AVIATION AFRICA 2018 
 17 & 18th April 2018, Cairo, Egypt
DAYS
HOURS
MINS
SECS

 

 

 17th April 2018 - Day 1 Agenda

 

08:30 - 09:00

 

Registration and Exhibition Opens

 

 

 

 SESSION ONE: BUILDING BLOCKS -

 Understanding the framework for aviation across Africa

 

 

09:00 - 09:10

 

Introduction from Summit Chairman

  • Alan Peaford MBE, Editor-in-chief, Arabian & African Aerospace

 

09:10 - 09:20

 

Keynote Welcome Message:

Building on Egypt's aviation heritage to make a sustainable future

  • H.E. Sherif Minister of Aviation, Republic of Egypt

 

09:20 - 09:35

 

Keynote Address:

Aviation's challenge to make the MENA region's "beating heart" beat stronger

  • Muhammad Al Bakri, Regional SVP, IATA

 

09:35 - 09:50

 

Keynote Address:

EgyptAir, the jewel in the Egyptian crown - looking to new horizons

  • Safwat Musallam, Chairman, EgyptAir Holding Co

 

09:50 - 10:05

 

Keynote Address:

A new dawn for Africa's aviation industry

  • speaker invited

 

10:05 - 10:20

 

Keynote Address:

Africa's role in the new world order and what the global industry expects

  • speaker invited

 

10:20 - 10:35

 

Why Africa's infrastructure needs must not hold back the continent's development

  • speaker invited

 

 

 

10:35 - 11:20: COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

IN THE EXHIBITION HALLS

 

 

 

 SESSION TWO: SECURE FUTURES -

 Understanding the threat and the solutions both in the cyber world and the real one

 

 

11:25 - 11:45 

 

Cyber terrorism and Cyber crime:

The biggest threat to aviation today: Overview

  • speaker invited

 

11:45 - 12:10

 

The ICAO plan to bring cohesion to aviation security and its impact on Africa and the Middle East

  • Mohamad Rahma, Regional Vice president ICAO (North Africa & Middle East)

 

 12:10 - 12:30

 

Securing the best technological environment for airlines to protect themselves against Cyber threats

  • speaker invited

 

12:30 - 12:45 

 

Ensuring the office in the sky is as secure as on the ground. How Business Aviation is reacting to cyber challenge

  • Chris Moore, COO, Satcom Direct (SD)

 

 12:45 - 13:00

 

Understanding Risk. How shared information can make airlines and operators aware of the daily changing threat

  • Andrew Nicholson, CEO, Osprey Flight Solutions

 

  

 

13:00 - 14:10: NETWORKING LUNCH

IN THE EXHIBITION HALLS

 

 

 

 SESSION THREE: AIRLINE BUSINESS -

 Profit, Competition, Security or Passengers? What keeps CEOs awake at night?

 

 

14:15 - 15:15 

 

Airline CEOs share their biggest worries

Moderator: invited

Panel:

  • Stefan Pichler, CEO Royal Jordanian
  • speaker invited
  • speaker invited
  • speaker invited

 

 

 15:15 - 15:40

 

Freight: Why Africa's cargo carriers should be embracing change and growing the freight markets

  • Sanjeev Gandhia, CEO, Astral Aviation

 

 

 

15:40 - 16:10: AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING BREAK

 IN THE EXHIBITION HALLS

 

 

 

 SESSION FOUR: MRO-

 Developing the next generation MRO to serve Africa and the Middle East with pride

 

 

 16:15 - 16:30

 

Keynote Address:

Harnessing MRO globalisation - Africa's opportunity

  • Eng. Hisham Nasser, consultant to Chairman, EgyptAIr

 

 16:30 - 16:50

 

Case study: 

How partnership is developing a first class service in North Africa

  • speaker invited
  • speaker invited

 

16:50 - 17:05 

 

Case study: 

Cost reduction for smaller airlines

  • Thomas Bulirsch, CEO, Aviation Scouts

 

 17:05 - 17:45

 

Building trust & flexibility for MRO in Africa

Moderator: Eng. Hisham Nasser, consultant to Chairman, EgyptAIr

Panel:

  • Jeff Wilkinson, CEO, Joramco, Jordan
  • speaker invited
  • speaker invited
  • speaker invited

 

 

 

17:45: DAY 1 ENDS

GALA RECEPTION SPONSORED BY EGYPTAIR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 18th April 2018 - Day 2 Agenda

 

 08:30 - 09:00

 

Registration and Exhibition opens

 

09:00 - 09:05

 

Welcome & introduction to Day 2

  • Alan Peaford MBE, Editor-in-chief , Arabian & African Aerospace

 

 

 

 SESSION FIVE:  AIRLINE BUSINESS -

 Challenging the Status Quo:

 Bringing low cost, regional and charter operations and new models to market - and surviving

 

 

 09:05 - 09:25

 

Keynote:

Developing the region's first LCC and challenging for new markets

  • Adel Ali, CEO, Air Arabia

 

 09:25 - 10:15

 

How to survive in competitive marketplace

Moderator: Marian Pistick, CEO Aerotask, UAE

Panel:

  • Ahmed Aly, CEO Nile Air
  • President Diamini, CEO Royal Swaziland Airlines
  • Adel Ali, CEO Air Arabia
  • Miles van der Molen, CEO CemAir

 

 10:15 - 11:00

 

Haves and Have not. How operators achieving international standards should aid those that haven't

Moderator: Victoria Moores, Air Transport Editor African Aerospace & Air Transport World

Panel:

  • Chris Zweigenthal CEO, Airline Association of Southern Africa
  • speaker invited

 

 

 

11:00 - 11:25: COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

IN THE EXHIBITION HALLS

 

 

 

SESSION SIX: SAFETY-

Surviving accidents and incidents with reputations intact

 

 

 11:30 - 11:45

 

Introduction to Accident issues

  •  speaker invited

 

11:45 - 12:15 

 

Crisis management and family assistance at home base - and at outstations

  • speaker invited 

 

 12:15 - 12:40

 

Bird strikes:

Making it a manageable risk 

  • Chris Perry, Wildlife Biologist, Avisure, Australia

 

 12:40 - 13:00

 

 Airfield safety

  • speaker invited

 

 

 

13:00 - 14:10: NETWORKING LUNCH

IN THE EXHIBITION HALLS

 

 

 

SESSION SEVEN: FINANCE & FUNDING -

Developing infrastructure and support for Africa's aviation future on the ground and in the air

 

 

14:15 - 14:35 

 A renewed focus on supporting Aviation development - How AfDB sees the future for Africa

  •  speaker invited

 

14:35 - 14:55

 Investment need for African infrastructure

  •  speaker invited

 

14:55 - 15:40 

 Topic under review

Moderator: invited

Panel:

  • Firouz Tarapore, CEO, DAE
  • Tarek Badawy, Partner, Shahid Law Firm
  • speaker invited
  • speaker invited

 

 

 

15:40 - 16:05: AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING BREAK

 IN THE EXHIBITION HALLS

 

 

 

SESSION EIGHT: HUMAN CAPITAL -

Developing and inspiring future generations to solve people shortage  

 

 

16:10 - 16:25 

Keynote: 

The challenge ahead and how OEMs have a role to play

  •  speaker invited

 

16:25 - 16:35 

 Recognising the role that women have in meeting future demands for pilots

  •  speaker invited

 

16:35 - 16:55 

 Stepping up training capabilities in Africa and extending education opportunites

Moderator: Alan Peaford MBE, Editor-in-chief, Arabian & African Aerospace

Panel:

  • speaker invited
  • speaker invited
  • speaker invited
  • speaker invited

 

 

 

17:00: DAY 2 ENDS

 

 

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