The issues of the implementation of Single African Air Transport Market, Aviation and National Security are some topics that will be discussed as aviation experts, stakeholders gather at the maiden National Aviation Conference to be organized by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN. This is according to a statement issued by Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of the authority.
The conference, with the theme ‘Advancing the Frontiers of Possibilities for Safe, Secure and Profitable Air Transport’ is aimed at providing a veritable platform for brainstorming and sharing knowledge and ideas on contemporary developments in the global aviation industry. The event is slated for the 1st to the 4th of April, 2020, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
The conference will bring together captains of industries, top government functionaries, seasoned aviation experts and key stakeholders like the Honourable Minister of Aviation – Senator Hadi Sirika, State Governors and Chief Executives of aviation agencies.
Some of the topics that will be treated by seasoned aviation experts at the conference include; Implementing Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM): Prospects and Challenges, Collaborative Service Delivery in Nigeria Air Transport Industry: The way forward, Aviation and National Security: Emerging Trends, Addressing Nigeria’s Unviable Airport Syndrome, Nigerian Airports: Gateway to Developing and Managing Tourist Destinations in Nigeria, among others.
Other attractions at the conference include a career fair, that is aimed at arousing the interest of children at choosing and developing careers in aviation, essay competition exclusive to officers of aviation parastatals, and others.
Some of the speakers expected at the event include Ms.Yewande Sadiku, Otunba Segun Runsewe, Nick Fadugba, Capt. Roland Iyayi, Dr. Anne Eyinnaya-Egbadon, Engr Peter O. Onyeri amongst others.
The conference will also feature an investment forum, which will focus on attracting local and international investors in order to apprise them with the investment opportunities in the Nigerian aviation industry and promises to be a catalyst for investments and national economic development, while also addressing the future of Nigerian Airports with respect to safety, security, innovations, financing, leasing, sustainability, and growth.