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


“Aviation Stakeholders Convention 26 - 28 July 2020 at the Emara Ole Sereni Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya”


"Shaping the Future of Air Transport in Africa"

Programme of Events

Sunday 26 July

09:00 - 16:00 AFRAA Committee meetings
14:00 - 18:00 AFRAA 181st Executive Committee meeting
13:00 – 18:00 Registration for the Convention opens
19:00 – 21:00 Welcome Cocktail reception

Monday 27 July

08:00 – 09:00 Registration of participants
09:00 – 10:00

Session I Opening Ceremony

• Remarks by Mr. Allan Kilavuka, Ag. CEO - Kenya Airways
• Welcome and opening remarks - Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé, AFRAA Secretary General
• Remarks on behalf of IATA Regional Vice President Africa & Middle East
• Remarks by Capt. Gilbert Kibe, Director General - Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
• Remarks by His Excellency Raila Amollo Odinga - the African Union Commission High
• Representative for Infrastructure in Africa
• Official opening of conference by the Guest of Honour representing the Republic of Kenya

10:00 – 10:30 Networking Coffee/Tea Break
Press Conference
10:30 – 10:50 Session II
Presentation 1

Airline industry economics and Industry Priorities for Africa for 2020 and beyond - AFRAA
10:50 - 11:10

Presentation 2

Strategies for sustainable African airlines

11:10 - 11:40 CEO Keynote Interview - Mr. Allan Kilavuka, Ag. CEO – Kenya Airways
11:40 – 13:00

Panel Discussion 1
Making the Single African Air Transport Market a Reality: what’s the Best Approach?

• Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé, Secretary General - AFRAA
• Mauritius Civil Aviation Authority

Moderator: Ms. Adefunke Adeyemi - Regional Director, Advocacy and Strategic Relations Africa

13:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 – 14:30

Session III

CEO Keynote Interview - Mr Alex Avedi, Chief Executive Officer - Safarilink Aviation

14:30 – 14:50

Presentation 3
Critical Factors for Route Planning and Network Development

14:50 – 15:10 Presentation 4
Mitigating the Impact of Aviation Activities on Environment through CORSIA
15:10 – 15:40

Executive Interview
Creating a Crisis Communications Strategy and When to Use it

15:40 – 17:00 scheduled one-to-one meetings
17:00 – 18:00 Networking Coffee/Tea Break
1930 – 2200 Awards and Gala Dinner

Tuesday 28 July

09:00 – 09:20 Session IV
Presentation 5
Championing Regional Safety Coordination for Better Skies in Africa – by AFRAA DTOPS
09:20 – 09:40 Presentation 6
How to Improve African Aviation Infrastructure and Attain Efficiency
09:40 – 10:40

Panel discussion 2
Cost Competitiveness: Collaborative approach to address the high-cost environment in Africa and High Tax Regimes

10:40 – 11:10 Networking Coffee/Tea Break
11:10 – 13:00


  • Class 1 by Wirecard
  • Class 2 by Collins Aerospace
  • Class 3 by Safran
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:20 Session V
Presentation 7

What are the Technology Trends to Improve Air Cargo in Africa?
14:20 – 14:40 Presentation 8
How can Big Data-Related Innovation Contribute to the Development of Aviation in Africa?
14:40 – 15:40

Panel Discussion 3

Business Drivers for Digitalization: What are the Technology Enablers and Considerations for Africa?

15:40 – 16:00 Session VI Closing Ceremony
Acknowledgement of sponsors and exhibitors
16:00 – 17:00 Closing networking break at the exhibition

Get in touch

Maureen Kahonge
Deputy Director Business Development
African Airlines Association (AFRAA)
  • 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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