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Airport Business Summit Expo 2018 to address challenges to Aviation Development

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The challenges confronting the development of the aviation sector will be the focus of stakeholders at the forth coming Airport Business Summit and Expo for Africa (ABSE) scheduled to take place Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.
The summit which will be held between  4-6 July 2018, at Shehu Musa Yar’ Adua Centre , Central Area Abuja with the theme “Repositioning the Airport Business to Sustain Air Transport growth”  will draw participants and exhibitors from across the world.
The three day conference and exhibition according to the summit director, Mr Fortune Idu is aimed at promoting total air transport development from the airport perspective.
Mr Idu an FCI International consult, said the summit, steams from the understanding that a sound airport development, concept, plan and programme are vital for a viable, sustainable and safe total air transport system which also has direct positive impact for fast tracking economy development.
The Airport Business Summit and Expo is held annually to further share thoughts and information on current challenges in the airport sub-sector of the aviation industry.
The deliberation at the summit is centred on helping operators, investors and the airport business community to find a common ground to prosper, it also provides a veritable platform for reviewing airport development policies, programmes and projects.
According to Idu, the summit is multi-sector in nature with about 200 delegates expected from all industries with direct and indirect dealing with the airports; airlines, retails, security, safety, technologist, media, taxi companies, hotels, tourist places among others.
 Idu said,  ABSE 2018 will also host an Agro Logistics seminar to unveil the opportunities available for using air Transport to facilitate both local and international agro based export covering perishable good and processed agro products.
The seminar  will feature presentation from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, NAHCO, SAHCOL, Ethiopian Airlines, Arik Air Nigeria Export Promoting Council, NEPZA,  NAFADAC and Standard Organization of Nigeria to  cover subjects such as processes, procedures, packages, containerization, standards, market  and  technologies available for enhancing agro export at the airport and possible further development opportunities.
Idu added that the forum is important for the airport sub-sector to plan ahead and close gap that may hinder successful and seamless air agro export regime.
“Papers will be presented at the summit by heads of aviation industries to give insight to the future investment opportunities in Africa’s airports domain and to enable them position ahead of the development. The papers will help to boost the flying confidence in people, as speakers will try to tie the future prosperity of most Africa business and tourist cities to a successful airport system”
He explained that deliberation of the seminar and the summit will form part of the report that will be submitted towards airport privatization plan.
“It is our hope that this event will bring about solutions to speedy various developmental quests for Africa”

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