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

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.
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-González, 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 González Sánchez, 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-González 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 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.


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