Aviation industry leaders to explore the future of the industry in Asia Pacific at seminal hybrid event


Schiphol, The Netherlands, 13 May 2021 – Air traffic management industry organisation, CANSO, is to welcome aviation industry leaders to the first hybrid CANSO Asia Pacific Conference 2021, hosted by NiuSky Pacific Limited (formerly known as PNG Air Services) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and online, on 19 and 20 May 2021.

The CANSO Asia Pacific Conference 2021 will gather air traffic management’s (ATM) key decision-makers and influencers in the region alongside industry stakeholders to discuss the crucial challenges facing aviation as it recovers and rebuilds from the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference will be hosted in-person in Port Moresby and livestreamed online. The event is supported by lead sponsor Aireon, and sponsors Atech, Cirium, Frequentis and Thales.

The conference will be officially opened by Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Civil Aviation, the Hon. Sekie Agisa and feature in-depth panel discussions with representatives from Airservices Australia, ATMB CAAC, FAA, AirNav Indonesia, Airways New Zealand, CAAS and AEROTHAI.

The regional event is open to all in the industry, including representatives from ANSPs, suppliers, airlines, airports and other industry stakeholders.

Captain Ted Pakii, CEO of NiuSky Pacific, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the CANSO Asia Pacific Conference 2021. It has been a challenging year for the industry and this is a key moment for the region to gather and determine how we can emerge on the other side of this pandemic more resilient and stronger than ever. I am honoured that we will be hosting this international event for the first-time in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea since becoming a CANSO member in 2011. I am proud to share our story and I am looking forward to learning from peers, partners, experts and innovators from across the region and globe”.

Hai Eng Chiang, CANSO’s Director Asia Pacific Affairs, said: “CANSO is the global and regional voice of ATM and we are excited to be holding our first-ever hybrid event for the industry, thanks to our kind host NiuSky Pacific. Aviation is at a pivotal point in its journey, and the ATM industry has a key role to play in building back better. Our hybrid conference welcomes all in the industry to discuss our path ahead and identify the regional solutions and collaborations that will propel the aviation industry forward in the coming months and years.’’