Aviation: Tunisia ready to host AFRAA’s 6th Aviation Stakeholders Convention

The African Airlines Association, AFRAA, in partnership with Tunisair, will stage the 6th
Aviation Stakeholders Convention from 07-09 May 2017 at the Medina Mediterranea in Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia.

The Convention is being organized with the view to fostering dialogue, building sustainable networks in supply chain management, creating a competitive environment for aviation business in the continent.

Convened under the patronage of the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Tunisia, this
important industry event in Africa has been endorsed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Tunisia
and is expected to bring together about 400 participants consisting mainly of airlines, Civil
Aviation Authorities, airports, Air Navigation Service Providers, ground handlers, regulators,
aircraft/engine manufacturers, component suppliers, service providers in the aviation industry
and other aviation stakeholders.

Convened under the theme “Collaboration for sustainable aviation growth in Africa”, the
conference is structured to incorporate presentations and panel discussions on trendy subjects in aviation on one hand and on the other, the event shall allow for networking opportunities, one-to-one appointments and masterclasses facilitated by industry experts. There will also be scheduled one-to-one meetings and exhibition of products, solutions and services by aviation suppliers in different categories.

“AFRAA aims to bring together the suppliers of the whole range of aviation products and
services and the potential customers of these products and services at one venue annually for purposes of networking, knowledge exchange, business negotiations and forging of win-win business relationships,” said AFRAA Secretary General, Dr. Chingosho during his visit to Tunis.

He added that the forum is a platform that facilitates the exploitation of opportunities in the
continent by the various stakeholders with the view to ultimately improve the aviation support base in the continent. He paid tribute to Tunisair noting the airline’s important role in aviation in the region.

Mr. Ilyes Mnakbi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tunisair thanked the Association for
choosing Tunisia as the venue for the Convention. He noted that building partnerships for the
mutual benefit of the aviation industry is necessary in order to exploit the opportunities in Africa and overcome the huge challenges that abound in the continent.

“Staging the Convention at Tunisair’s home base and hub will be a great opportunity to further strengthen Tunisia’s place as an aviation country in the region.” He added that hosting the convention in Tunisia is a great opportunity to showcase the country’s infrastructure and natural attractions for tourism and business.
Honourable Ghedira pledged the full support of the Ministry of Transport of Tunisia in the
staging of the Convention noting the importance of the event to Tunisair and to the country at large.

In addition to the provision of an excellent platform for brand visibility through sponsorship, the Aviation Stakeholders Convention will present exhibition opportunities for aviation companies to showcase their services, products, supplies and solutions. Among companies sponsoring and exhibiting at the event include: IT solution providers, civil aviation authorities, airport companies, air navigation services providers as well as aircraft and engine manufacturers, component suppliers and other aviation service providers. As the official carrier and the proud host of the event, Tunisair is granting discounts of up to 50% on air tickets to delegates attending the Aviation Stakeholders Convention for all flights
throughout its network. More information about the event and registration for participation is
available on the dedicated event website.

The AFRAA Secretary General paid a courtesy visit to various stakeholders in Tunisia who
expressed their full support for the event. The organizing committee comprising of teams from AFRAA Secretariat, Tunisair and Poulina Group Holding held their preparations meeting and activities which will culminate to a successful event in May. “We are dedicated to ensure that delegates will experience yet another memorable Convention this year” added Dr. Chingosho

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