The 6th Annual Africa Airport Expansion Summit

IATA projects a 5.1% growth in passenger numbers across the region where nearly 300 million passengers will travel to and from African destinations and as a result, airport development projects today are mushrooming across the continent. ADB SAFEGATE’s Alexander Herring chairs the 6th Annual Africa Airport Expansion Summit in Addis Ababa  where the development and expansion plans will be discussed.

To meet the growing air traffic demand as well as new technology requirements, African governments are challenged to seek for sources to finance new and better infrastructure. There’s no doubt that these are times of challenge and change for the aviation sector. But the sector has the talent, the capacity for innovation, and the determination to meet these challenges.

At the 6th Annual Africa Airport Expansion Summit in Addis Ababa; government officials, investors, civil aviation authorities and airport management groups will go in discussion with consultants, architects, construction companies, equipment providers and service groups, in order to better explore the market and support the project development. The Summit will be held between February 21st and 22nd.

The chairman of the 6th Annual Africa Airport Expansion Summit is Alexander Herring, ADB SAFEGATE´s Regional Sales Director Africa and Managing Director South Africa.

Based on  experience of close to 20 years in the African airport business, Alexander Herring is a regularly invited speaker, panelist and chairman on conferences related to Aviation industry events. in Africa. This year he is chairing the summit for the fourth consecutive year.

Operation and strategy panel discussion

Alexander Herring will also be moderating the operation and strategy panel discussion on the second day of the event, where experts will debate key questions as:

• How are airports maintaining quality of service to meet passenger satisfaction, operational efficiency and commercial revenue targets under current conditions?

• What can regional airports do to attract new airlines and grow passenger numbers?

• How do we enhance passenger experience and boost non-aeronautical revenues to meet the operator`s expectations without putting the traveller under pressure?

It promises to be an exciting and insightful two days with currently confirmed speakers presenting their perspectives on how the ecosystem of investors, civil aviation authorities, airport solutions providers and contractors can work together to support the next phase of airport traffic expansion in Africa.

As to be seen below, the event will be visited by a long list of interesting speakers from the industry:

To read more about the Summit, visit the homepage or download the conference programme here.

We hope to see you at the Summit!

ADB SAFEGATE is a leading provider of intelligent solutions that deliver superior airport performance and operations, and jointly identify and solve bottlenecks. Our consultative approach enables airports to improve efficiency, enhance safety and environmental sustainability, as well as reduce operational costs. Our portfolio includes solutions and services that harmonize airport performance, tackling every aspect of traffic handling and guidance, from approach, runway and taxiway lighting, to tower-based traffic control systems and intelligent gate and docking automation. ADB SAFEGATE has 900+ employees in more than 20 countries and serves some 2,500+ airports in more than 175 countries.