The Global Aviation Cooperation Symposium (GACS) offers a unique platform for aviation professionals to exchange their views and discuss challenges and opportunities related to their fields. It provides a forum for regulators, service providers, operators and other industry stakeholders to meet and exchange on their experiences and best practices in implementing technical cooperation projects.

This year, the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Technical Cooperation Bureau (TCB) will be organizing the third edition of the GACS, this time in close collaboration with the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) and the Regional Office in Bangkok. The symposium’s theme is “ICAO: Bridging the SARPs Compliance Gap with Quality and Efficiency”. The event will have a combination of speaker sessions, discussion panels, and workshops covering all of the main areas of civil aviation, including infrastructure development, compliance improvement through technical expertise, as well as enabling topics such as cooperation through regional projects, capacity building through training and project funding and resource mobilization. Moreover, the event will offer a unique opportunity to obtain in-depth knowledge of ICAO’s Technical Cooperation Programme and how it can meet State’s needs. Finally, high-level key-note speakers will discuss and outline the vision of aviation’s future and how to overcome the challenges we will face, as an aviation community.

The main goals of GACS/3 are: