Aviation Africa Summit & Exhibition Set for Cairo Debut
Aviation Africa, the exhibition and summit covering the full aviation and aerospace spectrum across the African continent, is to hold its third edition in Cairo on April 17-18 2018, under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Under the theme ‘Building blocks for North African revival’ the two-day summit will focus on the key drivers to grow business and opportunities across North Africa. Alongside the summit will be an exhibition area featuring more than fifty exhibitors.
His Excellency Sherif Fathi Attia the Minister of Civil Aviation said he welcomed the decision to bring the event to Cairo. “We are working with the event organiser to shape the agenda for the Summit,” he said.
“There are key issues affecting Africa in general, North Africa in particular in subjects like aviation security, infrastructure needs and regional cooperation. The Egyptian government is lending its full support to the event and will be inviting our neighbours and friends across North Africa to be part of this important event.”
EgyptAir is to be the host airline of the event. Chairman and CEO of the EgyptAir Holding Group Safwat Musallam said: “This event gives an opportunity for all of our businesses to come together with suppliers, customers and competitors under one roof. We are very positive about the future but agree it is important that we can share ideas and get new ideas too.”
Mark Brown chief executive of show organiser Times Aerospace, said: “We are also pleased to have MoUs from all of Egypt’s airlines including charter, cargo and low cost carriers. These will all have top executives taking part in the event and meeting with exhibitors.
We are expecting delegations from other African governments and their civil aviation authorities and of course other airlines, business aviation operators and from companies across the Middle East and Africa.”
The two-day summit will be chaired by Alan Peaford, MBE, the editor-in-chief of African Aerospace and Arabian Aerospace. “Cairo is the cross roads between the Middle East and North Africa and I would expect to see a lot of interest from the region – particularly given the close ties between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Aviation Africa is organised by Times Aerospace Events in partnership with Aerocomm Ltd and Access Group. Times Aerospace Events has organised 2 previous editions of Aviation Africa in Dubai and Kigali, Rwanda.