Programme

Building Blocks for the Air Transport Industry Recovery

Time: East African Time (UTC+3)
  • 1:00 PM — 1:50 PM
    Opening Ceremony
    • Remarks by Secretary General, AFRAA, Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé
    • Welcome address by Ethiopian Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer – Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam
    • Keynote speech by IATA RVP MEA Mr. Kamil H. Al-Awadhi
    • Keynote speech by Mr. Tefera Mekonnen Tefera, Secretary General - African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC)
    • Keynote speech by Mr. Barry Kashambo, Regional Director - International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Eastern & Southern African (ESAF) Regional Office
    • Opening speech by the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Ethiopia
  • 1:50 PM — 2:10 PM
    Presentation 1
    Economic Impact of COVID-19 on African Aviation and Analysis of the Market Outlook - AFRAA
  • 2:10 PM — 3:00 PM
    CEO Dialogue
    Ethiopian Airlines Recovery and How Aviation Can Grow Back Sustainably
    • Mr. Raphael Kuuchi
      Director Government Legal & Industry Affairs
  • 3:00 PM — 4:00 PM
    Panel 1
    Leaders Forum: Driving Clear Actions for Air Transport Growth in Africa Panelists
    • AFRAA Secretary General
    • AFCAC Secretary General
    • ACI Africa Secretary General
    • 4th panelist TBA
    • Ms Adefunke Adeyemi
  • 4:00 PM — 4:20 PM
    Virtual Networking Break
    Masterclasses (1 hour each, all happening consecutively)
  • 4:20 PM — 5:20 PM
    Masterclass 1
    Effective Merchandising Strategies for the New Normal - Sabre
  • 4:20 PM — 5:20 PM
    Masterclass 2
    Maintenance Planning and Operations Cost Reduction Strategies - Safran
  • 4:20 PM — 5:20 PM
    Masterclass 3
    Preparing for the Restart of the Fuel Value Chain in Africa - IATA
  • 1:00 PM — 1:10 PM
    Welcome address by Programme Director
  • 1:10 PM — 1:30 PM
    Presentation 2
    The Future of Airline Business Models for Africa post-Covid
  • 1:30 PM — 2:10 PM
    Executive Interview with AUC
    Recovery of the Aviation Industry: Milestones on SAATM, AfCFTA and the AUC HLTF Recommendations
  • 2:10 PM — 3:00 PM
    Panel 2
    Financial Initiatives to Support the Air Transport Industry through the Crisis
    Panelists
    • Afreximbank
    • AFC
    • AfDB
    • UNECA
  • 3:00 PM — 3:20 PM
    Virtual Networking Break
  • 3:20 PM — 3:40 PM
    Presentation 3
    Collaborative Safety Enhancement Initiatives
  • 3:40 PM — 4:00 PM
    Presentation 4
    Prioritizing Air Cargo in Airline Strategies, Fleet and Network Development – Astral Aviation
  • 4:00 PM — 4:50 PM
    Panel 3
    Revenue Optimization for Airline Recovery
    Panelists
    • Accelya
    • Amadeus
    • SITA
  • 4:50 PM — 5:20 PM
    Closing Ceremony
    • Highlight of event deliberations and recommendations by Programme Director
    • Closing remarks by host
    • Closing Remarks by AFRAA