Creating the future of ATM together

30 March 2017


In May, the CEOs of ANSPs and other industry leaders from across the Asia Pacific Region will be gathering in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, for the CANSO Asia Pacific Conference 2017 to discuss the challenges and opportunities for ATM in the region.

Hosted by Vietnam ATM Corporation from 3 to 5 May 2017, the theme for the conference is ‘Gearing for Growth in the Asia Pacific - Embracing Change, Building Capabilities’. This theme is timely and pertinent for a region that is on a strong growth trajectory, shaped by the speed of technological advances and their impact on air travel, businesses and society in general.

Today, almost half of the world’s top 20 airports for passenger and cargo traffic are in the Asia Pacific region. With over a billion passengers travelling by air annually, the region accounts for over 30 percent of global air traffic. As air traffic continues to grow in tandem with the region’s economic progress it is clear that business as usual is no longer a viable option. 

The relentless pace of change in technology poses both an opportunity and a challenge for the future of the industry. Emerging technologies that impact ATM range from the advent of drones and remote ATM services to artificial intelligence and data analytics. How the future unfolds will depend on whether ANSPs and their stakeholders in this region are able to work together, innovate and embrace the changes necessary for success.

So please, join us at the CANSO Asia Pacific Conference in Ha Noi as we hear from a strong line-up of speakers comprising the CEOs of the region’s leading ANSPs and experts from industry and ATM research institutes as they share their views and experiences on dealing with traffic growth and the key drivers that are forcing the pace of change in the ATM industry.

The conference will also feature workshops on managing change and human factors, collaborative use of ATM data and the CANSO Standard of Excellence in Safety Management Systems.

The host country, Viet Nam, is at the forefront of the dramatic growth story of this region. In fact, the growth of its domestic aviation market is forecast to be the world’s highest over the next 20 years. Its capital Ha Noi is thus a fitting venue for this year’s conference. It exudes the confidence of an increasingly vibrant Viet Nam and is testimony that economic growth and traditional culture can co-exist in this bustling and charming city.

I look forward to welcoming you to Ha Noi in May!

For those who are yet to register for the conference, please register here.

Please also take a look at the full programme and the bespoke cultural programme – a boat trip around the mountains and rivers of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tràng An. In addition, the practical information guide provides advice on visas and travel.

Asia Pacific

About the author

Chiang Hai Eng, Director Asia Pacific Affairs CANSO

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