Ottawa, February 20, 2006… CATAAlliance announced today that Robert Milton, Air Canada, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. will be the lead keynote of more than fifty advanced security experts at the Canadian Aviation Security Conference Leading Change: Aviation Security Today and Tomorrow (March 29-30 at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata).
"We are bringing together providers, users and suppliers of the aviation security system together with senior policy-makers and regulators to explore the needs of the various users, to look at interoperability issues, and to discuss the evolving risk of future and potential new dangers to the system." said Norm Kirkpatrick, Executive Director, CATAAlliance and manager of the Canadian Aviation Security Conference.
Comprehensive Conference Program
Topics to be covered at the Canadian Aviation Security Conference include:
Providing a National Voice on Advanced Security
CATAAlliance is leading an Advanced Security Campaign, an outreach program mobilizing research and advocacy resources to ensure that industry views are fully reflected in the federal government's approaches to public safety and security. It recently called upon the new government to expand public/private sector collaboration on national security issues as a cornerstone to the nation's long-term economic growth.
Initiatives have included: A Statement of National Security Measures Recommended for Implementation by the Federal Government; a 200- page guidebook, survey and trends analysis document of security solutions; Founding Partnership in the Forum for Info Security Innovation in Canada (FISIC); Advanced Security SR & ED Briefings; Hosting of International Experts to share security best practices, among other initiatives.
CATAAlliance, President, John Reid concluded, "It is in our national interest to get national security right. Governments must establish an environment in which the public and private sectors collaborate towards reducing risks to our national security. This is best done by providing the right mix of program incentives and penalties to optimize national security through enhanced private sector security. Airport Security is one of the key focus areas in achieving this objective"