Programme

We are currently formulating the 2017 programme. If you would like to be involved, please contact Jon Howell

2017 Programme at a glance

Pre Conference Day - Monday 9 OctoberFull Programme

13:00 – 17:00

Aviation lectures at University of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies (UTB)

AviaDev Africa will be conducting guest lectures ahead of the main AviaDev event at the University of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies in Kigali

This is an opportunity for those attending the industry conference to really give something back to the industry, namely their expertise. 

UTB is a university in Kigali offering courses supporting the IATA programs and we joined together in 2016 to provide a similar set of talks on the importance of air transport as an economic catalyst to the potential growth of the industry.

Be part of inspiring the next generation to join our growing industry.  If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Jon Howell for more information

Day One - Tuesday 10 OctoberFull Programme

8:30 – 9:30

Registration and Refreshments

9:30 – 9:40

Welcome Remarks

9:40 – 9:50

Official Opening

9:50 – 10:10

One-to-one interview: What the future holds for African aviation

10:10 – 10:45

Air Service Development Masterclass

10:45 – 11:00

How to adopt a collaborative approach to air service development

11:00 – 11:30

How to embrace e-commerce with IATA’s NDC initiative

11:30 – 12:15

Development of Airport Infrastructure in Africa

12:15 – 13:00

Networking Lunch

13:00 – 16:30

One-to-One Business Meetings

16:30 – 17:00

Airport route development & safety: facts & perception

17:00 – 17:30

NEW ARRIVAL: jetWest outline their launch plans

17:30 – 18:00

NEW ARRIVAL: jet Afrique outline their plans ahead of launch

20:00 – 23:00

World Travel Awards*

20:00 – 23:00

Networking Reception at Sky Lounge, Urban by CityBlue

Day Two - Wednesday 11 OctoberFull Programme

7:30

Optional 5km jogging tour of Kigali

8:00 – 9:30

Registration and Refreshments

9:00 – 9:15

Welcoming remarks

9:15 – 10:15

The African Economy 2017 - Stagnation or Star Nations?

10:15 – 10:45

Investors’ views on the opportunities in Africa

10:45 – 11:30

Focus on Aviation: Regional African connectivity

11:30 – 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 – 12:30

The importance of data. How airports and airlines can use data to make better decisions

12:30 – 13:30

The national carrier conundrum. An impediment to or catalyst for economic success?

13:30 – 14:30

Networking lunch

14:30 – 18:00

One-to-one business meetings

18:00 – 21:00

Networking Reception

Day Three - Thursday 12 OctoberFull Programme

9:00 – 13:30

One-to-One Business Meetings

13:30 – 14:30

Networking Lunch and event close