In 2013, ICAO, with the cooperation of Member States, will organize regional symposia which will be generously hosted by civil aviation authorities and TRAINAIR PLUS members.

The regional symposia will build on the success of the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) and TRAINAIR PLUS Regional Conferences, held in 2011, and the first TRAINAIR PLUS Global Symposium held in Singapore in 2012. At these events, stakeholders of the air transport system (civil aviation authorities (CAAS), international organizations, operators, maintenance organizations, airports, air traffic services providers, training centres and manufacturers) met and exchanged view, best practices and experiences which provided a clear view on future developments in aviation safety training, NGAP issues and the TRAINAIR PLUS Programme.

The objectives of the symposia are to provide an international forum to exchange best practices and experiences in aviation training and notify participants of the latest trends, techniques and tools currently available in aviation training worldwide, including those of ICAO. They will establish effective communication links at an international level in the field of training between ICAO and States, training organizations, regional organizations, operators and the industry, and also reach out to the next generation of aviation professionals. They will open a discussion between ICAO, the aviation community and students in order to target and better direct NGAP outreach initiatives.

The events will be free of charge and information related to the symposia, including on-line registration, programme, venue location and all other relevant details is available at www.icao.int/safety/TrainairPlus/Pages/default.aspx