The Aviation Africa 2017 conference has officially kicked off at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda from 22 to 23 February 2017.
H.E. Paul Kagame, President of Republic of Rwanda opened the proceedings and toured the exhibition hall with Hon Minister James Musoni, Minister of Infrastructure and VIPs.
Rwanda is hosting the two day conference and exhibition addressing the opportunities and challenges facing the African continent in the aviation sector.
Alan Peaford, Conference Chairman said “We brought this event to Rwanda because of its investment in aviation and infrastructure, open visa access and plans for the future aviation growth of Rwanda and Africa. We hope over the next two days we can help to knock down some of the barriers to future growth in this industry”.
The conference and exhibition will be one of Africa’s largest events on aviation; the conference has 550 delegates from 58 countries. The exhibition is hosting 56 exhibitors and sponsors including Airbus from France, Bombardier from Canada, Nexus from Saudi Arabia, Gulfstream from the USA and Rolls-Royce from the UK.
Photo by Kigali Today.