CEO Series

The Future of YVR

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
11:30 AM
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Keynote Speaker:Craig Richmond
President and CEO
Vancouver Airport Authority
Schedule:Registration:  11:30 a.m.
Lunch and Program:  12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Craig Richmond

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a key driver of economic growth, innovation and sustainability. As Canada's second busiest airport, YVR welcomed a record 20.3 million passengers in 2015 and is set to surpass 21 million in 2016.

But how will our airport continue its momentum in a rapidly changing and competitive landscape?  Join Craig Richmond, YVR's President & CEO, to learn about YVR's future and what it means for you.   

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Special Door Prizes


Air Canada: Enter on site to win two (2) round-trip, Economy Class tickets for travel to any Air Canada scheduled destination in North America or Europe. Air Canada: Connecting YVR to over 190 global cities.

WestJet: With 11 cities served in British Columbia and nearly 500 weekly departures from YVR, we are proud of our growth and investment that is driving tourism and creating jobs across the province. We are pleased to offer two (2) round-trip tickets anywhere WestJet flies!

About the Speaker

Craig Richmond, President & 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 & CEO for YVR. In addition, he's the Chair of the Greater Vancouver Gateway Council and is a Director of the Canadian Airports Council and Airports Council International-North America.

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