Transforming Airport City (Ticket sales now closed)

Transforming Airport City (Ticket sales now closed)

September 27, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Delta Edmonton South Conference Centre 4404 Gateway Blvd NW Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5C2

Ticket sales now closed

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is a key driver of economic growth, innovation and sustainability for the Edmonton Metro Region. A destination designed to embolden our regional economy, Airport City is no longer a vision. The stakes are in the ground, development is underway and one by one, doors are opening for business. EIA and its partners are transforming 7,000 acres of prime real estate into a first-of-its-kind destination, with more than $750 million in private investment since 2012. EIA is in the midst of unprecedented growth in commercial developments, creating new jobs and driving its total economic impact to over $3.2 billion. EIA supports 26,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs in the region. Up to 2,000 more jobs have started or are on the way at EIA this year alone.

Hear firsthand from Tom Ruth, President and CEO of EIA, on his vision for the future and how this growth and continued investment are driving air service and cargo development for our region and the Edmonton business community.

Following the keynote, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce will host a fireside chat featuring business leaders from Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA)BBE Expediting Ltd. and Canadian North Inc. on what the impact of the growth and expansion has meant to them.

About Tom Ruth

President and CEO, Edmonton International Airport (EIA)
Tom Ruth joined Edmonton Airports as President and Chief Executive Officer on January 27, 2014. Tom is responsible for the management and operation of Edmonton International Airport (EIA), Canada’s fifth business airport, as well as the nearby Villeneuve Airport which serves the Region’s general and recreational aviation sectors.

Under Tom’s leadership, EIA has seen significant growth in terms of both passenger and cargo air service. EIA now offers direct flights to over 60 destinations within Canada, the US and Europe, including Reykjavik (Icelandair), Amsterdam (KLM), London-Gatwick (WestJet) and the most recent US addition, San Francisco (Air Canada). More...



Dan Duckering, Past Chairman, Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA)
Mr. Dan Duckering is the former President and CEO of Duckering’s Transport Ltd. Taking the reins of the family business at the end of 2007, Dan successfully navigated through two economic crises; first in 2008 and again in 2015. During this time, Dan built the company by acquiring smaller Alberta businesses that would complement their existing offerings, and by growing the service network and coverage area from 15 Alberta points to 483 points over his 10 years with the company. More... 


Heather Stewart, President, BBE Expediting Ltd.
Heather Stewart is the President of BBE Expediting Ltd. (BBE) since 2011. BBE has been providing logistics and freight services to the mining, airline, oil & gas and construction industries since 1977. With locations throughout Canada, the core business operates in the NWT and Nunavut, focusing on moving cargo into remote areas in the North. BBE has four aboriginal joint venture companies operating throughout NWT and Nunavut that offer logistics services on a regional level. More... 


Gerald Skocdopole, Chief Pilot Boeing 737, Canadian North Inc.
Gerald Skocdopole started his aviation career in 1989 when he moved to the Western Arctic to begin flying. Over the past 3 decades, he has flown on 6 different continents including Antarctica. In 2001, Gerald joined Canadian North Airlines, where he has since held several different roles within the company. In 2010, he assumed the position of Chief Pilot B737. Within this role, he led the acquisition of the first 737 full flight simulator to be located here at the Edmonton International Airport. More... 


Chamber member: $59
General admission: $79
Chamber member table of 8: $472
General admission table of 8: $632
Chamber member exclusive pre-sale will run until Thursday, August 30. General admission sales begin Thursday, August 30 at noon.

Free on-site parking


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