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2024 agenda

Thursday 20 June

07:00 - 08:00

Registration and Refreshments

08:00 - 08:10

Welcome to AviaDev

Jon Howell

CEO and Founder, AviaDev

08:10 - 08:20

Welcome to Namibia

Bisey Uirab

Chief Executive Officer
Namibia Airports Company

08:40 - 09:10

Macro economic keynote

Martin Jansen van Vuuren

Economist and Tourism Development Advisor
I and M Futureneer Advisors Pty Ltd

08:20 - 08:40

Namibia's aviation landscape and objectives

09:10 - 10:00

Navigating turbulence. Access to aircraft, access to finance, access to markets and the associated impact on route development

Moderated by:

Hilke Birns

Aviation Journalist

In conversation with:

Jenifer Bamutaraki

Chief Executive Officer
Uganda Airlines

Rodger Foster

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Sanjeev Gadhia

Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Astral Aviation

10:00 - 10:20

Untapped opportunities. Unveiling Africa's unserved routes

10:20 - 11:00

Profit optimisation: Utilising AI and cutting-edge technologies to enhance efficiency, visibility and revenue

Moderated by:

Tatenda Karuwa

Aviation Journalist
Simple Flying

In conversation with:

Achma Asokan

Group Chief Executive Officer

Judy Waruiru

Managing Director

11:00 - 11:15

The road to liberalisation: The importance of developing fifth freedom routes to drive improved connectivity

11:15 - 11:55

Navigating Responsibility: How to deliver active route development

11:55 - 13:00

Summary of the day

Jon Howell

CEO and Founder, AviaDev

12:00 - 12:00

Networking Lunch

13:00 - 17:00

One to one meetings

17:00 - 21:00

Gala Evening Reception

Friday 21 June

06:15 - 08:00

Charity Run

07:00 - 08:00

Morning Refreshments

08:00 - 08:05

Welcome back

Jon Howell

CEO and Founder, AviaDev

08:05 - 08:30

Powering Progress: Africa's Alternative Fuel Potential

08:30 - 09:30

Fueling expansion: Sourcing aircraft for expansion whilst ensuring financial resilience and achieving sustainability goals

Moderated by:

Sean Mendis


In conversation with:

Martin Gitonga

Head of Network Planning and Alliances
Kenya Airways

Raphael Haddad

Jetcraft Commercial Limited

09:30 - 09:40

Charity Presentation: Namibia Aviation Training Academy (NATA)

09:40 - 10:00

Expanding Horizons: FlyNamibia's Vision for Expansion

10:00 - 11:00

Piloting Innovation: How the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are supporting customers amidst supply chain challenges and high demand

11:00 - 11:10

Handover Ceremony: AviaDev 2025

11:10 - 11:30

Future Leaders: How can the aviation sector in Africa ensure a rapid pace of growth, whilst also prioritising environmental sustainability?

11:30 - 11:55

Presentation of the Ato Girma Wake Lifetime Achievement Award for an outstanding contribution to route development in Africa

Interview led by:

Girma Wake

Industry Expert
AviaDev Patron

11:55 - 12:00

Closing Remarks

Jon Howell

CEO and Founder, AviaDev

12:00 - 13:00

Networking Lunch

13:00 - 16:30

One to one meetings