africa forumAviaDev Africa is bringing together airlines, airports, hotel and hospitality investors for the first time this year.

AviaDev Africa platform will launch this year in Rwanda. The inaugural forum on aviation route planning and development will run in parallel with the prestigious Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), providing government and industry with a valuable opportunity to take a strategic approach to the expansion of travel across the continent.

Leading airline, airport and hotel executives, alongside government representatives, will be able to explore the crucial link between aviation and hotel investment and discuss potential new airline routes in exclusive one-to-one meetings.

aviadev 2016The conference is timely. 7 of the 10 fastest growing passenger markets over the next 20 years will be in Africa, according to a 2015 IATA report, and Rwanda, the host country, is among them.

The event will include workshops on the rise of the “airport city” in Africa, organised by leading experts WiedemannConsultants GmbH, as well as the environmental factors needed for success. International consultants, InterVISTAS, will also run a route development masterclass.

Delegates will have the opportunity to organise route development meetings with a range of airports and airlines to help realise Africa’s full potential.

AviaDev Africa will open at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre in Kigali on 4 October, joining the main AHIF conference on 5 and 6 October.

AHIF is the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, attracting over 500 high-calibre executives from 45 countries, as well as key Government representatives.

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