May 6 -May 10, 2019

OmniAir Québec Plugfest

OmniAir Consortium®, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles, along with our event host Propulsion Québec bring you the premiere connected vehicle testing event taking place in the greater Montreal metropolitan area, May 6-10.

The OmniAir Québec Plugfest, co-hosted by the Government of Québec and Propulsion Quebec (the cluster for electric and smart transportation) in collaboration with Transport Canada, is a five-day event where the global vehicle-to-everything (V2X) community comes together to advance this life-saving communications technology. The connected vehicle policy conference and the week-long testing event will take place at Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Test Centre in Blainville, Canada.

Propulsion Québec rallies the entire sector around joint projects aimed at positioning Quebec as a global leader in developing and implementing smart and electric modes of ground transportation. By 2026, the cluster’s aim is for Quebec to :

  • Be recognized as a global leader in the business segments tied to electric and smart transportation
  • Have a solid core of world-class businesses that span the entire electric and smart transportation value chain
  • Become a hub for electric and smart vehicle trials and use


The Québec Plugfest will be OmniAir’s fourth connected vehicle event where participants will test both DSRC and C-V2X based connected vehicle devices. Over the past two years, OmniAir Plugfests have grown in complexity and scale all culminating into our largest event to date, the Québec Plugfest. Every OmniAir Plugfest event has sold out at least two weeks before registration closed. Past OmniAir Plugfest been held and hosted by the following: Silicon Valley, California hosted by UL; Detroit, Michigan hosted by Intertek and the Automotive Center for Mobility; and College Station Texas hosted by the Texas Transportation Institute.


Sheraton Laval Hotel
2440 Autoroute des Laurentides Laval, Quebec H7T 1X5
TEL: +1 450-687-2440

Hilton Laval
2225, Autoroute des Laurentides Laval, Quebec, H7S 1Z6, CANADA
TEL: +1-450-682-2225

Shuttle Schedule 

Day 1
6:45 AM Pick up guests a Hilton Laval
7:00 AM Pick up guests at Sheraton Laval
7:30 AM Drop off guests at PMG
5:30 PM Leave PGM
6:00 PM Arrive at Huston’s
7:00 PM Begin loop between Huston’s and the two hotels
9:30 PM Last shuttle to the hotels
Day 2
6:45 AM Pick up guests a Hilton Laval
7:00 AM Pick up guests at Sheraton Laval
7:30 AM Drop off guests at PMG
5:30 PM Leave PMG drop guests off at two hotels. 


What to Expect at the OmniAir Québec Plugfest

OmniAir’s Québec Plugfest begins with a Connected Vehicle Policy Conference featuring expert panelists discussing technical and policy issues that arise from connected and automated vehicles including cybersecurity, privacy, deployment and certification followed by an evening networking reception.

The Policy Conference will spill over into day two, with highly technical workshops and guided tours of the test track and bench testing area. During the tour, representatives from OmniAir, OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratories (OATL) and OmniAir Qualified Test Equipment (OQTE) providers will answer questions about the tests and the importance of certification.

Intensive conformance, interoperability, security, and field testing across multiple testing stations, will begin in full the second day. The testing portion of the event is strictly reserved for those actively engaged in testing.

Monday, May 6 – Day 1

Connected Vehicle Policy Conference

7:30 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am Welcome to the OmniAir Québec Plugfest
  Jason M. Conley, Executive Director, OmniAir Consortium
8:40 am Welcome to Québec and Introduction of Minister Fitzgibbon
  Sarah Houde, Chief Executive Officer, Propulsion Québec
8:45 am Special Presentation
  Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation, Québec
9:10 am OmniAir Certification and the Path to Interoperability
  Steve Novosad, Vice President, HNTB Corporation, Chairman, OmniAir Board of Directors
9:30 am Panel 1: V2X Testing & Certification Around the World
  Moderator: Paul Sakamoto, Chief Operating Officer, Savari
  Dr. Alain Vouffo, Ph.D., Spirent
  Ryan L. Klomp, Director, Multi-Modal Technology Development Research & Testing, Transport Canada
  Dr. Young-Kyun Lee Ph.D., Executive Director Center for Overseas Business, Intelligent Transportation Society of Korea
  Laszlo Virag, Chief Technology Officer, Commsignia, Inc.
10:45 am Networking Break
11:00 am Panel 2: Connected and Automated Vehicle Deployments
  Moderator: Suzanne Murtha, Vice President, Connected and Automated Technology, AECOM
  Sue Bai, Principal Engineer, Automotive Technology Research Division, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
  M. Marc Rouleau, Director General, City of Candiac, Quebec
  Kristina Mlakar, MScSM, National Operations & Project Manager, Canadian Urban Transit and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)
  Baptiste Le Poittevin, Customer Solution Architect, EasyMile
12:30 pm Catered Lunch
2:00 pm Special Presentation – State of V2X Cybersecurity: Developments in V2X Misbehavior
  David Sequino, CEO, INTEGRITY Security Services
2:30 pm Panel 3: State of Cybersecurity for V2X and IoT
  Moderator: François Bégin, Principal, Catalyst Partners, LLC
  Dr. Jonathan Petit, Ph.D., Senior Director, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
  Dr. Tony Qiu, Ph.D., Canada Research Chair Professor, University of Alberta
  Michael Bruce, Vice President, Leidos
  Glenn Atkinson, Vice President, Product Safety, Geotab 
3:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:45 pm Panel 4: Future Trends in Connected and Smart Mobility
  Moderator: Patrick Lauzière, Enabler-in-Chief, Intersect (an Orange Traffic Venture)
  Peter Esser, Head of Government Affair, NXP Semiconductors USA
  Marc-Antoine Ducas, CEO, Netlift
  Raed Kadri, Director, Automotive Technology and Mobility Innovation, Ontario Centres for Excellence
  Jean-Francois Barsoum, Canadian Leader and Senior Managing Consultant, Smarter Cities, Water and Transportation, IBM
  Justin Johnson, Senior Research Specialist, 3M
5:00 pm Conclusion
5:30 pm Shuttle to Reception
6:00 pm Grand Reception – Houston Avenue Bar & Grill, Laval (Centropolis)


Tuesday. May 7 – Day 2

Connected Vehicle Technical Workshop

7:30 am Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome
  Jason M. Conley, Executive Director, OmniAir Consortium
8:10 am Everything You Always Wanted to Know About C-V2X 101
  Dr. Jim Lansford, Ph.D., Director, Technical Standards, Qualcomm
  Sean Maschue, Principal Engineer, Qualcomm
9:00 am Plugfest Testing Overview – Preview of Testing Stations
  Dmitri Khijniak, Service Development Manager, Bureau Veritas (7Layers), Chair, OmniAir Technical Working Group
  Randy Roebuck, Vice President Engineering & Technology Programs, OmniAir Consortium
9:30 am V2X Cybersecurity – Security Certificate Providers Roundtable
  Moderator: Matthew Krech:  Senior Engineer, ACATS, Innovation Centre, Transport Canada
  Dr. Kevin Henry, PhD, Security Consultant, ESCRYPT
  Jaeson Yoo, Chief Security Evangelist, Penta Security Systems, Inc.
  William Lattin, Chief Security Architect, INTEGRITY Security Services
  James Lepp, Senior Engineer, Certicom, Vice President, Blackberry Technology Solutions, Blackberry, Ltd.
10:30 am Break

10:45 am

11:15 am


SNMPv3 Introduction for RSU Device Providers & Test Laboratories 
Anthony Gasiorowski, Lead Systems Engineer, WSP 

Advances in Connected & Automated Vehicle Research

  Moderator:  Mike Brown, PMP, Institute Engineer, Southwest Research Institute
  Prof.  Hossam Gaber, Ph.D., University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  Mike Corby, Director, IBI Group
  David Chuang, National Research Council of Canada
  Prof. Dave Michelson, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia
12:30 pm Catered Lunch
1:00 pm Test Sessions Begin
  VIP Tour of Testing Floor and Test Track
  Connected Vehicle Demonstrations
2:00 pm OmniAir Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 pm Reference Device Discussion
5:30 pm Testing Ends 

Wednesday, May 8 – Day 3

Bench and Field Testing 

7:30 am Morning Overview
8:00 am Testing Begins
10:00 am OmniAir and ITS Korea Cooperation Committee Meeting
12:00 pm RSU Testing & Test Case Experiences with Test Equipment & Test Laboratories
12:30 pm Catered Lunch
  5:00 pm                V2X Test Report Format with Test Laboratories 
5:30 pm Testing Ends for the Day


Thursday, May 9 – Day 4

Bench and Field Testing 

7:30 am Morning Overview
8:00 am Testing Begins
10:00 am OmniAir and ITS Korea Cooperation Committee Meeting

12:00 pm

12:30 pm


J2945/1 Feedback Comments 

Catered Lunch

 5:00 pm   SwRI Test Experience and Test Procedure Feedback  
5:30 pm Testing Ends for the Day

Friday, May 10 – Day 5

Bench and Field Testing 

7:30 am Morning Overview
8:00 am Testing Begins
1:00 pm Testing Ends – Breakdown Equipment
3:00 pm Leave PMG

Who Should Attend

  • Government officials interested in deploying certified V2I technology are highly encouraged to attend and learn first hand the value OmniAir Certification adds to their projects and deployments
  • Automotive OEMs and Tier One suppliers looking to incorporate certified V2X into their products
  • Engineering firms and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) device makers interested in learning about connected vehicle deployment opportunities in Québec and across Canada
  • V2X device makers wanting to assess their device readiness for certification

OmniAir Québec Plugfest Early Sponsors

Transport Canada, Intersect, Spirent, Keysight Technology, DEKRA, SGS, TUV SUD, Danlaw, Rohde & Schwarz, Penta Security and PGM Technologies. Those interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact Ryan Hall, Senior Director – Marketing and Business Development for OmniAir:

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