Global aviation leaders to meet in Windhoek next week

Global aviation industry leaders will be meeting in Windhoek on 19-21 June 2024, for the Aviation Development (Aviadev) Africa Conference, which is hosted by the Namibia Airports Company at the Movenpick Hotel.

This annual forum will bring together influential stakeholders, including airlines, airports, tourism boards, government officials, and industry experts to foster collaboration, forge strategic partnerships, and explore opportunities that will deliver new air routes across Africa.

Over 35 airlines and 400 participants (the highest number ever for an AviaDev conference) have confirmed their participation at the Aviadev Africa event which is renowned for its unique ability to create a conducive environment for aviation professionals to network, exchange ideas, and collaborate on innovative strategies that drive sustainable air connectivity.

Namibia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Transport Honourable John Mutorwa will officiate the opening ceremony.

The Namibia Airports Company is a key national asset whose recovery is being led by a recovery strategy based on its mandate to manage and develop airports.

The conference supports the Yamoussoukro Decision towards a Single Air Transport Market (SAATM) in Africa and pursues partnerships that will assist in carving out new opportunities for the continent’s aviation development and progress.

NAC states that Air travel is critical to its success because it creates previously untapped opportunities. Giving a boost to the growth and development of Africa’s aviation industry is one of the continent’s most critical regional integration drivers.

Better connected African countries and regions through a successful air transport industry can be a driver for increased commerce, trade, tourism, and cultural exchange, which is what we all live for, states Bisey /Uirab, NAC Chief Executive Officer.

Namibia is a rapidly growing tourism destination, with a diverse range of attractions to offer visitors. The country is home to stunning scenery, including the Namib Desert, the Skeleton Coast, and the Etosha National Park. Namibia also has a rich cultural heritage, with a variety of ethnic groups and languages.

The Namibia Tourism Board will host the Networking welcome reception on 19 June 2024 at Movenpick Hotel, while the Namibia Airports Company together with the Namibia Civil Aviation Authority will host the Gala Dinner at Droombos Wine Estate.

Airbus, Embraer, NACO, NAVPASS, and Tourvest are the Platinum sponsors while AERCAP, AI12, AirlinePros, Network, Kiu, SITA, and South Africa Tourism are the Gold sponsors.

Fly Namibia, Discover Airlines, and South African Airways are the official carriers for the Aviadev Africa Conference, with Gondwana Collections among the silver partners. The Namibia Aviation Training Academy (NATA) is the outreach partner.

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