April 19 in Calgary on "Opportunities in the UK Aerospace and Defence Industry

With Europe being second to the USA, the largest aerospace and defence market in the world and Farnborough International Air Show being the most important trade event for the global aerospace industry in 2018, Alberta Economic Development and Trade has invited keynote speakers from the UK, ADS (UK’s Aerospace, Defence, Space & Security Association) and Farnborough International Ltd. to present on the UK Aerospace and Defence Industries/Opportunities and Farnborough International Air Show.    


The Alberta Economic Development and Trade in cooperation with Calgary Economic Development and Western Canadian Defence Industry Association (WCDIA) invite you to attend a complimentary morning session. 


How can you benefit:

·         Gather intelligence on the UK aerospace and defence industry to assess how it aligns with your business interests,  

·         Learn about the features and benefits of the Farnborough International Air Show,

·         Meet representatives from a variety of organizations and understand programs/support services,   

·         Connect with like – minded industry representatives that have and/or plan to attend Farnborough


Includes coffee, tea, water and pastries compliments of Calgary Economic Development


Date:  Thursday, April 19, 2018

Time: 8:00 – noon

Location:  Suite 115, 1925 – 18th Ave NE, Calgary (free parking)

RSVP:  By Monday, April 16, 2018 – limited seating available – Email Betty.Jandewerth@gov.ab.ca


Following is the agenda, which can be subject to change.


8:00 am


8:30 – 8:56 am



Betty Jandewerth, Director, Advanced Industries, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Branch, Economic Development and Trade


Patti Dunlop, Business Development Manager, Transportation & Logistics, Calgary Economic Development


Denean Tomlin, President, Western Canadian Defence Industry Association (WCDIA)


Elliot Hewitt, Manager, Western Economic Diversification Canada


9:00 – 9:30 am

Jeegar Kakkad, Chief Economist & Director of Policy

ADS (UK’s Aerospace, Defence, Space & Security Association)https://www.adsgroup.org.uk/

Overview and Opportunities in the UK Aerospace and Defence Industry

Providing insight into the EU, Brexit and CETA perspective



9:30 – 10:00 am

Simon Ford, Head of Sales and Sponsorship, Farnborough International Ltd.

Capitalize on the Farnborough International Air Show to explore the UK and Global Industry Opportunities


10:00 – 10:30 am

Alberta Industry Introductions


Past and Planned Farnborough International Air Show Participants

Introductions, testimonials from past participants and plans for new participants – 5 minutes maximum each


Atlantis Labs - http://atlantislabs.ca/

Blackline Safety - https://www.blacklinesafety.com/

Panvion - http://panvion.com/about.htm

Space Engine Systems – http://spaceenginesytems.com


10:30 – 10:45 am

Networking Break Compliments of Calgary Economic Development


Key Support Organizations

10:45 – 11:00 am

Overview of Global Affairs Canada Trade Commissioner Service and CanaExport Program (tbd)

11:00 – 11:15 am

Overview of Export Development Canada’s Product and Services (tbd)

11:15 – 11:30 am

Overview of AEEP Alberta Export Expansion Package

Michael Cardozo, Program Manager

11:30 – 11:35 am

Closing Remarks

11:35 – noon

Refreshments and Networking


To ensure the right amount of catering is provided, please RSVP by Monday, April 16- – limited seating available – Email Betty.Jandewerth@gov.ab.ca