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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. With air travel facing many challenges in the aftermath of global lockdowns, the need to meet and collaborate has never been greater. The theme is, fittingly, the Sustainability of African Aviation.

Toni Ukachukwu, Aviators Africa
Expect a packed programme

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. The convener, Toni Ukachukwu, says, “It is our effort to increase the bar in leadership and sustainability in African aviation as we believe that everything rises and falls on leadership.”

“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,” he adds.

Home-grown awards celebrate and inspire excellence

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. For more information, contact

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