Updated World ATM Congress
Statement on Coronavirus and Exciting Congress News

We have a full Exhibition Hall and Congress registrations are robust, being slightly ahead of 2019 numbers which were the largest to date. World ATM Congress staff start heading to Madrid later this week in preparation for the Congress. We are all excited and look forward to seeing you there. 
World ATM Congress and the COVID-19 Virus 
While the situation remains dynamic, to date, the World Health Organization , the USA’s Center for Disease Control , and the Spanish Health Ministry all confirm that there is no reason to defer travel to Spain. Since the outbreak of the virus, approximately two months ago, there have been numerous international meetings held in Europe and in Spain in particular. As well, World ATM Congress is not aware of any large international medical events outside of China that have cancelled due to the virus.

In Spain, there have been NO reported cases of in-country transmissions of the virus. The most recent confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Spain resulted from exposure outside of Spain. Spain is currently perceived as being a safe location to be during this viral outbreak.

This does not mean World ATM Congress is not taking prudent actions to address concerns about the virus. We have updated our statement on the virus to include additional precautionary measures we are taking at World ATM Congress, such as more robust disinfecting of public surfaces touched by hands, such as doorknobs, counters, tablets, etc., and the addition of hand sanitary dispensers throughout the World ATM Congress Exhibition Hall. 
We continue to monitor the situation closely, reviewing daily updates from WHO, CDC, and the Spanish Health Authorities. Upon review of their guidance, World ATM Congress will adjust our response as needed.
Questions? Please contact Ken Carlisle .
World ATM Congress 2020 Opening Ceremony, under the Presidency of
His Majesty King Felipe VI
We look forward to the Opening Ceremony to be held Tuesday morning in Wing ATM Theatre. The ceremony, which will be chaired by His Majesty King Felipe VI, will also include remarks by:
Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO
Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO, ATCA
Pedro Saura García, Secretary of State for Transportation, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Spain

Please note, this event is by invitation only
Further information will be forthcoming.

Questions? Please contact Abigail Glenn-Chase .
Other Special Events at World ATM Congress 2020
Maverick Awards presented by World ATM Congress
Finalists will be announced tomorrow, 27 February!

The Inaugural presentation of the Maverick awards will occur in Wing ATM Theatre on Tuesday, 10 March, at 15.00. Join us as we recognise industry excellence in the areas of Innovation, Collaboration and Sustainability. 

Stay tuned for the announcement of finalists by checking our webpage HERE .
ANSP Networking Break
sponsored by JMA Solutions
Join us on Tuesday, 10 March at 16.00 in Plaza 1

Immediately following the Awards Ceremony, join us in Plaza 1 out front of Wing ATM Theatre for the ANSP Networking Reception. Open to all! Beverages will be served. Stop by and reconnect with old friends and expand your network of industry contacts.