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Announcement – GCC 2017
 
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Stay tuned for the upcoming GCC on

24 November 2017

at the premises of

McCarthy Tétrault


in Montréal
Embassy of Canada
to Germany


in Berlin

 
Register for GCC 2017
 
 
GCC Crest
 
 
Program Overview
 
Registration
 

Montréal Berlin
Field Trip

RS.aero /
Berlin-Brandenburg Aerospace Allianz

RS.aero

Airbus

Morning
Transfer
to the Embassy of Canada
Afternoon
Networking Lunch
at the Embassy of Canada
Morning
Transatlantic Symposium
(connected by video-link)
McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault

Embassy of Canada

Embassy of Canada to Germany

Afternoon
Networking Lunch
at McCarthy Tétrault
Transfer
to Networking Reception
Evening
Transfer
to Field Trip location
Networking Reception

Permanent Representation of the State of Bremen

Freie Hansestadt Bremen


Bremen Invest
Field Trip

Humanitas Solutions

HumanITas Solutions

Transfer
to Networking Reception
Evening
Networking Reception

Aviseo Conseil

Aviseo Conseil


Jointly supported by:

Consulate General Montreal

State of Bavaria Quebec Office
State of Bavaria Quebec Office

 
 
 
Match-Making
 
The GCC is about Match-Making
 
Learn about the match-making elements of the German Canadian Concourse which support you in identifying partners for your transatlantic endeavors and in expanding your professional network.
 
Match Making
 
Conference Theme
 
Concept Note 2017
 
The Ascent of Autonomous Flying is the topic of this year's edition of the German Canadian Concourse – an innovative technology, growing in economic importance, and a complex topic from a legal and political perspective. The term autonomous flying is a broad term which refers to flying an aerial vehicle with little to no intervention of a pilot or operator. A popular example (with various degrees of autonomy) is a drone, the colloquial term for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

The primary focus of this year's GCC will be on drones, their applications and the infrastructure into which UAVs are imbedded. While we are aiming to capture the full scope of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), we invite speakers and attendees to place the topic in a broader perspective. The introduction of unmanned vehicles in the air requires e.g. advances in technology, challenges the status quo in airspace management and operations, and raises social and environmental questions.

The GCC 2017 will investigate Germany's and Canada's approaches to further the development of an unmanned aerial infrastructure. We will compare regulatory initiatives paving the way to introduce autonomous commercial services in airspace and we will look into economic opportunities for business applications related to drones, along the following pillars:
  • Technology cooperation – Existing industrial and research collaboration and areas for expansion

  • Commercialization and entrepreneurial eco-systems – Business models and economic opportunity for growth in new and related business eco-systems

  • Airspace models – Approaches to introduce an unmanned aerial infrastructure

  • Regulatory aspects and security – Comparison of German and Canadian legislation and lawmaking initiatives

  • Social and environmental impact – Social acceptance and benefit

The 2017 Concourse will build on previous conferences (GCC 2016 "Ocean Data Analytics", GCC 2014 "Transatlantic Start-UpSurge", GCC 2013 "Going Transatlantic through Space") seeking to emphasize key lessons from Germany and Canada.
 
Program Contributions
 
Airbus Aerial
 
AirMap
 
NAV Canada
 
Enfotec
 
Hanseatic Aviation Solutions
 
Unmanned Systems Canada
 
Transport Canada
 
BMVI
 
Centre d'Excellence sur les Drones
 
Fresh Air Educators
 
Polytechnique Monteal
 
DroneMasters
 
HumaITas Solutions
 
RS.aero
 
BBAA
 
Keynote
 
  • Tristan Serretta
    Chief Operating Officer Airbus Aerial
    Airbus

    "UAS in Daily Operations – Amusing Dreams or Reality Soon?"

 
Speakers and Panelists
 
  • Mark Aruja
    Chairman
    Unmanned Systems Canada

  • Ryan Coates
    Manager UAS Policy, Regulations and Stakeholder Engagement
    Transport Canada

  • Michel Cordeau
    Business Development Coordinator
    Centre d'Excellence sur les Drones – UAS Centre of Excellence

  • Alexis Dorais
    Remote Sensing Analyst
    Enfotec Technical Services Inc.

  • Brian Guimond
    Manager Military Operations and Unmanned Aircraft
    NAV CANADA

  • Raimund Kamp
    Deputy Head of Unit Aviation Safety
    German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

  • Dr.-Ing. Andreas Lamprecht
    Managing Director
    AirMap Deutschland

  • Prof. Dr. Jérôme Le Ny
    Associate Professor
    Polytechnique Montréal

  • Kerry Moher
    Vice President Business Development
    Fresh Air Educators Inc.

  • Michael Schmidt
    Managing Partner / CEO
    Hanseatic Aviation Solutions

  • Abdo Shabah
    CEO
    Humanitas Solutions

  • Dr. Reiner Stemme
    Chairman / Founder / Owner
    REINERSTEMME.AERO GmbH – RS.aero

  • Frank Wernecke
    Founder & CEO
    DroneMasters

 
The GCC Match-Making Process
 
Match-Making The German Canadian Concourse is about match-making.

Bringing together German and Canadian thought leaders from topic-matter relevant industries, academic institutions and the public sector during the daylong event creates a unique opportunity to generate transatlantic linkages between participants.

Provided in part by the Transatlantic Symposium format, which uses a live video-link connecting the German and Canadian Concourse Hubs, the GCC also offers a custom match-making service built into the conference itself. As part of this service, participant profiles generated during the registration are used to connect matched parties ad-hoc using video booths to bridge the Atlantic whenever required.

Participants are offered the option to have their personal profiles included into a follow-up on potential transatlantic opportunities.

Be a part of the match-making – use the virtual chatrooms ...

 


 

 

 
Premium Sponsors
 
 
McCarthy Tétrault
 
 
 
Sponsors
 
 
IICAP
 
 
Embassy of Canada to Germany
 
 
Cooperating Partner
 
 
Ministere de l'Economie, de la Science et de l'Innovation, Quebec
 
 
 
Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!
 
 
Canada 150
 
Canada 2017
 
 
The Canadian Confederation celebrates in 2017 its 150th anniversary. The GCC 2017 is proud to be part of the official festivities organized by the Canadian Federal Government and the Embassy of Germany to Canada on the occasion of this special birthday.
 
Affiliations
 
 
Gruenderwoche 2017
 
The German Canadian Concourse 2017- is accredited to the Gründerwoche Deutschland (Startup Week Germany).
 
Partners, Session Hosts
 
 
McCarthy Tétrault
 
 
Embassy of Canada to Germany
 
 
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports
 
 
Aviaspace
 
 
Consulate General Montreal
 
 
State of Bavaria Quebec Office
 
 
Aviseo Conseil
 
 
RS.aero
 
 
Airbus Aerial
 
 
HumaITas Solutions
 
 
 
Kindly supported by ...
 
 
AHK Toronto
 
 
Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft
 
 
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