The MICE industry is roaring back in 2022 with some countries in Africa finally relaxing tight restrictions around travel and cross-border movement.
In light of this, Aviadev, Africa’s premier forum dedicated to improving air connectivity on the continent is gearing up for a return to live and in-person events. This event allows participants to create new air routes from or to a country, but also to develop new collaborations with other airports or to attract new airlines.
The event was destined to take place on the treasure Island of Madagascar this year but despite the very best efforts of the Ravinala Airports team, manager of Antananarivo and Nosy Be airports and host of the event, the combination of continued uncertainty of the total reopening of the Malagasy borders, restrictions on flight frequencies alongside heavy health protocols required by Madagascar have meant that the host destination for the event will no-longer be the treasure Island and will instead be the mother city, Cape Town from 29 June to 1 July hosted by WESGRO and the Cape Town Air Access team.
AviaDev Africa was previously held in Cape Town in 2018 and 2019 and was a resounding success.
Wrenelle Stander, CEO of Wesgro and Official Cape Town Air Access Spokesperson, said “Air Access is at the heart of the Western Cape’s wider ambitions for prosperity and economic competitiveness. Since the closure of international travel in 2020, the air access team has worked to recover 21 destinations of which 10 are in Africa. We are now in a position to strengthen our regional and international connectivity and we feel AviaDev Africa is the perfect partner to support us in this effort. A warm welcome awaits all AviaDev delegates in the Mother City this June.”
AviaDev says “The last 2 years have been difficult for the industry as a whole, AviaDev will provide a platform to network with new and existing partners, offer an informative conference programme looking at the current challenges and opportunities and secure pre-arranged meetings to increase connectivity to, from and within Africa.
The Cape Town Air Access model is a blueprint for how route development should be done and we are delighted to be able to bring the event back to the Mother City.
The AviaDev community has shared their desire to meet in person and with Cape Town’s domestic, regional and international connectivity, we can be back together once again to Connect, Collaborate and Change the African aviation landscape.”
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