28 - 29 August, 2019
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya

Conference Day One: Wednesday, 28th August 2019

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

8:50 am - 9:00 am IQPC opening remarks

Ritika Mehta

Conference Director

9:00 am - 9:10 am Chairperson opening remarks


9:10 am - 9:25 am VISIONARY KEYNOTE

9:25 am - 9:45 am INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: GLOBAL AIRCRAFT STANDARDS: Is your airline up to the mark?

  • Keeping in line with the global standards of aviation while maintaining a market edge
  • Stream-lining your functions with the airport infrastructure and aviation authority guidelines
  • Detriments of bypassing standards: How can you mitigate this risk exposure?
Capt. Gilbert Kibe, Director General at Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

Capt. Gilbert Kibe

Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

9:45 am - 10:05 am INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT CONNECTED AIRCRAFTS: Implementing technologies as per regulations

  • Deploying connected aircrafts in line with international navigational and safety standards
  • Ensuring technologies implemented do not interfere with safety and security standards
Silas Udahemuka, Director General at Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

Silas Udahemuka

Director General
Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

Col. Dokisime Gnama Latta, Director General at Togo Civil Aviation Authority

Col. Dokisime Gnama Latta

Director General
Togo Civil Aviation Authority

10:05 am - 10:30 am FIRESIDE CHAT AFRICAN OUTLOOK ON AVIATION: Can communication and navigational technologies be streamlined?

  • Given the vast number of airlines operating in Africa, can aviation authorities restructure regulations across all airlines at once?
  • If a certain technology becomes mandatory across the African continent, can airlines grow collectively instead of facing competition and alliances?
Matthew Lawrence Pwajok, General Manager, Air Navigation Standards at Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority

Matthew Lawrence Pwajok

General Manager, Air Navigation Standards
Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority

Gaoussou Konate, Director Technical and Operations at African Airlines Association (AFRAA)

Gaoussou Konate

Director Technical and Operations
African Airlines Association (AFRAA)

10:30 am - 11:10 am SPEED NETWORKING & BREAK


11:10 am - 11:40 am INDUSTRY SHOWCASE COCKPIT COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS: How do aircraft communication systems enhance maintenance, repair, operations, and navigational activities

  • Air to Air communication systems: Can facilitating immediate connection between aircrafts reduce the scope of malfunctions?
  • Air to Ground communication systems: Preparing your ground staff with the latest flight information to ensure minimum redundant ground time, quick aircraft servicing, maintenance and repairs.

Capt. Abubakar Bajaber

Chief Pilot
Kenya Airways

11:40 am - 12:10 pm INDUSTRY SHOWCASE BRIDGING GAPS: Implementing Long Range Communication Systems to facilitate predictive maintenance

  • Connecting aircrafts: Swift communication between an aircraft and airport leading to systemised post landing procedures
  • Facilitating quick communication and response in case of a midflight emergency

Pumla Luhabe

Chief Commercial Officer
South African Airways

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm INDUSTRY SHOWCASE SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS: Optimum utilisation of Airspace Capacity via Satellite Communication

  • What can ideal implementation of satellite communications do for your airline?


Swap business-cards and break the ice with your fellow participants to start making those valuable connections whilst enjoying a buffet lunch


1:30 pm - 1:50 pm INDUSTRY SHOWCASE IN-FLIGHT DIGITAL EXPERIENCE: Enhancing the passenger experience

  • Personalised in-flight digital experience: Bring your own device
  • In-flight entertainment for an enhanced flyer experience
  • Multi lingual, broad range of entertainment for all target markets
Yonas Yohannes, Director Aircraft Engineering and Planning at Ethiopian Airlines

Yonas Yohannes

Director Aircraft Engineering and Planning
Ethiopian Airlines

1:50 pm - 2:10 pm INDUSTRY SHOWCASE PASSENGER CONNECTIVITY IN REAL TIME: Keeping your passengers engaged with the real world

  • Real time air mapping: providing real time flight information to individuals on the aircraft
  • Real time news, sports, business, and weather updates for a personalised experience
Karim Baky, Chief Commercial Officer at FlyEgypt

Karim Baky

Chief Commercial Officer


2:10 pm - 2:30 pm INDUSTRY SHOWCASE AUTOMATED NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEMS: Paving the way for disruptive aircrafts

  • Monitor geo-location, airspace environment, and aircraft systems to successfully charter direct routes while ensuring maximum fuel conservation
  • Implementing instrument landing systems for navigational aid: Is your aircraft ready to for this tech?
  • How does investing in instrument landing systems directly affect your performance revenue?
  • Navigating the airspace in reduced visibility: Can the aircraft cover for your lack of vision?
Mpho Phillip Sekhamane, Head of Department: Global Operation Control Centre at South African Airways

Mpho Phillip Sekhamane

Head of Department: Global Operation Control Centre
South African Airways

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm SPONSOR SESSION AUTOMATED SERVICES: How can electronic and automated flight systems save operational costs

  • How does implementing automated services facilitate seamless on ground operations?
  • Explore the relationship between automated services, such as check-in and baggage claim, to the retention of customers
Mpho Phillip Sekhamane, Head of Department: Global Operation Control Centre at South African Airways

Mpho Phillip Sekhamane

Head of Department: Global Operation Control Centre
South African Airways


2:50 pm - 3:15 pm INDUSTRY SHOWCASE MARKING OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCY: Leveraging connectivity technologies to obtain optimal efficiency

  • Capitalizing on technologies to lower operating costs, carbon emissions, and save fuel
  • Monetizing the connection between consumer trends, market competition, and customer retention
  • Investing in the right technologies to derive optimal flight plans
  • Leveraging communications, navigation, and surveillance technologies for efficient air traffic management
Zuks Ramasia, GM Operations at South African Airways

Zuks Ramasia

GM Operations
South African Airways

3:15 pm - 3:40 pm INDUSTRY SHOWCASE DYNAMIC DATA: Converting real time data to real time savings

  • Use of analytics and data sharing amongst aircrafts to charter the most favourable routes and reduce overhead costs
  • Leveraging big data and analytical tools to enable predictive maintenance: How well does the aircraft perform on a certain route?
  • Minimise ground time by using big data to predict flight patterns, most profitable routes, and maintenance patterns
Henry Ogoye, Head of Corporate Planning & Strategy at Kenya Airports Authority

Henry Ogoye

Head of Corporate Planning & Strategy
Kenya Airports Authority

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm INDUSTRY SHOWCASE COLLECTING DATA: Key to an enhanced performance inflight and on ground

  • Sensors enable real time collection and forecast of weather conditions: Can we monetise this opportunity?
  • Use of sensors to pinpoint the malfunctioning part of the engine: Can this save more time and costs?
  • Can the use of sensors enhance your operations performance?

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm END OF DAY SIP AND CHAT

Relax and reflect on the day’s excitement in a beautiful Nairobi setting
The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.