CANSO Asia Pacific Conference 2021

The CANSO Asia Pacific Conference unites ANSPs from the region and beyond. With high quality panel discussions and technical workshops that address regional and global issues and opportunities, the conference brings together senior ANSP executives, colleagues and suppliers from across the industry for insightful discussions and networking opportunities.

The CANSO Asia Pacific Conference 2021 will be held in May 2021 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, kindly hosted by NIUSKY Pacific.

Why attend?

  • Connect with key players and stakeholders in the region
  • Benefit from in-depth presentations and interactive panel discussions offering thought-leadership and guidance on improving ATM efficiency in the region
  • Join the group discussions and contribute to developments across the region and globally

Our speakers

Our speakers include:

  • Mr. Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO
  • Capt. Ted Pakii, CEO, NiuSky Pacific Ltd 
  • Mr. Kevin Shum, Chair, Asia Pacific CANSO CEO Committee and Director General of CAAS 
  • Guest of Honour: The Hon. Sekie Agisa, Minister for Civil Aviation, Papua New Guinea

Our special guest speaker, Mr. Conrad Clifford, IATA Regional Vice-President Asia Pacific will speak on the state of the industry and help set the scene for discussions to follow.

We are proud to present our high level speakers for the two conference panel sessions comprising:

  • Mr. Jason Harfield, Chief Executive Officer, Airservices Australia
  • Mr. Che Jinjun, Director General, ATMB
  • Ms. Teri Bristol, Chief Operating Officer FAA
  • Mr. Pramintohadi Sukarno, President Director, AirNav, Indonesia
  • Mr. Graeme Sumner, Chief Executive Officer, Airways New Zealand
  • Capt. Victor Liu, Director General, HKCAD
  • Mr Han Kok Juan, Senior Deputy Director General, CAAS
  • Mr. Tinnagorn Choowong, Executive Vice President, Operations, AEROTHAI

Our online agenda

Our agenda – certain timings subject to confirmation in the coming weeks.

Day one – 19 May

03:50 – 04:00 UTC

Video on Papua New Guinea

04:00 – 04:45 UTC

Opening addresses

  • Mr. Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO
  • Capt. Ted Pakii, Chief Executive Officer, NiuSky Pacific Ltd
  • Mr. Kevin Shum, Chair, Asia Pacific CANSO CEO Committee (APC3), and Director-General, CAAS
  • The Hon. Sekie Agisa, Minister for Civil Aviation, Papua New Guinea

04:45 – 04:50 UTC

Video on NiuSky Pacific Ltd

04:50 – 05:20 UTC

Special guest speaker
Outlook for the Airline Industry – Implications for Asia Pacific ANSPs

  • Mr. Conrad Clifford, Regional Vice-President, Asia Pacific, IATA  

Our Special Guest Speaker will help set the scene for the conference sessions to follow. The presentation would cover the current state of the airline industry, the projected recovery for the region, what the new normal for the airline industry would look like and its potential impact on Asia Pacific ANSPs.

05:20 – 07:00 UTC

CEO Panel – The new normal in ATM

Before the Covid-19 crisis, the APAC region accounted for 37% of the world’s passenger traffic and over 12 million flights annually. With strong economic growth and air travel in the region projected to grow at 4.2% annually over the next two decades, investing in ATM infrastructure and human capital had never been more important for the region’s ANSPs.

The onset of Covid-19 however resulted in air traffic plummeting by over 70% and cost reduction has now become a top priority for ANSPs. While this has led to a stronger focus on the essentials and more important investments, lower air traffic demand provides ANSPs with an opportunity to review and implement strategic changes.

As the APAC region recovers from the pandemic, ANSPs have to keep an eye on the future while ensuring staff remained proficient and facilities are fully operational. What should be the strategy of ANSPs as they recover from the crisis and adapt to the ‘new normal’? What are the challenges facing our ANSPs, the lessons learnt and the opportunities for the region to build back better?

Panellists:

  • Mr. Jason Harfield, Chief Executive Officer, Airservices Australia
  • Mr. Che Jinjun, Director General, ATMB CAAC
  • Ms. Teri Bristol, Chief Operating Officer, FAA
  • Mr. Pramintohadi Sukarno, President Director, AirNav Indonesia

07:00 – 07:15 UTC
Break

07:15 – 08:45 UTC

Workshop – Cybersecurity

As ATM systems and networks become more dependent on technology and information exchange in a post-pandemic world it is important that ANSPs recognise the growing threat of cyber-attacks and take steps to address and mitigate the risks. Vulnerabilities are growing because new generation ATM systems demand greater information sharing through increased use of commercial information technology and the sharing of computing networks and infrastructures. Given the critical role of ATM in ensuring flight safety and efficiency, what measures are needed to detect, respond to and recover from cyber security events?

Panellists:

  • Mr. Richard Derrett-Smith, Principal Consultant, Egis
  • Mr. Morten Fruensgaard, Head of Security, Safety and Crisis Management, Avinor
  • Mr. Andy Boff, Principal Consultant, Egis

Facilitator: Mr. Shayne Campbell, Safety Programme Manager, CANSO

Day two – 20 May

03:45 – 03:50 UTC

Video on Papua New Guinea and NiuSky Pacific Ltd

03:50 – 04:00

Welcome back

  • Mr. Hai Eng Chiang, Director Asia Pacific Affairs, CANSO

04:00 – 05:40 UTC

ATM Innovation and Emerging Technologies Panel Discussions

As ANSPs navigate the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, they would need to keep an eye on the future to keep pace with the rapidly changing aviation landscape. Two panels of industry experts will discuss some of the latest innovation and emerging technologies in UTM and how ATFM/CDM and CANSO’s vision of a global OIS can help drive ATFM/CDM implementation in support of aviation recovery by improving the resilience and sustainability of ATM.

Facilitator: Ms. Coleen Hawrysko, Operations Programme Manager, CANSO

Panellists to be confirmed.

05:40 – 06:00 UTC
Break

06:00  – 07:30 UTC

CEO Panel – Leveraging ATM Innovation and Technology to emerge stronger

With aviation decimated by the Covid-19 pandemic, much of the previous focus of ANSPs on capacity building has shifted to business continuity management and a rethink of project implementation timelines. As the region recovers from the pandemic, how can ANSPs leverage on ATM innovation and technology to emerge stronger and more resilient from this crisis?

  • How much of this will be in technologies that offers ATM infrastructure that are more resilient, scalable and sustainable?
  • How will technology and innovation transform operational training to ensure staff proficiency in a crisis?
  • Regional services as well as industry partnerships can help share risks and enhance resilience and scalability. What are some of the opportunities for greater collaboration and new operating models?
  • The growth of UAS and other new entrants has intensified with greater digitalization and the rapid expansion of e-commerce and various aerial services during the pandemic. How are ANSPs responding to this challenge?

Panellists:

  • Mr. Graeme Sumner, Chief Executive Officer, Airways New Zealand
  • Capt. Victor Liu, Director General, CAD Hong Kong
  • Mr. Han Kok Juan, Senior Dy Director General, CAAS
  • Mr. Tinnagorn Choowong, Executive Vice President, Operations, AEROTHAI

07:30 – 07:40 UTC

Closing remarks

  • Mr. Kevin Shum, Chair, Asia Pacific CANSO CEO Committee (APC3), and Director-General,CAAS

Our in person agenda

Please note, this programme is for NiuSky Pacific Limited local guests who are attending the conference in person at the Stanley Hotel, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea only. All times are local.

Wednesday 19 May

12:30-13:00
Participants Arrival and registration
Location: Wilhelm Foyer, Stanley Hotel

13:00-13:50
Welcome Brunch
Location: Stanley Hotel

13:50 – 14:00

Video on Papua New Guinea

14:00-14:45
Opening addresses
Location: Kokoda Ballroom, Stanley Hotel (streamed live)

  • Mr. Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO
  • Capt. Ted Pakii, Chief Executive Officer, NiuSky Pacific Ltd
  • Mr. Kevin Shum, Chair, Asia Pacific CANSO CEO Committee (APC3), and Director-General, CAAS
  • The Hon. Sekie Agisa, Minister for Civil Aviation

14:45 -14:50

Video on NiuSky Pacific Ltd

14:50-15:20
Special guest speaker
Outlook for the Airline Industry – Implications for Asia Pacific ANSPs
Location: Kokoda Ballroom, Stanley Hotel (streamed live)

  • Mr. Conrad Clifford, Regional Vice-President, Asia Pacific, IATA

Our Special Guest Speaker will help set the scene for the conference sessions to follow. The presentation would cover the current state of the airline industry, the projected recovery for the region, what the new normal for the airline industry would look like and its potential impact on Asia Pacific ANSPs.

15:20-17:00
CEO Panel – The new normal in ATM
Location: Kokoda Ballroom, Stanley Hotel

Before the Covid-19 crisis, the APAC region accounted for 37% of the world’s passenger traffic and over 12 million flights annually. With strong economic growth and air travel in the region projected to grow at 4.2% annually over the next two decades, investing in ATM infrastructure and human capital had never been more important for the region’s ANSPs.

The onset of Covid-19 however resulted in air traffic plummeting by over 70% and cost reduction has now become a top priority for ANSPs. While this has led to a stronger focus on the essentials and more important investments, lower air traffic demand provides ANSPs with an opportunity to review and implement strategic changes.

As the APAC region recovers from the pandemic, ANSPs have to keep an eye on the future while ensuring staff remained proficient and facilities are fully operational. What should be the strategy of ANSPs as they recover from the crisis and adapt to the ‘new normal’? What are the challenges facing our ANSPs, the lessons learnt and the opportunities for the region to build back better?

Panellists:

  • Mr. Jason Harfield, Chief Executive Officer, Airservices Australia
  • Mr. Che Jinjun, Director General, ATMB CAAC
  • Ms. Teri Bristol, Chief Operating Officer, FAA
  • Mr. Pramintohadi Sukarno, President Director, AirNav Indonesia

17:00-17:15
Break
Location: Victoria Foyer, Stanley Hotel

17:15-18:45
Workshop – Cybersecurity
Location: Kokoda Ballroom, Stanley Hotel

As ATM systems and networks become more dependent on technology and information exchange in a post-pandemic world it is important that ANSPs recognise the growing threat of cyber-attacks and take steps to address and mitigate the risks. Vulnerabilities are growing because new generation ATM systems demand greater information sharing through increased use of commercial information technology and the sharing of computing networks and infrastructures. Given the critical role of ATM in ensuring flight safety and efficiency, what measures are needed to detect, respond to and recover from cyber security events?

Panellists:

  • Mr. Richard Derrett-Smith, Principal Consultant, Egis
  • Mr. Morten Fruensgaard, Head of Security, Safety and Crisis Management, Avinor
  • Mr. Andy Boff, Principal Consultant, Egis

Facilitator: Mr. Shayne Campbell, Safety Programme Manager, CANSO

Thursday 20 May

13:15-13:45
Participants Arrival and Networking Refreshment

Location: Stanley Hotel

13:45 – 13:50

Video on NiuSky Pacific Ltd

13:50-14:00
Welcome back
Location: Kokoda Ballroom, Stanley Hotel (streamed live)

  • Mr. Hai Eng Chiang, Director Asia Pacific Affairs, CANSO

14:00-15:40
ATM Innovation and Emerging Technologies Panel Discussions
Location: Kokoda Ballroom, Stanley Hotel (streamed live)

As ANSPs navigate the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, they would need to keep an eye on the future to keep pace with the rapidly changing aviation landscape. Two panels of industry experts will discuss some of the latest innovation and emerging technologies in UTM and how ATFM/CDM and CANSO’s vision of a global OIS can help drive ATFM/CDM implementation in support of aviation recovery by improving the resilience and sustainability of ATM.

Panellists to be confirmed.

Facilitator: Ms Coleen Hawrysko, Operations Programme Manager, CANSO

15:40-16:00
Break
Location: Victoria Foyer, Stanley Hotel

16:00 – 17:30
CEO Panel – Leveraging ATM Innovation and Technology to emerge stronger
Location: Kokoda Ballroom, Stanley Hotel (streamed live)

With aviation decimated by the Covid-19 pandemic, much of the previous focus of ANSPs on capacity building has shifted to business continuity management and a rethink of project implementation timelines. As the region recovers from the pandemic, how can ANSPs leverage on ATM innovation and technology to emerge stronger and more resilient from this crisis?

  • How much of this will be in technologies that offers ATM infrastructure that are more resilient, scalable and sustainable?
  • How will technology and innovation transform operational training to ensure staff proficiency in a crisis?
  • Regional services as well as industry partnerships can help share risks and enhance resilience and scalability. What are some of the opportunities for greater collaboration and new operating models?
  • The growth of UAS and other new entrants has intensified with greater digitalization and the rapid expansion of e-commerce and various aerial services during the pandemic. How are ANSPs responding to this challenge?

Panellists:

  • Mr. Graeme Sumner, Chief Executive Officer, Airways New Zealand
  • Capt. Victor Liu, Director General, CAD Hong Kong
  • Mr. Han Kok Juan, Senior Dy Director General, CAAS
  • Mr. Tinnagorn Choowong, Executive Vice President, Operations, AEROTHAI

17:30-17:40
Closing remarks
Location: Kokoda Ballroom, Stanley Hotel (streamed live)

  • Mr. Kevin Shum, Chair, Asia Pacific CANSO CEO Committee (APC3), and Director-General, CAAS

18:00-20:00
Closing Reception Dinner
Location: Kokoda Ballroom 5 & 6, Stanley Hotel



Registration

Registration is free for members and non-members

Event Details

19 - 20 May 2021 @ 03:50 to 08:45 UTC

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For all CANSO events information please contact:

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Email: events@canso.org

Interested in sponsorship or exhibition space at this event? Please contact:

Helen Parker
Business Development Manager
Tel: +31 (0)23 568 5380
Email: helen.parker@canso.org

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