YVR lifts off
President and CEO
Vancouver Airport Authority
Lunch and Program: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
YVR is now one of the fastest-growing airports in North America, welcoming millions of new passengers every year and establishing connections with key destinations all over the world.
This incredible growth not only creates opportunities, but also highlights the importance of YVR's evolving role in our economy. They are more than just an airport: They are a key pillar that supports the ambitions of British Columbians.
Join Craig Richmond, YVR's President and CEO, to learn more about how YVR's growth will support businesses and communities for years to come.
About the speaker:
Craig Richmond, President and CEO of Vancouver International Airport (YVR), is the driving force behind an award-winning connecting hub — known for its innovative approach to business, forward-looking strategy and exceptional customer care. Craig started his aviation career as a pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force, gaining crucial experience at home and abroad in fast-paced and challenging roles. He received an MBA at the University of Manitoba in 1994 and worked in a variety of operational roles for Vancouver Airport Authority. He then joined Vantage Airport Group to become CEO of six airports in three countries. From 2013 to the present day, he has held the position of President and CEO for YVR. In 2016, Craig was awarded the Excellence in Visionary Leadership Award from Airports Council International – North America for his outstanding work in aviation. Under Craig's direction, YVR has received significant recognition — having been awarded Best Airport in North America from Skytrax for a record eight years in a row.