Air transport demand in this region is expected to grow on the average of 7-8% each year over the next 20 years, doubling in size each decade as projected by IATA. This not only present opportunities to address the infrastructure deficit of most existing airports, and the development of greenfield airports but also allows airlines to setup operational hubs in strategic cities for regional and international connections.

Air transport will unlock the potentials of this big and closely integrated continents increasing regional air connectivity opportunities for airlines and national inter modal connectivity to support tourism and commercial activities will speed up regional economy.

It is therefore imperative for the region to have a common platform where investment and development in airports can be discussed and where investors and interested partners can have a first hand public networking with regional airports operators. Airport Business Summit and Expo is one stop market for African airports investment and offers unequalled platform for networking of people in the industry, and investors into the sector. This event open to all African airports, Airlines, Airport City authorities, Equipments and service suppliers, Infrastructure investment bankers and financiers, Buyers and contractors, Retails and Commercial . The summit will cover various subjects including: Airport Development and the role of Government, Aviation Security and Safety, Airport Business and Investment, Airline Services and Improving Passengers Experience, Airport Taxi and Public Transport Connectivity, Human Resources and Training, Regional Airport cooperation and Airport facilitation, and Protocol Services.

Airport Business Summit is a must-attend event for airports, airlines, airport retails, hotels and city planning executives. It is hoped that this year’s gathering will attract over 250 senior level delegates from airports, retailers, consultants, retail planners, brands and other enterprises concerned with the future of airport development, business and operations.

The Summit has been planned to run a series of key presentations, followed by in-depth panel discussions on key industry issues that present business opportunities and deliver great benefits to delegates.