Safety in African Aviation Conference to be opened by RwandAir CEO


(Posted 10th September 2020)

Dear colleague, fellow aviator and future aviator,

The AviAssist Foundation is pleased to invite you to our SIAA 2020 Conference! Four afternoons in October from 13:00 – 15:45 Central African Time.

On October 14th Yvonne Manzi Makolo, CEO of RwandAir Ltd will be opening the 7th edition of the Safety in African Aviation 2020 (SIAA).

Because of Corona, this year’s edition of our annual conference will be entirely virtual and spread over 4 afternoons. Access will be FREE – the Foundation’s gift to the industry’s post-COVID-19 recovery. Broadcast from our studio in The Netherlands, on 14-15 October and 21-22 October 2020, we’ll have leaders of the aviation industry & experts on safety management.

Speakers from across the industry and the world will provide their insights into sustaining the safety leap that Africa has made in the past 5 years. Key speakers & table guests include:

  • Yvonne Makolo, CEO, RwandAir
  • Capt. Gilbert Kibe, Director General Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
  • Christopher McGregor, Head of Flight Safety, ATR
  • Alex Avedi, CEO Safarilink
  • Birgit Otto, Chief Operating Officer, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  • Edward Jumi, Global Aviation Data Management, IATA
  • Ms Boni Dibate, Director Africa Affairs, CANSO
  • Hassan Shahidi, CEO Flight Safety Foundation
  • Allan Kilavuka, CEO Kenya Airways
  • Ties van Zanten, manager aviation safety, Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure
  • Jonathan Lewis, Managing Director NAC2000 groundhandling
  • Simon Knechtli, Managing Director Aerospace, Willis Tower Watson
  • Chamsou Andjorin, Director Africa & Middle East, Boeing
    …and many more.

Key topics in SIAA2020 include:
1. Safety Management & the use of data for safety
2. Human factors & crew resource management in aviation operations & ATC
3. Aviation on the ground incl. flight dispatch, ground operations safety, airport wildlife management & runway safety.

For more in depth programme details of conference day 1, please click here. Stay up-to-date on program developments, also of episodes 2, 3 & 4 by joining the Foundation’s LinkedIn group that you can find by clicking here.

Still not sure if you should attend? Let us help you….
Next to bright ideas on safety, we’ll also be entertaining you with an African DJ, stand-up comedy, (young) aviator story telling & quizzes. You stand a chance to win great prizes in each episode, ranging from vouchers for free online courses from our sponsors & partners, to an AviAssist gift box with cool branded gift or one of these 4 limited edition Star of Africa aviator watches, worth US$175 each! And don’t forget to tell all about it -we are ready to receive 10.000 African aviation professionals and students – be part of it and enroll today!

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