About World ATM Congress
World ATM Congress is the world’s largest air traffic management event. It combines a large-scale exhibition, world-class conference, and premier networking opportunities that allow participants to exchange knowledge about the latest air traffic management trends and developments and build career-long relationships that help foster innovation and collaboration in the aviation industry. World ATM Congress, now in its fifth year, is operated by the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) in partnership with the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA).

The event takes place 7-9 March at IFEMA, Feria de Madrid and includes representatives from every segment within aviation.

In 2016, World ATM Congress attracted:

  • 79 air navigation service providers.
  • Aviation leaders from 133 countries, including high-ranking regulators and officials; armed forces; NGOs; CEOs of airports and airlines; manufacturers; trade associations; and leaders of the commercial companies that provide products and services to the aviation industry.
  • A record-breaking 225 exhibitors, an increase of 22 since 2015.

In 2017, World ATM Congress expects:

  • 83 air navigation service providers.
  • A record-breaking 230 exhibitors, an increase of 25 since 2016.

Experts from nearly 100 organisations from all sectors of the aviation industry will deliver 120 hours of programming across five education theatres. These include product demonstrations and launches, panel discussions, and presentations on recent trends and developments. The theme of the Conference of World ATM Congress is Adapting to Change in ATM – Creating the Right Culture. Four sessions over two mornings explore how best to ‘create the right culture’ that will facilitate desired change, quicker, in this complex environment. It will start with an airline view – not just of the airline requirements but how the airline business has coped with and facilitated major changes and how it is seeking to respond to geopolitical changes and events. It will then look at achieving better performance through people and at how to collaborate more effectively between multiple stakeholders. It will take a fresh look at a specific example of the challenges of change in ATM - how to integrate remotely piloted aircraft systems and drones safely into and alongside airspace. For more information, please visit www.worldatmcongress.org

About ATCA The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is dedicated to the progress and safety of air traffic control and works to advance the technology and professionalism of the industry. Founded in 1956 by a group of air traffic controllers, ATCA serves nearly 4,000 members throughout the world—individual air traffic controllers, as well as aviation associations, educational institutions, the government and military, and companies that manage and provide equipment and services in the aviation community.

About CANSO CANSO – the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation – is the global voice of air traffic management (ATM) worldwide. CANSO Members support over 85 percent of world air traffic. Members share information and develop new policies, with the ultimate aim of improving air navigation services (ANS) on the ground and in the air. CANSO represents its Members’ views to a wide range of aviation stakeholders, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, where it has official Observer status. CANSO has an extensive network of Associate Members drawn from across the aviation industry.


News Releases
Mar 13, 2018

The sixth annual World ATM Congress concluded on Thursday, 8 March. As the world's largest air traffic management (ATM) exhibition, registration grew by 10 percent this year, with a...

Mar 6, 2018

World ATM Congress 2018 opened this morning at IFEMA, Feria de Madrid. This year a record 237 exhibitors have registered to attend the world's largest air traffic management (ATM) event alongside...

Mar 5, 2018

World ATM Congress – Today, skyguide, the Swiss air navigation service provider, and AirMap, the leading global airspace management platform for drones, announced that they will develop and...

Mar 2, 2018

The following event roundup from Virtual Press Office is a list of featured exhibitors for World ATM Congress 2018, the world's largest international air traffic management (ATM) exhibition and...

Mar 14, 2017

The fifth annual World ATM Congress concluded Thursday, 9 March. As the world's largest air traffic management (ATM) exhibition, the Congress attracted a record-breaking 7,757 registrants and 230...

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