ATC Global 2013 gears up for 23rd annual event

ATC Global 2013 gears up for 23rd annual event

The 23rd ATC Global Exhibition and Conference is finalising details ahead of the annual industry gathering that takes place from 12-14 March 2013 at the RAI Amsterdam.

Organiser of the annual industry gathering today announced that a delegation of more than 50 ATM professionals from China will be in attendance, highlighting the truly global industry representation participating in ATC Global this year.

Paula Milburn , ATC Global Director, said: “We are really pleased to announce that this year we will be bringing a delegation of over 50 Chinese ATM professionals to our global event. China is a huge growth area for the industry and it is important that we can bring all the stakeholders together to discuss the different needs and issues affecting each region. ATC Global will once again host a world-class event with content not seen elsewhere and attendees from all corners of the industry and globe.”

In addition, as part of the VIP Programme, procurement personnel and ANSP CEOs from Argentina, Cuba, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Algeria, Libya, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Peru, Columbia, Egypt, Morocco, Nepal, Vietnam, Uruguay, COCESNA and Myanmar amongst many others will also be attending ATC Global.

Representatives from 112 countries have already registered to attend the annual event that brings together the entire ATM community to drive forward the ATM agenda. ATC Global Exhibition and Conference incorporates an exceptional education programme and unique networking opportunities across three days. For 2013, new initiatives include a reinvigorated conference, an enhanced excellence awards and gala dinner in association with Air Traffic Management Magazine, and an expanded VIP programme.

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Over 70 of more than 150 exhibitors are exclusive to ATC Global 2013, highlighting the event as the premium place to do business, meet with industry professionals from across the ATM sector and discover the latest technologies and products.

Exhibitors confirmed for 2013 include the recently announced Thales along with ITT Exelis, Northrop Grumman, Intelcan, Azimut, Leosphere, Vaisala, Moog Fernau , Barco, Guntermann & Drunck, Era A.S, Comsoft, Korea Airports Corp., Tern Systems, Rohde & Schwarz, Southern Avionics, VNIIRA and many others.

Free to attend educational sessions at ATC Global will cover the current work programmes of industry groups who are tasked with opening the doors to new market opportunities within the industry. These sessions will include a workshop Integrating Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) into Civil Airspace, chaired by Peter van Blyenburgh , UVS International and John Walker , RTCA SC203, which will shine a light on the current work underway by global regulators, military and civil standards organisations to allow for more widespread RPAS operations. EUROCAE will lead a session on Writing ATM and Ground Standards for SES Deployment with speakers from EUROCONTROL, EASA, INTEGRA A/S, Thales, ASD Stan and the European Commission, both workshops will take place on Tuesday 12 March.

On the morning of Wednesday 13 March, ATC Global attendees are invited to attend an important SRIA and ACARE workshop presenting the context and content of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), the new roadmap for aviation research, development and innovation, that will outline the main threads of technical, operational and strategic actions to achieve the ambitious goals set by Flightpath 2050 (Europe’s vision for Aviation beyond 2020).  Supported by the European Commission, the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE) is developing the SRIA through the involvement and consultation of major aeronautics and air transport stakeholders.