EVENT. The rise of the economic development in African regions boosts the movement of individuals to the continent. More than a hundred airport projects are expected to be developed in the future years all over the continent to satisfy the transportation need.  At the 7th Airport Expansion Summit, civil aviation and transport authorities, investors, airport owners, airlines and air traffic experts will go in discussion with consultant, architects,  construction companies, equipment providers, technology vendors and service groups, and explore Africa`s airport market and its multiple opportunities. ADB SAFEGATE´s Alexander Herring is  chairman of the event.

Air transportation has become essential to overcome vast and challenging territories like the African continent`s, and is expected to grow in passenger numbers by 4.7 per cent per year to reach 294 million by 2034. Although it currently only means a bit more the 2 % of the global market.

The rise of the economic development in African regions, having six out of the ten fastest growing economies in the world- namely Ghana, Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Senegal and Tanzania-, boosts the movement of individuals to the continent, whether for tourism or for investment purposes. Consequently, more than nearly a hundred airport projects are expected to be developed in the future years all over the continent to satisfy this transportation need.

However, the airport sector is filled with challenges to be tackled both by administration and airport managers, from efficient planning and budgeting of a new airport, a refurbishing or an expansion, to looking for sustainable financing and successful PPP models. Add to that the constant technological advancements and current threats that demand airports to be up-to-date in facilitating secure, safe and smooths trips for their passengers.

At the 7th Airport Expansion Summit, civil aviation and transport authorities, investors, airport owners, airlines and air traffic experts will go in discussion with consultant, architects, construction companies, equipment providers, technology vendors and service groups, and explore Africa`s airport market and its multiple opportunities.

We are at the starting point of an important decade of the African continent. Africa is full of potential.  The population size is like the size of China and it is an amazing market for many companies. The attention of the world is on to Africa.

ADB SAFEGATE´s Alexander Herring is  Chairman at the event, organized by LNoppen.

http://africa.airportexpansionsummit.com/

ADB SAFEGATE is a leading provider of solutions that boost efficiency, improve safety and environmental sustainability and reduce operational costs for airports, airlines and ANSP’s. The company works with customers to identify performance bottlenecks and jointly solve them through integrated solutions that improve airport and airline performance. These solutions address every aspect from approach to departure – airport traffic handling and guidance, airfield lighting, tower-based traffic control systems, intelligent gate and docking automation, services and advanced analytics. ADB SAFEGATE has more than 1,100 employees across 45 nationalities in 25 countries, and operates in more than 175 countries, serving more than 2,500 airports globally, from the busiest and largest like Atlanta, Beijing, Dubai, Heathrow, Charles De Gaulle, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Istanbul, New Delhi and Changi, to fast-growing airports across Asia and Africa. 

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