The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN) said it has concluded arrangements to hold the maiden edition of “FAAN National Aviation Conference” on June 14th to 17th, 2022, at the International Conference Centre(ICC), Abuja.
An online statement signed by the Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs. FaithHope-Ivbaze , explained that the conference, with the theme, ‘Advancing the Frontiers of Possibilities for Safe, Secure and Profitable Air Transport’ which was initially billed to hold from April 1st to 4th, 2020 was stalled due to the global restrictions of movement occasioned by the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.
The conference according to her is aimed at providing a veritable platform for brainstorming and sharing knowledge and ideas on the progress and challenges in the aviation Industry in Nigeria.
FNAC, she said will bring together captains of industries, top government functionaries, seasoned aviation experts and key stakeholders such as the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, State Governors and Chief Executives of all aviation industry, adding that a select number of dignitaries will also speak on critical issues faced by our industry.
The Acting General Manager further explained that the conference will also feature an investment forum, which will focus on attracting local and international investors in order to apprise them with the investment opportunities in the Nigerian aviation industry.
She listed some of the topics that will be treated by seasoned aviation experts at the conference to include: Implementing Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM): Prospects and Challenges; Collaborative Service Delivery in Nigeria Air Transport Industry: The way forward; Aviation and National Security: Emerging Trends; Addressing Nigeria’s Unviable Airport Syndrome; Nigerian Airports: Gateway to Developing and Managing Tourist Destinations in Nigeria, Ease of Doing Business as a panacea for boosting investments in Nigerian airports among others.
The conference, she said promises to be a catalyst for investments and national economic development, while also addressing the future of Nigerian airports with respect to safety; security; innovations; financing, leasing; sustainability and growth.
FAAN, Hope-Ivbaze said iscommitted to its core values of safety, security and comfort.