CANSO Asia Pacific Conference 2023

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, Hindu temple on Bratan lake landscape, one of famous tourist attraction in Bali, Indonesia

Think Global, Collaborate Regional, Accomplish Local – The Sequel

Following the success of the CANSO Asia Pacific Conference 2022, we look forward to continuing the conversations in Bali, Indonesia.

Kindly hosted by AirNav Indonesia, the CANSO Asia Pacific Conference 2023 will be held from Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 July.

Our full programme is still being finalised but will include the usual mix of insightful debate, discussion and conversation you expect from a CANSO Asia Pacific Conference. We have already lined up a fireside chat with a senior ANSP leader, a panel discussion on how regional ATM can be designed to benefit the Asia Pacific, a discussion about culture and talent development, and a look at how we can maximise the impact and benefits of digital technology for air navigation services.

And, of course, alongside all of that will be numerous opportunities for networking at our opening Welcome Reception on 11 July, at our exhibition which will run for the duration of the conference, and during the fascinating host event planned for Thursday afternoon.

Our outline programme

We are currenty finalising our programme, but the following gives you a taste of what will be discussed at the CANSO Asia Pacific Conference 2023.

Monday 10 July

09:30 – 17:00
CANSO Asia Pacific Safety Work Group Meeting
14:00 – 17:00CANSO Asia Pacific Operations Work Group Meeting

Tuesday 11 July

09:30 – 15:30APC3 Retreat (by invitation only)
16:00 – 17:30APC3 Meeting (by invitation only)
19:00-21:00Welcome reception

Wednesday 12 July

08:30-17:30Conference Exhibition
09:30-10:00Opening Addresses

Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO
Polana Pramesti, Chief Executive Offiver, AirNav Indonesia 
Kok Juan Han, Director General CAAS and Chairman, Asia Pacific CANSO
10:00-10:30Fireside Chat – Perspectives in Aviation

Poh Theen Soh, Director Asia Pacific Affairs, CANSO

Alex Bristol, CEO, Skyguide
10:30-11:00Networking Break
11:00-12:30Becoming the Architects of Regional ATM for our Best Interest

We know what regional ATM is like in the European ANS scene, but what is regional ATM in the Asia Pacific context?

The region is not keeping pace with the desired ANS modernisation programme and, working within our silos, our accomplishment will always be suboptimal. Can we change tack and reframe the issues? How can we make the modernisation process easier for individual
ANSP and can local difficulties be addressed by regional solutions?

Our interest may be internal, but the solutions are external, and network effects can drive up the value of our ANS service,
while economies of scale drive down the costs.

We need a fresh consensus on regional ATM for the Asia Pacific and our pannelists of CEOs, Directors General and other senior ANSP representatives and industry representatives will discuss how we can achieve this in the Asia Pacific.

Poh Theen Soh, Director Asia Pacific Affairs, CANSO

Conor Mullan, Managing Director, Think Research Limited
Timothy Arel, Chief Operating Officer, FAA ATO
Miao Xuan, Deputy Director General, ATMB
Blair Cowles, Regional Director, Safety & Flight Operations, IATA
Mitchell Fox, Director Asia Pacific Centre for Aviation Safety, Flight Safety Foundation
12:30-13:30Networking Lunch
13:30-15:00Fostering Culture and Talent Development for Innovation

We know the importance of innovation but there are inherent challenges. In safety regulation, there is little tolerance for failures.

But for innovation, failures are part of the journey. We train our aviation professionals to achieve a high level of predictability, and they strictly follow procedures but, sometimes, such a culture runs counter to innovation.

How do we reconcile such contradictions? Innovation is not limited to technology application and one unexplored area for innovation is to find better ways of capability procurement. Can we find cheaper ways to provide ANS? We need people-centric designs to create an innovation-friendly ecosystem.

Our panel of CEOs, Directors General, and other senior ANSP representatives and industry representatives will discuss these issues of how to become more innovative.

Christopher Allan, Head of Accounts & Partnerships, NATS

Cheryl Chen, Executive Vice President Asia Pacific, IFATCA
Capt. Jaffar Hassan, Executive Vice President Asia & Pacific, IFALPA
Peter Jackson, Director, Aviation Studies Institute
Sharon Cooke, Chief Executive Airways International Ltd, Airways New Zealand
Zainul Abidin Maslan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, CAA Malaysia
15:00-15:30Networking Break
15:30-17:00Riding the Digitalisation Megatrend to Level Up

There is a huge contrast between the degree of digitalisation in ANS and other sectors like banking or e-commerce. Are we missing out on the benefits of digitalisation? Is digitalisation a gamechanger to ANS?

ANSPs in the region may not have the right human resource for major digital transformation and may need to work with the ATM technology companies. How can traditional ATM technology companies enable win-win transformation?

Digitalisation can open more collaboration opportunities as there are fewer boundaries in digital space and we need to see ANS as a digital business.

Join our panel of experts to discuss how to make the most of the digital transformation that surrounds us every day.

Mike Fairbanks, ATM Director, Think Research Limited

Koji Takahashi, Director General, JANS
Dr. Nopasit Chakpitak, President, AEROTHAI
Benjamin Binet, Vice-President of Strategy, Airspace Mobility Solutions, Thales
Markus Klopf, Head of ATM Portfolio and International Affairs, Frequentis AG
Mark Skidmore, Chairman, Skykraft
17:00-17:15Closing Remarks

Kok Juan Han, Director General CAAS and Chairman, Asia Pacific CANSO
19:00-22:00Conference Dinner

Thursday 13 July

Conference Exhibition
Sponsored Workshop
Networking Lunch
Host Tour – kindly hosted by AirNav Indonesia

Please register your intention to join our tour no later than Monday 26 June. Any registrations for the host tour received after that date will be placed on a waiting list and will have their places confirmed on Wednesday 12 July.

Book your accommodation

A block of rooms has been reserved for the CANSO Asia Pacific Conference 2023 at The Stones Hotel, Legian, Bali.

The special rate is available until 16 June or when the room block is sold out – whichever comes first. The rate includes breakfast and VAT. Cancellations after 9 June will not be refunded.

Book your accommodation here.

The discounted rate is available for room booked from 6 July to 16 July, inclusive and based on availability.

The Stones Hotel address: Jl. Raya Pantai Kuta, Banjar Legian Kelod Legian Bali, Indonesia.

Airport transfers

AirNav Indonesia is kindly providing transfers to and from the airport to The Stones Hotel. Please read the registration instructions clearly so that you can provide your flight details should you wish to take advantage of this service.

Important visa information

You can find out more about Indonesia’s visa requirements here.

Please tick yes on the registration form if you require a visa invitation letter from CANSO.

If you also need a letter from the host, AirNav Indonesia, please email specifying your request for an invitation letter and the following information.
Job title
Passport Details (preferably a picture of your passport photo page) – Passport Number, Date of Issue, Date of Expiry, Passport Issuing Authority

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

The CANSO Asia Pacific Conference offers a number of high impact sponsorship and exhibition opportunities to its Members. These include:

Gold (one per event – €26,000)
Gold sponsor acknowledgement and logo across print and digital media
Two-hour branded workshop with full AV desk and refreshments
Thanks from Chairperson
Full page video advert in Airspace Magazine
E-mail blast promoting workshop and post event digital goody bag
Six free delegate passes
Silver (one per event)
Silver sponsor acknowledgement and logo across print and digital media
Prime location for exhibition space 6 sqm
Thanks from Chairperson
Full page video advert or advertorial in Airspace Magazine
Post event digital goody bag
Four free delegate passes
Bronze (four per event)
Bronze sponsor acknowledgement and logo across print and digital media
6sqm Exhibition space
Thanks from Chairperson
Half page advert in Airspace
Two free delegate passes
Registration Desk and Services  (one per event )                         
Exclusive branding of registration and help desk plus opportunity to place marketing material and play video in registration zone
Two free delegate passes
Event Lanyards  (one per event)                                                  
Exclusive branding of lanyards for delegate passes
Two free delegate passes
Lunch Sponsor (single day)
Exclusive branding of lunch area including video facility
Four free delegate passes 
Euros 14,000
Coffee Sponsor (single day)                                   
Exclusive branding of Networkinig Break area area including video facility                            
Two free delegate passes
Euros 8,000
Delegate Notebook                                           
Exclusive branding of notebook for event                   
Two free delegate passes
Euros 6,000
Chair drop                                                          
Exclusive placement opportunity of marketing material or gifts for each delegate in main conference room                                                           
One free delegate pass
Euros 3,500
Exhibition Packages (varies with venue)
2mx 3m exhibition space with core furniture and branded backcloth
Two free delegate passes
Six sold
More available
Euros 7,000

Registration, powered by

CANSO members are warmly invited to register for our conference using the form below.

Colleagues who work for the following Full CANSO Asia Pacific Member organisations can attend for free

  • Air Navigation And Weather Services, CAA (ANWS)
  • AirNav Indonesia
  • Airports Authority of India
  • Airport & Aviation Services (S.L.) Limited (AASL)
  • Airservices Australia
  • Air Traffic Management Bureau, CAAC (ATMB)
  • Airways New Zealand
  • CAA Bangladesh
  • CAAS
  • CAA Malaysia
  • Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia
  • Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN)
  • Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP)
  • DCA Myanmar
  • Fiji Airports
  • Hong Kong CAD
  • JANS
  • Maldives Airports Co. Ltd
  • NATS
  • NiuSky Pacific
  • VATM

Colleagues who work for other Full CANSO Members (ANSPs) can attend for a fee of EUR 550

Colleagues who work for CANSO Associate Gold members can attend for a fee of EUR 550

Colleagues who work for CANSO Associate Silver members can attend for a fee of EUR 700

To check your Associate member status please see our CANSO Membership Directory

You are cordially invited to complete your registration here.

Event Details

11 – 13 July 2023

Bali, Indonesia


Terms and Conditions


Contact us

For all CANSO events information please contact:

CANSO Events
Tel: +31 (0)23 568 5390

Interested in sponsorship or exhibition space at this event? See the Sponsorship and exhibition section above, or  click here for an overview of CANSO’s sponsorship and exhibition opportunities in 2023.

Please contact:

Richard Hijnekamp
CANSO Finance and Associate Member Relations Director
Tel: +31 (0) 25 568 5391

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