Experts in the aviation industry in Africa will gather at the 13th Akwaaba African Travel Market in Lagos in September to x-ray the successes in the sector in the 2016 operational year.
The forum, according to its organiser, Nkechi Uko, will create an opportunity for players to examine the safest year in commercial aviation in Africa with no accident otherwise known in aviation par lance as “ no jet hull loss.“
This, Uko said, has become imperative against the backdrop of decades of problematic safety levels in Africa
The theme for this year’s Aviation Day is “One year commercial free accident aviation: what did Africa do right?”
He said the forum was expected to be attended by experts from global aviation organisations, such as the International Air Transport Association, (IATA), African Civil Aviation Commission, (AFCAC), African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and Chief Executives of airlines on the continent.
Uko said: “The 13th Africa Travel and Tourism Conference is aimed at transferring knowledge covering travel, hospitality and aviation sectors from globally rated experts.
“Apart from the yearly exhibition, which offers participants the opportunity to expose their products 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 include representatives from IATA and AFCAC. AviatorQs are expected from Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Togo, Dubai, Tanzania, Liberia, Rwanda, South Africa, Seychelles, Namibia and Nigeria.
Also, Olori super gal Media, Infobuddie, The Lagos Weekender, OlodoNation and Social Prefect Tours, have been named as official social media partners for the maiden edition of Chef Challenge/Food Expo at Akwaaba Travel Market.
The culinary event is aimed at promoting tourism by showcasing the best of Nigeria to an international audience.
The event will be hosting chefs from Ghana, Gambia and Nigeria to compete for jollof rice challenge, 36 states compete for the best main meal and a group of Nigerian chefs compete for the best prepared rice in varieties.