Think Safety

A Safety Workshop for Aviation Professionals

November 26-28, 2017. Algiers, Algeria

Think Safety

IFATCA - the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations, in partnership with ICAO - the International Civil Aviation Organisation, present the second 'Think Safety' workshop. An aviation safety workshop for aviation professionals who wish to improve their understanding of safety processes, safety culture, and just culture.

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Why Attend The Think Safety Workshop?

The event will focus on the development of a strong safety culture among attendees, primarily operational air traffic controllers, supervisors, ATC managers and associated functions.

The workshop will provide an interactive environment aimed at developing a well-grounded understanding of the relationship between the reporting of incidents, investigations, as just culture, and the development of organisations that learn from errors.

Expected benefits of attending the workshop are:

An improved understanding of safety theories

Participation in detailed discussions on Safety Management Systems (SMS)

An understanding of human factors and incident explanations

A detailed appreciation of just culture & safety culture

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance

Quality Time with Experts

IFATCA in partnership with ICAO have sought some of the most respected members in their field to participate as presenters and moderators.

The presenters have experience in Safety Management and training, and are an integral part of the international ATC community through IFATCA. They have also spent time in the various IFATCA regions and understand the regional difficulties that can arise from time to time.

Please take the time to talk to them.

Who Should Attend?

The workshop is aimed at air traffic control personnel, but all aviation related professions are welcome. A diverse group will allow much more in-depth discussions during the sessions.

Professions that should consider attending are those such as:

Operational Air Traffic Controllers

Air Traffic Managers & Supervisors

ATC Investigators

ATC Safety Management Personnel

Civil Aviation Authority Personnel

Aviation Safety Investigation Authorities

Attendance at this workshop is Free.

Join us in Algiers on 26-28 November and be part of change.


A huge thanks to all our amazing partners. We couldn’t have a workshop without you!

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

If your company is interested in sponsoring this or any other IFATCA event, we would love to hear from you. Send us a quick email and we’ll get right back to you with some more information

Facilitators & Speakers

Well known industry leaders and emerging talents

  • Laursen



    Tom has been an Air Traffic Controller since 1989. He is currently based in Copenhagen and works as en-route controller in the Copenhagen ACC Besides being an ATCO, Tom Laursen holds a master degree in Human Factors in Aviation from the university of Linköping, Sweden and has extensive experience in safety from his work in the safety department of skyguide., where he was Head of Occurrence Management and Deputy Safety Manager. Tom is the current IFATCA EVP Europe.

  • Smoker



    Former UK air traffic controller and NATS safety manger. He is now an academic, teaching and researching Human Factors and System Safety at Lund University in Sweden. Anthony represents IFATCA in several EASA rule-making groups latterly the RP3 Safety Key Performance Indicators working group.

  • Ogutu



    Miss Keziah Ogutu was elected as Executive Vice President Africa and Middle East at the Annual Conference held in Amman, Jordan in April, 2011. Her responsibilities, among other things, are to oversee all activities of IFATCA within the Africa-Middle East Region. She was re-elected for a two-year term during the 52nd annual conference of the Federation in Bali, Indonesia, in 2013.

Register for the Think Safety Workshop – Accra now

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Event Venue

The location that you'll be looking for

Ghana Civil Aviation Academy


Ghana Civil Aviation Academy

Accra, Ghana

Places To Stay

MPlaza Hotel Accra has special rates organised by the Ghana ATC Association.



Additional Details

For questions or more information please contact [email protected]