Aerial Firefighting Conference 2020


Thought Leadership Conference

Thought Leadership for Fixed- and Rotary-Wing Operators
and Fire Agencies

The Aerial Firefighting Conference, presented by WINGS and HELICOPTERS, is a one-day event featuring sector-leading suppliers on hand to display and discuss new technologies and services. The conference also includes a range of case studies and presentations from industry leaders to provide rotary- and fixed-wing operators, as well as their clients, with critical business information about the aerial firefighting sector.


Connect and Innovate @ AFF

Why attend? 

Critical business information for aerial firefighting operators and agencies, with an emphasis on the following segments:

  • New products impacting the sector
  • Available support services
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Aircraft innovations
  • Procurement needs
  • Governmental regulations and procedures
  • Opportunities and challenges, domestic and international

Attend Aerial Firefighting Conference
Get ready to discover new technologies and solutions

Register to Attend

Schedule

9:00am-9:30am

Welcome and Registration

Pick up your name badge at registration, grab a refreshment and get comfortable for our sessions.

9:25am-9:30am

Welcome Message from Abbotsford’s Mayor

Speaker: Henry Braun | Mayor, City of Abbotsford

Room: Airside Hangar
9:30am-10:00am

Advances in Aerial Firefighting

Speaker: Christian Bergeron, Global Sales Director, Aerial Firefighting Aircraft, Viking Air Ltd.

Room: Airside Hangar
10:00am-10:20am

Network Break, Sponsored by Bell

Grab a refreshment and take the opportunity to network with exhibitors.

10:20-10:30am

Case Study #1

Please stay tuned for information on our speakers and session topics.

Room: Airside Hangar
10:30-11:00am

Helicopter Innovation for Aerial Firefighting

Speaker: Lorenz Jessen, Regional Sales Manager, Bell Textron

Room: Airside Hangar
11:00-11:20am

Network Break, Sponsored by Bell

Grab a coffee and a snack and network with other thoughtful leaders in the industry.

Room: Airside Hangar
11:20-11:30am

Case Study #2

Please stay tuned for information on our speakers and session topics.

Room: Airside Hangar
11:30am-12:00pm

Train Like You Fight, Fight Like You Train

Speaker: Mark Baird, Program Manager, Flight Simulation, Conair Aerial Firefighting

Room: Airside Hangar
12:00pm-12:50pm

Lunch and Exhibitor Networking

Take this opportunity to visit with vendors around the room and bounce ideas off other attendees.

Room: Airside Hangar
12:50pm-1:00pm

Case Study #3

Please stay tuned for information on our speakers and session topics.

Room: Airside Hangar
1:00pm-1:30pm

Air Operations, A helicopter pilot’s inside look of aerial firefighting

Presented by Mike Sagely, Senior Pilot (Sikorksy Firehawk S70i), Air Operations, Los Angeles County Fire Department

Room: Airside Hangar
1:30pm-1:50pm

Network Break, Sponsored by Bell

Take this opportunity to meet with the vendors around the room you haven’t had a chance to talk to, grab a coffee, and network with industry experts.

Room: Airside Hangar
1:50pm-2:00pm

Case Study #4

Room: Airside Hangar
2:00pm-2:30pm

Emerging Trends in Aerial Firefighting Support and Services

Speaker: Babcock Canada

Room: Airside Hangar
2:30pm-2:50pm

Network Break, Sponsored by Bell

Grab a coffee and a snack and network with other thoughtful leaders in the industry.

Room: Airside Hangar
2:50pm-3:00pm

Case Study #5

Room: Airside Hangar
3:00pm-3:30pm

The World of Helicopter Firefighting Operators

Speaker: Fred Jones, President and CEO, Helicopter Association of Canada

Room: Airside Hangar
3:30pm-4:30pm

Exhibitors, Networking

Speaker: Jon Robinson, Editor, Wings and Helicopters magazine.

Thank you for joining us for our first aviation forum series event. Please provide your feedback in a follow-up survey or reach out to mdamota@annexbusinessmedia.com, your input means alot to us.

Room: Airside Hangar

Venue

Location

Abbotsford International Airport,
Airside Event Spaces | Abbotsford, BC

Accommodations

Sandman Hotel & Suites Abbotsford

32720 Simon Avenue, Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B8
Phone: 604 556 7263
*Please mention “Aviation Forum” to book under our group rate of $135/night.

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Network Break Sponsor

Industry Partners

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