Dublin Gets Ready to Welcome Air Navigation Service Providers from Around the World

25 June 2014

Dublin is gearing up to welcome CEOs from air navigation service providers from around the world at the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) Global Air Traffic Management Summit and AGM. The theme of this year’s Summit is ‘Embracing the Future’ and delegates will explore the crucial issues affecting air traffic management. The Summit runs from 28th June to 1st July 2014 and is being proudly hosted by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA). Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr. Leo Varadkar T.D., will formally open the Summit on Sunday 29th June. 

Eamonn Brennan, Chief Executive, IAA said “We are both delighted and proud to host the CANSO Global Air Traffic Management Summit and AGM in Dublin. Being asked to host this international Summit is a tremendous recognition of the fact that Ireland is a global aviation hub. Crucial decisions will be made in Dublin that will enhance the ways in which air traffic is managed around the world and it is a considerable privilege to facilitate this prestigious forum. As an innovative and forward -looking provider of air navigation services, the IAA is also keen to constructively contribute to the debate. We are really looking forward to hosting all of the CANSO delegates and to showcase our history, culture and hospitality”. 

During the conference, CANSO Members will explore topics focused on future trends and technological advances. This will include how to utilise the emerging technologies for the advantage of the industry and how to defend against the misuse of advanced technology. 

The CANSO Global ATM Summit and AGM will feature panel discussions with an excellent line up of prominent industry thought leaders. As well as the Minister, keynote speeches will be made by Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair and David McMillan, Chair, Flight Safety Foundation and former Director General of Eurocontrol. Rohit Talwar, a global futurist, transformation advisor and CEO of Fast Future Research, will provide thought provoking insights into the future challenges facing global air traffic management. Tim Hynes, Senior Director and Head of Information Technology at Microsoft will look at the challenges of ‘big data’ and future air traffic management technology, while Richard Horne, PwC Partner will explore the cyber security threat. 

Jeff Poole, Director General, CANSO said: “CANSO, the global voice of air traffic management (ATM), has a vision for the future in which planes are able to fly in safe, efficient and harmonised airspace globally. The CANSO Global ATM Summit in Dublin will be discussing how the industry should best be ‘Embracing the Future’. We know what to do and the technology is and will be available, but the key will be to ensure robust implementation of change through effective advocacy and partnership with States and all parts of the aviation industry. The host for this Summit, the Irish Aviation Authority, is a good example of partnership in action to improve airspace and leverage the latest technology to improve ATM performance”. 

Organised by CANSO and hosted by the IAA, the Global ATM Summit and AGM will take place in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel from 28th June to 1st July 2014. 

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