AMCO’s 33rd Annual Convention and Trade Show
Kenora, ON
Oct. 1-3, 2018

Details about this year’s Convention will continue to be updated and added.

Registration is not yet open


Airport Registration

Business Registration

Sponsorship Package


Please note that the schedule is subject to change.


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


RegistrationClarion Lakeside Inn Lobby8:30 am - 9:00 am
Morning SessionsRosewood Ballroom9:00 am - 11:30 am
Vendor IntroductionsRosewood Ballroom11:30 am- 12:00 pm
LunchOakwood Terrace/ Cascade Ballroom12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Afternoon SessionsRosewood Ballroom1:00- 3:00 pm
Trade ShowClarion Lakeside Inn Main Floor3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
DinnerLake of the Woods Brew Co.6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Airport TourKenora Airport8:30 am - 10:30 am
Morning SessionsRosewood Ballroom10:30 am - 12:00 pm
LunchOakwood Terrace12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Afternoon SessionsRosewood Ballroom1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Trade ShowClarion Inn Lakeside Main Floor2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Banquet DinnerSeven Generations Education Centre6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Morning SessionsRosewood Ballroom9:00 am - 10:30 am
Annual General MeetingRosewood Ballroom10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Convention at a Glance is not yet available.


Convention Speakers will be announced as they are confirmed.

For an idea of the type of sessions that AMCO has please see the 2017 line up of speakers below:

Convention Speakers

Airport Master PlanningChris Wood & Carmine Bello9:30 amOct. 2
TALPA Panel DiscussionCapt. Ron Olmstead , Olivier Meier ,
Michael Thornley & Chuck Enders
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 UpdateSam Arabo9:30 amOct. 4
Small Airports BreakoutChristian Perreault &
Clark Norton
9:30 amOct. 4
AGL Insurance ProgramBelinda Bryce10:15 amOct. 4



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.

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.



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.

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2. 12.
3. 13.
4. 14.
5. 15.
6. 16.
7. 17.
8. 18.
9. 19.
10. 20.


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. A layout will be posted when it is available and registration is not yet open.


2018 Convention Sponsors

Presenting SponsorGolf Awards Dinner SponsorCoffee Break Sponsor
Logo WSPBBTCA LogoTristar Electic
Coffee Break SponsorHotel Welcome
Member Publication
KHA logologoKHA logo
Registration SponsorSpeaker Gifts SponsorPens Sponsor
AvjetTradewind Scientific Ltd.IAAEC
Student Sponsors
Billy Bishop
Toronto City Airport
North Bay
Jack Garland Airport
Region of Waterloo International Airport
Toronto Pearson
International Airport
Nav Canada
Golf Sponsors

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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