In the framework of the fourth edition of the World ATM Congress, IFEMA and the World Air Traffic Management reached an agreement today, to hold a further five editions of the World Air Traffic Management Congress at FERIA DE MADRID, keeping the headquarters in Madrid from 2018 to 2022. This prolongs an arrangement that started in 2014, when the first edition took place, and will remain in force until the next meeting in 2017. Those responsible for both organisations, Luís Eduardo Cortés and Fermín Lucas, Executive Chairman and Director General of IFEMA and Peter F Dumont, Chairman and CEO of World Air Traffic Management, put their signatures to the agreement.
After four consecutive editions at Feria de Madrid, IFEMA and the World Air Traffic Management have committed to a further five-year collaboration.
The Congress is renowned as the leading meeting for the world aeronautical industry, combining a large exhibition area with a busy schedule of meetings and conferences. It is sponsored by the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation, CANSO, of which Aena is a founder member, and brings together air traffic control suppliers from all over the world and ATCA, the United States’ association of air traffic controllers.
This decision is proof of the organisers’ confidence in IFEMA’s ability to host international events and provides great validation for Madrid and, by extension, Spain, in its relationship with the world aeronautical industry.
Since 8 March, the World Air Traffic Management Congress - World ATM Congress 2016 has been taking place in Hall 9 (21,600m2) of IFEMA's North Convention Centre, for the fourth consecutive year. Today is the last day, and “Air Navigation Service Providers” (ANSPs), Air Traffic Management (ATM) and leading experts and multinationals in the aeronautical sector have been meeting to discover the latest innovations in the sector and to analyse the current situation of the aeronautical industry.