2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit sessions and schedule announced

CHC Helicopter has officially released the completed schedule and lineup of speakers for the 2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit taking place Oct. 1 to 3 at the Omni Dallas Hotel.


Now entering its 15th 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, three-time Guinness World Record kayaker, San Diego firefighter, 10-time 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 15 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 and 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.

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.

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