WATS 2017

WATS 2017

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20th World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow -
The First World Aviation Training Summit

WATS 2017 will bring together the global aviation training community and deliver five independent and impartial conference streams alongside the sector’s biggest tradeshow.

Why attend WATS 2017?

WATS is the world's largest gathering of aviation training professionals serving airlines, regulators, training providers and the training industry with more than 1,200 expected from 50+ countries over three days of conference and tradeshow. WATS offers a relaxed yet professional environment conducive with developing new and building existing business relationships. WATS offers unrivalled opportunities to meet with your peers from the senior echelons of the international airline training community, to discuss the latest training issues and consider and learn how others have addressed and resolved these scenarios.


Five Conferences

Aviation Simulation and Training: A Critical Safety-Driven Industry Prepares for the Future

The aviation training industry continues to deal with enormous growth prospects, while embracing new aircraft technologies and dealing with a challenging business and demographic environment. As ever, the challenge is to embrace training "best practice", maximize personnel transfer-of-training, and achieve optimum human performance and operational safety. WATS 2017 will look into all of these aspects through five conference streams focusing on different areas of the aviation industry. The theme for this year's conference is "Aviation Simulation and Training: A Critical Safety-Driven Industry Prepares for the Future."

                moderated by Jeanne & Capt Alan LaVoy, Human Factor Performance

                moderated by Dr Michael Karim, Aero Training & Consulting

                moderated by Capt Paul Preidecker, Air Wisconsin 

                moderated by Dr Bill Johnson, FAA

                moderated by Rick Adams, AeroPerspectives


Meet the leading suppliers in the training industry and discover the very latest products and services. With over 70+ exhibiting companies there will never be a better opportunity to do three month’s business in only three days.

This year’s tradeshow promises to be bigger and more varied than ever, with fixed wing and helicopter training providers, equipment and simulator manufacturers, software and content providers, as well as representatives from airlines and regulatory bodies.

To see the list of confirmed exhibitors click here.

Social Program

WATS offers a number of networking opportunities throughout the show, allowing key business to be done in a relaxed yet professional environment. WATS welcomes delegates to connect with one another during the provided lunch and coffee breaks held within the exhibition hall and during the dedicated networking events below:

Monday, May 1st - WATS Golf Tournament* (am) four-player Texas Scramble
Tuesday, May 2nd - Networking Reception (pm)
Wednesday, May 3rd - Exhibitor Hospitality afternoon

*The WATS Golf Tournament incurs an additional supplement of $112 per person.


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