8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Registration, refreshments and networking

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Chairman’s remarks

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Increasing passenger and aircraft handling capacity

Alassane Ndiaye, CTO, Blaise Diagne Airport, Senegal
  • Ensuring a modern design of the airports to ensure operational efficiency and increase comfort, safety, and security to departure and arrival passengers

  • Discussing the investment required for airports operations to handle the anticipated growth in the region

  • Operating as a single, integrated airport for shorter walking distances, connection times to reduce passenger processing time

Alassane Ndiaye

Blaise Diagne Airport, Senegal

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Highlighting the importance of airport design as a key driver for sustainable and profitable airport operation

Maureen Kahonge, Deputy Director General, African Airlines Association, Kenya
  • Implementing sustainable design technologies to maximise passenger experience and ensure long-term cost savings

  • Employing sustainable objectives from airport design stage to improve chances of successful delivery of sustainable solutions

  • Regional cooperation and policy resolutions to safeguard the role of regional airports as accessibility gateways by improving public perception

Maureen Kahonge

Deputy Director General
African Airlines Association, Kenya

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Building a world class safety and security approach for airports across the region

Abdoulie Colley, Director Airport Operations, Gambia Civil Aviation Authority
  • Learning how to mitigate operational risks to avoid loss of control in-flight, controlled flight into terrain and ensure runway safety
  • Managing the collection and processing of quality and safety data and information to enhance quality and compliance for aviation safety 
  • Integrate maintenance plans in safety project strategy and enhance life-cycle of expensive infrastructure

Abdoulie Colley

Director Airport Operations
Gambia Civil Aviation Authority

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM Networking coffee break

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM Utilising technology to ensure environmental and power savings structure

  • Mapping energy consumption to help developing a structured approach to improve the energy management processes
  • Energy audits and O&M assessment for effective maintenance practices
  • Taking into consideration overall building design and available natural resource options for lighting and HVAC

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11:40 AM - 12:10 PM Exploring key initiatives required to meet passenger expectations

Dr Gershon Adzadi, Head of ICT, Ghana Airports Company Ltd
  • Making the case for investment into the right IT infrastructure
  • Touch-points that add value to the journey
  • Creating a meaningful and personal airport experience

Dr Gershon Adzadi

Head of ICT
Ghana Airports Company Ltd

12:10 PM - 12:40 PM Reviewing the modernisation of air traffic management systems to facilitate the growth of a vibrant civil aviation system

Issoufou Issa Ado, Director Navigation and Airports Infrastructure, Agence Nationale de l’Aviation Civile, Niger
  • Reviewing the need for air space management, advanced technologies and system modernisation to meet future challenges of scalability and operation
  • Adding advanced technology for air traffic management to replace the current national air traffic management automation system
  • Assessing how up-to-date ATM technology enables cost savings and optimises aircraft capacity

Issoufou Issa Ado

Director Navigation and Airports Infrastructure
Agence Nationale de l’Aviation Civile, Niger

12:40 PM - 1:10 PM Identifying areas of improvement in airport efficiency to achieve an integrated view of airport operations

  • Providing details to improve areas such as transactional passenger flow through security and passport control to reduce dwell time
  • Integrating operational metrics into existing operational processes to prevent congestion
  • Secure the cooperation of operators and airport administrations in ensuring that satisfactory facilities and services are provided for rapid handling and clearance of passengers

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1:10 PM - 1:25 PM Chairman’s closing remarks

1:25 PM - 2:25 PM Networking lunch

2:25 PM - 2:25 PM End of conference day two

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