The Atlantic Flight Centre, Saint John Airport, and Hilton Saint John are thrilled to be hosting the 2018 COPA Convention & Tradeshow June 21-23, 2018 and wish to welcome all aviators, aviation enthusiasts and future enthusiasts to CYSJ.

This two-day event will include our Welcome Reception, Tradeshow Exhibit Hall, multiple breakout sessions, Airport Community Day, Annual General Meeting and Maritime Seafood Banquet.  This is a great opportunity to meet COPA members and network, but most importantly, to share in the excitement and enthusiasm for general aviation with the general public.

Don’t forget to book your hotel room!

The Hilton is almost SOLD OUT!

If you call the hotel, do not forget to mention the group code COPA18, in order to get the best rate possible.

Phone: (506) 693-8484

The Delta also has availability for the upcoming convention.

If you call the hotel, do not forget to mention the group code COPA, in order to get the best rate possible.

Phone: (506) 648-1981

Looking for something different to do during the convention in Saint John, NB? Check out these activities from Uncorked Tours.

COPA Spa Day on June 22nd, 2018. 
Spa Chance Harbour will soothe your cares fly away. Located in a sheltered cove, you can relax while walking along the beach, experience thermal therapy using the wood-fired sauna and spa pool. Enjoy the view of the bay from the comfortable cabana, swim under a waterfall or join the Polar Bear Club. Kayaks, paddle boards and yoga boards are available for your use ($).
We will have two hours for you to enjoy the spa. Included is wine and light lunch fare, which will be served in the cabana and can be enjoyed at your leisure. Your guide will take care of all your needs and bring you back refreshed and ready to hit the town!
COPA Shop and Sip Tour on June 23rd, 2018.

We will visit 4 (or more) great independent stores in Uptown Saint John. At each stop you will have about 30 minutes to eat, drink and shop!
Along the way your tour guide will share great stories from Saint John’s colourful past, as well as teach you about Saint John’s food and drink scene and help arrange any shipping or delivery for all the shopping you do.

Porter Airlines is offering a 10 percent discount off most fares for delegates traveling by commercial carrier to the COPA 2018 Convention and Trade Show in Saint John, NB. The fare is available by filling in the promo code “COPA 18” in the online reservation or with a travel agent. The special fare is specifically for delegates attending the convention and not intended for any other travel.

The bookings opened on March 13 and will be valid for flights to Saint John from anywhere in Porter’s network from June 18-23 and return to anywhere in Porter’s network from June 21 to June 26. The full text of Porter’s offer is copied below.

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the COPA 2018 Convention and Trade Show. The discounted fares are available for booking from March 13, 2018 to June 26, 2018 and available for travel:

Location:         Dates of Travel:

From: Anywhere in Canada or US To: Saint John From: 18/06/2018 To: 23/06/2018
From: Saint John To: Anywhere in Canada or US From: 21/06/2018 To: 26/06/2018

 

Please book online at https://flyporter.com/Flight?culture=en-CA&promocode=COPA18 or through your travel agent using promo code “COPA18”.

Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

The promo code is intended for use by conference attendees and organizers and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels. Porter’s fare rules and conditions apply. For any questions regarding Porter’s services or any pre-travel concerns, contact us at 1-888-619-8622.

Thursday June 21st/Jeudi 21 juin
Time/Temps Pick-up/Ramassage Drop-off/Déposer Time/Temps Pick-up/Ramassage Drop-off/Déposer
9:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 9:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
9:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 9:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
10:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 10:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
10:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 10:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
11:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 11:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
11:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 11:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
12:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 12:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
12:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 12:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
13:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 13:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
13:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 13:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
14:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 14:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
14:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 14:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
15:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 15:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
15:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 15:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
16:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 16:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
16:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 17:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
17:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 18:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
18:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 19:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
19:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 20:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
20:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 21:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
Friday June 22nd/Vendredi 22 juin
Time/Temps Pick-up/Ramassage Drop-off/Déposer Time/Temps Pick-up/Ramassage Drop-off/Déposer
7:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 7:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
8:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 8:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
9:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John
19:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
19:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 20:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
20:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 21:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
Saturday June 23rd/Samedi 23 juin
Time/Temps Pick-up/Ramassage Drop-off/Déposer Time/Temps Pick-up/Ramassage Drop-off/Déposer
7:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 7:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
8:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 8:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
9:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John
12:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 12:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
12:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 12:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
13:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 13:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
13:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 13:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
14:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 14:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
14:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 14:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
15:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 15:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
15:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 15:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
16:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 16:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
20:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
20:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 21:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
21:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 22:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
Sunday June 22nd
Time/Temps Pick-up/Ramassage Drop-off/Déposer Time/Temps Pick-up/Ramassage Drop-off/Déposer
9:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 9:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
9:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 9:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
10:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 10:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
10:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 10:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
11:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 11:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
11:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 11:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
12:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 12:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
12:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 12:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
13:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 13:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
13:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 13:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
14:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 14:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
14:30 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 14:30 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center
15:00 Atlantic Flight Center Hilton Saint John 15:00 Hilton Saint John Atlantic Flight Center

Go to your App Store on your smartphone and download the Attendify app. Once it is downloaded search for COPA Convention and Tradeshow in the Attendify App

Be sure to download the convention app, brought to you by Attendify, for all of the latest updates and event information delivered right to your smartphone. The app is available for both Apple and Android devices.

You can download the app by following these steps:

  • Open your App Store for either your iOS or Android device
  • Search for and download Attendify
  • Once the app is fully downloaded, search for COPA Convention and Tradeshow in the Attendify App

On this app you can chat with attendees, make your own custom schedule, and even use an interactive map to know with certainty where you need to be.

Paper programs will be available at the event.

Are you unable to attend the 2018 AGM? You can now stream the event from the comfort of your own home. Register for the event by clicking here.