Stakeholders in the air transport sector are set to brainstorm on advancing the sector at the maiden edition of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)’s National Aviation Conference (FNAC).
The conference themed “Advancing the Frontiers of Possibilities for Safe, Secure and Profitable Air Transport” was initially billed to hold between April 1 and 4, 2020, but was rescheduled due to the global movement restrictions occasioned by the dreaded corona virus pandemic (COVID-19).
A statement by the authority’s acting general manager, corporate affairs, Faithful A. Hope-Ivbaze said the new date for the conference is now June 14 to 17, 2022 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
It said the conference is aimed at providing a veritable platform for brainstorming and sharing knowledge and ideas on the progress and challenges in Nigeria’s aviation industry.
“FNAC will bring together captains of industries, top government functionaries, seasoned aviation experts and key stakeholders like the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, state governors and chief executives of the aviation industry. A select number of dignitaries will also speak on critical issues faced by the industry.
“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 the 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’; ‘Ease of Doing Business as panacea for boosting investments in Nigerian airports’, among others,” it said.
The statement added that the conference will catalyse investments and national economic development, while addressing the future of Nigerian Airports with respect to safety, security, innovations, financing, leasing, sustainability and growth.