CANSO Executive Summit 2024 leads discussion on transformation


ATM leaders from around the world gather to start Airspace World 2024.

Some of the most influential leaders and experts from the air traffic management (ATM) industry and beyond, gather today (18 March) in Geneva, Switzerland, for the CANSO Executive Summit 2024, just before the second edition of the biggest and most influential global ATM and near-space event, Airspace World.

The CANSO Executive Summit 2024 provides a unique opportunity for industry professionals to gather and discuss the latest advancements and challenges in air traffic management (ATM) industry.

This year’s theme is “Transformation” and the Summit will feature a keynote speech entitled “The Great Remobilisation” from world-leading AI expert , Dr Mark Esposito; a thought leader on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Harvard professor and advisor to national governments.

This will be followed by high-level panel sessions on ‘Transforming Aviation through AI’, ‘Innovation for Efficient and Green Skies’, and ‘Transforming Future Skies’.

“We’re thrilled to be back in Geneva for the second edition of Airspace World and, of course, for our annual CANSO Executive Summit,” commented Simon Hocquard, CANSO Director General. “This year our focus is Automation, Virtualisation and Artificial Intelligence (AI), as these are, at the moment, the three critical components that will enable the ATM industry to handle the rapidly increasing volume and complexity of future air traffic.”

“I am very greatful to CANSO for the invitation to be the keynote speaker at this year’s CANSO Executive Summit,” said Dr Mark Esposito. “Artificial intelligence is poised to revolutionise aviation, fundamentally transforming safety and efficiency. Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) face a significant shift in their traditional business models as AI facilitates more dynamic and adaptive air traffic management. This may alter demand for certain services, necessitating an evolution of operational frameworks and strategic planning to integrate AI solutions.”

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