Routes Africa 2013 Kampala meeting programme now available


The preliminary programme for this year’s main African aviation event, Routes Africa has recently been released.

Routes Africa 2013 is hosted by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority and Entebbe International Airport and will Details on the programme line up are shown below and intending participants can contact Routes Online via to sign up for an event which is expected to bring together record numbers of participants from African, European, Middle Eastern / Gulf, Asian and American airlines, airports, tourist boards and related organizations.




Day 1 – Sunday 7th July

14.00-14.05 Opening Remarks

Nigel Mayes, VP Commercial & Routes, UBM Live

Dr W Rama Makuza, MD, Uganda CAA

14.05-14.20 Welcome Address
14.20-14.40 Keynote Address – Honourable Maria Mutagamba, The Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities for Uganda
14.40-15.00 Keynote Address

Dr Titus Naikuni, CEO, Kenya Airways

15.00-15.45 Session 1 –

Public, Private Partnerships for Airport Management and Development – is this the solution to Airport Infrastructure in Africa. What are the pros and cons.

Moderator: TBC

Robinson Misitala, Managing Director, National Airports Zambia

Madame Ramatou Magagi, International Finance Corporation, IFC

Dr Waleed Youssef, Chief Strategy Officer, TAV Airports

Joachim von Winning, Chief Commercial Officer, Cairo Airport

15.45-16.10 Refreshment Break
15.10-16.30 Keynote Presentation

Overview of the African Market or Solutions to Challenges of Safety and Security in African Aviation Industry Or Solutions to air service connectivity in Africa

Ali Tounsi, Secretary General, ACI Africa

16.30-17.30 Session 2 – New Carriers for New Africa – the rise of LCCs.

Can incumbents compete with new carriers? Which will survive? The role of strong home based (national) Airlines.

Moderator: Kostas Iatrou, Managing Director, Air Transport News

Inati Ntshanga, CEO, SA Express Airways

Richard Bodin, CCO, Fastjet

Sergio Rosa, CEO, Air Burkina

Abderahmane Berthe, CEO, Air Mali

17.30 Closing RemarksNigel Mayes, VP Commercial & Routes, UBM Live

Day 2 – Monday 8th July

09.15-09.30 Opening Remarks – Nigel Mayes, VP Commercial & Routes, UBM Live
09.30-10.00 Presentation

Understanding the Market Opportunity

Marc Gordien, Vice President of Consulting, ASM

10.00-10.45 Session 3 – Driving Tourism in Africa. Where are the next market opportunities? What are the barriers to growth? What are the opportunities? The importance of the package.

Moderator: Minister Alain St. Ange, Minister of Tourism for Seychelles

Doreen Owusu-Fianko, Managing Director, Ghana Airports Company

Mr. Cuthbert Baguma, CEO, Tourism Uganda

Herman Carpentier, Vice President Africa, Brussels Airlines

Mr. Michael Mabuyakhulu MPP – KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development & Tourism

10.45-11.15 Refreshment Break
11.15-11.45 Presentation – Operating in Europe: Traffic rights and Airport Slots

Eric Herbane,Managing Director, COHOR

11.45-12.30 Panel 4 –

Outlook for the Future

Moderator – Raphael Kuuchi, Director, Commercial, Corporate & Industry Affairs, AFRAA

Michael Higgins, RVP for Africa, IATA

Driss Benhima, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer – Royal Air Maroc Group


17.15-17.30 Presentation

The Manufacturers Perspective – Regional Aircraft as a solution to network growth in Africa

Charles Carriere, Airline Marketing Manager, Bombardier

12.30 Closing Remarks – Nigel Mayes, VP Commercial & Routes, UBM Live
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