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!
Dr. Fang Liu
ICAO Secretary General
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.
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.