Aviation Develop Africa

AviaDev Africa

April 2020 – Africa


Day Two- Thursday 25th April

At-a-glance →

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and refreshments

09:00 - 09:30

Welcome Remarks

Jon Howell
CEO & Founder, AviaDev

Tim Harris
CEO, Wesgro

Deon Cloete
General Manager of Cape Town International Airport, Airports Company South Africa

Silin Yuan
Vice President, Industry Marketing & Solution, Enterprise Business Group, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

09:30 - 10:30

Industry Leaders Panel. The practicalities of open skies

Are we any closer to a single African sky?

Is consolidation and co-operation the way forward?

What more can the industry do to move the needle?

Moderated by:

Jon Howell
CEO & Founder, AviaDev

In conversation with:

Gaoussou Konate
Consulting Director, Technical and Operations, AFRAA (African Airlines Association)

Raphael Kuuchi
Special Envoy on Aero-political Affairs, IATA

Chris Zweigenthal
Chief Executive, Airlines Association of Southern Africa

Girma Wake
Former CEO, Ethiopian Airlines and Former Chairman, RwandAir

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00

Focus on tourism. What is the quantifiable benefit of a new air service and specifically who benefits?

How can those that benefit contribute more effectively to the process?

Presentation by:

Martin Jansen van Vuuren
Co-Founder, I and M Futureneer Advisors Pty Ltd

Followed by a conversation with:

Mike Collini
Vice President Development, Sub-Saharan Africa, Hilton

Matome Ramokgobedi
Group Manager: Traffic Development, Airports Company South Africa

Hon Beverley Schäfer
Western Cape Minister for Economic Opportunities (Comprising Economic Development and Tourism and Agriculture).

Rick Taylor
CEO, The Business Tourism Company

12:00 - 12:45

What is the right aircraft for Africa?

Moderated by:

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Thome
Owner and Publisher, ATC News

Choosing the right fleet is arguably the most important element of a successful airline operation.

How does an airline choose it’s fleet and what are the relative merits of different aircraft?

Chamsou Andjorin
Director, Government Affairs and Market Development, Boeing International Sub-Saharan Africa Acting Sales Director, Africa Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Mark Dunnachie
Head of Commercial EMEA & Russia, ATR

Antonio Ficca
Director of Marketing, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft (BCA)

Michal Nowak
Marketing Director EMEA & Central Asia, Embraer

13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 17:30

One-to-one pre arranged meeting sessions

19:00 - 22:00

Gala Dinner

The gala dinner is proudly sponsored by South Africa Tourism

It will take place at Hazendal Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. Buses will depart at 18:30 from the Century City Hotel