The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has stated that it would hold its maiden edition of the “FAAN National Aviation Conference” where aviation experts would share ideas and discuss critical issues in both in the Nigerian and world aviation..
This was made known in a statement issued by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu
According to the statement the conference, with the theme ‘Advancing the Frontiers of Possibilities for Safe, Secure and Profitable Air Transport’ is aimed at providing a veritable platform for brainstorming and sharing knowledge and ideas on contemporary developments in the global aviation industry.
The conference FAAN added is slated for April 1–4, 2020, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
The conference will bring together captains of industries, top government functionaries, seasoned aviation experts and key stakeholders such as the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, State Governors and Chief Executives of aviation agencies
Some of the speakers at the event are Ms .Yewande Sadiku, Director General of National Council for Arts and Culture(NCAC),Otunba Segun Runsewe, Nick Fadugba, Capt. Roland Iyayi, Dr. Anne Eyinnaya-Egbadon, Engr Peter O. Onyeri amongst others.
The conference will also feature an investment forum, which will focus on attracting local and international investors in order to apprise them with the investment opportunities in the Nigerian aviation industry.
Some of the topics that will be treated by seasoned aviation experts at the conference include: Implementing Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM); Prospects and Challenges, Collaborative Service Delivery in Nigeria Air Transport Industry: The Way forward, Aviation and National Security: Emerging Trends, Addressing Nigeria’s Unviable Airport Syndrome, Nigerian Airports: Gateway to Developing and Managing Tourist Destinations in Nigeria, among others.
Other attractions at the conference include: a career fair, that is aimed at arousing the interest of children at choosing and developing careers in aviation, essay competition exclusive to officers of aviation parastatals among others.
The conference promises to be a catalyst for investments and national economic development, while also addressing the future of Nigerian airports with respect to safety, security, innovations, financing, leasing, sustainability and growth.