CANSO Asia Pacific Conference 2021 to unite region’s industry leaders


CANSO is gathering the Asia Pacific region’s key decision makers and influencers to discuss the crucial challenges facing the ATM industry as it recovers and rebuilds from the COVID-19 pandemic.

They’ll be speaking at the CANSO Asia Pacific Conference 2021 on 19 and 20 May, hosted by NiuSky Pacific in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and livestreamed online. The conference will be opened by the country’s Minister for Civil Aviation, the Hon. Sekie Agisa.

On day one of the conference, Conrad Clifford, IATA’s Regional Vice-President for Asia Pacific will give an update on the state of the industry in the region and set the scene for two CEO-led panels.

Our first panel, comprising Jason Harfield, Chief Executive Officer, Airservices Australia; Che Jinjun, Director General, ATMB CAAC; Teri Bristol, Chief Operating Officer, FAA; and Pramintohadi Sukarno, President Director, AirNav Indonesia, will discuss the ‘new normal’ in ATM. They will talk about ANSPs strategies as they recover and adapt from the crisis, the challenges faced, lessons learned, and the opportunities for our region to build back better.

The next day, Graeme Sumner, Chief Executive Officer, Airways New Zealand; Capt. Victor Liu, Director General, CAD Hong Kong; Han Kok Juan, Senior Deputy Director General, CAAS; and Tinnagorn Choowong, Executive Vice President Operations, AEROTHAI, will examine the need to leverage ATM innovation and technology to emerge stronger from the pandemic.

Hai Eng Chiang, CANSO’s Director Asia Pacific Affairs, said: “We are very proud to have secured some of the top CEOs and senior executives of the region’s ANSPs for this conference and I would like to thank them for taking time off from their busy schedules to share with us their views on how the region can emerge stronger as we recover from the crisis and adapt to the new normal.”.

In addition to the CEO panels, the conference will also feature a workshop on cybersecurity and a session on ATM innovation and emerging technologies, comprising two expert panel discussions on UTM and ATFM/A-CDM respectively.

The event is sponsored by Aireon and supported by Thales and Cirium.

You can find out more and register here.

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