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

This session will bring together top speakers of the day to discuss the major future trends in modernisation and expansion of airports across Africa. We’ll discuss the need for harmonisation, safety measures and financial aspects required for these mega projects.

Ensuring airport operational efficiency

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Reviewing future challenges of increased passenger and aircraft handling capacity and how to overcome them

Sidy Gueye, Regional Director, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • Ensuring a modern design of the airports to ensure operational efficiency and increase comfort, safety, and security to departing and arriving passengers
  • Discussing the investment required in airports operations to handle the anticipated growth in the region

Sidy Gueye

Regional Director
International Air Transport Association (IATA)

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM Reviewing the modernisation of Air Traffic Management Systems (ATM) to facilitate the growth of a vibrant civil aviation system

Flora Wakolo, Chief Air Traffic Control Officer – Operations, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
  • Reviewing the need for air space management, advanced technologies and system modernisation to meet future challenges of scalability and operation
  • Adding advanced technology for air traffic management to replace the current national air traffic management automation system
  • Assessing how the use of ATM technology modernisation cost savings and to enable greater growth


Flora Wakolo

Chief Air Traffic Control Officer – Operations
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Building the next-generation baggage handling system

  • Recognising baggage handling problems at the source and enhancing service efficiency by incorporating improved processes, infrastructure, and service management
  • Analysing various airline service models and how to apply them to check-in, ramp and baggage claim procedures
  • Analysing the impact of mishandled baggage for stakeholders to measure the performance of a handling system at an airport or outstation

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee and networking break

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Identifying areas of improvement in your airport’s efficiency to achieve an integrated view of airport operations

Robert Mwesigwa Nviiri, Executive Director, East African Community Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (EAC-CASSOA)
  • Providing details to improve areas such as transactional passenger flow through security and passport control to reduce dwell time
  • Integrating operational metrics into existing operational processes to prevent congestion, runway configuration and tax time


Robert Mwesigwa Nviiri

Executive Director
East African Community Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (EAC-CASSOA)

Panel discussion

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Addressing and overcoming critical safety issues in Air Traffic Management (ATM) in airports across East Africa

Emanuel Chaves, CEO, Aeroportos de Moçambique

This session will highlight how to overcome errors in air navigation. It will cover the main areas causing fatigue and human error and how to implement risk management strategies to minimise the effects on air traffic operations. It will also cover how to create a safety culture within the airport to effectively identify hazards and proactively manage risks.


Emanuel Chaves

Aeroportos de Moçambique

Case studies

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Case study: Exploring the strategies used by Munich Airport in making it one of the best airports in the world

Ralf Gaffal, International Business: Vice President, Munich Airport

Rated as the third best airport in the world, award-winning Munich Airport isn’t going to stop there. This airport hosts 100 airlines and manages 40 million passengers per year. You’ll learn the tools and business process management strategies used by Munich Airport to ensure your airport can cater to an increase in traffic flow of passengers and airlines.


Ralf Gaffal

International Business: Vice President
Munich Airport

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Case study: Discussing upcoming airport construction, rehabilitation and expansion of projects in Nigeria

Saleh Dunoma, Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria
This session will highlight the current airport infrastructure projects in Nigeria including the construction of the second runway and the required comprehensive renovation of dilapidated terminal infrastructure.


Saleh Dunoma

Managing Director
Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Networking lunch

2:30 PM - 11:59 PM End of conference day two

The published programme is correct at time of prinitng. 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.