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Tunisia ready to host AFRAA's Aviation Stakeholders Convention

Posted 10 March 2017 · Add Comment

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) in partnership with Tunisair, will stage the 6th Aviation Stakeholders Convention from 07-09 May 2017 at the Medina Mediterranea in Yasmine Hammamet - Tunisia.

The Convention is being organised with the view to fostering dialogue, building sustainable networks in supply chain management, creating a competitive environment for aviation business in the continent.

The event has been endorsed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Tunisia and is expected to bring together about 400 participants consisting mainly of airlines, Civil Aviation Authorities, airports, Air Navigation Service Providers, ground handlers, regulators, aircraft/engine manufacturers, component suppliers, service providers in the aviation industry and other aviation stakeholders.

Convened under the theme “Collaboration for sustainable aviation growth in Africa”, the conference is structured to incorporate presentations and panel discussions on trendy subjects in aviation on one hand and on the other, the event shall allow for networking opportunities, one-to-one appointments and masterclasses facilitated by industry experts. There will also be scheduled one-to-one meetings and exhibition of products, solutions and services by aviation suppliers in different categories.

“AFRAA aims to bring together the suppliers of the whole range of aviation products and services and the potential customers of these products and services at one venue annually for purposes of networking, knowledge exchange, business negotiations and forging of win-win business relationships,” said AFRAA Secretary General, Dr. Chingosho during his visit to Tunis.

He added that the forum is a platform that facilitates the exploitation of opportunities in the continent by the various stakeholders with the view to ultimately improve the aviation support base in the continent. He paid tribute to Tunisair noting the airline’s important role in aviation in the region.

Ilyes Mnakbi, chairman and chief executive officer of Tunisair thanked the Association for choosing Tunisia as the venue for the Convention. He noted that building partnerships for the mutual benefit of the aviation industry is necessary in order to exploit the opportunities in Africa and overcome the huge challenges that abound in the continent. “Staging the Convention at Tunisair’s home base and hub will be a great opportunity to further strengthen Tunisia’s place as an aviation country in the region.” He added that hosting the convention in Tunisia is a great opportunity to showcase the country’s infrastructure and natural attractions for tourism and business.

The Minister of Transport, Honourable Anis Ghedira welcomed the Secretariat team to Tunis where they discussed various aviation priorities for Tunisia and developments in the region.

Ghedira pledged the full support of the Ministry of Transport of Tunisia in the staging of the Convention noting the importance of the event to Tunisair and to the country at large.

In addition to the provision of an excellent platform for brand visibility through sponsorship, the Aviation Stakeholders Convention will present exhibition opportunities for aviation companies to showcase their services, products, supplies and solutions. Among companies sponsoring and exhibiting at the event include: IT solution providers, civil aviation authorities, airport companies, air navigation services providers as well as aircraft and engine manufacturers, component suppliers and other aviation service providers.

“We are dedicated to ensure that delegates will experience yet another memorable Convention this year” added Dr. Chingosho.

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