22-23 November | Mövenpick Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

PROGRAM


Thursday 22 November
08:00 Coffee and registration
09:00 Opening session

Welcome remarks

Abderahmane Berthé, Secretary General, AFRAA

Sanjeev Gadhia, Chief Executive Officer, Astral Aviation

Master of Ceremonies: John Sibi-Okumu
09:30 Africa – The Big Picture
- What are the key challenges and opportunities for African air cargo?

Session moderator: Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO, Astral Aviation

Peter Musola, General Manager Cargo, Kenya Airways

Evans E. Michoma, Commercial Manager-Cargo, Kenya Airports Authority

Pramod Bagalwadi, Strategic Business Partner – Sub Saharan Africa, DHL Global Forwarding

Edward Muchiri, Export Manager, Siginon Aviation
10:45 Coffee
11:15 Perishables Logistics in Africa
- Latest trends in flower and fruit logistics
- Enhancing quality and efficiency

Session moderator: Chris McLean, Facilities Project Manager, Panalpina Airflo

Jeroen van der Hulst, Managing Director, FlowerWatch

Pier Luigi Vigada, Director Eastern & Southern Africa, Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo

Jane Ngige, CEO, Kenya Horticultural Council
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Regulatory and Industry Initiatives in African Air Cargo
- Update air cargo development in Africa initiative
- How to facilitate cooperation between air cargo stakeholders?
- Open skies in Africa?

Sanjeev Gadhia, Board Member, TIACA

Getnet Tilahun, Regional Manager Cargo, IATA
14:30 Innovation in Logistics
- Innovative technology for air cargo
- AI implementation in steering and managing ULD fleets

Session moderator: Lars-Gunnar Comén, Director, Euroavia International

Martin Kraemer, Head of Marketing & PR, Jettainer GmbH

Bart Jan Haasbeek, Business Development Manager eCargo, CHAMP Cargosystems
15:15 Coffee
15:45 Developing African Cargo Networks
- Latest developments
- Key forces acting on market demand
- Freighter Vs belly capacity

Session moderator: Shahe Ouzounian, Chief Operating Officer, Chapman Freeborn

Fitsum Abady, Managing Director, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services

Amer Abu Obeid, Executive Director Commercial, Saudi Airlines Cargo

Gakwaya Bosco, Senior Manager Cargo Services, RwandAir
16:45 Hot Spots
- Market opportunities where?
- New cargo carriers

Session moderator: Steven Verhasselt, VP Commercial, Liege Airport

Lyndee du Toit, CEO South Africa, Air Charter Service

Olivier Van Aken, Chief Operating Officer, Express Air Cargo
17:30 End of conference day 1
17:45 -
20:00
Network cocktail event [sponsored by Chapman Freeborn & Magma Aviation]
Friday 23 November
09:00 Humanitarian Logistics
- Emergency/disaster relief logistics and air cargo supply chain
- Civil and military co-operation in disaster relief
- Review of problems in humanitarian logistics
- Sustainable procurement

Session moderator: Shahe Ouzounian, Chief Operating Officer, Chapman-Freeborn

Rishi Ramrakha, Head of Regional Logistics Unit Africa, International Federation of Red Cross & Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Isabel Maina, Transport Manager, ICRC-International Committee of the Red Cross

Speaker TBA
10:15 Coffee
10:45 Ground Handling and Infrastructure Improvements
- Developments in the African cargo handling scene
- Needed investments in airport infrastructure

Session moderator: Lars-Gunnar Comén, Director, Euroavia International

Andrew Ndungutse, Cargo Sales Manager, Entebbe Handling Services (NAS)

Steven Verhasselt, VP Commercial, Liege Airport

Steffen Geisweid, Executive Vice President, ACUNIS

Evans E. Michoma, Commercial Manager-Cargo, Kenya Airports Authority
12:00 Conference wrap-up
12:15 End of conference & Lunch
   
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