Rwanda To Host The Africa ’s Continental Aviation Summit
The destination Rwanda is bound to host a range of 400 experts from Aviation and key stakeholders in her city of Kigali to craft the means of boosting the African continent Airline business which is central to the tourism business including the Rwanda Safaris and tours.
The Aviation Conference will be the fifth of its kind running from 7th to 9th May 2016 with the interest of ensuring dialogue and strengthening sustainable networks in the airline business supply chain all over Africa. The conference is also directed at establishing a competitive environment for the Africa’s Aviation industry according to the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority Legal Affairs Director Eustache Ngoga.
The African Aviation conference comes to Rwanda for the first time and the range of people are expected to take safari to Rwanda to participate in the summit. The Aviation Summit is being arranged by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) in conjunction with RwandAir and the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.
Considering the fact that Africa is set for a 4.4% passenger growth and a strong expansion in its Air connectivity basing on the 20 year Passenger forecast of International Air Transport Association (IATA), the summit is seen as a strategic move to realizing this potential. The growth in the Cargo and Passenger travel is believed to be stimulated by growing economies and expansion of investment on the continent of Africa.
Apparently, the Aviation industry in Africa avails 6.9 million jobs generating $80 billion in GDP thus justifying the reason for its attention on the continent. Building sustainable partnerships to mutually benefit from the sector is inevitable and would definitely assist the Airlines to fully utilise the opportunities available on the continent and overcome a myriad of challenges that characterize the continents Aviation sector.
The Secretary General of AFRAA Dr. Chingosho notes that the body attempts to create a ground where the aviation product and services suppliers along with the buyers gather at one point to network, exchange knowledge, negotiate business and craft win-win business deals. Rwanda is pleased to host the summit according to John Mirenge the Chief Executive Officer of Rwanda Air since it does not only demonstrate the country’s commitment to the Aviation expansion but also contribute to the country’s visibility and hence the count of safaris in Rwanda not forgetting Conference tourism.
The Conference will run under the theme “Winning Together through Innovation and Collaboration” and it will feature a range of presentations and panel discussions on the current trends in the Aviation sector. The exhibition of various products, services and solutions by the aviation suppliers will also take place.