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In the news release, "His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Announced as Patron of ATC Global 2015" issued on 8 Jul 2015 4:45 ET, by UBM EMEA, we are advised by a representative of the company that the 'About DANS' section has been updated. Complete, corrected release follows:

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Announced as Patron of ATC Global 2015

LONDON, July 8, 2015 /CNW/ - ATC Global 2015 is pleased to announce the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports; President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority; Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group, Chairman of Dubai Air Navigation Services.

Over the past 25 years, HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum has been at the forefront of Dubai's remarkable economic development spearheading the successful expansion of the aviation sector, which now supports 27 per cent of Dubai's GDP, and more recently, formulating economic, investment and fiscal policies and strategies in support of the Emirate's overarching vision.

Speaking of his support of ATC Global 2015 taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE on 5-7 October, HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum stated:

"Aviation has been an instrumental engine in driving unprecedented growth in the economy of Dubai. It has benefited from a clear vision and investment in innovative minds, technology, and research and development. We look forward to welcoming aviation professionals from the UAE, the region and the world over at ATC Global 2015 this October to participate in shaping the future of the air traffic management sector".

Speaking on behalf of the event organisers, Paula Milburn, Development Director -Aviation, UBM EMEA responded: "We are honoured that HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum will be patron of the event and have been delighted with the overwhelming support and enthusiasm that ATC Global is receiving from its supporters in the UAE and across the world."

Dubai International (DXB) has developed from humble beginnings into becoming the world's busiest airport in terms of international passenger figures, with a network of over 280 destinations served by more than 110 airlines, making Dubai a fitting location to host the leading international event for the air traffic management (ATM) and control industry.

ATC Global has been serving the ATM community, setting the pace in ATM events for 25 years. The exhibition and conference provide a platform for leaders and executives representing air navigation service providers, aviation regulators, air traffic management suppliers, defence organisations, airports and airlines to share knowledge, build partnerships and discuss the most critical issues facing the industry.

Supported by regional stakeholders General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS), Dubai Airports and Emirates airline and shaped by a distinguished advisory board of industry leaders, ATC Global will encompass a comprehensive exhibition featuring organisations leading the transformation of ATM and a varied educational programme incorporating free-to-attend workshops and a prestigious conference on the theme of Connecting the Continents.

For further information or to register for a free pass, visit http://www.atcglobalhub.com. Stay up-to-date with the latest developments by following @ATCGlobal on Twitter.

About ATC Global (http://www.atcglobalhub.com)

  • ATC Global is the place for the international ATM community to do business
  • ATC Global is a three day event comprising a world-leading exhibition, high-level conference, hosted buyer scheme, networking receptions and an extensive free educational programme
  • Founded in 1990, the event unites industry stakeholders from across the globe with the purpose of sharing information, knowledge and expertise. It brings buyers and sellers of ATC equipment and services together in an environment conducive to conducting business


UBM EMEA connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premier brands such as Routes, CPhI, IFSEC, Ecobuild, Seatrade, and many others, UBM EMEA exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across seven industry sectors.

About Emirates

It is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 3,500 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport, to more than 142 cities in 78 countries across six continents. Cargo activities are undertaken by the Emirates Group's Emirates SkyCargo division.

The airline ranks among the top ten carriers worldwide in terms of passenger kilometres, and has become the largest airline in the Middle East in terms of revenue, fleet size, and passengers carried as of 2007. As of 2014, the airline is the fourth-largest airline in the world in terms of international passengers carried and third largest in terms of scheduled passenger-kilometres flown. The airline is also the third-largest in terms of scheduled freight tonne-kilometres flown. The company also operates four of the world's longest non-stop commercial flights from Dubai to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston.

About GCAA

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was established in 1996 by Federal Cabinet Decree (Law 4) to regulate civil aviation and provide designated aviation services with emphasis on safety and security and to strengthen the aviation industry within the UAE and its upper airspace. The main office is located in Abu Dhabi and the regional office is located in Dubai to serve the northern Emirates. The GCAA, which is the sole authority for the control and regulation of civil aviation in the UAE, is responsible for the provision of en-route air navigation services and all aspects of flight safety. In late 2009, the GCAA opened its new Air Navigation Centre, The Sheikh Zayed Centre, which is considered the largest and busiest air traffic management facility in the Middle East as well as one of the world's most technically advanced centres in terms of its design .

About DANS

Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) is the air navigation services provider for both the Dubai and Northern Emirates airspace.

Successfully providing air navigation services since 1967, DANS is a newly independent air navigation services provider, which contributes through its operations to the phenomenal rapid growth of the aviation sector in the UAE in general, and Dubai in particular.

Chaired by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, DANS plays a crucial and significant role in the management of Dubai's and the Northern Emirates airspace.

DANS is utilizing innovative technologies, implementing cutting edge solutions and engaging prominent industry expertise in its operations to safely and efficiently cater to the continuously growing air traffic capacity in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.


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Notes to editors: 
For further information, images or to request an interview regarding the release, please contact: 
Paula Milburn 
ATC Global Event Director 
t: +44(0)207-921-8149  
e: Paula.milburn@ubm.com

Annelise Quinton 
Marketing Manager 
t: +44(0)20-7921-8553 
e: Annelise.quinton@ubm.com

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