GATM Conference Agenda

GATM 2020 will offer packed content sessions, specialised workshops and roundtables with interactive, problem-solving content.

As well as hugely increased networking opportunities! All delivered in just one day! 

09:00 - 09:10Welcome Address - Dubai’s Aviation Recovery Story

Maintaining a competitive global aviation hub to reboot the economy. Dubai’s aviation recovery story Maintaining a competitive global aviation hub to reboot the economy. 

09:10 - 09:50Keynote Panel - Embracing Change - Reassessment, Recovery And Resilience

Restarting the global network, re-evaluating operation priorities to overcome logistical challenges. 

09:50 - 10:10Keynote - Reducing Operating Costs With Remote Tower Flexibility

Exploring the unique remote tower solution for ANSPs facing air traffic fluctuations.

10:10 - 10:30Networking Break

10:30 - 11:20Panel Discussion - Decreasing The Impact Of Airspace Disruptions

COVID-19 case study; tackling the rising cost of flight diversions and cancellations by implementing temporary contingency procedures. 

11:20 - 11:40Presentation - Improving Decision Making Capabilities With A Centralised ATFM System

Regulating air traffic with integrated flight data to balance capacity and demand.

11:40 - 12:00Networking Break


12:00 - 12:50ROOM 1 - Tackling Demand-Capacity Imbalances With Airport Allocation

This year we welcomed a rise of ghost flights as airlines fought to protect their airport slots. Join this discussion on how airports can efficiently reflect the predicted changes in air traffic demand with airport slots.

12:00 - 12:50ROOM 2 - Exploring Financial Business Models For Aviation’s Essential Air Navigation Service Providers.

Across the world aircraft have been grounded and borders closed, while ANSPs are still hard at work securing the skies. How can we protect ANSPs during these turbulent times and keep them financially afloat for future flights? This workshop will explore government funding initiatives, deferred payments and cost reducing solutions impacting ANSPs.

12:00 - 12:50ROOM 3 - Remote Solutions To Upskill Your ATC Workforce

Social distancing and remote work halted training for many air traffic controllers. In an industry already threated by talent shortages how will these training delays effect air traffic control in the long term and what technology could be used during future lockdowns. This workshop will uncover the strategies to fast track remote readiness and win government support to close post Covid-19 training gaps.

12:50 - 13:50Networking Lunch


13:50 - 14:40Panel Discussion - Improving The Predictability Of Air Traffic With A-CDM

Harmonising A-CDM implementation with all stakeholders. Refining outdated procedures and processes to improve operational efficiency and flight safety.

14:40 - 15:10Case Study - Continuity Of Air Cargo Operations During COVID-19

 Review of cargo movements, increases in freight charters & keeping the supply chain moving.

15:10 - 15:50Panel Discussion - Increasing Situational Awareness And Data Sharing With SWIM

Providing stakeholders with accessible agile information, to facilitate decision making.

15:50 - 16:05Networking Break


16:05 - 17:05ROUNDTABLE 1 - Redefining Human Centred Role: ATC’s & Automation

  • How can we increase productivity per controller to provide additional capacity.
  • How to successfully integrate automation.
  • Can AI do more harm than good?

16:05 - 17:05ROUNDTABLE 2 - Harmonising Airspace For All Stakeholders

  • Working together to create a service delivery approach to maximise throughput and minimise delays.

16:05 - 17:05ROUNDTABLE 3 - Maintaining High Quality & Trusted Data Exchange

  • Encouraging stakeholder communication to build cybersecurity consistency and governance.
  • How to secure ATM legacy systems with critical infrastructure to effectively manage potential vulnerabilities.

16:05 - 17:05ROUNDTABLE 4 - Creating Operational Contingency Plans

  • How could the ATM industry better have prepared for COVID-19.
  • What new procedures should be considered permanently.
  • Exploring future threats and weaknesses


17:05GATM Awards 2020

Celebrate industry innovators who have contributed to developments in the ATM industry at the inaugural GATM Awards


Do you need help navigating the current issues facing the ATM industry?

Our free to attend virtual sessions are a space for industry professionals to come together and discuss the ongoing changes in the industry and learn more about the best practices to accelerate business recovery.

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