International Speakers Line up Behind ATC Global 2013 Conference Agenda

Sep 26, 2012, 04:17 ET from ATC Global

LONDON, September 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The ATC Global 2013 Air Traffic Management conference, focusing on real world perspectives driving real world change, has started to gather momentum as prominent speakers from the air transport industry add their names to a growing line up.   ALTA Executive Director, Alex de Gunten is the latest to confirm his place as a speaker at the three day international conference taking place from 12-14 of March at the Amsterdam RAI.

Mr De Gunten will be joined by other leading industry figures including Ricardo Génova Galván, Senior Vice President of Flight Operations for Iberia Airlines and Loretta Martin, Regional Director NACC, ICAO. All three will take part in the debate to improve regional interoperability, with the insight provided by these subject matter experts on the role of Latin America offering a unique potency to the agenda. Confirmed speakers for another panel discussion include Frank Erb, Aviation Director from Serco Middle East and Amadou Guitteye, Director General, ASECNA who will take part in a debate that will evaluate the different approaches to ANSP's governance and structure.

Interoperability will be a key theme throughout the three days and Alan Stealey, Divisional Senior Vice President Flight Operations for Emirates Airline will participate in a session looking at building bridges between regions, specifically Asia, Europe and North America and how next-generation programmes such as CARATS can help facilitate harmonization.

Michiel van Dorst, Deputy COO & Executive Vice President of Flight Operations for KLM will form part of the first panel discussion that will scrutinise the delivery of tangible progress with SESAR and NextGen.  Meanwhile Alexis Brathwaite, President and Chief Executive Officer of IFACTA, will address the conference on the challenges faced by countries with less that 10 million air passengers a year, and John Vincent, Deputy Director for Strategic Safety for EASA will be joining ATC Global to shed light on the role the regulator plays in putting ASBUs into action.

Paula Milburn, ATC Global Director, said: 'It is wonderful to see the agenda for the ATC Global 2013 Conference in Amsterdam endorsed so enthusiastically and promptly by senior industry figures.  We take great care in selecting the most relevant discussion on issues highlighted to us by our Advisory Board, made up of stakeholders from every region and every sector of the ATM business chain.  The impartial setting of our conference allows speakers to interpret the agenda independently and in doing so contribute to a highly refreshing and exciting debate'.

Other recent speaker confirmations include Sylviane Lust, Director General for the International Air Carrier Association (IACA) and Maurizio Castelletti, Head of Unit Single Sky and Modernisation of Air Traffic Control, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport for the European Commission. Sylviane will discuss the scorecard for ANSP performance; this will include statistics on costs, capacity and industrial relations and Maurizio, fresh from the Aviation Crisis Management Workshop in Brussels in May this summer, will speak on ANS performance in Europe and provide the conference with a valuable perspective on RP1 and RP2.

To keep up to date with conference news as more speakers are confirmed and to register your interest in attending, please visit the ATC Global 2013 website at    

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ATC Global has been uniting the entire ATM industry annually since 1990.  It provides an independent and impartial marketplace for ATM businesses from every region, small and large and regardless of affiliation. It brings together the broadest range regulatory bodies, ANSPs, industry organisations and suppliers to establish and maintain meaningful partnerships.

The ATC Global conference agenda is set by an Advisory Board made up of senior decision-makers from throughout the industry, determining the right discussions for the whole of the industry.  The conference and workshops examine a wide range of topics, with speakers drawn from all sections of the ATM community.

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