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Canadian Aerospace Summit Marks 50 Years in Space, Foreshadows Release of "Emerson Report"

The upcoming 2012 Canadian Aerospace Summit, themed Bold Steps for an Exceptional Future, will mark the 50th anniversary of Canada's status as a spacefaring nation and will address the Canadian space community's plans to enter a new era of increased dynamism and competitiveness. The event, which will be held Dec. 5-6 at the Ottawa Convention Centre in Ottawa, Canada, is presented by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC). More than 500 Canadian and international aerospace, government, academic and research institution senior executives are expected to converge to discuss global aerospace trends and exchange perspectives on tools and actions necessary for a successful future for the aerospace industry.

According to AIAC, "2012 sets the stage for the Canadian aerospace industry to enter a new era of increased dynamism and competitiveness. The federal review of policies and programs related to aerospace has mobilized the industry, stakeholders, researchers and government to work together to anticipate the future of Canada's aerospace industry."

The AIAC is a not-for-profit organization advocating on aerospace policy issues that have a direct impact on aerospace companies and aerospace jobs in Canada. Through its network of member companies, relationships with federal government departments and agencies and globe-spanning international contacts, it helps Canada's aerospace industry remain competitive and take advantage of new aerospace opportunities.

For information on the Summit, click here.  

Aerospace Review Report in Mid-December

The Summit will come before the mid-December release of recommendations from the Aerospace Review, an organization that was established by the Canadian government in February to explore how government, industry and other key stakeholders can address key issues facing the aerospace and space sectors, such as innovation, market access and development, skills development, procurement, and supplier development. The review is part of Canada's Economic Action Plan to create jobs and promote economic growth across the country. The Report will be delivered by Aerospace Review Head the Hon. David L. Emerson, P.C., O.B.E. (pictured, right), and is expected to contain recommendations to address the challenges and opportunities for the Canadian space industry and its partners. For more information, click here.

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