EVENT PROGRAMME ACI-AFRICA

63rd ACI Africa Board and Committees Meetings
Regional Conference and Exhibition

The African airport of tomorrow, ensuring resilience and profitability
Mombasa 14 - 20 March 2020

Event Programme

Thursday 12 and Friday 13 March 2020
Moi International Airport - Mombasa
All the day Delegates Arrival
Day 1 : Saturday 14 March 2020
Conference Hotel - PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Convention Centre and Spa
09:00 – 19:00 Registration of delegates
09:00 – 11:00 ACI Africa Regional Committee Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 ACI Africa Regional Committee Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 ACI Africa Regional Committee Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 ACI Africa Regional Committee Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
14:00 – 16:00 ACI Africa Executive Committee Meeting
19:00 – 21:00 ACI Africa Board Dinner (for Board members)
Day 2 : Sunday 15 March 2020
Conference Hotel - PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Convention Centre and Spa
09:00 – 19:00 Registration of delegates
09:00 – 10:45 ACI Africa Regional Committee Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
09:00 – 10:45 63rd meeting of the ACI Africa Board
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 13:00
Workshop for ACI Africa Regional Committees
How can airports and airlines join forces in the collaborative process with States in building up a resilient and sustainable air transport industry in Africa?
Topics of discussions :
·      Airport taxes and charges
·      Cost effective airlines and airports business models
·      Incentive packages to boost air traffic growth
Moderators :
·      Mr. Philippe Villard, Head Policy and Economics, ACI World
·      Mr. Kashif Khalid, Regional Director for Airports, Passenger, Cargo and Security for Africa and Middle East, IATA
11:15 – 13:00 63nd meeting of the ACI Africa Board
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00
Workshop for ACI Africa Regional Committees
Unleash the Power of Data
Presenter: Serge Yonke Nguewo, Senior Manager Airport IT, ACI World
14:00 - 17:00 Networking - B2B meeting Airports / Business Partners
19:00 – 21:00 Welcome reception and Exhibition Opening ceremony
Day 3 : Monday 16 March 2020
Conference Hotel - PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Convention Centre and Spa
08:00 – 18:00 Delegates registration
09:00 – 10:00
Official opening and welcome
·      Mr Ali Tounsi, Secretary General, ACI Africa, Morocco
·      Mrs Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World, Canada
·      Mr. Zouhair Mohammed El Aoufir, Office National des Aéroports, Morocco
·      Mr. Alex Gitari, Acting Managing Director, Kenya Airports Authority, Kenya
·      Mr. Isaac Awuondo, Chairman, Kenya Airports Authority, Kenya
·      Hon. James W. Macharia, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works, Kenya
10:00 – 10:30 Tea/Coffee break (exhibition hall)
10:30 - 11:30
Session 1: Achieving profitable and resilient business, which model fits the African airports?
As per latest ACI data, some 80 % of ACI member airports in Africa handle less than 1 million passengers per year. In general, the 1 million passenger traffic reflects the profitability threshold, where below this figure, an airport generally operates at a net loss, which explains the low revenue generation. This session will discuss business models that can better adapt to African airports to achieve financial profitability and resilience.
Type : Panel discussions
Moderator :
·       Mrs Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World, Canada
Speakers :
·       Hon. James W. Macharia, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works, Kenya
·       Mr. Alex Gitari, Acting Managing Director, Kenya Airports Authority, Kenya
·       Mr. Zouhair Mohammed El Aoufir, Office National des Aéroports, Morocco
·       Mrs Christine Mwakatobe, Business Development Manager, Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania
·       Mrs Nompumelelo Mpofu, Managing Director, ACSA
11:30 - 12:30
Session 2: How can the tourism industry support the air transport development in Africa?
Tourism is a crucial driver of growth of the air transport industry in Africa. This session will bring together the key players of the air transport and tourism industries to debate on the current situation of the industry, including its weaknesses and the means to support its development.
Type : Presentations and discussions
Moderator :
·       Miguel Southwell, CEO, Brakkam Aviation Management
Speakers :
·       Hon. Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary for Tourism & Wildlife, Kenya
·       Dr. Dirk Glaesser, Director, Department of Sustainable Development of Tourism, UNWTO
·       Capt. Gilbert Kibe, Director General, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA)
·       Mr. Jorge Benchimol Duarte, Chairman & CEO, Aeroportos e Segurança Aérea, S.A., Cape Verde
·       Mr. Fred Kaigua, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch (exhibition hall)
14:00 - 16:00
ACI Africa / African Aviation Industry Group (AAIG) Aeropolitical Forum - Partie 1 How can airports contribute to an achievable and sustainable air transport liberalization in Africa?.
The poor record of air transport liberalization in Africa drastically impedes connectivity and competition. In turn, the lack of competition for air routes may lead to increased cost of transportation.
As a key stakeholder in Africa’s aviation ecosystem, the airport industry has a natural incentive to attract and grow traffic. Increasing traffic both defrays the costs of providing vital aeronautical facilities and services to airlines and accentuates the generation of commercial revenues. Consequently, airports support the liberalization of air transport as it contributes to the growth of air transport on a sound and stable economic basis and fosters local as well as global socioeconomic development.
This plenary forum will engage key industry speakers and the audience on an insightful debate on the prominent role played and challenges faced by African airports in the aero-politico-financial system governing the air transport industry and how can we work together to develop air traffic in Africa.
Type : Presentations
Moderator  :
·       Mr. Phillippe Villard, Head Policy and Economics, ACI World
Speakers :
·       Mr Ali Tounsi, Secretary General, ACI Africa, Morocco
·       Mr. Chamsou Andjorin, Coordinator of AAIG
·       Mr. Barry Kashambo, Regional Director, ESAF Office, ICAO
·       Mr. Cheik Bedda, Director Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission
·       Ms Angeline Simana, Director of Air Transport, AFCAC
·       Mr. Kwame Bekoe, Airbus
Type : Panel Discussions
Moderator :
·       Mr. Phillippe Villard, Head Policy and Economics, ACI World
Speakers :
·       Mr. Abderahmane Berthé, Secretary General, AFRAA
·       Mrs. Adefunke Adeyemi, Regional Director, Member & External Relations Africa and Middle East, IATA
·       Mr. Yaw Kwakwa, Managing Director, Ghana Airports Company Ltd, Ghana
·       Mr. Xavier Mary, Director General, Aéroport de Dakar Blaise Diagne, Senegal
·       Ms Angeline Simana, Director of Air Transport, AFCAC
·       Mrs. Boni Dibate,Director Africa Affairs, CANSO, South Africa
·       Capt. Paul Njoroge, Director of Operations , Kenya Airways, Kenya
·       Ms Angeline Simana, Director of Air Transport, AFCAC
16:00 – 16:30 Networking session Tea/Coffee (exhibition hall)
16:30 - 17:30
ACI Africa / African Aviation Industry Group (AAIG) Aeropolitical Forum - Part 2
Formulation and adoption of the African Aviation Industry Group (AAIG) roadmap for the development of air transport on the continent.
At the end of the forum, the formulation of the African industry partners official positions on the subject will include the following non-exhaustive areas:
·       The challenges of air transport liberalization in Africa.
·       Roadmap and Contribution of the African airtransport Industry for Air Traffic Development in Africa.
Type : Presentations
Moderator :
·       Mr. Phillippe Villard, Head Policy and Economics, ACI World and Mr. Chamsou Andjorin, Coordinator of AAIG
19:00 – 22:00 Gala Dinner (Dress Code : smart casual or traditional)
Day 4 : Tuesday 17 March 2020
Conference Hotel - PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Convention Centre and Spa
09:00 – 10:00
Session 3: Airport privatization in Africa : Current situation and future trend
Many airports in Africa are still under Government control. It is estimated that the proportion of passenger traffic held by Government owned airports in Africa stands at 89% compared to the world’s average of 57%. This session will discuss the different airport management models and will provide case studies on the different Public Private Partnership for the management of airports in Africa.
Type : Presentations and discussions
Moderator :
·       Mrs Yolanta, Strikitsa, Managing Director, Strikitsa Consulting
Speakers :
·       Mrs Catrin Drawer, Head of Market Africa at Lufthansa Consulting
·       Mr. Nicolas Deviller, DGE, Ravinala Airports, Madagascar
·       Mr. Firmin Karambizi, General Manager, Rwanda Airports Company
·       Mr. Romain Ekoto, Chief Aviation and Air Transport Officer, African Development Bank Group, Cote D'Ivoire
10:00 – 10:30 Tea/Coffee break (exhibition hall)
10:30 – 11:30
Session 4: The challenges and opportunities of airport non-aeronautical revenue generation in African airports
Airport operating costs are continuously on the rise. It is a fact that aeronautical revenues are not enough nowadays to ensure adequate airport infrastructure and achieve good quality of services. In order not to increase taxes, airports have a natural incentive to create and develop commercial revenues. This session will examine the various commercial strategies in place at airports, innovative ideas and future trends.
Type : Presentations
Moderator :
·      Mrs. Maria Villanueva, Senior Consultant, Mind-set, Switzerland
Speakers :
·      Mr. Andrew Perrier, CBDO, National Parking Company, Dubai
·      Mr Sherif Toulan, CEO, International Duty Free Trading & Agencies S.A.E
·      Mr. Jihad Boueri, Vice President, SITA
·      Mrs Isabel Zarza, Managing Director Africa, Dufry
·      Mr. Emanuel Chaves, Chairman of Aeroportos de Moçambique, E.P.
11:30 – 12:30
Session 5: Air cargo as part of airport development business model
Africa is a giant continent with 20% of the world’s land surface area and 16% of the global population. In 2018, Africa had an impressive 12% growth in air cargo traffic. This session will analyse how can African airports integrate air cargo in their business model and benefit from an under-exploited source of revenue.
Type : Presentations
Moderator :
·      Miguel Southwell, CEO, Brakkam Aviation Management
Speakers :
·      Mr. Michael Mutahi, Chief Operations Officer, Astral Aviation, Kenya
·      Mr. Jacob Bwana, Commercial Manager - Cargo, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
·      Mr. Jean Marc Boureau, Country Manager, Aviation, CPCS
·      Mr. Andrew Mutuma, Country Manager, DHL
12:30 – 14:00
Lunch (exhibition hall)
14:00 - 15:00
Session 6: Investing in airport passenger satisfaction
A satisfied customer is a loyal customer. This session will provide an insight on how to transform passengers into loyal and profitable customers by investing in airport service quality.
Type : Presentation and Panel discussions
Moderator :
Dimitri Coll, Director ASQ, ACI World
Speakers :
·       Mr. Torsten Hentschel, Managing Director, TH Airport Consulting
·       Mr. Zouhair Mohammed El Aoufir, Office National des Aéroports, Casablanca Airport, Morocco
·       Ms Azwifaneli Mphapuli, Assistant General Manager Client and Passenger Services, King Shaka International Airport, Durban, South Africa
·       Mr. Gilles Darriau, Treasurer ACI Africa, DG, AERIA, Côte d'Ivoire
15:00 – 16:00
Presentation of Certificates, Lucky draws and Closing Remarks
Day 5 : Wednesday 18 March 2020
Conference Hotel
09:00 – 16:00 Social Event
Day 6 & 7 : Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March 2020
Conference Hotel - PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Convention Centre and Spa
09:00 – 17:00
Two simultaneous training seminars, offered by the Developing Nations Air ports Assistance Program (ACI DNA), (Only for ACI Africa members)
     ·  Air Service Development - Mr. Miguel Southwell
     ·  Airport Commercial Marketing - Mr. André Bergeron

Contact us for further information

For enquiries on the event, as well as exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Mr. Ali Tounsi
Secretary General
ACI Africa
atounsi@aci-africa.aero
Mrs. Nezha Karbal
Logistics & Event Manager
ACI Africa
nkarbal@aci-africa.aero