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2024 agenda

Wednesday 19 June

09:00 - 10:00

Registration and Refreshments

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome Remarks

Jon Howell

CEO and Founder
AviaDev

10:10 - 10:45

Presenting the Real Estate Opportunity

Marcel Langeslag

Director Aviation Africa
NACO

Nelly Alandou

Consultant
NACO

11:00 - 11:15

Airport Showcase: Dr Antonio Agostinho Neto International Airport (Luanda, Angola)

Carlos von Hafe


Dr. Antonio Agostinho Neto Angola International Airport

10:45 - 11:00

Airport Showcase: Cape Winelands Airport (South Africa)

Mark Wilkinson

Director
Cape Winelands Airport

11:15 - 12:00

What is an investor in airport real estate looking for?

Moderated by:

Marcel Langeslag

Director Aviation Africa
NACO

In conversation with:

Khangi Khoza

CEO
Swissport South Africa Pty Ltd

Errol Taylor

Head of Asset Management: Industrial
Growthpoint

Moritz Thompson

Investment Director
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)

12:00 - 12:15

Airport Showcase: Ravinala Airports (Madagascar)

Oeliarisoa Andriamasoandro

Head of Real Estate
Ravinala Airports

Zoe Rajohnson

Commercial and Marketing Director
Ravinala Airports

12:15 - 12:30

Airport Showcase:

12:30 - 13:00
Stream 1

Working in Harmony - A Case Study of Lanseria

Hilton Carty

Managing Director
Aperture Properties

Rampa Rammopo

Chief Executive Officer
Lanseria International Airport

Errol Taylor

Head of Asset Management: Industrial
Growthpoint

Stream 2

Networking Lunch

10:00 - 13:00

Air Route Development Masterclass

(for Tourism Authorities)

Key Topics
Unlocking New Destinations: Strategies for creating strong partnerships between airlines and DMOs to open new air routes.
Digital Marketing: Best practices for digital marketing campaigns between airlines and DMOs for destination awareness.
Passenger Data: How to responsibly share and leverage passenger data to improve tourism development strategies and marketing.
Addressing Barriers: Overcoming administrative hurdles, e.g. visas to ease travel.
Brand Alignment: Creating marketing synergy between airlines and tourist destinations.

Why This Matters
Air Travel and Tourism: Air travel is fundamental to tourism destination growth.
Collaboration is Key: The benefits of strong cooperation between airline industry stakeholders and tourism authorities.
Data-Driven Strategies: Learn how data can guide targeted tourism development and marketing campaigns

Moderated by:

Natalia Rosa

Tourism Project Lead
SADC Business Council

Speakers

Sylvain Bosc

Former CCO
SAA and Fastjet

Kojo Bentum-Williams

Senior Expert, Communications in Africa
UN Tourism

Gavin Eccles

Aviation Professor & Consultant

Tim Harris

Partner
Consulum

Kumbi Chiweshe

Air Access Lead, Africa's Eden
Founder, The Victoria Falls DMC

17:00 - 20:00

Welcome Reception

in the Exhibition Area at Movenpick Hotel

Thursday 20 June

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and Refreshments

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome to AviaDev

Jon Howell

CEO and Founder
AviaDev

09:10 - 09:20

Welcome to Namibia

Nangula Uaandja

Chief Executive Officer
Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board

Bisey Uirab

Chief Executive Officer
Namibia Airports Company

09:20 - 09:40

Namibia's Aviation Landscape and Objectives

The Honourable John Mutorwa

Deputy Prime Minister of Namibia

09:40 - 10:10

Macro economic keynote

Martin Jansen van Vuuren

Economist and Tourism Development Advisor
I and M Futureneer Advisors Pty Ltd

10:10 - 11:00

Charting a course. The interplay of access to aircraft finance and markets and its impact in shaping route development

Moderated by:

Hilka Birns

Aviation Journalist
ch-aviation

In conversation with:

Jenifer Bamutaraki

Chief Executive Officer
Uganda Airlines

Rodger Foster

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Airlink

Sanjeev Gadhia

Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Astral Aviation

Nowel Ngala

Board Member - Chief Commercial Officer
TAAG Angola Airlines

Tebogo Tsimane

Interim Chief Commercial Officer
South African Airways (SAA)

11:00 - 11:15

Untapped opportunities. Unveiling Africa's unserved routes

Geert Lemaire

Market Intelligence and Consulting Director
Airbus

11:15 - 12:00

Profit optimisation: Utilising AI and cutting-edge technologies to enhance efficiency, visibility and revenue

Moderated by:

Tatenda Karuwa

Aviation Journalist
Simple Flying

In conversation with:

Nick Ashton

Global Airline Lead
Protect Group

Achma Asokan

Group Chief Executive Officer
AirlinePros

Deepak Garg

Head of Business Development (Cockpit Services - Middle East & Africa)
SITA

Richard Ortega

Commercial Director for EMEA and APAC
Kiu System Solutions

Judy Waruiru

Managing Director
DPO Pay

12:00 - 12:15

Unleashing the power of fifth freedom routes in Africa

12:15 - 12:55

Navigating Responsibility. Delivering active, strategic and sustainable route development

Moderated by:

Marcel Langeslag

Director Aviation Africa
NACO

In conversation with:

Carlos Pimentel Araújo

Board Member
SGA

Bernd Bauer

Chief Executive Officer
Discover Airlines

Kirby Gordon

Chief Marketing Officer
FlySafair

Bisey Uirab

Chief Executive Officer
Namibia Airports Company

12:55 - 13:00

Summary of the day

Jon Howell

CEO and Founder
AviaDev

13:00 - 13:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 18:00

One to one meetings

18:00 - 22:00

Gala Evening Reception

Friday 21 June

07:15 - 08:00

Charity Run

08:00 - 09:00

Morning Refreshments

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome back

Jon Howell

CEO and Founder
AviaDev

09:05 - 09:30

Powering Progress: Africa's Alternative Fuel Potential

Kwame Bekoe

Commercial Director
Zero

09:30 - 10:30

Fueling expansion. Sourcing aircraft for expansion whilst ensuring financial resilience and achieving sustainability goals

Moderated by:

Sean Mendis

Director
SeanMendis.com

In conversation with:

Joep Ellers

Head of Airline Marketing Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa
Airbus

Martin Gitonga

Head of Network Planning and Alliances
Kenya Airways

Basil Gygax

Head of Customer Finance - EMEA
Embraer

Raphael Haddad

President
Jetcraft Commercial Limited

Thato Matsha

Aviation Finance Consultant
Investec

Dainius Staniulis

Chief Commercial Officer
Avion Express

10:30 - 10:40

Charity Presentation: Namibia Aviation Training Academy (NATA)

10:40 - 11:00

Expanding Horizons. FlyNamibia's Vision for Expansion

Tim Harris

Partner
Consulum

In conversation with:

Andre Compion

Managing Director
FlyNamibia

11:00 - 11:45

Piloting Innovation. How stakeholders are supporting customers amidst supply chain challenges and high demand

Moderated by:

Tristan Brouard

Head of Asset Management
ACC Aviation

In conversation with:

Anvar Mullabekov

Director
AI12

Jason Sutcliffe

Marketing Director – Middle East, Africa & Central Asia
Rolls Royce

11:45 - 12:00

Leaving money on the table. Investing in safety and infrastructure through the efficient collection of overflight fees

Tom Perkins

Chief Executive Officer
NavPass

12:00 - 12:10

Handover Ceremony: AviaDev 2025

12:10 - 12:30

Future Leaders: How can the aviation sector in Africa ensure a rapid pace of growth, whilst also prioritising environmental sustainability?

Marcel Langeslag

Director Aviation Africa
NACO

Refilwe Ledwaba

Founder
Girls fly Africa

12:30 - 12:55

Presentation of the Ato Girma Wake Lifetime Achievement Award for an outstanding contribution to route development in Africa

Interview led by:

Girma Wake

Industry Expert
AviaDev Patron

Rodger Foster

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Airlink

In conversation with the 2024 recipient

Joao Jorge

former Director General
LAM Mozambique

12:55 - 13:00

Closing Remarks

Jon Howell

CEO and Founder
AviaDev

13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 17:30

One to one meetings