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Day 1 - 22nd February 2017

08:00

Registration

Coffee & Networking Break in the Exhibition Hall - Sponsored by Avic International

 

Morning

 

09:00

Opening Ceremonies

Welcome & Chairman's introduction
- Alan Peaford, MBE, Editor-in-Chief, African Aerospace magazine, UK

Host Sponsors welcome
- Abdullah M. Al-Sayed - Founder & Chairman, Nexus, Saudi Arabia

Host Welcome
- Col. Silas Udahemuka - Director General, Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, Rwanda

Rwandan Government and aviation strategy
- H.E. James Musoni, Minister of Infrastructure

Formal opening of conference and welcome to Rwanda
- H.E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

 

10:15

The changing face of African aviation and how it must adapt to the future

 

10:30

Civil aviation and liberalisation - The latest challenges facing African aviation

- Dr Elijah Chingosho Director General, AFRAA - African Airlines Association, Ghana

 

10:45

Business Aviation. The tool that unlocks the investment

- Tarek Ragheb, Founding Chairman, AfBAA, Egypt

 

11:00

Africa 2020. What will change for regulation and aviation policy - or is it Groundhog day again?

- Girma Wake - Chairman of Board of Directors, RwandAir and former CEO Ethiopian Airlines
- Iyabo Sosina, Secretary General, AFCAC
- Dr Harold Demuren - former Director General, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority
- David Chawota, Executive Director, Zimbabwe CAA
- Raphael Kuuchi, Vice President for Africa, IATA

Moderator Alan Peaford

 

11:45

Coffee & Networking Break in the Exhibition Hall - Sponsored by AVIC International

 

12:15

Breakout Session 1 - Business Aviation

Introduction - Rady Fahmy, Executive Director, AfBAA

CASE STUDY 1: Developing fractional ownership for Africa
- Gbemi Abudu, Vice President Sales, ANAP Jets, Nigeria

CASE STUDY 2: RPAs Driving the unmanned opportunity into Africa-Rwanda development
- Will Hetzer, CEO, Zipline


Moderator: Alan Peaford

 

12:15

Minding the gap - a look at the potential awaiting African nations through air transport

- Adefunke Adeyemir, Regional Head, Member & External Relations, Africa & Middle East, IATA, Jordan

 

12:30

African Airlines - Challenges for the major airlines

- Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines
- John Mirenge, CEO, RwandAir
- Peter Hill, Chairman & CEO, TAAG Angolan Airlines
- Bernard Gustin, CEO, Brussels Airlines
- Chris Zweigenthal – Chief Executive, Airlines Association of South Africa


Moderator: Victoria Moores, African Aerospace, UK

 

13:30

Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Hall - Sponsored by ATNS

 

Afternoon

 

14:30

China-Africa Regional Aviation Co-operation - the strategy and outlook for the African aviation market

- SHI Yangeng, General Manager, AVIC, China

 

14:30

Breakout Session 2 - Business Aviation

14.30 - 14.45 Keynote:
Ensuring business aviation has a place at the table - The Nigerian Experience
- • Captain Dele Sasegbon – Head of General Aviation, Nigeria CAA

14.45 - 15.45 PANEL discussion:
Business Aviation - Challenges facing profitable and efficient operations

- Susan Mashibe – CEO and Founder, VIA Aviation
- Dr Alex Izinyon, President/Generral Counsel, Izy Air,Nigeria
- Patrick Nkurikiyimfura, Managing Director, Akagera Aviation, Rwanda
- Nuno Pereira, Managing Director, Bestfly, Angola

Moderator: Alan Peaford

 

14:45

African regional and low-cost carriers: Opening the thin routes and bringing new passengers to the world of aviation

How to make it work? Raising the capital and fighting off the competition from Africa and further afield

- Ian Patrick, CCO, Air Djibouti
- Ahmed Ahly, CEO, Nile Air
- Jerome Maillet, Deputy CEO, Congo Airways
- Henok Teferra, Directeur General, ASKY Airlines

Moderator: Victoria Moores

 

15:30

Coffee & Networking Break in the Exhibition Hall - Sponsored by AVIC International

 

16:00

Airspace: Collaboration, technology, investment and manpower - How to make Africa's airspace work

- Thabani Mthiyane, CEO, ATNS
- Boni Dibate, Director, Africa Affairs, CANSO, South Africa
- Semou Diouf, Deputy Director, EGNOS

Moderator: Keith Mwanalushi

 

16:45

Cape Town Convention - Is it worthwhile?

- Jao Miguel Santos, Vice President, Boeing International - Africa

 

17:00

Finance: For infrastructure and flying assets. Barriers - legal and beyond - Raising capital

- James Geldenhuys, Head Aircraft Finance, Netbank Corporate & Investment Banking, South Africa
- Firoz Tarapore, CEO, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, United Arab Emirates
- Marian Pistick, CEO, Aerotask FZE, United Arab Emirates

Moderator: Paul Jebely, Managing Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

 

17:15

Chairman's summary of Day 1 with Watch draw

Alan Peaford MBE, Editor in Chief, African Aerospace magazine, UK

 

18:30

Gala Reception

Sponsored by NEXUS

 

Day 2 - 23rd February 2017

Morning

 

08:30

Registration

Coffee & Networking Break in the Exhibition Hall

 

09:00

Welcome and Chairman's introduction to Day 2

Alan Peaford, MBE, Editor-in-Chief, African Aerospace and Arabian Aerospace magazines

 

09:05

Breakout Session 3 - Training and Human Resources

09.05 - 09.55 On the job training overview
- Jose Rui Godoy, Director Operations Engineering, 3Green

09.55 - 10.10 Keynote:
Disconnect between the old training methods and the new types of airliners' jets

- Capt. Samir Maktouf, General Manager, U.S. Aviation Services

10.10 - 11.00 PANEL discussion:
Pilot training - Options and solutions. Should African airlines be developing their own academies or encouraging partnerships with independent third parties? MPL or traditional ATPL route to the right seat?

- Capt. Noggie Meggeson, CEO Airline Operators Nigeria
- Capt. Samir Maktouf, General Manager, U.S. Aviation Services


Moderator: Alan Peaford

 

09:05

New rules on emissions - How will they affect African carriers and business aviation operators?

- Haldane Dodd, Head of Communications, Air Transport Action Group
- Rady Fahmy - Executive Director, AfBAA

 

09:55

Airports: Accessibility, development and options across Africa

- Ali Tounsi, Secretary General, ACI Africa

 

10:10

Challenges and opportunities for African airports - Finance, PPPs, Security, FBOs, Ground handling, Safety

- Bongani Maseko, CEO, Airports Company South Africa
- Segun Demuren, Managing Director, EAN, Nigeria
- Hassan El-Houry, CEO, National Aviation Services, USA

Moderator: Keith Mwanalushi

 

11:00

Coffee & Networking Break in the Exhibition Hall

 

11:30

SAFETY: Fatigue. Understanding fatigue management and working together to enhance safety and risk management

- Captain Patrick Magisson, Executive Vice President, Technical and Safety Standards, IFALPA

 

11:30

Breakout Session 4 - Training and Human Resources

Case Study: Human Capital. Investing in people for future national prosperity and finding tomorrow's leaders
- David Studden, Senior Manager Business Development, Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies, United Arab Emirates

PANEL Discussion: Developing the human capital and raising the standard for passenger experience and efficiency

- Jada Cofield, Cabin In-Flight Manager, Blue Sky Airways, Botswana
- Thierry Nzamurambaho,CEO, Nexus Africa, Rwanda
- Jose Rui Godoy – Director Operations Engineering, 3Green

 

12:00

UAV's: Risk vs Benefit. How global standards must change for RPAS and how Rwanda is leading the way

- Bruno Boucher, Head of Market Africa Central, West and Northern & Associated Partner, Lufthansa Consulting
- Will Hetzler – Chief Operating Officer, Zipline
- Eugene Hoeven, President & Founding Partner, EH&A

Moderator: - Art Dawley, CEO, Wyvern Ltd, USA

 

13:00

Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Hall

 

Afternoon

 

14:00

MRO: Overview on the industry

Keynote: MRO - Overview on industry
- Hishan Hassan Nasser, Vice Chairman & Accountable Manager, Egyptair Engineering, Egypt

PANEL Discussion: MRO challenges in Africa. Partnerships or go it alone. Alternatives and single-shopping

- Hishan Hassan Nasser, Vice Chairman & Accountable Manager, Egyptair Engineering, Egypt
- Mike Kenny, Executive Director, SAA Technical, South Africa
- Zemene Nega, Managing Director, Ethiopian Airlines MRO, Ethiopia
- Slim Essoussi, Sales & Customer Support Director, Tunisair Technics


Moderator: TBC

 

14:00

Breakout Session 5 - Safety

Safety - Making African Skies Safer
- Tom Kok, CEO, AviaAssist

IATA initiative to implement IOSA across Africa. Is it reaching the parts that other initiatives failed to reach?
- Richard Howard, Managing Director, Howard Consultants, Bahrain

PANEL Discussion: Challenges facing African safe skies
- Eugene Hoeven, President & Founding Partner, EH&A (US. former ICAO advisor)
- Chamsou Andjorin, Director Safety, Boeing

 

15:15

Coffee & Networking Break in the Exhibition Hall

 

15:45

African air defence and para-civil operations

Keynote: - Brigadier General Charles Karamba, Air Force Chief of Staff, Rwandan Defence Force

 

15:45

Breakout Session 5 - Safety

Passenger Health - De-insecting aircraft and reducing passenger risk
- Edward Jancewicz, Sales Director, Asia & Africa, Callington

Managing the airport risk

Panel Discussion - Ground Handling and Safety
- Jonathan Lewis, Managing Director, NAC2000
- Mohammed Aden, Chief Executive Officer, Safe Air Company
- Tom Kok, CEO, AviAssist
- Richard Howard, Managing Director, Howard Consultants, Bahrain
- Mohamed Aden, Chief Executive Officer, Safe Air Company
- Phil Eyre, Managing Director, Astra Aviation Services

 

16:30

Managing defence on limited resources / special missions

 

17:15

Closure. Chairman's summary of Day 2 with Watch draw

Alan Peaford MBE, Editor in Chief, African Aerospace magazine, UK

 

All names shown are invited speakers but names and topics could change for unforeseen circumstances.