Posted by Sade Williams
All is now set for the maiden “FAAN National Aviation Conference” to be organized by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.
The conference, with the theme ‘Advancing the Frontiers of Possibilities for Safe, Secure and Profitable Air Transport’ is aimed at providing a veritable platform for brainstorming and sharing knowledge and ideas on contemporary developments in the global aviation industry.
It is slated for the 1st to the 4th of April, 2020, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
According to Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN’s spokesperson, the conference will bring together captains of industries, top government functionaries, seasoned aviation experts and key stakeholders like the Honourable Minister of Aviation – Senator Hadi Sirika, State Governors and Chief Executives of aviation agencies.
Some of the speakers lined up for the event are Ms .Yewande Sadiku, Otunba Segun Runsewe, Nick Fadugba, Capt. Roland Iyayi, Dr. Anne Eyinnaya-Egbadon, Engr Peter O. Onyeri amongst others.
The conference will also feature an investment forum, which will focus on attracting local and international investors in order to apprise them with the investment opportunities in the Nigerian aviation industry.
Some of the topics that will be treated by seasoned aviation experts at the conference include; Implementing Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM): Prospects and Challenges, Collaborative Service Delivery in Nigeria Air Transport Industry: The way forward, Aviation and National Security: Emerging Trends, Addressing Nigeria’s Unviable Airport Syndrome, Nigerian Airports: Gateway to Developing and Managing Tourist Destinations in Nigeria, among others.
Other attractions at the conference include: a career fair, that is aimed at arousing the interest of children at choosing and developing careers in aviation, essay competition exclusive to officers of aviation parastatals, and others.
The conference promises to be a catalyst for investments and national economic development, while also addressing the future of Nigerian Airports with respect to safety, security, innovations, financing, leasing, sustainability and growth.