8:00 AM - 9:10 AM Registration, refreshments and networking

9:10 AM - 9:20 AM Welcome address by IQPC

9:20 AM - 9:30 AM Chairman’s remarks

Dr Gershon Adzadi, Head of ICT, Ghana Airports Company Ltd

Dr Gershon Adzadi

Head of ICT
Ghana Airports Company Ltd

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Exploring the feasibility of investment in African airports and the infrastructure required to meet West Africa’s true potential

Dr John E. Tambi, Senior Advisor - Transport Infrastructure & PICI Programme Coordinator, New Partnership for Africa’s Development, South Africa
  • Discussing the growth trends in West Africa to seize the opportunities the region holds for regional and international travel hubs
  • Evaluating the need for smart solutions for the development of West African airports in both construction and technology
  • Assessing the changes in air traffic as a stimulus for modernisation, rehabilitation and investment in airport infrastructure

Dr John E. Tambi

Senior Advisor - Transport Infrastructure & PICI Programme Coordinator
New Partnership for Africa’s Development, South Africa

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Reviewing the importance and potential of investing in airport facilities to enhance overall passenger experience

Dr Paul - Antoine Marie Ganemtore, Project Director - Air Transport, ECOWAS Commission
  • Exploring the potential for growth in domestic and international travel to contribute to regional aviation hub status

  • Providing an overview of how private sector financing can be mobilised through PPPs for the development of airports
  • Driving aviation growth and economic development through policy implementation

Dr Paul - Antoine Marie Ganemtore

Project Director - Air Transport
ECOWAS Commission

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Networking coffee break and exhibition tour

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM Case study: Aviation hazards and wildlife management in Accra

Anita Nmashie, Head of Aerodrome Safety and Standards, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority
  • Influx of drones and laser beam interference with aircraft operations
  • Software to expedite the processes for obstruction evaluation and airport airspace analysis
  • Addressing wildlife hazard management and inadequate fencing of aerodromes

Anita Nmashie

Head of Aerodrome Safety and Standards
Ghana Civil Aviation Authority

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM Increasing airport revenue-generating operations: Identifying and developing cost-efficient solutions to improve overall operational cost structure to improve service performance levels

  • Exploring the KPIs needed to monitor financial and operational performance, and identify areas where adjustments are needed to drive service quality and passenger growth
  • Discussing how to identify, quantify and prioritise opportunities for improvement and reducing operational costs
  • Achieving a harmonised Air Traffic Management framework with the adoption of cost-effective and sustainable communications, navigation and surveillance system

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12:20 PM - 12:50 PM Addressing and overcoming deficiencies related to airport construction, rehabilitation and expansion across the region

Herve Tutab, Director Airports Operations, Project Director - Airport Certification Programme, Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority
  • Evaluating the opportunity to fund new airport development against boosting airport capacity in existing infrastructure
  • Supporting domestic air transport by rehabilitating inadequate infrastructure in regional aerodromes
  • Incorporating efficient infrastructure design to overcome the lack of land and airside capacity to absorb future traffic flow

Herve Tutab

Director Airports Operations, Project Director - Airport Certification Programme
Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority

12:50 PM - 1:20 PM An operational case study of Cotonou Airport

Felicien Chede, Head of Technical and Meteorological Operations, DAANB, Benin
  • Determining how to build a facility able to safely handle large numbers of people, while making their experience as hassle-free as possible
  • Taking a multi-disciplinary approach to assessing hazards from power failure to cyber attack, from civil disorder to fire and explosive detonation
  • Assessing how technology can tackle security threats and diminish risk of downtime in airports operations

Felicien Chede

Head of Technical and Meteorological Operations
DAANB, Benin

1:20 PM - 1:50 PM Building the next-generation baggage handling system: Optimising procedures and speeding up passenger processing time

  • Analysing various airline service models and how to apply them to check-in, ramp and baggage claim procedures
  • Analysing the impact of mishandled baggage for stakeholders to measure the performance of a handling system at an airport or outstation
  • Recognising baggage handling problems at the source and enhance service efficiency by incorporating improved processes, infrastructure, and service management

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1:50 PM - 2:00 PM Chairman’s closing remarks

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Networking lunch

3:00 PM - 3:00 PM End of conference day one

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