The continued Worldwide Covid-19 pandemic has caused massive disruption to the global aviation ecosystem. Given the scale of the pandemic, the decision has now been made to hold a virtual version of AviaDev Africa 2021, the leading air service development conference for Africa.
The new format of the event will take place over three consecutive mornings from 9th to 11th June 2021. This fifth edition will bring together the African aeronautical community with a programme of conferences on different themes and pre-organized meetings between the players. It will bring together the African aeronautical community for maximum knowledge sharing and collaboration. The face-to-face conference will take place at the end of the first half of 2022. Madagascar will therefore be the host country for 2 consecutive years.
The Ministry of Transport, Tourism and Meteorology of Madagascar is the sponsor of this event which will show, through the platform, the potential of Madagascar, a foretaste of what the audience will see live in 2022.
Patrick Collard, CEO of Ravinala Airports, host of the event, commented, “Whilst we wish everyone could be here in person to experience the unique Malagasy hospitality, the safety of our visitors is of paramount importance. We look forward to giving you a virtual taster of our brand new terminal and infrastructure alongside the amazing touristic attractions Madagascar has to offer during AviaDev Africa 2021.”
AviaDev’s Founder and CEO, Jon Howell said “The disruption to the African aviation industry is unparalleled. At AviaDev, we have continued our commitment to serving the African aviation community by delivering multiple virtual events, content and experiences over the past 12 months. We feel it is vital that we have a forum where we can all come together to share best practices and start the discussions that will shape the future connectivity of Africa. We have invested time and resources in curating our digital platform so we can continue to bring you the most important route development event in Africa. Our conference programme will be free to attend for all participants with our premium one-to-one meetings service supporting this offering”
2021 marks the fifth edition of AviaDev Africa and now more than ever it is important to face the headwinds and engage in proactive discussions that will enhance air connectivity to, from and within the continent. With many aviation stakeholders facing uncertainty, this will be a chance for the African aviation community to come together to forge new collaborations and partnerships to ensure that Africa remains connected regionally and internationally.
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