NCAA, Ethiopian Airlines, IATA to headline Aviation Day at Akwaaba

The director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Capt. Usman Mukhtar, managing director of International Services of Ethiopian Airlines, Esayas Woldemariam along with the head of the International Air Transport Association, IATA Middle East and Africa, Adefunke Adeyemi will be headlining this year’s Aviation Day at the 11th Akwaaba African Travel Market, taking place from the 22nd to the 24th of November 2015 at the Eko Hotels & Suites Victoria Island, Lagos.
IATA in line with its objective to bring increased connectivity to Africa has partnered with Akwaaba to organise the Aviation day on the 23rd of Nov, the 2nd day of Akwaaba from 10am.
The event aims to stimulate valuable discussions by renowned industry players to address the lingering issue of connectivity in Africa.
It will feature presentations of papers by notable individuals in the industry on issues concerning the sector.
IATA regional head for member (Airline) and external relations for Africa and the Middle East, Adefunke Adeyemi will be sharing a recent study by IATA on connectivity in Africa at the Aviation Day with the theme “National Carrier, Open Skies and Connectivity in Africa”.
Similarly, the managing director, International Services, Ethiopian Airlines, Esayas Woldemariam will also be making a presentation, while the director general, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Muhtar Usman will be the chairman of the day.
The moderator for the day will be Aviation Consultant Mr. Chris Aligbe.
Already the President, Nigeria Association of Tour Operators, Nkereuwem Onung and the President, National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents, Alhaji Aminu Agoha have accepted to be among panel members at the event which is for Travel Trade Professionals.
Amb. Bianca Ojukwu will be cutting the tape to declare the Wedding & Spa Show open and formally open the Akwaaba Travel Market.
Other VIP’s lined up to declare other Sessions open at the 3day Travel Trade Event will include the executive Governor of Sokoto State, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal who will be the chief guest of honour at the Africa Travel Award.
Also, Samsung West-Africa a leading Technology company, in its bid to increase brand Visibility especially amongst Hoteliers and Resort Owners will be showcasing its professional displays, hotel TV ranges, Smart Signage and Information Technology, IT products at Akwaaba 2015.
As sponsors of the Hospitality Day event, Samsung West-Africa will be sharing with Hotel & Resort Managers how they can improve their guest experience.
According to Mr. Anu-Rotimi Agboola (head, Samsung Enterprise Business Solution -SMART Signage & SMART Hospitality Displays), “our participation at Akwaaba is more about brand visibility and we will be giving gifts to the Top 5 Hotel Winners of the Travellers top 100 Hotels in Lagos Polls. However, these Hotels must use Hotel TVs not consumer TVs. The advantage of Hotel TVs over Consumer TVs is that they give better guest experience by allowing guests personalize their experience”.

Other Guest Speakers are Mr. Sanjo Bamgboye- director, Current Links Systems Ltd on “Facilitating Payment Innovation in Hospitality” and Mrs. Lilian Obinna-Igwe, Country Manager Travelstart. There will also be a panellists made up of Top Hotel GMs across Africa to deliberate on the issues raised.

The Hospitality day at Akwaaba seeks to create a platform that would help provide knowledge about burning issues and raise Hotel standards in Africa.
The Travellers top 100 Hotels in Lagos Polls winners will also be announced and receive their certificate at the event.
The Wine Tasting event follows immediately after from 4pm. A paper on ‘How to Know Your Wine’ will be presented by Chief J.A Rowlands.
The event is open to all Hotel and Hospitality Professionals with the Hospitality Day holding on the 24th Nov, 2015 while the attendance is by registration.

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