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 and YAAPA (Young African Aviation Professionals Association) are partnering to give guest lectures ahead of AviaDev 2017 on 9th October.

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 – 16:00

One-to-One Business Meetings

16:00 – 18:00

Bugesera Airport Tour* optional

Day Two - Wednesday 11 OctoberFull Programme

7:30

Yoga class or 5km jog* optional

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 battle for West Africa’s skies

12:30 – 13:00

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

13:00 – 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

Day Three - Thursday 12 OctoberFull Programme

7:30

Yoga class or 5km jog* optional

9:00 – 13:30

One-to-One Business Meetings

13:30 – 14:30

Networking Lunch and event close