May 19, 2020
 
 
Dear ATAC Members, Industry Partners and Aviation Industry Stakeholders,
 
Please be advised that ATAC has decided to cancel the 2020 Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow which was to be held on November 17-19, 2020 in Vancouver.
 
The recent announcement by the Premier outlining BC’s Restart Plan, banning large gatherings for the foreseeable future, created too much uncertainty about the possibility of holding our Conference in November for us to engage the significant resources required at this time in preparation for the Conference. We also certainly do not want our exhibitors and participants to commit time and resources in preparing for our conference in this climate of uncertainty.
 
We will nonetheless be holding an Annual Meeting (in a format TBD) in late November as well as a series of virtual committee meetings and perhaps even the online plenary with Transport Canada at dates to be determined early this fall.
 
We certainly appreciate your understanding and support in this very disappointing turn of events.

Best regards,


John McKenna
President and CEO