Events    |    AASA AGA 2018    |    Programme (proposed - subject to change)

Where: AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, Livingstone, Zambia
When: 11 to 14 October 2018

Welcome  _  Thursday, 11 October 2018
Venue: AVANI Victoria Falls Hotel      

12h00 - 17h00     Registration of Delegates 


19h00 - 20h00     Welcome Cocktail Function.  Venue: AVANI Lawns/Poolside.  


20h00 - 22h00     Welcome Dinner.  Venue: AVANI Lawns/Poolside.  
                                    Sponsor:  ​ 


Conference Day  _  Friday, 12 October 2018                                           
Venue: AVANI Hotel, Giraffe and Elephant Conference Rooms  ​ 

08h30 - 10h00     Opening Session.  

08h30 - 08h45     Welcome                                 

08h45 - 09h00     Industry Address: Chris Zweigenthal - AASA CEO ​ 

09h00 - 09h45     45-minute time slot: Government Keynote Addresses (TBC) 

  • Minister of Transport, Zambia
  • Minister of Transport, South Africa ​ 

09h50 - 10h10     Keynote Address: Paul Steele - International Air Transport Association (IATA)​, Senior Vice President,
                                                                        Member and External Relations                                 

10h15 - 10h45     Coffee and Tea Break.  
                                  Sponsor:  ​ 

10h45 - 12h45     Second Session.  
                                       Sponsor:  ​ 

10h45 - 11h15      Presentation

Digital transformation: The future for better customer experience. 
Presenter: Thomas Snyman - Huawei South Africa, Chief Technology Officer

11h15 - 11h45      Presentation

Bridging the communication and delivery gap between the aviation industry and the customer.​ 
Presenter: Mummy Mthembu-Fawkes - Earthy_SA Cosmetics, Founder and CEO

11h45 - 12h45     Panel Discussion  

Matching the passenger's airport and airline expectation with their experience.                             Moderator: Blacky Komani - Tourvest, Deputy CEO
Panelists: Bongiwe Pityi-Vokwana – O.R. Tambo International Airport and ACSA, GM;
                    Agness Chailal – Zambia Airports Company Limited, Airport Services Director;                                                                     
                    Erik Venter -
 Comair Limited, CEO; and
 (accepted – panelist TBC).

12h50 - 14h00     Lunch.  Venue: AVANI Theatre of Food Restaurant.  


14h00 - 15h00     Panel Discussion 

Developing intra-Africa trade including cargo and enabling intra-African free movement of aircraft and passengers – challenges and opportunities. ​ 
Moderator: Jean-Jacques Cornish – Newspaper Editor, Radio Journalist and MC
Confirmed Panelists: Poppy Khoza – SA Civil Aviation Authority, Director Civil Aviation; and
                                        Tim Harris – Cape Town Air Access, MD

15h00 - 15h30     Coffee and Tea Break.  
                                  Sponsor: ​ 

15h30 - 16h45     Aviation Leadership Forum 

Improving intra-Africa travel through competition, partnerships and collaboration – fact or fiction? ​ 

Moderator: Paul Steele - IATA​, Senior Vice President, Member and External Relations     
Panelists: Vuyani Jarana – South African Airways, CEO; 
                    Advocate Mandi E.P. Samson – 
Air Namibia, Acting MD; 
                    Agnes Khunwana – 
Air Botswana, General Manager;
                    Rodger Foster - Airlink, CEO; and
                    Tony Irwin – Proflight Zambia, CEO.

16h45 - 17h00     Summary and Closing of Conference Day ​ 

Evening ​ 

19h00 - 20h00      Conference Cocktail Function.  Venue: AVANI Lawns/Poolside/Reception Area.  


20h00 - 23h00      Conference Dinner.  Venue: AVANI King Fisher Boma.  

Annual General Meeting  _  Saturday, 13 October 2018                                                                  
Venue: AVANI Hotel, Giraffe and Elephant Conference Rooms  ​ 

09h00 - 11h00     Annual General Meeting. 
GE Aviation ​ 


From 12h00          Social Programme: Zambezi River Cruise. 


Evening ​ 

19h00 - 20h00     Cocktail Function.  Venue: Mukuni (on the banks of the Zambezi River).  


20h00 - 23h00     Farewell Dinner.  Venue: David Livingstone Boma.  


Departure  _  Sunday, 14 October 2018