Air Traffic Control Association Annual Conference

14 September 2010 (Last Updated September 14th, 2010 18:30)

Booking has begun for the 55th Air Traffic Control Association Annual Conference and Exposition in October, which promises to be a peerless gathering of aviation industry experts.

Air Traffic Control Association Annual Conference

Attendance at the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Annual Conference and Exposition offers extensive networking opportunities with key corporate and government air traffic control (ATC) decision makers.

The event attracts close to 3,000 participants and more than 100 exhibiting companies from around the globe, and has been the birthplace of major advancements in ATC for more than 50 years.

Who should attend?

The ATCA conference and exposition draws policy developers and decisionmakers, government and industry executives, ATC technology users and developers, and air traffic management (ATM) professionals. They represent airlines, ATC service providers, air navigation service providers, airports and airport authorities, civil aviation authorities, including government departments and regulators, systems contractors, manufacturers and suppliers, engineers, the military, non-government organisations and consultancies

This year's event

The 55th ATCA Annual Conference and Exposition will take an in-depth look at the future of air traffic control. The conference will comprise three days of presentations, seminars, networking opportunities and an exhibition involving internationally recognised experts in the ATC/ATM industry. All events are included with full registration. Highlights include:

"The 55th ATCA Annual Conference and Exposition will take an in-depth look at the future of air traffic control."
  • a keynote luncheon by Michael Huerta, deputy director of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), on 26 October. Huerta is charged with oversight of the implementation of NextGen, and he will update participants on the progress that has been made during his presentation
  • three days of intensive and unrivalled educational offerings. Designed by a select committee of FAA representatives, ATC specialists and industry, this year's focus will cover transformational programmes, safety, airports, trajectory based operations, weather, workforce issues and challenges, innovation, and best equipped/best served
  • the celebration and presentation of the Glen A Gilbert Memorial Award, which is being bestowed on Neal Planzer this year. Plazner is vice-president of strategy at Boeing Air Traffic Management, his latest position in a career of more than 30 years in the ATC industry. The Glen A Gilbert Memorial Award Gala Reception and Dinner will be held on 27 October.

Maximise your exposure

ATCA's team has put together affordable offerings to match your budget goals. Once your exhibit or sponsorship is confirmed, ATCA will add your company name and logo to the conference website and send you a list of attendees, allowing you to initiate introductions and send invitations to your potential customers. ATCA is proud to announce that its returning sponsors from 2009 include Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Metron Aviation, Noblis, RVA, SRA and Systems Atlanta. Exhibit space sales are 15% ahead of last year's pace and will sell out. Some sponsorships are exclusive and are offered on a firstcome- first-served basis.

The 55th Air Traffic Control Association Annual Conference and Exposition will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland, US, on 25-27 October 2010.