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Aviation players converge in Zanzibar for the 7th Aviation Stakeholders Convention

Distinguished guests with the guest of honour His Excellency Seif Ali Iddi (center), the 2nd Vice President of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, following the conclusion of the opening ceremony

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA), in partnership with Air Tanzania, held the 7th Aviation Stakeholders Convention from 08-10 April 2018 at the Zanzibar Beach Resort in Zanzibar. The Convention’s aim is to foster dialogue between stakeholders in order to build sustainable networks in supply chain management and create a competitive environment for aviation business in the continent. The three-day conference which was convened under the high patronage of the Government of the Revolutionary Republic of Zanzibar, was held under the theme: “Harnessing Aviation Opportunities in Africa”. The event was graced by His Excellency Seif Ali Iddi, 2nd Vice President of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, who was the event Guest of Honour. 

The event had over 350 registered high profile delegates from 43 countries across the world consisting of airlines, Civil Aviation Authorities, airports, Air Navigation Service Providers, ground handlers, regulators, aircraft/engine manufacturers, component suppliers, service providers in the aviation industry and other aviation stakeholders. 

AFRAA wishes to thank the Government of the Revolutionary Republic of Zanzibar, Air Tanzania, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, the Civil Aviation Authority of Tanzania and all sponsors for their kind support in staging the Convention. AFRAA looks forward to hosting a memorable event in 2019 at a venue which will be announced in due course. 

Event presentations 

•   Welcome and opening remarks – Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé, AFRAA Secretary General

•   Remarks by Mr. Tefera Mekonnen, Tefera - Director, Air Transport, AFCAC on behalf of the Ag. Secretary General – AFCAC

•  Remarks by Mr. Raphael Kuuchi – IATA Vice President Africa 

•   Growth and profitability in a liberalised environment – how do we get there? By IATA Vice President Africa – Mr. Raphael Kuuchi

•   Use of data to transform aviation business by Mr. Neil Jones, Senior Solution Architect, Air Travel Solutions - SITA

•   How emerging technologies can create new business opportunities by Mr. Peter Newell - Sabre Consulting

•   An overview of African Aviation Infrastructure current status and future trends by Mr Mabitsi Legodi (Senior Manager Business Development) - Air Traffic Navigation Services (ATNS)

•   How African Airlines Can Restructure and Reposition Themselves in the Face of Strong Headwinds by Mr. Steven T. Kargman, President - Kargman Associates

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* Network and Fleet Planning in a SAATM Environment by Embraer 

Remarks by the Guest of Honour