World ATM Congress draws international air traffic management professionals to Madrid

MADRID, 10 March 2014. In its second year, World ATM Congress has exceeded its inaugural show by more than 1,000 attendees, logging a total of 6,265 attendee registrations by show’s end, according to the event organizers.

World ATM Congress draws international air traffic management professionals to Madrid
World ATM Congress draws international air traffic management professionals to Madrid

MADRID, 10 March 2014. In its second year, World ATM Congress has exceeded its inaugural show by more than 1,000 attendees, logging a total of 6,265 attendee registrations by show’s end, according to the event organizers.

The conference and exhibition on the future of air traffic management (ATM) welcomed aviation and ATM professionals from 4-6 March 2014 at IFEMA, Feria de Madrid.

“This year’s World ATM Congress was a tremendous success,” says Peter F. Dumont, president and CEO of the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA). “We have demonstrated that the strong ATCA and CANSO partnership is responsive to the needs of the global ATM community. This was further evidenced by the wide variety of attendees from around the world and from all aspects of the industry. Not only was the event larger, it was better. With 190 exhibitors and visitors from 128 countries, the exhibition floor was rich for business. There was clearly a demand for access to the ATM community in an environment that encourages innovation, and we have provided it.”

View images from the event online at http://www.avionics-intelligence.com/articles/2014/03/atm-pics.html

“Once again, World ATM Congress has successfully provided an important and truly global forum for the air traffic management industry and its partners not just in terms of the numbers but also in quality,” explains CANSO Director General Jeff Poole. “In the Conference Program, partners came together to discuss the key strategic issues and agree the best way forward. We were honored to host Ana María Pastor Julián, Spain’s Minister of Transportation and Public Works; The Honorable Michael Huerta, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration, and David McMillan of the Flight Safety Foundation, among other respected key decision-makers in the industry. The success of World ATM Congress reaffirms the strong need and support for a single global ATM forum by the industry for the industry.”

While at IFEMA Feria de Madrid, World ATM Congress officials signed an agreement to extend the event’s contract for three additional years, citing satisfied attendees, the hospitality of the city of Madrid, and the accommodating nature of IFEMA. The next World ATM Congress will take place 10–12 March 2015.

The event boasts 128 countries represented--both in attendance as delegates, hall visitors, and exhibiting companies--up from 104 countries in attendance last year.

Images courtesy World ATM Congress.

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