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Thank you for joining us at last year's CHC Safety & Quality Summit! Be sure to join us this October 2-4 for the 14th edition of this industry-leading safety event! Additional details can be found below, and will be shared here and via social media.

CHC’s Safety & Quality Summit attracts representatives from across the aviation and oil & gas industries to share knowledge and best practices around developing and maintaining a robust safety environment. 

The 2017 event built on more than a decade of previous success, drawing upward of 500 delegates from across the industry who gathered to address the theme:

Can we truly manage all of the risk:
what if the barriers are not as robust as we think? 

The opening Plenary Session featured an initial address by Karl Fessenden, President and CEO, CHC Helicopter, followed by a series of presentations by Stephen Carver, Senior Lecturer in Project & Programme Management from the Cranfield School of Management, and Dr. Nicklas Dalstrom, Human Factors Manager from Emirates Flight Operations Training. Following the plenary speakers, 80 workshops took place during the three day event, delivered by experts from across the aviation safety and human factors world.

Watch Karl Fessenden's opening address to our visiting delegates, speakers and sponsors at last year's event:

Save the date for next year's Summit!

When: October 2-4, 2018

Where: The Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Additional information related to registration, a formal call for papers, confirmed speakers, and additional details will be made available in the coming months.

Gala Dinner

A highlight event of the Summit, each year sponsors and delegates have the opportunity to attend the Gala Dinner. The Gala Dinner presents an opportunity to mingle and network, enjoy a meal and to hear from an invited speaker. Previous Gala Dinner speakers have included aviation professionals, astronauts and safety professionals. This year, attendees had the opportunity to hear from John Foley,  Organizational and Personal Development Expert, Former Lead Solo Pilot, U.S. Navy's Blue Angels. Learn a bit more about Mr. Foley from our press release.


Delegates attending 2016 S&Q Summit Gaylord Texan exterior photo Shawn Gallowa (ProAct Safety) and Dr. Bill Johnson (FAA) at 2016 Summit plenary session
Each year, hundreds of delegates gather from around the world and across mulitiple industries to collaborate and share best practices.
This year's Safety and Quality Summit will take place at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX, near CHC's global headquarters.
CHC invites many of the top people in their respective fields. Last year, Shawn Galloway (ProAct Safety) and Dr. Bill Johnson (FAA) participated in an opening discussion.


 A look at a previous Summit

CHC's Safety & Quality Summit provides an excellent opportunity for industry professionals from around the world to gather and collaborate while discussing key issues and promoting excellence of safety in human factors.

Watch Karl Fessenden's opening address to our visiting delegates, speakers and sponsors at last year's event:

Watch below for a recap of the 2016 CHC Safety & Quality Summit (the last Summit held at its long-time location, the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, BC).


At the 2016 Summit, President and CEO Karl Fessenden delivered his opening keynote address during the plenary session in which he discussed the importance of maintaining and promoting a robust safety environment in the midst of an economic downturn.