SWIFT 2019


Will be updated as content is finalized. 

Program subject to change.

Monday, September 9, 2019
07:30-17:30All September 9 daytime sessions are PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP presented by CAPTG. Effective Management of Airfield Pavements: Methods and Results. $225 fee to attend.
07:30 - 08:30Registration/Hot Breakfast
08:30 - 08:35Opening Remarks (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
08:35 - 09:15Asset Mgmt Overview - They What Why How and Available Software (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
09:15 - 10:05Collecting, Applying and Maintaining Pavement Condition Data at Airports (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
10:05 - 10:20Coffee Break (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
10:20-11:00Bermuda Airport PAVER Implementation (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
11:00 - 11:40Pavement Distress Investigation - Airport Taxiway (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
11:40 - 13:30LUNCH (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
13:30 - 14:10YVR APMS (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
14:10 - 14:50Sustainability in Asset Management (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
14:50 - 15:10Coffee Break (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
15:10 - 16:15Panel Discussion on Asset Mgmt: Short Term Solutions, How do we deal with issues discovered? (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
16:15 - 17:15Networking Hour (with bar service) (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
18:00 - 20:00Welcome Reception (Cash bar. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres)
18:00 - 20:00Registration

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
0800 - 08:30Coffee, tea & juice available
08:30 - 09:00Opening Remarks / Greetings from YVR
09:00 - 10:00Unique Theatre-Based Experience to Illustrate the Impact of Human Factors on Safety
AKT Productions London, England, Specialists in theatre based learning & development.
10:00 - 10:30Networking Break
10:30 - 11:10Unique Theatre-Based Experience to Illustrate the Impact of Human Factors on Safety (cont'd)
AKT Productions London, England, Specialists in theatre based learning & development.
11:15 - 12:00
1200 - 1330Lunch
13:30 - 15:00Exhibitor meeting & presentation loading
13:30 - 14:10NAV CANADA Land Use Process: An Insight
Speaker: Olivier Meier, Manager Land Use Program, NAV Canada
Airport Winter Operator TrainingHot Mix Asphalt Segregation: Cause and Cures
Vince Aurilio
14:15 - 15:00Watchlist 2018 and Airport Operations
Speaker: Kathy Fox, TSB
Metrics: How to Drive Improvements & Help Airports Focus Employees and Resources on What's Important
Mike Carlson, Denver International Airport
Aramid Fibre Reinforced Asphalt Pavement - An Innovative Technology to Improve Airport Asphalt Pavements
Speaker: Michael Simons
15:00 - 15:30Refreshment Break
1500-2200Exhibitor Booth Set Up
15:30 - 16:10After the Dust Settles: Building a Sustainable and Effective Investigation ProgramRoundtable DiscussionsDesign of Airside Pavements for T5 Changi East Project, Singapore International
Speaker: George Nowak, Vice President - Deputy Practice Lead Airports, HATCH
16:15 - 17:00Wildlife ManagementRoundtable Discussions Pavement Rehabilitation on Runway 13-31 at Winnipeg Airport – Evaluation, Design, Advanced Asphalt
Speaker: Ludomir Uzarowski, Golder
17:30 - 21:00Team Eagle Sponsored Customer Hospitality Night

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
08:00-08:30Breakfast buffet
08:30 - 09:30Exhibitor Introductions (1 of 2)
09:30 - 12:30Trade Show
9:30 - 10:05FAA Guidance on Standard Specifications for Construction of Airports
Speaker: Gregory Cline, Sr. Civil Engineer - Pavements SME, Federal Aviation Administration
10:05 - 10:25Introduction to ACR/PCR
Speaker: Drew Dutton, Transport Canada
10:25 - 10:40Refreshment Break
10:50 - 11:30Session
12:00-12:30Buffet Lunch
12:30 - 1:30Exhibitor Introductions (2 of 2)
13:30 - 16:00Trade show & cash bar
16:00 Grand Prize Draws - Must be present to win.
17:00Free Night

Thursday, September 12, 2019
0800Coffee, tea & juice available
08:30 - 09:10Swiss Snow Plan and the Way to the Future.
Speaker: Markus Kleist, Deputy Head of Air Force Equipment Planning, Swiss Air Force
Panel: Drone Management at Airports
Speaker: Nei Pritchard, Heathrow Airport Ltd.
Speaker: Florian Schmidt, Chief Operating Officer, airsight GmbH
Applications of Cellular Concrete to Solve Construction Problems at Airports
Speaker: Brad Dolton, Manager - Geotechnical Engineering, CEMATRIX (Canada) Inc.
Speaker: Doug Lavis, Senior Market Development Representative, CEMATRIX (Canada) Inc.
09:15 - 10:00Reducing the Impact of Weather Events at Toronto Pearson International Airport: From Forecast to Day of Delivery
Speaker: Ron Chapman, Technical Director, RWDI
Speaker: John Ventresca, GTAA
Panel: Drone Management at Airports (cont'd)Effective Treatment of Large Cracks in Airport Taxiways and Runways
Speaker: Mike Sucee, Crafco
10:00 - 10:30Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:10Glycol Recycling Program / Environmental
Speaker: Jonathan Hunt, Inland
Panel : Airfield Pavement Repairs - How to Maintain your Operational Surfaces Effectively
11:15 - 12:00Industry Overview: Autonomous Vehicle Development at YWG
Speaker: Shawn Schaerer, Northstar Robotics
Airfield Pavement Repairs (cont'd)
12:00 - 13:30Lunch - on your own
13:30 - 14:10GRF Panel: The Path ForwardFAA R&D Update; Heated Pavement Update
Speaker: Jeffrey Gagnon, FAA
Speaker: Benjamin Mahaffay, FAA
14:15- 15:00GRF Panel: The Path ForwardYYC Taxiway J Underpass Pavement Heating System Assessment
David Anderson
15:00 - 15:30Refreshment Break
15:30 - 16:10GRF Panel: The Path ForwardModeling the Progression of Runway Boeing Bump Index
Speaker: Alan Reggin, Tetratech
16:15 - 17:00GRF Panel: The Path ForwardHigh Performance and Fuel Resistant Asphalt Mixtures
Sina Varamini
18:00 - 19:00Cocktails (cash bar) & Networking (Cash for 50/50 in support of Hope Air)
19:00 - 20:15Dinner
20:15 - 21:00Keynote Address
21:00 - 22:00Closing Remarks / Networking