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


21st October 2022


Arrival Tea and Coffee


Welcome address by Toni Ukachukwu
Publisher/CEO Aviators Africa

10:40am- 11am

Keynote Address by Aaron Munetsi CEO, Airline Association of Southern Africa

Topic: Sustainability of African Aviation


Topic: Assets Finance and sustainability of African Airline

Panel Session Speakers

  • Nicola Sellers-Lux Aviation
  • Monica Rubombora- Country Manager, Uganda Airlines
  • Nowel Ngala, Chief Commercial Officer, Asky
  • Sean Mendes, Airline Executive and consultant

Moderator: Derek Nseko- Founder, Airspace Africa



Presentation by Phindiwe Gwebu, Executive: Corporate services

South Africa Civil Aviation Authority 

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

Presentation by David Loewenthal. Owner- Universal recycling company

Topic: Role recycling plays in sustaining the environment



Topic: Impact of Air travel on the sustainability of tourism destinations

Panel session Speakers

Marina Novelli Prof. of Tourism, University of Brighton

Ishaam Abades- Ishaam Abader. CEO, South Africa Weather service

Didier Bayeye - M. D, Global Travel World Expert Services

Bronwen Auret- Chief Quality Assurance Officer, South African Tourism

Ifeanyi Ogochukwu - M.D, Aviation Africa Plate-Forme

Moderator: Kojo Bentum-Williams. CEO, Voyage Afriq Media


Lunch break/ Networking


Presentation by Yvone Winter. Co-Founder, Fly now

Topic: Future of flying


Presentation by James Oshea CEO Seefin Aviation

Topic: The Drive To Zero


Topic: Aircraft Manufacturing and sustainability for the future

Panel session speakers

  • James Oshea- CEO, Seefin Aviation
  • Yvonne Winter- Co-founder, Fly Now
  • Akie Chhbra- Sales Director, Embraer

Moderator: Saen Mendes, Airline Executive and Consultant

22nd October 2022

Walk For Love Africa Tourism Fun Walk/Run

 6:00 am

Aviation Leadership CEOs breakfast

 8:30- 10:30 am

Aviators Africa Tower Awards Gala Dinner

  6 pm (Red Carpet)



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 Ogochukwu Managing Director, Aviation Africa Plate-forme

Adun Okupe Ph.D Founder, Sahara centre

Yvonne Winter Co-Founder, Fly Now


Registration Closed!