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 L   [EVENT: AFRAA 54th AGA] Acing the Roadmap to Sustainable African Aviation

December 12, 2022. AASA News.

Aaron Munetsi, AASA CEO, served as a panelist at AFRAA's 54th AGA discussing the Intra-African Connectivity: Roadmap to make SAATM a Reality forum. Read more...

 L   The African Airlines Association (AFRAA)’s 54th Annual General Assembly and Summit hosted by Air Senegal will be held on 11th – 13th December 2022 at the Centre International de Conférences Abdou Diouf (CICAD) in Dakar – Senegal . 

This year’s AGA is being hosted by Air Senegal under the theme, Acing the Roadmap to Sustainable African Aviation.

The Namibia Aviation and Connectivity Forum, an intiative led by the Namibia Airports Company (NAC), is holding it's inaugural forum in Windhoek from 16 to 18 November this year. 

Aaron Munetsi, AASA CEO, is a confirmed speaker. 

The purpose of the Forum, a first of its kind for Namibia, is to create a platform where key industry players and stakeholders will share, tackle, rethink and put into motion, ideas on the trajectory that the aviation industry and its related ecosystem will take over the next few years. 

The Forum will bring to the fore, the discussion around how aviation can play a central role in the attainment of national aspirations such as Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP2), National Development Plans (NDPs) and the national transport policy. 

The 2022 Forum will focus on how Namibia can re-emerge from the recent pandemic with a resilient and sustainable aviation industry and pave way for the development of a series of policy and structural reforms. 

Who should attend? 

The Forum will attract delegates from within Namibia, the region and beyond. Although it is the first of its kind in Namibia, it will be meeting point for the wider SADC community. Attendees will comprise of leaders, administrators, business people, and technical experts in all sectors of the aviation and ancillary industries, who will arrive or contribute from all over the sub-continent. Click here to register for the Forum.

5th ATLF to bring Africa Tourism Thought-Leaders to Botswana

Botswana is ready to host African Tourism Thought leaders at the 5th annual Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) and Awards convened by Africa Tourism Partners, UNWTO and BDO, South Africa.

Scheduled for 24 to 26 October 2022, at the Gaborone International Convention Centre, Grand Palm, Botswana, the 5th ATLF has received an overwhelming response from African countries and beyond. 

This gathering of Though-Leaders and Pan-African tourism stakeholder community will indulge in Botswana’s tourism experiences during the Forum.

The key components of this year’s Forum are; Pan-African Private Sector Forum, Ministerial; Digitalisation and MICE Masterclasses, Ministerial and Executive Dialogues and Insightful Expert Presentations and Interactive Panel Discussions on recovery measures, continental and global industries and strategies for building back better. Central to this 5th edition of the Forum is curated Business to Business sessions, desk-top exhibition and 5th Africa Tourism Leadership Awards Gala Diner. All participants will have the opportunity to do real business.

Over 350 physical delegates from over 30 countries will converge from 24 to 26 October at the Gaborone International Convention Centre, Grand Palm, Botswana for the 5th Annual African Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards.

The 2022 Aviators Africa Conference and Awards will bring together top stakeholders in African aviation to find ways to advance the development and sustainability of the continent’s aviation industry and allied industries. The theme is the Sustainability of African Aviation.

Aviators Africa has established itself as a premier aviation conference organiser that focuses on the Environment, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) in Africa. This is in tune with UN SDGs as concerns about aviation.

Over 200 delegates are expected to attend the full day conference, which will feature panel sessions and presentations of papers from airline operators, aircraft manufacturers, civil aviation authorities, tourism bodies and other stakeholders. There will also be ample networking opportunities. Additionally, an Aviation Leadership CEOs forum will allow top management in private and public service to participate in a leadership and sustainability masterclass.

A glamorous gala award ceremony will be held for the Aviators Africa Awards. Also known as the Tower Awards, these home-grown awards were created to recognise and celebrate brands and changemakers who have contributed to the advancement of African aviation. Voting for the award nominees is now open.

The Aviators Africa Conference and Awards will be held from 20 to 22 October at Protea Wanderers hotel by Marriot in Johannesburg, South Africa


Arabella Hotel, Golf & Spa
Kleinmond, Hermanus,
Cape Town, South Africa


13 to 16 October 2022

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 L   [PANEL DISCUSSION] Challenges faced by the business events industry due to airlift in Africa 

March 2, 2022. South African Tourism, Meetings Africa, BONDay Educational Session 4

The AASA's CEO, Aaron Munetsi is participating in a panel discussion regarding the challenges faced by the business events industry. The discussion will include:

  • What role does politics, e
  • conomics and international relations play in determining aviation's needs?
  • Challenges such as:
    • Reduced frequency and diminished routes.
    • Mindset of the business traveller.
    • Virtual events vs. in-person events.
    • Lack of infrastructure and financial constraints experienced by airlines in Africa.
    • Overall impact aviation has on the MICE industry.