BC Aviation Council takes its Airports Workshop to Prince George

Discussion highlights economic development in the region and the important role played by airports

*Released by The BC Aviation Council*

Vancouver, BC – Oil and gas companies have done it. Mining companies have done it. Hydro’s done it. And now the BC Aviation Council is doing it. The association that represents aviation and aerospace in British Columbia is focusing on the North by hosting its annual Airports Workshop in Prince George on February 26 and 27.

Economic development and the role played by the region’s airports will be front and center as industry leaders gather to discuss how aviation infrastructure keeps pace with rapid growth in this booming part of the country.
“Traditionally, we’ve held our airport forums in the southern part of the province—primarily in Metro Vancouver,” said Mark Duncan, Chair of the BCAC. “But lately, we’ve seen exceptional passenger growth and new carriers and businesses at our northern airports as they scale up to meet the demands of energy companies and resource developers. Earlier this year WestJet Encore chose this booming part of the world to launch its Encore product with service to Fort St. John, which highlights the importance of airports and airlines in supporting economic growth.”

Scott Clements, CEO of Fort McMurray International Airport, will be a keynote luncheon speaker describing techniques he has used to meet 30% year-over-year growth and sharing solutions with Northern BC Airports. Topics for discussion will include airport safety and security, new airport regulations, legal solutions, economic impact and funding models for key infrastructure expansion.

For more information on accommodation, flight discounts and the workshop agenda, please visit the BC Aviation Council’s website at www.bcaviationcouncil.org.