Aviation Africa 2017 Conference: A Strategic Platform To Showcase RwandAir’s Growth———— Mirenge


…Event To Be Hosted By Rwandan Government

Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir, John Mirenge, has stated that the forth coming Aviation Africa 2017 Conference scheduled for Kigali , the Rwandan capital would be a strategic platform to showcase how the airline has grown in the past few years and its target destination.

The conference, which has been fixed for February 22 to 23,2017, will be held at Kigali Convention Centre and Radisson Blu in Rwanda is organised by Times Aerospace Limited and hosted by the Rwandan government.

Mirenge, who said this in an online statement made available to, explained that RwandAir and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) are sponsoring the conference in partnership with the Rwandan Ministry of Infrastructure, the Rwanda Development Board and Akagera Aviation.

According to Mirenge, “Aviation being one of the major sectors Rwanda is focusing on for economic growth, this conference will be a strategic platform to showcase how RwandAir has grown in the past few years and where it is headed.”

He hinted that Rwanda was chosen to host this conference because of its welcoming visa policy, its strategic geographic location, its high level of security and its large investment in the tourism, hospitality and aviation sectors.

The statement informed that this is the second time the two-day conference is being held and that the first one was held in May 2015 in Dubai with over 400 delegates in attendance.

“This conference and exhibition focuses on different aspects of the aviation industry and discussions will focus on the potential that the aviation sector in Africa holds and also some of the internal and external challenges it faces. There will be many exhibitors from various sectors aircraft manufacturers, MROs, Ground Handling, Training Centres, Consultants, Flight Support and many more” The statement said.

Aviation players in Africa, including that of Rwanda, will be participating in this important conference.


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