Ahead of the event, AviaDev spoke to Summit Chairman; Alan Peaford about what can be expected from our upcoming event, how the African aviation landscape continues to evolve and much more.
Aviation Africa 2020 takes place 4&5 March 2020 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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The 2-day summit and exhibition which hosted over 866 attendees from 90 countries, with almost ALL the African nations represented and an exhibition featuring 100 exhibitors and sponsors is now firmly established after just 4 editions as the continent’s largest aviation event.
Mark Brown, Director of Times Aerospace Events said "We are delighted that Aviation Africa is being recognised globally. We are happy to accept this award along with our partners in Rwanda – Government of Rwanda, Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, Rwanda Development Board and the Rwanda Defence Force and the official airline RwandAir. Aviation Africa not only brings together the African and world-wide aviation industry it also helps put African countries in the spotlight for development and we are certainly achieving that in Rwanda."
Colonel Silas Udahemuka - Director General, Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority commented from Rwanda "We most sincerely feel very proud of the team and the award won".
The next edition of Aviation Africa takes place 4&5 March 2020 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The EN Indy Awards 2019 are organised by the independent publishers Exhibition News.
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AVIATION AFRICA SUMMIT & EXHIBITION NOMINATED FOR 3 AWARDS AT THE EN INDY AWARDS 2019
The awards scheme, organised by Exhibition News, is dedicated to recognising the achievements of independent organiser shows, teams and individuals. The judging panel is made up of leading experts from the event industry including representatives from venues, suppliers and independent event organisers.
Aviation Africa is nominated for "Best International Event" for the 2019 event held in Kigali, Rwanda in February this year. The event grew overall by 35% and 92% of attendees rated the event Good/Excellent, with 93% of exhibitors saying they would exhibit again.
By working as one team Times Aerospace along with Aerocomm and Access Group has built a world-beating team who are experienced, respected and able to launch and run events in parts of the world that most other aviation event organisers would never dare to tread. The reason they have been nominated for "Indy Organiser Team of the Year".
The "Best Show Feature" nomination was for the introduction of a silent conference at the 2019 event, which combined the exhibition and conference in one hall where all delegates and speakers listened via headphones so the business in the exhibition hall was not disturbed. "The silent conference was a great idea because business continued as usual at the exhibitions and no one was disrupted. Genius idea!" - Aviation Africa Delegate.
Mark Brown, Director of Times Aerospace Events said "We are really delighted to be nominated in the EN Indy Awards 2019, this is the 4th Aviation Africa event we have organised as a team and we have all put in a lot of time, experience and expertise to get the event to this stage and are rightly proud of how far it has progressed in a relatively short time".
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NEW DATES AND VENUE ANNOUNCED FOR AVIATION AFRICA 2020 EVENT
The growth of the aviation market in this region and the choice of venues available in Addis Ababa were the ultimate reason this location was chosen.
Aviation in Ethiopia is a high-growth sector with increasing demand for air transportation, both passenger and cargo, with the sector expanding at an average 20% growth rate.
The Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE) is currently carrying out an expansion of the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, under a $345 million contract with China Communication Construction Company. The objective is to triple the capacity of the airport from seven million passengers per year to 21 million. The EAE are looking at building a $4 billion airport city hub.
The Government of Ethiopia (GOE) drives growth in the aviation sector by building airports throughout the country. EAE has a goal of increasing the number of total airports in the country to 25 by 2020.
During the past decade, Ethiopian Airlines (EAL) has registered average revenue growth of 20% per annum. EAL has been following an aggressive 15-year plan, called vision 2025, with a goal to make EAL the most competitive aviation group in Africa.
The total size of the aircraft & parts market in Ethiopia for 2019 is estimated at USD 2,500,000,000.
Aviation Africa will take place at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa.
Bookings for exhibition space at the event are now being taken and anyone wishing to speak at the event is now encouraged to contact us.
For exhibition and sponsorship contact Mark Brown
For speaking opportunities contact Andrew Borge