26 - 28 July, 2020, Emara-Ole Sereni Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

About Event

The Aviation Stakeholders Convention (ASC) is an initiative of AFRAA to bring together operators and service providers with the view to foster dialogue, build sustainable networks in supply chain management, create a competitive environment for business and improve the aviation business support base in the continent.

Now in its ninth year, the Convention provides outstanding profit building, networking, and direct sales opportunities for suppliers of equipment, goods and services who are interested in engaging with top corporate buyers in airlines, airports, civil aviation authorities, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and training establishments. Delegates at this convention will benefit from innovative strategies, proven solutions, best practices and information on a win-win supplier-customer relationship.


Main objective of the Convention

The main objective of this event is to bring together the suppliers of the whole range of airline products and services and the potential customers of these products and services at one venue annually for purposes of networking, knowledge exchange and business negotiations.

The Convention aims to provide a forum to

Develop aviation business support base on the continent

Develop synergy among sector players in the industry (airlines, airports, CAAs) through interaction, identifying and proposing joint solutions to industry challenges

Facilitate interaction among aviation organisations & industry suppliers

Discuss emerging technologies

Share industry knowledge, information and experience

Create a competitive environment & choice to aviation companies in Africa


Who is attending?

Participation at the Aviation Stakeholders Convention is targeted for top executives and managers from airlines, Civil Aviation Authorities, Air Navigation Service providers, Airports on one hand and aviation solution and service providers, manufacturers and suppliers on the other hand as illustrated below:

  • Finance & Insurance
  • Airports
  • Regulators
  • Equipment Providers
  • Ground Handlers
  • IT Solution Providers
  • Management Consultants
  • Aircraft/Engine Manufacturers
  • Security Equipment/Solution Providers
  • Aviation Training Institutions/MROs
  • ANSPs
  • Regional Aviation Organisation
  • Payment System Providers
  • Travel Trade
  • Airlines

Reasons why you should be at the Aviation Stakeholders Convention

  • Gain valuable insights from industry leaders on how to improve your supply chain management.
  • Discover how you can leverage on new technology the smart and cost-effective way.
  • Deliver customers centric service, increase operational efficiency and reduce cost through smart integration of airline and airport systems.
  • Learn about how successful airlines in Africa are successful and restructure your business to take advantage of emerging opportunities.
  • Find out where the business opportunities are, which routes to operate and how your network can be coordinated to yield the best results.
  • Discover the secret to success of cargo operations in Africa – why there is so much business and yet only a few are successful in cargo operations.
  • Sustain your business growth by exploiting fi nancing opportunities for aircraft, technology and other equipment.
  • Deepen your partnerships with airlines and industry suppliers
  • Experience high value networking, one-to-one business discussion and exhibitions all in one place.
  • Enhance your revenues by tapping into ancillary revenue sources and generating increased yields from unutilized aircraft seats.
  • Build relationships with airlines and suppliers.
  • Benefit from in-depth knowledge in a specific area through the Master Class sessions.
  • Lillian Musyoka, Country Manager Kenya, outstations & Offl ines – Precision Air

    With a dynamic airline industry, I was expecting to learn more on cost management and business improvement and this was met.
  • Bongani Lukhele, Airport Director – Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority

    My objective was to meet and interact with external stakeholders and suppliers in the airline industry - this was met.
  • Olivier Theilig, MTU Maintenance

    The one to one session was the most valuable part of the event.
  • Matthew Miller, Business Development Manager - ACS Aviation Solutions

    The one-to-one meetings were very valuable.
  • Tayeb Rostami, Project Manager - Air BP

    Really great idea to have the one-on-one session, extremely productive. Overall this has been a really excellent conference, especially in terms of networking, very well organized by AFRAA and many thanks to everyone involved.
  • Latimer Mwaniki, Managing Consultant African Civil Aviation Commission

    Excellent forum for aviation stakeholders
  • Iyabo O. Sosina, Secretary General African Civil Aviation Commission

    It was a pleasure for me to have been part of the Convention and I must confess that I had a fruitful and enjoyableexperience. The programmme was well coordinated. Well done!
  • Eng. Ahmed Mokhtar, GM, Marketing - EgyptAir Training Center

    I congratulate AFRAA on the success of the Aviation Convention and the unbelievable efforts exerted during preparation.
  • Tim Bingham, General Manager - World Fuel Services

    The event was very well organized and the content of the presentations were very insightful. It is one of the few conferences I have attended in recent times that has proved worthwhile.
  • Ms. Adefunke Adeyemi, IATA

    Very well organised event as usual for AFRAA and great networking opportunities
  • Mrs. Aduke Atiba, Landover Co. Ltd

    Very good job overall and conference is very useful/practical in approach. I believe more key decision makers in the airline industry should have been in attendance; as the issues discussed had strong policy implications and not totally operational in nature
  • Mrs. Shingai Dhliwayo, Air Zimbabwe

    Great platform, Well organized
  • Mr. Tom Bright Amooti, DAS Handling Company Juba

    Great Networking opportunities! The convention was well arranged and planned well. Thanks AFRAA team for your coordination.
  • Mrs. Blessing Amiandamen, Medview Airline

    Information and Networking – yes this was achieved
  • Mr. Waltie Kleinhans, Flamingo Inflight Services

    Networking, learning and gathering information related to the industry. Yes, this was met.
  • Mrs. Carla da Silva, Air Mauritius

    Networking, understanding updates on the industry issues, maintain abreast of aviation challenges, opportunities and key issues – yes was met
  • Ms. Shornette Rodrigues, Travelport

    Recently joined the air commerce team so needed to understand how my role is linked to the industry as a whole. Yes, objective met
  • Mr. Kelvin Kaisi, Flamingo Inflight Services

    My main objectives were to get exposure on latest trends, understand the African Aviation market better and to network. They were met
  • Mrs. Safia Abdulhamid, Zanzibar Airports Authority

    To meet different airlines which are not operating to our airport and invite them. Objective was met
  • Mr. Bruno Boucher, Lufthansa Consulting

    Good set up, good organisation
  • Mr. Sibusiso Nkabinde, ATNS

    Comprehensive list of topics and discussions. Also a unique gathering of stakeholders
  • Ms. Loyiso Jiyana, Air Chefs

    The pricing/fare management masterclass
  • Mr. Lawrence Tsimane, Air Botswana

    Rockwell Collins' presentation during the masterclass
  • Mr. Semou Diouf, Egnos Africa

    Statistics. True discussion on current problems
  • Mr. Moitry Joel, Thales Avionics

    Quality/knowledge of presenters
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