Hosting ATC Global in Dubai reflects the growing importance of the Gulf region as the global hub of air transport. Dubai, now the busiest international airport, serves every continent and directly links more than 280 cities. Dubai is the world’s most accessible international destination.

Commenting on this year’s choice of location, Paula Milburn, development director for aviation at UBM EMEA, the event’s organisers, says: "Dubai was the obvious choice for this year’s leading ATM event, with direct flights to every continent and proven, sustained long-term growth the envy of hubs elsewhere. The Gulf and its airlines are at the epicentre of global ATM harmonisation."

Celebrating 25 years as the leading international event for the air traffic management and control industry, ATC Global will unite leaders and executives from air navigation service providers, aviation regulators, airports, air traffic management suppliers, defence organisations, and airlines looking to build partnerships, share knowledge, meet new customers and debate the most critical issues facing ATM today.

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ATC Global will build on its outstanding heritage, providing a series of unique networking and educational opportunities. The event will encompass a comprehensive exhibition featuring organisations leading the transformation of ATM, and showcasing concepts, technology and live demonstrations. It will also feature an exceptional three-day programme of high-level education including free-to-attend workshops and a prestigious conference on ‘Connecting the Continents’.

The strategic conference will draw world-renowned speakers from across the industry to share their perspectives on topics including:

  • the integration of airport and ATM systems to increase capacity, efficiency and environmental performance of airspace
  • the introduction of remote towers
  • runway capacity initiatives
  • policies, technologies and training that will shape the supply and demand for ATM professionals
  • using new communication, navigation and surveillance capabilities and procedures to enhance aircraft tracking
  • the role of developing countries in the global air transport system.

Confirmed speakers include representatives from UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Emirates Airline Group, Dubai Airports, the European Commission, IFATCA, Eurocontrol, State ATM Corporation Russia, Thales, Honeywell, ICAO Middle East Office, Eurocontrol, Inmarsat, Aireon, SITA, SafeGate, Frequentis and NATS Middle East.

ATC Global will provide a first-class VIP experience for the most influential participants from across the world. A small selection of senior stakeholders will benefit from an array of exclusive privileges including priority entrance on VIP tours, access to VIP networking areas, fast-track services, and support with travel and accommodation arrangements, enabling them to achieve maximum value from the event.

Leading industry stakeholders have confirmed their support of ATC Global 2015 including UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Air Navigation Services, Dubai Airports and Emirates Airline.

Speaking on behalf of GCAA, Ismaeil Mohammed al Blooshi, assistant director-general for aviation safety affairs, says: "Our industry faces huge transformation as we progress the implementation of ICAO plans. As such, we thoroughly value the platform that ATC Global provides, this year on our doorstep, to work together with other regulators and providers from different regions of the world to share best practice."

ATC Global successfully took place in Beijing, China, last year with the full backing of China’s air navigation service provider (ATMB) and aviation regulator (CAAC), securing the attendance of a high-level audience alongside key international stakeholders.

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