Aviation Develop Africa

AviaDev Africa

Your African Aviation Development Hub

Thank you for joining us at AviaDev Africa

2021 marked the fifth edition of AviaDev Africa and we were delighted to welcome over 1200+ attendees from 80+ countries to join in proactive discussions that will enhance air connectivity to, from, and within the continent. With many aviation stakeholders facing uncertainty, this was a chance for the African aviation community to come together to forge new collaborations and partnerships to ensure that Africa remains connected regionally and internationally.

We successfully delivered over 250 route development meetings and we look forward to hearing news of new collaborations as a result of these discussions.  We further enhanced networking opportunities by including roundtable sessions and networking opportunities within the programme.

Message from Patrick Collard, Director General, Ravinala Airports

The aeronautics and tourism industries in Africa are mobilizing to develop their connectivity despite the health crisis.

I am delighted that we are organizing AviaDev in Madagascar, for two consecutive years, 2021 for Aviadev digital and 2022 for Aviadev face-to-face, the most important aviation event in Africa.

We want everyone to be able to be here in person to experience the incomparable Malagasy hospitality, but the safety of our visitors is of utmost importance to us. We are therefore eager to give you a virtual taste of our brand new terminal and infrastructure, as well as the incredible tourist attractions that Madagascar has to offer.

Message from H.E. Joël Randriamandranto, Minister of Transport, Tourism and Meteorology of Madagascar

At a time when the aviation and tourism industry are going through an unprecedented crisis, more than ever, we must remain united and committed to the recovery of activities. This initiative appears to be an opportunity for all stakeholders to reinvent themselves by approaching new innovative solutions and together, build a resilient sector trhough this crisis.

Madagascar is a country with strong tourism potential and despite the pandemic, the AVIADEV 2021 edition in virtual format will be an opportunity to demonstrate this and share our diversity and cultural richness, despite geographical barriers. We look forward to welcoming our participants to make this edition a memorable event for all.

Thanks to our 2021 Sponsors

Adefunke Adeyemi received the coveted Ato Girma Wake Lifetime Achievement Award at AviaDev Africa 2021

We are delighted to announce that Adefunke Adeyemi has been chosen to be the recipient of this years' Ato Girma Wake Lifetime Achievement Award recognising an outstanding contribution to route development in Africa. Recently identified as one of the 200 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) globally in recognition of her achievements, Adefunke Adeyemi is a transformative leader, agent of change and influencer, positively impacting lives and the business environment through her passion, work and initiatives.

Read the Press Release here

Thanks to the airlines that attended AviaDev Africa 2021

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Selected Speakers

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Gad Wavomba

Sales Director, Embraer

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Patrick Collard

Chief Executive Officer, Ravinala Airports

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Girma Wake

Former CEO, Ethiopian Airlines and Former Chairman, RwandAir

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Shingai George

Insights Expert/Market Data Analyst, ForwardKeys

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Chris Zweigenthal

Chief Executive, Airlines Association of Southern Africa

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Marcel Langeslag

Director African Aviation, NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants)

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Adefunke Adeyemi

Regional Director, Advocacy and Strategic Relations, Africa - IATA

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Sean Mendis

Aviation Expert

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H.E. Joël Randriamandranto

Minister of Transport, Tourism and Meteorology of Madagascar

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Jonathan Ayache

CEO, lift

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