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New summit to help unlock Africa's aviation potential to be held in Dubai

Posted 11 May 2014 · 2 Comments

A new summit and exhibition covering the dynamic growth of African aviation and its strong links with Middle East investment, support and competition is to be held in Dubai next year.

African Aerospace is launching Aviation Africa 2015 which will take place in Dubai, UAE on 10-11 May 2015. African Aerospace is the sister publication of Arabian Aerospace.

Conference organiserrs said the event will help unlock Africa’s aviation potential. Industry and government leaders from Africa and the Middle East will work together to make aviation an even more integral part of Africa’s economic development and integration. Safety, regional cooperation and global standards for infrastructure funding will be addressed as key issues

IATA chief executive Tony Tyler has described this as the ‘century of African Aviation’ as the continent takes steps to achieve its growth potential. Its nearest neighbour, the Middle East, has achieved such momentous growth over the past two decades.

These two world regions have a rich shared history. There have been centuries of trade and shared experience, which continues to this day.

Aviation Africa 2015 aims to bring together government and civil aviation authorities; senior airline management; business aviation operators and specialists; financial and industry consultants; airport management and service company management and leaders from maintenance, training and flight support.

The conference and exhibition takes place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the home of the ‘open skies’, the venue offers easy access to nationals of African countries.

The event is designed to be a meeting place for African aviation business and Middle East business. It creates networking opportunities that can work both ways for the development of markets, access to finance; and the growth of business opportunity.

The conference programme will be managed and Chaired by Alan Peaford Editor in Chief, Arabian Aerospace & African Aerospace and the main topics will include:

• Open Skies – Liberalisation & Reducing bureaucracy
• Human Factors & Human Capital – Recruitment & Retention factors
• Air Traffic Management – the latest technologies for Africa’s airspace
• Finance – Opportunities for investment and collaboration
• MRO – sourcing engineering & technical support
• Business Aviation – Improving accessibility
• Training

There will be case studies, workshops and forums to debate and discuss the opportunities and issues facing African Aviation today.

The associated exhibition will feature over 30 companies showcasing the latest technologies and services to help develop and invest in the future of the industry in Africa.

Organisers say the event will provide connectivity, it’s about people doing business, products moving to new markets, investment and new opportunities being discussed and discovered. "This is an exciting new event in a growing Middle East & African region," said publisher Mark Brown.


2 Comments for New summit to help unlock Africa's aviation potential to be held in Dubai


posted 1 year ago

Thank you for your comment Sam. As the publishers of both Arabian Aerospace and African Aerospace magazines, we decided to launch this event in the Middle East and theme the first year's conference around cooperation between the Middle East & Africa looking at issues such as Raising finance to develop safe & modern operations, Lessons learned from the Gulf's growth and so on. The full programme will soon be available at  Future events will certainly be taking place throughout the continent with many suitable venues and host nations offering assistance. We hope you are able to make the event and please keep referring to the Aviation Africa site for updates.


posted 1 year ago

Why should African aviation summit be held outside the continent, organizers could not find a suitable venue in any of the countries ?

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