08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Registration, refreshments and networking

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM Driving regional cooperation to deepen ties between East African countries and increase economic growth potential for the aviation sector

Hiwot Mosisa, D/CEO Airport Infrastructure and Facility, Ethiopian Airports Enterprise
  • Highlighting the need to expand between East African countries to ease the transition through flight information regions (FIR)
  • Exploring the need to standardise information to ensure harmonisation of regional airspace and ensure efficient movement of traffic
  • Implementing compatible ATM systems to allow for effective system integration between air navigation service providers (ANSP) and allow for greater collaboration


Hiwot Mosisa

D/CEO Airport Infrastructure and Facility
Ethiopian Airports Enterprise

Panel discussion

09:45 AM - 10:30 AM Africa ATM Safety Peer Review Initiative: Reviewing Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) declaration to address critical safety issues in air traffic management

Emanuel Chaves, CEO, Aeroportos de Moçambique

This session will bring together CANSO members in Africa to discuss the recent initiatives to improve and ensure safety in air navigation and air traffic management. It will discuss the needs for ANSPs to embrace the initiatives and discuss tools needed to make African skies safer.


Emanuel Chaves

Aeroportos de Moçambique

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Deploying future-proofed technology to overcome the issues and challenges faced by the growing airspace across Africa

  • Exploring how the implementation of ATM technologies can foster the continuing efforts to modernise navigation and surveillance capabilities across African airports
  • Implementing air space management, advanced technologies and system modernisation to meet future challenges of scalability and operation

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Coffee and networking break

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Managing traffic effectively during demand capacity imbalance through air traffic flow management

Flora Wakolo, Chief Air Traffic Control Officer – Operations, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
  • Discussing the roles and responsibilities of the air traffic management decision making chain to reduce consultation between units and expedite decision making
  • Ensuring efficient decision making in air traffic condition by delivering relevant information the airport in a timely manner

Flora Wakolo

Chief Air Traffic Control Officer – Operations
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Discussing how commercial space vehicles are going to propel air traffic management in the next five years

  • Reviewing the requirements and new technologies available from these new uses of airspace
  • Comprehending how to embrace the changes in air traffic space to ensure efficiency in air traffic management
  • Exploring the respective roles of regulators and airspace management

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Networking lunch

2:30 PM - 1:15 PM End of focus day

1:15 PM - 11:59 PM Chairperson’s closing remarks

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the source and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove from the programme. This is always regrettable and we will always try to replace the spesker with a speaker with equivalent insight, For the most up-to-date programme, please visit the event website.