Why attend AviaDev 2018?

 AviaDev Africa is the only dedicated air service development event for Africa, taking place on the African continent in 2018.

The event is focused on developing air connectivity to, form and within the continent. We facilitate this process via pre-arranged meetings, interactive workshops, an exhibition and networking events. 

The event will take place alongside an AHIF (Africa Hotel Investment Forum) Regional Briefing, offering the opportunity for the aviation and hospitality industries to build a co-ordinated approach to tourism development on the continent


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Attendance options

Airports/ CAAs

Airport/CAA delegates can choose to attend as a delegate with or without meetings or become an exhibitor and benefit from a designated meeting stand to promote the airport and destination. Attending AviaDev will enable meetings with multiple airlines to forge new relationships and grow capacity through new and existing routes. To meet with partner airports and discuss the performance of current and potential routes. 


Qualifying airlines attend AviaDev for free. Attend to take high-level route development meetings with new or current partner airports and airlines, with a view to developing your network. Actively debate and gather educational insight via the workshops and conference programme.


Relevant industry suppliers can choose to attend as a sponsor, which provides an allocation of 8 pre-arranged meetings. Alternatively, they are welcome to attend as delegates, receiving full access to all conference elements. Attend and meet with potential partners and showcase your products/services to the African aviation community.

Tourism Authorities

Tourism authorities are encouraged to attend and support their airports in their drive to attract new air services. By taking a destination meeting space at the event, they can ensure all meetings are taken within their own surroundings

Networking Opportunities

AviaDev is renowned for its excellent networking receptions and unique networking opportunities, such as the annual 5km morning jog and educational outreach at local institutions. AviaDev is all about facilitating meaningful connections and enabling prosperity.