CANSO Latin America and Caribbean Conference 2022

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We look forward to welcoming you the CANSO Latin America and Caribbean Conference later in 2022. Our event, which is produced in coordination with the FAA, takes place on 6 to 8 December at the B Resort & Spa in Disney Springs Resort Area, in Orlando, Florida, USA.

The CANSO Latin America and Caribbean Conference is our annual event at which we discuss the opportunities, ATM developments and challenges in our region. The conference will, as ever, bring you high level panel discussions, interactive sessions and workshops. Attracting over 90 key industry players from across the Latin America and Caribbean region, Members can use the conference to make new connections and build their network.

Introduction to our conference

An introduction to the CANSO Latin America and Caribbean Conference 2022

Air navigation service providers (ANSPs) in the Latin America and Caribbean region are practising new management techniques, acquiring new technologies, implementing procedures, and restructuring airspace to enhance efficiency, improve operational safety, and support and coordinate air traffic growth. A regional partnership between ANSPs, airlines, civil aviation authorities and international organisations showed that great collaboration and close coordination were essential to reaching the objective. The teamwork created positive and tangible results, and six direct route trials saved an estimated US$1.2M of operational cost to airlines and 3M Kg CO2 reduction. The publication of the routes will follow in the months to come.

This is one example of many at a regional level, and we learned that the regional partnership is the base to cope with the changes successfully and provide concrete and cost-effective solutions to the aviation community.

The CANSO Latin America and Caribbean Conference 2022 will explore the actions of ANSPs in maintaining high levels of safety, the technologies supporting air traffic management, and airspace and airport capacity. Looking to the near future, we will discuss a wide range of issues, and ask how the Latin America and Caribbean region can benefit and embrace the Complete Air Traffic System (CATS) Global Council’s vision for the skies of 2045.

CANSO will organise a terminal redesign workshop for senior management on the second day of the conference. With the increase in air traffic operations, the workshop is designed for senior management to understand the different designs and requirements they must consider when making such a significant change.

Join us to be part of the change.

Our Programme

All information correct at time of writing. Check back regularly for further information.

Tuesday 6 December

09:00-11:00LAC3 Meeting (Invitation only)
Location: Expressions II
14:30-15:00Sponsored Workshop Registration
15:00-17:00Sponsored Workshop
Location: Grand V

Customer Case Study:
ANSP Case Study: NAV CANADA: Reducing Separation with Space-Based ADS-B.

Speaker
Anthony MacKay, Director, Operational Safety, NAV CANADA

Aireon Data: A Better Approach

Aireon has pioneered the use of satellite-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ABS-B) for air traffic surveillance capabilities, enhancing operational efficiency, and safety. But ATS is just the beginning. Using the same high-reliability, trusted data set, Aireon is able to bring new capabilities and functionalities to a wider range of aviation stakeholders via its AireonSTREAM, AireonFLOW, and AireonINSIGHTS product families. 

Aireon Director of Product Management Chris Devlin and AireonFLOW Product Manager Stuart Ratcliffe will outline the current offerings and provide a glimpse into the new opportunities the Aireon data can unlock, including Air Traffic Flow Management and its Locate Search and Rescue tool.
19:00-21:00Welcome Reception

Wednesday 7 December (09:00-17:00)

08:00-17:00Conference Exhibition
Location: Majestic Foyer
08:00-09:00Registration
09:00-09:30Opening Session
Location: Grand III, IV and V

Speakers:
Timothy Arel
, COO, FAA ATO and CANSO LAC3 Chair
Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO
Eddian Mendez, Regional Officer ATM/SAR, ICAO NACC Office (On behalf of Melvin Cintron, Regional Director, NACC)
09;30-09:45Creating Skies Together
Location: Grand III, IV and V

Take a look at some of the most innovative projects currently being developed by Indra, such as EUROCONTROL’s Network Manager, or Skynex, that will enable a London to Toronto flight on a single technology platform. Find out innovation like this could be enabled in Latin America and Caribbean, with advanced flow management or a single sky initiative.

Speaker
Luis Ramirez, Senior Advisor, INDRA
09:45- 10:30Enhancing Airport and Airspace Capacity
Location: Grand III, IV and V

The ability to fulfil airport and airspace demand relies on many factors, including policies, air traffic, procedures, weather conditions, runway configurations, arrival/departure ratio, stakeholders and systems. One of many air traffic management objectives is to control the flow of air traffic to meet the demand and for the demand not to exceed the operational capacity.

The panel will concentrate on how the aviation community can work together to minimise the impact, considering the existing airspace, airport capacity, and infrastructure.
 
Panellists
Riazz Mohammed, Manager ANS Planning and Development, Trinidad and Tobago CAA
Gabriela Logatto, President, EANA
Gene Hayman, Director of Government Services, Collins Aerospace
Robert Oberstar, Supervisor, International Flight Control, Delta Air Lines OCC
José Antonio Ruiz, Regional Director Operations, Safety & Security, IATA

Moderator: Ricardo Botelho, Executive Director and CEO, ALTA
10:30-11:00Networking break – sponsored by
Location: Majestic Foyer
11:00-12:30How New Technologies Support Air Traffic Management
Location: Grand III, IV and V

The growth in air traffic is resulting in a surge in research and development of new technologies to meet the demand and provide safer, more efficient, cost-effective air traffic services. In parallel, air traffic management demands significant technological advances, forcing improvements in techniques as to how air traffic services are delivered and address the diversifying needs of airspace users, as well as global environmental issues. There are many initiatives ANSPs are working on to continuously provide a safer, more efficient and cost-effective air navigation service.

The panel will discuss the importance of implementing new technologies and harmonising a regional implementation. The conversations’ results would support ANSPs in creating a guide to work with their respective governments and introducing the importance of a coordinated approach to enhancing aviation growth in the region. 

Panellists 
Timothy Arel, COO, FAA ATO and CANSO LAC3 Chair
Marcelo Franklin Rogrigues, Commander of Air Navigation Management Center, CGNA, DECEA

Moderator: Scott Leis, Operations Programme Manager, CANSO
12:30-13:15Director General’s panel: The Complete Air Traffic System (CATS) Global Council and the Latin America and Caribbean Region
Location: Grand III, IV and V

The CATS Global Council exists to drive the next era of aviation and forge a more adaptable, resilient industry; to explore, imagine and shape a shared vision for how our global skies can innovate and interoperate safely in the future. To show the way and go the way, enabling all aviation and aerospace players to learn, evolve and advance to fit this exciting future.

The Complete Air Traffic System Global Council launched the vision and roadmap for airspace and ATM over the next 20 years. This panel will explore how the Latin America and Caribbean region can benefit and embrace the Complete Air Traffic System (CATS) Global Council’s vision for the skies of 2045.

Presenters:
Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO
Sherry Yang, Senior Manager of Airspace Operational Efficiency, The Boeing Company
13:15-14:45Lunch and Conference Exhibition
Location: Majestic I, II and III
14:45 – 15:30Maintaining High Levels of Safety While Air Traffic Operations Increase
Location: Grand III, IV and V

As air traffic operations increase, guaranteeing the highest safety levels is always a priority while ensuring the continuity of air navigation services. Like ANSPs, aviation stakeholders review their policies and procedures and increase training to manage a continuously changing environment, maintain the required safety levels, and increase operational and technical effectiveness.

The exchange of best practices and coordination between ANSPs, airlines and stakeholders has made it possible to implement measures to improve the efficiency of air operations, such as strengthening operational staff schedules and merging flight information region (FIR) sectors, among other actions.

Safety professionals will explore and share how stakeholders manage and coordinate the increase in operations with others and highlight the importance of working together.

Panellists
Mark Rios, ATC Systems Program Manager, Airspace & ATM Department, Southwest Airlines
Howard Greaves, Deputy Director-General, Air Navigation Services, Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority
Santiago Saltos, Regional Safety Director, Latin America & Caribbean, Airbus
Steve Mineck, Flight Support & Dispatch Services, Laminaar

Moderator: Bill Middleswart, Safety Programme Manager, CANSO
15:30-16:00Transition to True North
Location: Grand III, IV and V

Air traffic, modern aircraft, and IFR procedure design systems begin in TRUE north. Data and information are then translated into magnetic north for the user. The use of Magnetic North in aviation is a challenge, and aviation stakeholders invest a significant amount of financial resources in transferring the true information to magnetic data.

The session will explain why the aviation community still uses Magnetic north, the benefits of switching to True north, and the importance of starting a harmonised transition.
 
Speaker

Anthony Mackay, Director, Operational Safety, NAV CANADA
16:00-16:15Closing remarks
Location: Grand III, IV and V

Javier Vanegas, Director Latin America and Caribbean Affairs, CANSO
19:00-21:00Conference Dinner

Thursday 8 December

08:00-17:00Conference Exhibition
Location: Majestic Foyer
08:00-09:00Workshop Registration
09:00-10:30Senior Management Workshop: Terminal Redesign
Location: Grand III, IV and V
10:30-11:00Networking Break – sponsored by
Location: Majestic Foyer
11:00-12:30Case Study part 1
Location: Grand III, IV and V
12:30-13:30Lunch and Conference Exhibition
Location: Majestic I, II and III
1330 -1500 Case Study part 2
Location: Grand III, IV and V
1500-1530Networking Break
Location: Majestic Foyer
15:30-16:30Summary discussion and close
Location: Grand III, IV and V

Venue and Travel

The CANSO Latin America and Caribbean Conference 2022 will be held at:

B Resort & Spa in Disney Springs Resort Area,
1905 Hotel Plaza BLVD,
Lake Buena Vista,
Florida,
United States,
32830

Check availability and book your accommodation at the B Resort & Spa here. The standard room rate applies and rooms are subject to availability.

The Holiday Inn, Disney Springs, is next door to our conference venue too. More information and booking for that hotel can be found here.

Airport Transfers

Conference attendees will need to arrange their own transport from Orlando Airport (MCO) to the hotel. Shuttle providers, such as Mears Connect, rates start at around US$32 for a return trip on their shuttle bus.

Taxis are readily available at the airport and will cost in the region of US$55 each way.

Ride share services like Uber and Lyft are also available.

Attendees are on their own for transfer to/from airport-hotel. Here are the different options:

Practical Information

Location

Orlando is the third largest city in Florida and is in the central part of the US State. Known as ‘The City Beautiful’, Orlando is a most well known as being the home of Disneyworld, the EPCOT Center, and Universal Studios Florida. It is also only an hour or so’s drive from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

It is the 67th largest city in the United States and is served by Amtrak rail and by the Orlando International Airport (IATA: MCO), the 13th busiest in the USA.

While MCO is the primary, major international airport for the Orlando area, the closest to the B Hotel and Resort, and the recommended arrival airport, travellers also have the option to fly into the Orlando Sanford Airport (IATA: SFB) on the most northern part of the city. Ultra Low Cost Carriers Allegiant Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Swoop Airlines, and Flair Airlines service SFB from limited origin airports.

For those choosing to fly into other Florida Airports, the travel time by car is as follows:

Tampa Airport (TPA) to Orlando: 2 hours

Miami Airport (MIA) to Orlando: 3 hours

Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) to Orlando: 3 hours

Jacksonville Airport (JAX): 2.5 hours

Conference venue

The CANSO Latin America and Caribbean Conference 2022 will take place at the B Resort & Spa in Disney Springs Resort Area. The hotel is a 20-30 minute drive from Orlando International Airport.

B Resort & Spa,
1905 Hotel Plaza BLVD,
Lake Buena Vista,
Florida,
United States,
32830

To book your stay at the B Resort & Spa, please  use this link to benefit from the CANSO delegate rate. Please note, the delegate rate is only valid until 14 November and any rooms booked after this date are subject to availability and different rates.

Transportation

Please make your own arrangements for your transfer to and from the airport and the hotel. Transfer can be booked directly with the hotel for a charge. Please note, they are subject to availability.

Transportation

Airport Transfers

Conference attendees will need to arrange their own transport from Orlando Airport (MCO) to the hotel. Rates start at around US$32 for a return trip on shuttle busses.

Taxis are readily available at the airport and will cost in the region of US$55 each way.

Ride share services like Uber and Lyft are also available.

  • Airport Shuttle Services (shared or express) – like this one from Mearsare available.
  • Taxi- Approximate rate to our Lake Buena Vista area – $47-$55 per trip-1 way
  • Uber or Lyft cost approximately USD25-USD40 (however, please be aware that easy pick up by ride share services is restricted during the day).

For more on transportation, see the airport’s website.

VISA Information

Delegates from some states may require a visa to enter the USA. If you haven’t done so already, you should start your visa application process as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary delays.

If you also need a letter from the host, the FAA, please email the following information to events@canso.org.

  • Title
  • Full Name(s)
  • Passport Details (including full name as shown, passport number, date of issue, date of expiry and country of issue. Digital copy of passport accepted)
  • Organisation
  • Job Title
  • Nationality
  • Date of Birth
  • Travel Itinerary while in the USA
  • Details of CANSO registration

To find out your visa requirements, use the Visa Wizard on the US State Department’s Visa website here.

Time Zone

The time zone in Florida is GMT -5:00.

Language

English is the main language of the USA, though you may also hear Spanish spoken too. The conference and conference workshop will be conducted in English, and will have simultaneous translation available

Currency

The official currency in the USA is the US dollar (USD). Current exchange rates can be found here.

Bank/Credit Card

Credit cards such as VISA, MASTERCARD, and America Express are widely used. Once you have passed immigration at Orlando International Airport you will find currency exchange offices and ATM.  

Tipping

Tipping is very much a part of the US culture and you should expect to tip around 20 per cent on all your services, but especially restaurant and other serving staff.

Electricity

The voltage used in the USA is 120 volts, and the frequency used is 60 Hertz (Hz). Most universal plug adapters will cover the USA.

Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guests staying at the conference venue B Resort & Spa.

Water

Tap water is safe to drink throughout the USA.

Covid-19 Pandemic Related

You must show proof of being fully vaccinated with the primary series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine before you travel to the United States. Only limited exceptions apply.

More information about COVID-19 and travel to the USA can be found here and information about COVID-19 in Florida here.

Other health information

Medical care in the USA can be very expensive, so comprehensive travel insurance cover is highly recommended.

Climate

December is still relatively warm in Orlando with temperatures around 70-75 Farhenheit. It could be cooler in the evenings, however.

Emergency Contacts

Ambulance, Rescue and Medical Emergency: 911

Police: 911

Country code of the USA is 1

Local Attractions/Things to do

  • Universal Orlando Resort- located in downtown Orlando right next to Orlando International Airport.
  • Disney World- 30-minute drive from Orlando International Airport.
  • Orlando Magic Basketball Arena- Amway Center next to Universal Resort.
  • Kennedy Space Center- Located in Cape Canaveral, which is less than an hour from Orlando.
  • Discovery Cove-Sister Park to Sea World located Orange County, Florida.
  • Blue Spring State Park- Located 40 minutes from the center of Orlando, home to largest population of manatees in Florida.
  • Old Town- Old fashioned amusement park that is a 25-minute drive from Orlando International Airport.

Nature sights in the area-

  • Clearwater Beach- 2-hour drive from Orlando International Airport.
  • New Smyrna Beach – 90 minute drive from Orlando International Airport
  • Rock Springs- 50-minute drive from Orlando International Airport.
  • Bill Frederick Park- 30-minute drive from Orlando International Airport.
  • Mead Botanical Gardens- 30- minute drive from Orlando International Airport.
  • Bok Tower Gardens- 90-minute drive from Orlando International Airport.
  • Wekiva Island- 20-minute drive from downtown Orlando.

Our sponsors and exhibitors

We are grateful for the support of our sponsors and exhibitors

Gold SponsorIndra
Bronze Sponsor
Bronze Sponsor
Workshop Sponsor
Networking Break Sponsor
Lanyard SponsorIndra
Sponsor
Exhibitor
Exhibitor
Exhibitor
ExhibitorIndra
Exhibitor
Exhibitor
ExhibitorThales

Our attendees

We are pleased to welcome attendees from the following organisations to the CANSO Latin America and Caribbean Conference 2022.

AAC – Panama                  

Adacel

AEROCIVIL                                       

Aeronav Inc                                          

Airbus                                                

Aireon                                

ALTA                                   

ATECH Negócios em Tecnologia S/A

Bermuda Airport Authority          

Collins Aerospace                           

DC-ANSP                                           

DECEA                                                              

ECNA S.A.                                          

EANA S.E.

FAA                                     

FREQUENTIS AG                         

GECI

IATA                                    

ICAO                                                  

Instituto Dominicano de Aviacion Civil (IDAC)                                   

Indra                 

Infina Ltd                                                                    

Instituto Nacional de Aeronáutica Civil (INAC)

Intelcan Technosystems Inc.       

Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA)

JetBlue                                              

Jotron AS              

L3Harris

Laminaar Aviation Infotech Pte Ltd

Metron Aviation                             

Micro Nav Limited                         

MovingDot                        

NAV CANADA                   

NAVBLUE       

Northrop Grumman                       

PANAMA AAC                  

Radiola                              

Raytheon

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG                           

SITA                                                                                 

Skykraft                                            

Telnorm/Teltech                 

Thales                                             

Turks & Caicos Is. Airports Authority

Registration

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

Colleagues who work for the following Full CANSO Latin America and Caribbean Member organisations can attend for free:

  • COCESNA
  • DECEA
  • ECNA S.A.
  • FAA ATO
  • Instituto Nacional de Aeronautica Civil (INAC)
  • Nav Portugal
  • DC-ANSP
  • EANA S.E.
  • ENAIRE
  • Instituto Dominicano de Aviacion Civil (IDAC)
  • Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA)
  • Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority

The following pricing is available for colleagues who work for:

  • Other Full Members can attend for a fee of EUR €550
  • CANSO Associate Gold members can attend for a fee of EUR €550
  • CANSO Associate Silver members can attend for a fee of EUR €700

To check your Associate member status please see your company’s entry on our Member Directory.

You are cordially invited to complete your registration here.

Registration form

Event Details

6 – 8 December 2022

Orlando

B Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida, USA

CANSO

Terms and Conditions

Delegates

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Contact us

For all CANSO events information please contact:

CANSO Events
Tel: +31 (0)23 568 5390
Email: events@canso.org

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

Richard Hijnekamp
CANSO Finance and Associate Member Relations Director
Tel: +31 (0) 25 568 5391
Email: richard.hijnekamp@canso.org

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