Enjoy a series of innovative sessions on strategic topics and grasp a wealth of opportunities during this global conference.


ACI Africa event will be a chance to build relationships and help shape your business among this prosperous region.


ACI Africa event will certainly provide you a unique opportunity to showcase your product or services among the top decision makers of the airports community.



On behalf of the Rwanda Airports Com- pany (RAC), it is my immense delight to welcome you to Kigali, Rwanda’s Capital, for the 69th ACI Africa Board Meeting, Regional Committees, Conference and Exhibition, from 25 February to 03 March 2023.

This conference is very special to Rwanda in every sense of the word; this will be the first time that Rwanda gets to host this event – an ideal platform for airports and other aviation stakeholders to network, share information and forge a common future for the airport industry in Africa. Amid new and emerging challenges including cyber threats, this feels like the perfect time for the airports stakeholders to come together and agree on the best requirements which best places Africa at the centre of the fourth industrial revolu- tion, embrace opportunities and tackle challenges at stake.

We have waited for so long to meet you; COVID-19 pandemic has kept us at bay but thankfully it is behind us now. This is yet another opportunity to look into the future with optimism and prepare together for any possible threat that could emerge along the way.

There’s a lot planned for you on the mar- gins of the 69th ACI Africa Board Mee- ting, Regional Committees, Conference and Exhibition; it is our utmost desire that during our time together in Kigali

we get to introduce you to some of Rwan- da’s home-grown concepts that have shaped the country’s socio-economic fabric over the past 29 years. We hope that you will take pride in participating in the programs like Monthly Community work “Umuganda” where communities come together to achieve a common outco- me and Car-Free Day where masses take on the streets of Kigali for sports and exercise (This happens every first and third week of every month. Do not forget your sportswear).

Once again, I look forward to welcoming you all to Kigali. I have no doubt that you will enjoy our unique Rwandan hospitality. Let us learn and relearn new techniques on how to improve airpo- rts operations, and share knowledge and experience on how we can collectively meet the needs of passengers across African airports.

See you in Rwanda, a country of 1000 hills,

Murakaza Neza; Soyez les bienvenus, Karibuni sana!

Mr. Charles Habonimana

Charles Habonimana

Managing Director
Rwanda Airports Company



Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda for the ACI Africa Regional Conference and Exhibi- tion to be held from 25 February to 03 March 2023 under the theme: Shaping up a Sustainable African Airport Industry: Time for Action

The post-pandemic era has endowed Africa with a unique opportunity to craft a new vision for an efficient, resilient and sustainable air transport industry to meet growing expectations in airport safety, security, service level, technology and environment whilst remaining economically and financially sound at all times. The time for action calls for all stakeholders of the Af rican airport ecosys- tem to step up from commitment to implementation.

We would like to thank our gracious host, Rwanda Airports Company (RAC), and our local and international sponsors and exhibitors that will showcase the latest range of products, services, and technolo- gies aimed at strengthening the airport business.

We have crafted a fitting program that addresses the industry’s most pressing challenges and invited some of the best subject matter experts to share their vision of the new norms for a sustainable future of the African airport industry

With over 350 airport professionals expec- ted to attend, this conference promises to be a fusion of knowledge, passion, and innovation.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kigali.