World ATM Congress 2019

Event Information

The Award Winning World ATM Congress

1 venue – 3 days – 135+ sessions – 136 countries and territories in attendance – 238 exhibitors in 21,000 Square Metre Exhibit Hall – 260 speakers – unlimited opportunities

Now in its seventh year, World ATM Congress is the world’s largest international air traffic management (ATM) exhibition and conference attracting over 8,500 people last year.

World ATM Congress is a Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) partnership with the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA). We bring together the world’s leading product developers, experts, stakeholders, and air navigation service providers (ANSPs). Aviation thought leaders gather for three days of conference sessions, product demonstrations and launches, contract closures and educational and networking opportunities in Madrid, Spain.

Why attend? Get unparalleled insight into key issues in the ATM industry, hands-on experience of the latest products and innovation, and potential to increase brand awareness all in one place – save time and increase revenue. World ATM Congress delivers the context, content, and contacts that suppliers and customers need to shape the future of global airspace.

World ATM Congress. The ATMosphere for business.

Event Profile

  • Onsite Exhibition: What You Can Expect in Madrid

    More than 8,500 people walked the halls of the World ATM Congress Exhibition in 2018. We expect even greater participation this year. The Exhibition is where networking takes place and business is done. It draws from more than 130 countries and territories, and represents the entire spectrum of the ATM industry.

    Free Education at World ATM Congress

    Education Theatres are an integral part of the World ATM Congress experience. These complimentary forums presented in the heart of the Exhibition Hall provide the opportunity to learn the latest trends and developments from industry leaders. Learn more about activities at the five free Education Theaters.

  • World ATM Congress 2019 Conference

    These are exciting times in air traffic management (ATM), driven not least by the continuing growth in air traffic, implementation of new technologies and the evolution of various new airspace users. There have been some very significant improvements in ATM performance in recent times yet the challenges keep growing and the pace of change continues to increase. The sense of excitement and anticipation will be prevalent at World ATM Congress 2019 where the entire ATM industry reunites at its annual hub for business, networking and discussions.

    The scope for the Conference of World ATM Congress 2019 was therefore potentially very wide. However, our consultations on possible themes, topics and speakers revealed a strong desire for the Conference to address the big issues in ATM of capacity, UTM integration and people – so that is what we are delivering, but with some new approaches and new faces.

    As usual, we are delighted that the Conference will be opened formally by the Minister of Public Works and Transport of Spain, our delightful and welcoming host country. We will then move on to our two keynote speakers to provide us with the ‘Big Picture’ in ATM globally.

    The session on drones, UTM and the services drone operators require will start with a thought-piece on the humanitarian value of drones, followed by a panel on ‘The Voice of UTM’. Four leaders in UTM will provide their unique insights into the present status, their visions for tomorrow and how to get there, and what that all means for ATM.

    On the second day, the first focus will be on ‘People in ATM’. We are delighted to welcome the inspirational Shaesta Waiz as the opening guest speaker. Shaesta will share experiences of her solo flight around the world but also her mission to inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals, especially young women. We then look at two specific people issues in ATM: recruiting and retaining enough women and millennials. Each will be approached differently but with the same objective of how ATM can best diversify through greater use of women and millennials to ensure the resources needed in future.

    The final session will be a robust debate on the very topical issue of present and future airspace capacity. A strong panel will address what can be done to overcome different capacity constraints in the different regions of the world.

    We hope that you will find that these very different sessions on subjects reflecting your preferences to be enlightening, topical, interesting and full of relevance and information for you to take away with you.

Event News


The seventh annual World ATM Congress, held at Feria de Madrid, concluded on Thursday, 14 March. The world’s largest air traffic management (ATM) event attracted a record-breaking 9,573 registrants and 253 exhibitors from 135 countries …

World ATM Congress Opens in Madrid

World ATM Congress Addresses Key Air Traffic Management Challenges World ATM Congress 2019 opened this morning at IFEMA, Feria de Madrid. With expected attendance of over 8,000 people from around the globe, including 253 exhibitors and …

World ATM Congress 2018 Registration is Open!

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Organisers of the World ATM Congress:
CANSO, the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation
ATCA, the Air Traffic Control Association