Meet us at the High-level Conference on COVID-19 (HLCC 2021)


Join the HLCC 2021 SkyTalks to hear from senior aviation officials and ICAO experts highlighting international civil aviation developments related to COVID-19 recovery, resilience and sustainability after the global pandemic. Obtain the latest updates on key ICAO programmes and initiatives and their impact in supporting the safe and efficient recovery of aviation from the COVID-19 crisis.


HLCC 2021 SkyTalks schedule


*Schedule is based on Eastern Standard time (Montreal time)


​ ​ ​Wednesday 13 October 2021
10:00 to 10:20​Ministerial and DGCA USOAP CMA Evolution Update

​Opening by Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar, ICAO Secretary General


Mr. Stephen P. Creamer, Director, Air Navigation Bureau (ANB)


Mr. Denis Guindon, Deputy Director, Monitoring and Oversight (MO)

10:30 to 10:50Impact of the ICAO Implementation Package (iPack) "Aviation Safety Risk Management related to COVID-19 for CAAs" on South Africa​Interview with Ms. Poppy Khoza, Director of Civil Aviation, South African Civil Aviation Authority​
​ ​ ​Thursday 14 October
07:00 to 07:20 ​USOAP CMA evolution update – GEUSR and USOAP-AG streams

​Ms. Nicole Mikel-Brumfield, Quality Management and Audit Programme Development Officer, ANB, MO, OAS


Ms. Jimena Blumenkron, Aviation Safety Officer, ANB, MO

7:30 to 07:50 ​Impact of the ICAO Implementation Package (iPack) "Strengthening National Air Transport Facilitation Committees for the Restart and the Resilience of Civil Aviation" on Eswatini​Interview with Ms. Andile Mtetwa-Amaeshithe, Director General of the Eswatini Civil Aviation Authority.
​ ​ ​Friday 15 October
10:30 to 10:50 ​Impact of ICAO Implementation Packages​Interview with Mr. Nabil Naoumi, President of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission
​ ​ ​Monday 18 October
13:00 to 13:20 ​USOAP CMA evolution update – COVID-19 contingency measures and SSPIA streams

​Mr. Thormodur Thormodsson, Continuous Monitoring Coordinator, ANB, MO, OAS


Mr. Ariel, Weiss, Standards and Procedures Officer, Safety Management ANB, MO, OAS

13:30 to 13:50​ICAO Training Supporting COVID-19 Recovery​Presented by Mr. Pedro Avella, Training Business Development Associate
​ ​ ​Tuesday 19 October
13:00 to 13:20 ​Impact of the ICAO Implementation Package (iPack) "Aerodrome Restart" on Fiji​Interview with Ms. Theresa O'Boyle-Levestam, Acting Chief Executive, Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji


Registration Information


Kindly ensure you are registered to the High-level Conference on COVID-19 (HLCC 2021) to access the SkyTalks Sessions. Once registered and your credentials approved, you will be provided access to the ICAO Virtual Attendee Platform, allowing you to view the SkyTalks sessions in the event homepage as well as select the SkyTalks session(s) you wish to attend. Please allow a maximum of 24 hours from your registration confirmation time to access the ICAO Virtual Attendee Platform.


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Resources for SkyTalk Participants


ICAO USOAP Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA)


ICAO Implementation Packages


ICAO Global Aviation Training

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