GATM Virtual Conference Agenda

Our GATM 2020 Virtual Event 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! 

09:30 - 09:40Welcome Address - Dubai’s Aviation Story

Maintaining a competitive global aviation hub to reboot the economy.

09:40 - 10:30Keynote Panel - Embracing Change - Reassessment, Recovery And Resilience

The aviation industry has gone through great change in 2020, this session will explore how the UAE continued operations throughout COVID-19, and successfully restarted the global network. Speakers will re-evaluate operation priorities to overcome future logistical challenges.

10:30 - 10:50Presentation - Reducing Operating Costs With Remote Tower Flexibility

Innovation in technology is a driving force for change, remote towers have become a unique solution for ANSPs facing air traffic fluctuations, helping them manage operating costs whilst increasing safety. This case study will demonstrate how remote towers can offer relief during low seasons.

10:50 - 11:10Networking Break

11:10 - 12:00Panel Discussion - Harmonizing UTM With ATC To Create The World’s Smartest Sky

Earlier this year new drone regulations were announced to help Dubai promote itself as a hub for drone manufacturing, smart transportation and innovation in the sector. This session will discover how to strengthen the UAE’s position in aviation with a connected and collaborative airspace.

12:00 - 12:20Presentation - Maintaining High Quality & Trusted Data Exchange

Communication has been key throughout the pandemic, many processes and systems have moved online to allow social distancing. This presentation will address how to secure ATM legacy systems with critical infrastructure to effectively manage potential vulnerabilities. Also covering how to encourage stakeholder communication to build cybersecurity, consistency and governance.

12:20 - 12:35Networking Break

12:35 - 13:10Panel Discussion: Decreasing The Impact Of Airspace Disruptions

COVID-19 brought travel to a standstill, this panel will explore how we can tackle the rising cost of flight diversions and cancellations by implementing temporary contingency procedures. Better preparing the industry for future disruptions.

13:10 - 14:00Networking Lunch

14:00 - 15:00Virtual Boardroom: Remote Solutions To Upskill Your ATC Workforce

Social distancing and remote work halted training for many air traffic controllers. How will these training delays effect air traffic control in the long term and what technology could be used during future lockdowns. This session will uncover the strategies to fast track remote readiness and win government support to close post COVID-19 training gaps.


15:00 - 15:40Panel Discussion: Continuity Of Air Cargo Operations During COVID-19: The Vaccine Disruption challenge

During the pandemic; flexibility, agility and efficiency were the key drivers of success for the cargo industry. Now, stakeholders are being warned of potential capacity constraints with delving the vaccine. IATA has urged governments to facilitate cooperation and start planning with the global network, this session will discover how we can increase collaboration to grant priority for vital shipments and prepare for vaccine distribution.


15:40 - 16:00Presentation: Increasing Situational Awareness And Data Sharing With SWIM

Reducing costs safely is a priority on everyone’s agenda, implementing System Wide Information Management provides stakeholders with accessible agile information, to facilitate decision making.

16:00 - 16:15Networking Break


16:15 - 17:00ROUNDTABLE 1 - Redefining Human Centred Role: ATCs & Automation

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

16:15 - 17:00ROUNDTABLE 2 - 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

17:00 - 18:00Panel Discussion: Enhancing Predictability Of Air Traffic With Smart Airports

Every flight begins and ends at airports, they are a key stakeholder for every airline, passenger and ANSP. This discussion will access the advances in technologies helping to fully integrate airport operations to reduce delays. Stakeholders will discuss how A-CDM can refine outdated procedures to improve operational efficiency and flight safety.


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

Our webinar 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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