Africa: Akwaaba African Travel Market Confirms Ghanaian Aviation Minister for 13th Edition

Ghanaian Aviation Minister, Hon Cecilia Abena Dapaah has been confirmed for the 13th Akwaaba African Travel Market, Aviation Day scheduled to hold on the 11th of September 2017 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos.

Cicilia Dapaah is also a winner of the Top 100 Women in Travel in Africa recently released by

The event with the theme: “2016: Commercial Aviation Accident Free Year. What Did Africa Do Right” kicks off at 10 am. The Aviation Day which is the second edition will have the President /CEO, Sabre Network NMC, West Africa, Mr Gbenga Olowo will be the Guest Speaker of the event.
The event will feature workshop and presentations of papers by notable individuals in the industry on issues concerning the sector.
It aim to stimulate valuable discuss from renowned industry players that will added impetus to the sector and improve and sustain the safety level in the industry. According to IATA “Last year some 3.8 billion travellers flew safely on 40.4 million flights. The number of total accidents, fatal accidents and fatalities all declined versus the five-year average, showing that aviation continues to become safer. The good news is that in 2016 Africa had no air crash.
As the agency saddled with the responsibility of ensuring compliance from operators in the industry thereby ensuring safety, your contribution to the discuss will no doubt add value to the subject and bring to the fore your views about the above topic.

The second edition of the Aviation Day will have stakeholders from aviation parastatals, global bodies like IATA, airline operators, airline support services, aviation professionals and the traveling public in attendance.

Last year, the 12th Akwaaba Aviation Day conference discus which centred on “Why Airlines Fail in Africa” featured rated aviation professionals and captains of industry in the sector like: Mr. Femi Adefope, travel veteran and formerly of HRG Nigeria, Mr. Richard Aisuebeogun, Director, Gulliver Global Services Solutions and the Former Managing Director of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Capt. Dapo Olumide, Former MD, Virgin Nigeria, Mr Yomi Jones, Former MD Nigeria Airways among others.

The 13th edition of Africa Travel and Tourism Conference is aimed at transferring knowledge covering travel, hospitality and aviation sectors from globally rated experts.

Apart from the annual Exhibition which offers participants the opportunity to expose their Product to the Travelling Public and travel trends in a face to face format, the 13th AKWAABA African Travel Market will be imparting knowledge to its various participants through Seminar, Networking, Exposure and Provision of new Skills.

The CEOs of Successful African Airlines have been invited to share their experience in running a successful Airline in Africa. Other speakers and Panelists invited will include Representatives from IATA and AFCAC

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