The Aviators Africa conference 2022 SUSTAINABILITY IN AFRICAN AVIATION

20 - 22 October 2022 / Protea Hotel by Marriott

Johannesburg Wanderers, South Africa

About Us Aviators Africa is a media, PR and an integrated marketing company that services the aviation and tourism sector in Africa.

It is the publisher of Aviators Africa , a premuim pan African flagship magazine since 2010. Aviators Africa organizes an annual Aviators Africa conference and tower awards.

Now in its 4th year, the Aviators Africa conference will see the gathering of top stakeholders in African Aviation to discuss issues to promote and advance the development and sustainability of African aviation and its allied industries.

The full day conference will attract over 200 delegates and will feature presentation of papers, panels discussion from Airline operators, aircraft manufacturers, civil aviation authorities, tourism bodies and other stakeholders with a great networking opportunity spanning two days.


The theme of the Aviators Africa conference 2022 is SUSTAINABILITY IN AFRICAN AVIATION

The Aviators Africa Award also known as the Tower Awards was initiated to celebrate excellence and sustainability in African Aviation.

Tower Awards has recieved tremendous accolade as an indigenous African award that recognizes brands and Changemakers who has contributed immensely to the development of African Aviation.

Aviators Africa conference and awards will hold on October 20 -22, 2022 at Protea Wanderers hotel by Marriot in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Aviators Africa conference & awards event highlight

  • Welcome cocktail reception 20th October 2022
  • Full day conference with tea and lunch breaks 21st October 2022
  • Aviation leadership CEOs breakfast 22nd October 2022
  • Tower Awards gala night 22nd October 2022

highlight of Aviators Africa conference and awards held in lagos Nigeria 27-28 October, 2021


21st October 2022

8:30am - 8:45am

Arrival tea and coffee

9:00am - 9:10am

Welcome address by Toni Ukachukwu, Publisher/CEO Aviators Africa

9:10am - 9:25am

Keynote address by Aaron Munetsi, Chairman AASA

9:25am - 9:40am

Keynote address by H.E Amani Abou Zeid AU Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy

9:40am - 10:00am

Welcome address Sthembiso Dlamini CEO, Gauteng Tourism Authority

10:00am - 11:00am

Topic: Assets finance and sustainability of African airlines

Panel session speakers

  • Bradley Gordon Head Aviation finance, Investec
  • Romain Ekoto Chief Aviation Officer, AFDB
  • Nowel Ngala Chief Commercial officer, Asky Airlines
  • Capt. Dapo Olumide Interim M.D, Nigeria Air
  • Obi Mbanuzuo CCO, Green Africa
  • Moderator- Derek Nseko Founder, Airspace Africa

11:00am - 11:20am

Paper Presentation by Capt Musa Nuhu, D.G Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority

Title: Green energy emission

11:20am - 12:20pm

Topic: Role of Civil Aviation regulation in growth and sustainability of the Aviation sector.

  • Capt. Musa Nuhu D.G NCAA
  • Ms.Poppy Khoza Director, SACAA
  • Mr. Emile Arao D.G KCAA
  • Charles Kraikue D.G GCAA
  • Moderator-Heidi Gibson

12:20 - 1:20pm

Air travel and impact on achieving sustainable tourism destinations

  • Judy Kepher Gona Founder STTA
  • Marina Novelli Prof. of Tourism
  • University of Brighton, UK
  • Tes Proos President SITE Africa
  • Adun Okupe Founder, Sahara Centre
  • Moderator- Kojo Bentum Williams Publisher, Voyage Afriq

1:20 - 2:20pm

Lunch break/Networking

2:20 - 3:20

Aircraft manufacturing and airline sustainability for the future

  • Robert Boyd, Boeing global sustainability, policy and partnerships
  • Francisco Moraes
  • Yvonne Winter Co-Founder, Flynow
  • Emmanuel Iza CEO, Xejet
  • Moderator- Sean Mendis Airline Executive/Consultant

3:20 - 4:20

Innovation for airports and air cargo towards achieving net zero

  • Mory Camara
  • Sanjeev Gadhia CEO, Astral Aviation
  • Christophe Penninck CEO, Asaba International Airport
  • Mpumi Mpofu CEO, Airports Company of South Africa
  • Moderator-Richard Aiseubeogun CEO, Avialogs

4:20 - 5:00pm

Questions and Answers



TONI UKACHUKWU Founder/CEO, The Aviators Africa


Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid AU Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy


Capt. Musa Nuhu D.G Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)


Sanjeev Gadhia CEO, Astral Aviation


Marina Novelli Prof. of Tourism and International Development, University of Brighton U.K


Aaron Munetsi Chairman, AIrline Association of Southern Africa (AASA)


Capt. Dapo Olumide Interim CEO, Nigeria Air


Akie Chhbra Sales Director, Embraer


Sean Mendis Airline Executive


Judy Kepher-Gona Founder, Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda (STTA)


Obi Mbanuzuo Chief commercial Officer, Green Africa


Derek Nseko Founder, Airspace Africa


Kojo Bentum Willams CEO, Voyage Afriq Media


Tes Proos President, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Africa


Emmanuel Iza CEO, Xejet


Mory Camara Managing Director, SOGEAC


Christophe Penninck Managing Director, Asaba Airport


Richard Aisuebeogun,MSc. IAP. Managing Partner Avialog Ltd.


Nowel Ngala Chief Comercial Officer, ASKY


Heidi Gibson Editor, Air News


Francisco Moraes Director of Sales, Embraer


Ms. Poppy Khoza Director, South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)


Ifeanyi Ogechukwu Chief Technology Strategist, Debbie Mishael Group

Adun Okupe Ph.D Founder, Sahara centre

Adun Okupe Ph.D Founder, Sahara centre

Yvonne Winter Co-Founder, Fly Now

Yvonne Winter Co-Founder, Fly Now