Global ATM Industry Leaders to Engage in Critical Discussions on Realities of a Transformed Industry at World ATM Congress in Madrid

Roberto Kobeh-Gonzalez, President of the Council, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), to set the stage with keynote address during the conference, running 12 - 13 Feb. 2013.

Oct 31, 2012, 10:33 ET from World ATM Congress

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A world-class line up of speakers and industry leaders will share their insights and lead energetic discussions on the current state and future promise of air traffic management at World ATM Congress. The event is the only international gathering of the leading Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) from around the world in a unique forum for collaborative dialogue of key players across the entire global ATM industry.

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World ATM Congress 2013 – Conference Highlights
Top leaders in the industry are now confirmed to lead the conference programme, which carries the theme "Augmented Reality; Moving to a Transformed Global ATM system." They include:

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Keynote Address: Roberto Kobeh-Gonzalez, President of the Council, ICAO
Matthew Baldwin, Director of Air Transport, European Commission
Alexis Brathwaite, President & CEO, IFATCA
Nicholas E. Calio, President and Chief Executive, Airlines for America (A4A)
Angela Gittens, Director General, Airports Council International
Ignacio Gonzalez Sanchez, Director of Air Navigation, Aena
Nancy Graham, Director, Air Navigation Bureau, ICAO
Patrick Ky, Executive Director, SESAR Joint Undertaking
Paul Riemens, CEO of LVNL, and CANSO Chairman
Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO, IATA
Daniel Weder, CEO, Skyguide; Chairman, FABEC

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Eamonn Brennan, Chief Executive, IAA
Frank Brenner, Director General, EUROCONTROL
John Crichton, President & CEO, NAV CANADA
Todd Donovan, President, Thales ATM, Inc.
Lyn Evans CBE FRS, former Project Leader, Large Hadron Collider, CERN
Steve Fulton, Technical Fellow, GE
William Gaillard, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, UEFA
Marc Hamy, Chief Operating Officer, Airbus ProSky
Angel Luis Arias, Director General, Civil Aviation of Spain
Neil Planzer, Vice President, Boeing Air Traffic Management
Ed Sims, Chief Executive Officer, Airways New Zealand

"The conference programme at World ATM Congress is a true example of what can be accomplished when ANSPs and industry collaborate," said Nancy Graham, Director of the Air Navigation Bureau, ICAO. "I look forward to seeing the results of each session and am honored to be speaking amongst a group of high caliber decision-makers in the industry."

Following the Keynote Address from Kobeh-Gonzalez on collaboration, the programme will stimulate topical discussions on key issues facing the industry, including what stakeholders require from a transformed ATM system, how to achieve this together, effectively implementing new technology, and more. In addition, the conference will offer views from various global regions on critical regulatory issues and change management.

Showing her organization's support of World ATM Congress, Sandra Samuel, Vice President, Transportation Solutions, Lockheed Martin said, "Lockheed Martin is thrilled to support the inaugural World ATM Congress. CANSO and ATCA are putting together a robust programme that will feature the top leaders in the international air traffic management (ATM) community. This is the premier international ATM show and we are looking forward to the opportunities the event will create."

World ATM Congress 2013 - Editorial Board
Guided by an Editorial Board that is a veritable "who's who" in the industry, the agenda for World ATM Congress is sure to deliver a valuable experience for all who attend. The Board brings together a unique selection of leaders representing a broad spectrum of the air traffic community combined with other key World ATM Congress stakeholders. The 2013 Editorial Board Members include:

Frank Brenner, Director General, EUROCONTROL
Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO, Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA)
Massimo Garbini, Chief Executive Officer, ENAV S.p.A.
Patrick Ky, Executive Director, SESAR Joint Undertaking
Gonzalo Alonso Pacheco, Head of International Management, Aena
Neil Planzer, Vice President, Boeing Air Traffic Management
Jeff Poole, Incoming Director General, Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation
Samantha Sharif, Director General (Interim), Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation
Marc Viggiano, President & CEO, Saab Sensis Corporation

Visit for a full schedule of events, session titles, and confirmed speakers. Additional sessions based on research findings and the latest technologies are available in the Exhibit Hall as well.

About World ATM Congress
World ATM Congress ( combines a large-scale exhibition, world-class conference, and social events providing premier networking opportunities and the chance to learn the latest trends and developments in air traffic. World ATM Congress is an event organised for the industry, by the industry. Produced by the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) in association with the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), it is backed by leading air navigation service providers and industry suppliers.

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