Ghana, will tomorrow officially launch the African Air Expo 2014 at the Banquet Hall, in Accra.
The expo will be hosted at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra from October 10 to 11, 2014.
The programme which is organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Transport in partnership with the International Centre of Excellence’s ICE-Aviation Division, based in Dubai, UAE, has President John Dramani Mahama, as its patron.
A statement issued by the Ministry states that the vision and the objectives behind the African Air Expo 2014 would be spelt out at the venue of the launch.
This African Aviation Exhibition and Conference is the first global aviation exhibition for Africa, which promises to bring together top brands in General, Business, Commercial Aviation and Airport Suppliers.
Mrs. Dzifa Attivor, Minister of Transport, stated that “The Ministry of Transport is proud to host the first all-inclusive exhibition in Ghana, which given its strategic position on the African Continent, is the hub in the Central and Western Regions of Africa.
The impressive 8 per cent growth in Aviation in Ghana makes it the perfect hub for aviation stakeholders to contribute to the new agenda for Aviation in Africa.
The Continent is witnessing a very dynamic growth in aviation and hosting this event will allow the aviation sector to boost its growth and also allow government address important priorities such as job creation and infrastructure growth”.
The attendees to the event will include delegates from the Ministry of Transport, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL), the private sector (whose operations also extend into other African countries), stakeholders within the aviation sector and a delegation from the International Centre of Excellence who will be traveling from Dubai.
In addition, the launch will also witness the announcement of the official website for the event, as well as, introduce to Ghana and Africa the team involved in organizing the African Air Expo 2014.
The primary objective of the launch is to provide an awareness regarding the African Air Expo 2014, as well as, to highlight the expected growth and development within the Aviation Sector in Ghana and Africa.
It will also shed light on how organizing such an event on the continent of Africa will help in the improvement of the Aviation Sector as well as examine direct and indirect investment opportunities into Ghana and Africa.
It is also expected that the Conferences and Conventions, which will form part of the Expo, will stimulate a fresh agenda within the domain of Aviation in Africa.
The African Air Expo will be brought to Ghana by the Ministry of Transport in collaboration with ICE, who has been involved in aviation human capital development in the Middle East over the past 5 years and 4M Events, the organizers and hosts of the Cannes Airshow held in Cannes, France, over the past 5 years.
With the strong track record of ICE and 4M Events, combined with the growth trends in African aviation, the African Expo is set to attract the best exhibitors and participants in the industry.