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2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit Sessions and Schedule Announced

Monday, August 5, 2019
CHC Helicopter today officially released the completed schedule and lineup of speakers for the 2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit.

DALLAS – August 5, 2019 – CHC Helicopter today officially released the completed schedule and lineup of speakers for the 2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit taking place this October 1-3 at the Omni Dallas Hotel.

Now entering its fifteenth year, the Summit brings together more than 500 industry professionals from around the world to discuss safety and to hear from an exceptional panel of speakers on a range of topics including safety best practices, human factors, safety management systems, advancements in safety technology, updates from international regulatory authorities and many more.

The theme for this year’s Summit is “Shining a Light on Safety: Are We Looking in the Right Places?”

This year’s event begins with a plenary session hosted by Neil Richardson, Principal Consultant for Baines Simmons Ltd., on the topic of safety management followed by a session on how organizational procedures and protocols can create blind spots to safety by Dr. Arnoud Franken, Senior Strategy and Change Consultant for InContext Consultancy Group.

On the second evening of the conference, delegates will have the opportunity to attend a Gala Dinner and hear from our keynote speaker, Robyn Benincasa, World Champion Adventure Racer. Benincasa is an award-winning motivational speaker, 3x Guinness World Record kayaker, San Diego firefighter, 10x Ironman triathlete, New York Times bestselling author, proud owner of two bionic metal hips, and the Founder and CEO of the 501c3 Project Athena Foundation, which helps survivors live an adventurous dream as part of their recovery.

“For the past fifteen years, we have seen tremendous advancement of safety within our industry thanks to the unique opportunity for knowledge sharing and collaboration available at the Summit,” said Duncan Trapp, CHC’s Vice President of Safety & Quality. “We look forward to learning from another world-class panel at this year’s event.”

In addition to the individual breakout sessions offered, delegates have the opportunity to sign up for and attend pre- and post-Summit courses on Accident/Incident Investigation Analysis, A Practitioners’ Guide to Building a Safety Case, and Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) Training. Additional information on the pre- and post-Summit courses is available here.

The final schedule, which includes information about each of the speakers and their sessions, can be found at www.chcsafetyqualitysummit.com. Delegates planning on attending the Summit are encouraged register and begin signing up for sessions soon, as space in each session is limited.

Each Summit event features a series of presentations led by experts in the fields of aviation, oil & gas and energy, and safety. Invited speakers will lead approximately 100 concurrent sessions over a three-day period, addressing the theme and helping to contribute to the safety conversation in our industries, promoting excellence in safety and human factors and maintaining a robust safety environment. Approximately 500 delegates from nearly 30 countries and a range of industries join the Summit each year, making it one of the largest aviation safety events in the world.

For more than 70 years, CHC Helicopter has provided safe, reliable, cost-effective helicopter service in some of the most remote and challenging environments around the world. With extensive experience transporting customers in the oil and gas industry, supporting search-and-rescue and EMS contracts, and providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services, our dedication to safety and reputation for quality and innovation help our customers reach beyond what they thought possible. Visit www.chcheli.com for information.