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.
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
The Sponsorship Package will be available in early 2019!