Welcome to Airspace World!

A message from Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO

Air traffic management’s premier global event is finally here.Over the next three days, Airspace World will give you the opportunity to network with your peers, listen to some of the industry’s most insightful speakers and learn about cutting-edge technologies. Achieving the seamless skies of the future starts here and now!

Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO

We have many challenges in front of us. The continued effort to improve safety always tops the agenda but we can never forget the need to digitise, to be efficient and to ensure sustainability.

All these topics and more will be discussed at Airspace World. There will be innovative ideas and many speakers and exhibitors may even offer up exciting, potential solutions. After all, this ground-breaking event comprises 10,000 air traffic professionals, nearly 200 exhibitors and over 100 speakers – representing the very best the industry has to offer.

Inspiration surrounds you!

I urge you all to take advantage of this unprecedented gathering to find out about how our global sky will be transformed and to ensure you are positioned to contribute to the critical developments in front of us.

As well as the exhibitors, make sure you visit the theatres too. They offer rich content on subjects ranging from drone integration to next generation technologies.

There is also a session on Women in Aviation at the Boeing Theatre. I note this as today is International Women’s Day. Diversity is so important to our future. This is not so much about expanding the talent pool but simply that every study shows that a diverse workforce enables better business outcomes.

It’s also important to note that we’ve taken sustainability seriously in the planning of Airspace World. Palexpo has 15,000 solar panels on its roof, making it Switzerland’s second largest photovoltaic solar power station. And 100% of the food waste will be recycled and converted into biogas.

Of course, an event of this size and importance doesn’t just happen. Thank you to all our sponsors and to all those working behind the scenes who have made the next three days possible. Most of all, thank you to all our visitors. Shaping our future skies will only be possible if we all work together. Your presence in Geneva means we have taken an important step forward.

Enjoy Airspace World!