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

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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 - 09:25

 

Keynote Address:

Welcome from EgyptAir, the host airline and aerospace group - looking to new horizons

  • Safwat Musallam, Chairman, EgyptAir Holding Co.

 

09:25 - 09:40

 

Keynote Address:

Africa's challenges and new successes

  • Abderrahmane Berthe, Chief Executive Officer - Directeur Generale African Airlines Assocations (AfRAA)

 

09:40 - 10:00

 

Keynote Address:

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

  • Adefunke Adeyemi, Regional Head External Relations, IATA

 

10:00 - 10:15

 

Keynote Address:

Infrastructure investment and joint co-operation, the key to Africa's future

  • Hany Yehia Eladawy, President of the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC)

 

10:15 - 10:30

 

Keynote Address:

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

  • Mohamed Rahma, Regional VP, ICAO

 

10:30 - 10:45

 

Keynote Welcome message: Building on Egypt's aviation heritage to make a sustainable future

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

 

 

 

10.45 - 11:10: 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

 

 

11:15 - 11:45 

 

Keynote: Cyber terrorism and Cyber crime: The biggest threat to aviation today: Overview

  • Brian Lord OBE, Managing Director, PGI

 

11:45 - 12:00

 

Insurers view: How cyber risk will affect premium

  • Simon Knechtli, Executive Director Aerospace, Willis Towers Watson

 

 12:00 - 12:20

 

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

  • Brian Roos, Business Development Director, Africa Satcom Direct (SD)

 

12:20 - 12:40

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

  • Ahmed Fawzi, Global Lead of Business Management, SITA

 

12:40 - 12:55 

 

Ketnote: Threat intelligence sharing

  • Jeffrey L. Troy - Exec. Director Aviation, ISAC

 

12:55 - 13:10

 

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

  • Andrew Nicholson, Chief Executive Officer, Osprey Flight Solutions

 

  

 

13:15 - 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 - 14:55 

 

Celebrating Africa's Single Skies agreement - but where do we go from here?

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

Panel:

  • Adefunke Adeyemi, Regional Head External Relations, Africa Middle East, IATA
  • Chamsou Andjorin, Director Government Affairs and Market Development, Boeing
  • Hassan El-Houry, Chief Executive Officer, NAS
  • Girma Wake, Former Chairman, RwandAir

 

 

 14:55 - 15:10

 

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

  • Sanjeev Gadhia, Chief Executive Officer, Astral Aviation

 

15:10 - 16:00

Airline leaders share their biggest worries

Moderator: Girma Wake, Former Chairman, RwandAir

Panel:

  • Capt. Sherif Ezzat Badrous, Chairman, EgyptAir Airlines
  • Sanjeev Gadhia, Chief Executive Officer, Astral Aviation

 

 

16:00 - 16:25: COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

 IN THE EXHIBITION HALLS

 

 

 

 SESSION FOUR: MRO-

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

 

 

 16:30 - 16:45

 

Keynote Address:

Harnessing MRO globalisation - Africa's opportunity

  • Eng. Hisham Hassan Nasser, consultant to Chairman, EgyptAir Engineering

 

 16:45 - 17:10

 

Case study: 

How partnership is developing a first class service in North Africa

  • Tommaso Auriemma, Chief Executive Officer, ATI

 

 17:10 - 17:45

 

Gaining trust and building confidence

Moderator: Eng. Hisham Hassen Nasser, consultant to Chairman, EgyptAir Engineering

Panel:

  • Jeff Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Joramco, Jordan
  • Richard Haas, Vice President Africa, Lufthansa Technik
  • Marie Ioan, Airline Services Marketing Director, Airbus
  • Tommaso Auriemma, Chief Executive Officer, ATI

 

 

 

17:45: DAY 1 ENDS

18:00 - 20:30

GALA RECEPTION, POOL-SIDE AT INTERCONTINENTAL CITYSTARS, SPONSORED BY EGYPTAIR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 18th April 2018 - Day 2 Agenda

 

 08:30 - 09:25

 

    Registration and Exhibition opens

 

09:25 - 09:30

 

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

 

 

 09:30 - 09:50

 

Keynote:

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

  • Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia

 

 09:50 - 10:45

 

How to survive in competitive marketplace

Moderator: Victoria Moores, Air Transport & African Aerospace

Panel:

  • Ahmed Aly, Chief Executive Officer, Nile Air
  • Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia
  • Miles van der Molen, Chief Executive Officer, CemAir
  • Ashraf Lamloum, Chief Executive Officer, Nesma

 

 10:45 - 11:00

 

Case Study: Cost reduction for smaller airlines

  • Marcel Jansen, Head of Sales, Aviationscouts

 

 

 

11:00 - 11:40: COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

IN THE EXHIBITION HALLS

 

 

 

SESSION SIX: FINANCE & FUNDING-

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

 

11:45 - 12:00 

 

 

12:00 - 12:15

 

Egypt's privatisation in action with Marsa Alam Airport

  • General Mohamed Kamel Mostafa , Chairman & Managing Director Egyptian Aviation Services

 

12:15- 13:00

Making it easier to do busines in Africa from buying, selling, leasing & operating

Moderator: Rob Watts, Chief Executive Officer, Aerotask

Panel:

  • George O'Neill, Senior Vice President, DAE
  • Hadi Akoum, Vice President Sales Sub-Sahara Africa and Southern Indian Ocean, Airbus
  • Jean-Paul Boutibou, Vice President Sales, Bombardier
  • Miguel Santos, Vice President Africa, Boeing

 

 

 

13:00 - 14:10: NETWORKING LUNCH

IN THE EXHIBITION HALLS

 

 

 

SESSION SEVEN: Protecting the assests and reputation

 

14:15 - 15:00 

Emergency Response: Some Key Considerations from a Carrier's Perspective

  • Craig Rooney, Partner, Clyde & Co LLP
  • Elizabeth Lambert-James, Senior Associate, Clyde & Co

 

15:00 - 15:15

African growth horizons: An overview of the market potential across the continent

  • Taieb Ben Sghaier, Services & Market Analyst, Rolls-Royce

 

15:15 - 15:30

Why Big Data is big business for the aerospace industry and how aviation will benefit

  • Ivan Hutter, Director, Marketing Europe & Africa, GE Aviation

 

15:30 - 16:00

Digital Asset management: Using digital data & technology to reduce costs, control risks and improve whole life asset performance

  • Paul Bogan, Regional Design Director for Systems & Technology Middle East & Africa, Atkins
  • Martin Vallance, Digital Asset Management, Atkins

 

 

 

16:00 - 16:25: COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

 IN THE EXHIBITION HALLS

 

 

 

SESSION EIGHT: HUMAN CAPITAL -

Developing and inspiring future generations to solve people shortage  

 

 

16:30 - 17:00 

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

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

Panel:

  • Capt. Alia Twal, Governor, Arabian Section, 99s Women Pilots Organisation
  • Alcinda Pereira, Executive Director, Bestfly
  • Sonia-Ingrid Kamikazi, Corporate Quality Manager, RwandAir

 

17:00 - 17:30 

Investing in people and places to build Africa's aerospace future

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

Panel:

  • Nuno Pereira, Chief Executive Officer, Bestfly
  • Elias Sadek, Chairman, Egyptian Aviation Academy
  • Tarek Badawy, Partner, Shahid Law Firm
  • Isabelle Umugwaneza, Deputy Managing Director, Rwanda Airports

 

 

 

17:30: DAY 2 ENDS

Introduction to Aviation Africa in Kigali, Rwanda, 2019

 

 

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