MoTC-Minister
Jassim bin Seif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti
Minister of Transport & Communications

The Ministry of Transport & Communications is delighted to receive you in Qatar for the 5th ICAO Global Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS Symposium. Our strong commitment to ICAO’s No Country Left Behind Initiative is demonstrated by this event where we are actively enabling the ICAO to assist States in implementing ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices, most importantly in the area of aviation training.

Transportation and communication play a vital role in all areas of modern life. They ensure the delivery of goods and services for individuals and communities, underpin the growth of other sectors, such as agriculture, industry, mining and trade and drive the development of modern cities, societies and economies.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications, represented by Qatar Aeronautical College, will do its best to host you and make you feel at home during your stay in Doha.

Welcome to Qatar.

Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu
Dr. Fang Liu
ICAO Secretary General

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) Fifth Global Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS Symposium, generously hosted this year in Doha, Qatar.
This event provides a forum where ICAO Member States and training organizations come together to forge new partnership opportunities in aviation training, and at the same time increase their awareness of key near- and long-term capacity-building priorities for global air transport.

The theme of this year’s Symposium will focus on Building Aviation Training Intelligence. This references how, in today’s world of information abundance, data collected through various sources needs to be structured and managed in a coherent and functional way, in order to generate decision-useful information, or ‘intelligence’. In the field of civil aviation training, it is critical to be able to identify the appropriate intelligence that will allow us to provide optimal aviation training solutions for both individuals and groups.

This year’s Symposium will also explore ways to broaden the management approaches of training centre leaders to practice effective decision-making that will optimize their operations and ensure they build targeted training portfolios that meet needs. Speakers will also address some challenges, solutions and tools to help organizations foster and lead effective change management processes.

The Symposium is open to Members of the TRAINAIR PLUS Programme (TPP), all industry stakeholders, and academic institutions. It will also provide a forum for TPP Members to discover new programme features and benefits, develop new business opportunities, and promote their training organization and products.

You are most welcome to the Symposium and I look forward to seeing you in Doha!

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Jabor bin Hamad M. Al-Thani
Director General, QAC

As a key member of the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS program, we are very honored and delighted to be the official host of the 5th ICAO Global Aviation Training and TrainAir Plus Symposium. This event comes in line with Qatar Aeronautical College (QAC) mission to advance the development of the human capital of the air transport sector in Qatar and the region.

QAC was founded in 1977 as the Civil Aviation College of the Gulf States, with assistance from the United Nations Development Program. Our programmes have now expanded to include training not just for Airline Pilots but also for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Air Traffic Controllers, Meteorologists, Airport Operations Management Personnel and Flight Dispatchers.

With our partners from the ICAO Global Aviation Training (GAT), we look forward to welcoming you to Qatar for what promises to be very enjoyable and thought-provoking event.

We look forward to receiving you in Doha!

About Qatar

The State of Qatar is a sovereign and independent state in the Middle East, occupying a peninsula that juts into the Arabian Gulf.

Since its complete independence from Britain in 1971, Qatar has emerged as one of the world’s most important producers of oil and gas. It is an Islamic State whose laws and customs follow the Islamic tradition. Since 2013, the country has been governed by HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.


The heart of Qatar

Qatar’s capital city is Doha (in Arabic, ad-Dawḥa, which means ‘the big tree’).

Doha is the capital city of the state of Qatar located on the Persian Gulf. Doha is Qatar’s largest city, with over 60% of the nation’s population residing in Doha or its surrounding suburbs. It is a modern and rapidly developing city, Doha has become one of the premier cities in the Gulf. Much of Qatar’s oil and natural gas wealth is visible in Doha and so Doha is considered as the economic centre of the country. Doha also serves as the seat of government of Qatar. It is the home to the Education city, an area devoted to research and education.


About Qatar Aeronautical College

Founded in 1977 as the Civil Aviation College of the Gulf States.

The college was first nominated as a TRAINAIR PLUS Programme (TPP) Associate Member in November 2011 and further became a Full Member of the TPP in December 2013. In September 2017, QAC was recertified as a full member of the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Programme and was awarded the membership plaque by Mr. Meshesha Belayneh, Chief of the GAT Office, (ICAO) during the ICAO Regional Aviation Training and TPP Symposium 2017 held in Astana, Kazakhstan.
QAC will celebrate its 40 years during the GATTPS event.


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The aviation sector's event of year 2018

Conference Schedule

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  • Day 1

    Monday 10th Dec 2018

  • Day 2

    Tuesday 11th Dec 2018

  • Day 3

    Wednesday 12th Dec 2018

  • How do we build aviation training intelligence? Identifying and integrating decision-useful information, known as intelligence, appropriately is the key to establishing operational plans and training portfolios that effectively support a State’s implementation of Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), and meet aviation growth projections with qualified personnel. This Session will establish the theme and ground discussions for the three-day Global Symposium.
    Networking
    Where
    Qatar National Convention Centre

  • How is ICAO’s TRAINAIR PLUS Programme (TPP) supporting the development of Aviation Training Intelligence? This Session will define the eight essential components of Aviation Training Intelligence that assist training centres in building optimal portfolios and operational plans to support their States. The latest tools, methodologies and activities undertaken by the TPP Members, based on Aviation Training Intelligence and infrastructure, will be covered.
    Networking
    Where
    Qatar National Convention Centre

  • Have you found the right training partner? Join this Business to Business (B2B) session to identify potential collaborations in the field of training, explore the benefits of organizing joint training activities and establishing communities of practice with TPP Members. This interactive Session targets TPP Members, training centres, international organizations and associations interested in finding training partners to share or develop new training portfolios, resources, technologies, and more. Download the event Symposium application on your smartphone to preselect and schedule your session with the right partner(s).
    Networking
    Where
    Qatar National Convention Centre

  • Working Breakfast: Start your day with… "An Introduction to the ICAO Training Portfolio”, Complimentary breakfast offered to attendees of this session. This working breakfast Session will focus on exploring the ICAO Training Portfolio, and TNA tool, such as ICAO courses, tools, methodologies, available to States and training organizations in order to support capacity-building initiatives.
    Networking
    Where
    Qatar National Convention Centre

  • Session 3: “Are you training for nothing? Measuring Training Effectiveness” How do you measure training effectiveness? When developing new training programmes, new behaviors, improved skills, and productivity are expected. You need to know how effective training is in meeting these expectations. This Session will explore how to effectively measure the training impact, based on the types of data collection, analysis and results that provide decision-making intelligence.
    Networking
    Where
    Qatar National Convention Centre

  • Session 4: “From Knowledge to Intelligence: The Role of Universities and Industry” How are educational institutions preparing aviation professionals to meet industry needs? This Session will focus on the role of universities and their relationship with the industry in building Aviation Training Intelligence.
    Networking
    Where
    Qatar National Convention Centre

  • Session 5: “How does Aviation Data-driven Decision Making (AD3M) benefit training outcomes?" This Session will focus on the fundamental concepts behind data-driven decision-making (AD3M), and how the application of AD3M principles and methods can prepare aviation professionals for real-life situations in their professional roles.
    Networking
    Where
    Qatar National Convention Centre

  • Session 6: “Innovative Educational Environments (IEE): Are you ready?" With advances in new technologies, education is constantly evolving in new directions, bringing significant changes to how trainees learn. The impact of new technologies on training portfolios, instructor training, and the training business industry will be explored. Testimonials on the dramatic effect new technologies are having on the educational environment will be presented.
    Networking
    Where
    Qatar National Convention Centre

  • Working Breakfast Start your day with… "ICAO’s Data Tools Helping you Transform your Training Strategies” Complimentary breakfast offered to attendees of this session. This Session will present ICAO’s data tools supporting the creation of training centre strategies. The Session will also showcase how these tools can help TPP Members generate training intelligence and define solutions to meet training needs.
    Networking
    Where
    Qatar National Convention Centre

  • Workshop 1: “Can you build a case for your Training Return on Investment (RoI)?” This Workshop will enable discussions and debates on how training organizations can determine their return on training investment.
    Networking
    Where
    Qatar National Convention Centre

  • Workshop 2: “Are you aligning your training centre portfolio with your State’s civil aviation master plan?” This Workshop will focus on how training organizations are evolving to meet their State’s training needs, in line with their State’s Civil Aviation Master Plan and human resource planning.
    Networking
    Where
    Qatar National Convention Centre (Room 215-217)

  • This Session will present the conclusions from the morning’s simultaneous workshops.
    Networking
    Where
    Qatar National Convention Center

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