Tuesday 12 June

13:00 – 16:00

AVIADEV OUTREACH PROGRAMME

In partnership with our hosts, Cape Town Air Access and our outreach partners, Aviators Africa Academy and Women & Aviation, AviaDev will be visiting the University of Cape Town to deliver a series of lectures. If you would like to join us, please email jon.howell@benchevents.com 

Jon Howell
Managing Director, AviaDev

Jon Howell

Managing Director, AviaDev

Jon has worked in the field of aviation and tourism in Africa for 6 years, organising events around the continent. Jon is based in Manchester, UK, and has a passion for African aviation and Africa as a whole. Jon founded AviaDev Africa in 2016 as a platform to bring together the African aviation community with a view to improving connectivity to, from and within the African continent.  

Jon is also a global ambassador for the Gorilla Organisation, a UK based charity raising funds for gorilla conservation. 
 

Marcel Langeslag
Senior Airport Consultant and Project Manager, NACO

Marcel Langeslag

Senior Airport Consultant and Project Manager, NACO

As a Senior Airport Consultant and Project Manager in the NACO office in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mr. Langeslag assists airport Clients throughout Africa and beyond. He leads multi-disciplinary and multi-national teams of specialists in delivering bespoke solutions for airports in any stage of their development.

Mr. Langeslag’s expertise ranges from engineering design and project management to feasibility studies and master planning. He has the ability to oversee the relevance and interrelationships of all technical disciplines and the demands of stakeholders involved. His in-depth knowledge of the airport business and development projects enables him deliver outstanding results to airports, both large and small. Mr. Langeslag has been involved with various projects at major international airports around the world including Johannesburg, Cape Town, São Paulo, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Taipei, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi, as well as a host of smaller airports and airstrips. He holds a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering & Design from Brunel University, London and a Master of Management in Finance & Investment from Wits Business School, Johannesburg. 

Refilwe Ledwaba
Founder and Executive Director, Women & Aviation

Refilwe Ledwaba

Founder and Executive Director, Women & Aviation

Refilwe Ledwaba is the founder and executive director of Women & Aviation, a hybrid organization dedicated to the empowerment of women in aviation and aerospace industry. She is a qualified rotor wing and fixed wing pilot. She holds the highest-flying license in helicopters and a commercial license in fixed wings. She is also a qualified fixed-wing flight instructor.

Refilwe is also a recipient of numerous scholarships, international awards and honours for her visionary work with the NPO organizations she founded: Southern African Women in Aviation & Aerospace Industry (SAWIA), and Girls Fly Programme in Africa (GFPA) foundation. The success of SAWIA has led to Refilwe being the recipient of multiple social entrepreneurship awards. Refilwe was listed as one of Top 35 Africans Under 35 to watch, by the Young People in International Affairs (YPIA) in 2014

Refilwe holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Microbiology and Biochemistry) from the University of Cape Town (UCT), A Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from UCT graduate school of business and an MBA from the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of business science with a focus on Airline strategies. Refilwe also recently completed a course on Aviation human factors from in the USA and she will be pursuing her PhD in 2019.

Sabine Reim
Senior Vice President, Airline Network Strategy – InterVISTAS Consulting

Sabine Reim

Senior Vice President, Airline Network Strategy – InterVISTAS Consulting

Sabine leads InterVISTAS’ Air Service Development Practice and works with airport clients worldwide to develop their air access, including Africa. She specializes in air service network strategies and route development for airports.

Prior to joining InterVISTAS, Sabine spent 17 years with British Airways. Her career with the airline included positions in Network Development, Strategy, Revenue Management and Customer Services. She led the network development of British Airways’ African, Middle Eastern, and Central Asian routes, and managed route development and airline-airport relationships on British Airways’ transatlantic network. She has a proven track record and first-hand experience of setting up new air service from visualization through to implementation.

Sabine holds a PhD in Economics and Business from the University of Reading, an MSc in International Business from The University of London, and a BA (Hons) in Travel and Tourism Management from Newcastle Business School. She resides in London, United Kingdom.

18:00 – 20:00

WELCOME RECEPTION

Network with attendees at the Welcome Reception taking place at The Reserve at Taj Cape Town