Subscribe Free
in Events / ATM & Regulatory

World ATM conference opens in Madrid

Posted 10 March 2015 · Add Comment

The third edition of World ATM Congress opened today at the IFEMA Feria de Madrid and is expected to top last year's record attendance of 6,265 individuals from around the world. This year's Delegate Conference features a new format and a strong programme of high level speakers discussing the key challenges facing the industry. The Exhibition offers 104 free education sessions in multiple theatres, including the WiMAX Forum. In three short years, World ATM Congress has grown to become the largest air traffic management (ATM) exhibition in the world.

 Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO of ATCA, said, “World ATM Congress offers a venue for international experts to discuss and develop diverse solutions to common problems. For 60 continuous years, ATCA has staged the largest ATM event outside of Europe, ATCA Annual Conference and Exhibition. Our experience enables us to constantly assess and respond to the changing needs of the ATM community. World ATM Congress is firmly established as a place to conduct business, present new products and solutions, and secure contracts. Since our first event just two years ago, World ATM Congress has won two event industry awards and has seen a 38 percent increase in exhibiting organizations, making it the largest ATM show in the world. This is a testament to the value that we deliver to our exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees.”

 Jeff Poole, Director General of CANSO (pictured left), said, “World ATM Congress is the must-attend annual focus for the air traffic management industry. It sets the agenda for the industry by bringing together the latest thinking, demonstrating the latest technology, and showcasing the latest solutions to transform global ATM performance. Importantly, it addresses the real challenges facing air traffic management. This year’s Conference, ‘Smart Choices in a Challenging Environment,’ is taking a hard look at these challenges in a way that will help to guide the thinking and actions of the industry.”

The conference of World ATM Congress opened with an address by Ana María Pastor Julián, Spain’s Minister of Public Works and Transport. The Minister highlighted the importance of aviation to Spain and particularly the Spanish tourism industry, with eight out of 10 visitors to Spain passing through Spanish airports. ENAIRE, the air navigation service provider of Spain, successfully handled 4 percent more flights in 2014 than the year before, reduced delays 80 percent between 2011 and 2014, and reduced its charges to the second lowest in Europe. The Minister reiterated Spain’s commitment to the modernisation of Europe’s airspace.

An impressive line-up of speakers from across the industry then discussed how to use, exploit, and protect data in an interconnected world. On Wednesday, the conference will explore the building of sustainable regional ATM networks and discuss the disruptive future. The Congress Exhibition will be open through Thursday, 12 March. 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Operations from the ground up

Keith Mwanalushi looks at the expansion of ground support operators and equipment in the Middle East region as the pressure mounts to remain competitive and maintain commercial viability.

Emirates announces A380 service to Nice and adds Monaco transfers by helicopter

Emirates Airlines has launched a daily A380 service to Nice, gateway to the French Riviera and Provence. The daily A380 service will start on July 1, 2017.

Etihad Airways and Norlands celebrate the 2000th Flying Nanny

Etihad Airways has celebrated the graduation of its 2000th Flying Nanny, continuing its relationship with Norland, the respected UK-based higher education college which specialises in 'early years' education.

UK bans passengers from Queen Alia Airport from carrying laptops, tablets and large phones

The UK authorities issued new rules that ban passengers on flights from Queen Alia International Airport and other airports in the region departing to London from carrying laptops and tablets in the aircraft cabin, in addition to the

Emirates expects busy spring break travel period

Emirates expects high passenger traffic on its flights this upcoming weekend starting from Thursday 23rd March as travellers head abroad for spring and holiday break. Over 89,000 travellers will be passing through Emirates Terminal 3

Qatar Airways welcomed Orbis Flying Eye Hospital to Doha

Qatar Airways welcomed Orbis Flying Eye Hospital to Doha with an official reception at Doha International Airport (DIA).

TAA SK 12MTHS16
See us at
Aeropodium BT2802240417Kuwait APADS BT1602270317EBACE17 BT0103240517