EVENT PROGRAMME ACI-AFRICA
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27th Annual General Assembly & Regional Conference and Exhibition
Challenges of Safety & Security in African Airports, Issues & Perspectives
Abidjan, Ivory Coast from 13 to 19 October 2018

Draft Event program

Thursday 11 and Friday 12, October 2018
Aéroport International Félix-Houphouët-Boigny Abidjan
All the day Delegates Arrival
Day 1: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Hotel Ivoire – Sofitel Abidjan
09:00 – 19:00 Registration of delegates
09:00 – 17:00 ACI Africa Regional Committees Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 ACI Africa Regional Committees Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 ACI Africa Regional Committees Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 ACI Africa Regional Committees Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
14:00 – 16:00 ACI Africa Executive Committee Meeting
19:00 – 21:00 ACI Africa Board Dinner (only for board members)
Day 2: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Hotel Ivoire – Sofitel Abidjan
09:00 – 19:00 Registration of delegates
09:00 – 11:00 ACI Africa Regional Committees Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 ACI Africa Regional Committees Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00
Workshop for ACI Africa Regional Committees
Organization of an Airport Safety Day
This workshop will be the occasion to lay the groundwork for an annual celebration in African airports of the airport safety
day. The ACI Safety Day will be a safety awareness and promotion day bringing together all the actors of the airport
around a common theme. An airport and an industry partner will give us the guidelines and recommendations for
organizing a Safety Day.
09:00 – 11:00 60th meeting of the ACI Africa Board
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 60th meeting of the ACI Africa Board
13:00 – 14:00 Board Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 CEOs Forum (invitation only)
Organization of an Airport Safety Day
With the automation of airport processes and the heavy reliance on digital technology, airports need now more than
ever to address the challenges of cyber security. An expert in the field will present the latest developments and initiate
the debate on the measures to be taken to ensure the safe and secure airport operations in this context.
16:00 – 17:30 Business Partners meeting
19:00 – 21:00 Welcome reception and opening ceremony of the exhibition
Day 3: Monday, October 15, 2018
Hotel Ivoire – Sofitel Abidjan
08:00 – 19:00 Registration of delegates
09:00 – 10:00 Official opening and welcome
10:00 – 10:30 Tea/Coffee break (exhibition hall)
10:30 – 11:30
Session 1: African airports facing the challenges of security / safety
The panel will discuss the current situation of African airports regarding safety and security and will address the upcoming challenges of aviation in Africa. What are the roles and initiatives of civil aviation authorities to improve security and safety in Africa? Is the increase in airport taxes the solution to finance the infrastructure needed to accommodate the forecasts of increasing traffic? Which airport safety and security management models to comply with regulations and ensure value for money? Evolution towards a partnership with the industry?
11:30 – 12:30
Session 2: Innovations and technologies: Ensuring security and facilitating the passenger process
This session will explain how new technologies and innovations can help airports respond to threats while facilitating the passenger process in the terminal. The debates will address the digital identity of passengers and the automation of border control (automated border control) additional security measures and new screening methods, joint initiatives NEXTT and Smart Security.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (exhibition hall)
14:00 – 15:00
Session 3: The cyber threat
With the automation of airport processes and the heavy reliance on digital technology, airports need now more than ever to address the challenges of cyber security. The presentations and following exchanges will present the latest developments and initiate the debate on the measures to be taken to ensure safe and secure airport operations against this growing threat.
15:00 - 15:30 Tea /Coffee break (exhibition hall)
15:30 – 16:30
Session 4 : Cost of airport security in Africa
Airport security costs pose a risk to African airports. How to cope with the ever-changing requirements, the cost of purchasing and maintaining security equipment and the costs of continuous training for human resources certification.
16:30 – 17:00
Session 5: Presentation of the APEX program in Security
Presentation of the benefits of the APEX program in security
19:00 - 22:00 Gala Dinner (Dress Code : business casual or traditional)
Day 4: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Hotel Ivoire – Sofitel Abidjan
08:30 – 10:00 ACI Africa Annual General Assembly
10:00 – 10:30 Tea /Coffee break (exhibition hall)
10:30 – 11:00
Session 6: State of Safety in Africa: Situation Review and Prospects
The session will review the commitments of African states towards airport certification and the percentage of certified aerodromes in the region.
11:00 – 12:00
Session 7: Aerodrome Certification: Strategies towards achieving the Abuja Objectives
Panelists will discuss regional programs and initiatives that can contribute to the achievement of safety objectives at African airports
12:00 – 13:00
Session 8: Prerequisites, Skills and Training: The Roadmap for Success
Airport certification requires the development of a training program for aerodrome operations. The session will focus on ways and means for the definition of essential competencies, basic and continuous training of airport human resources to meet regulatory requirements and ensure the safety and security of operations.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (exhibition hall)
14:00 – 15:00
Session 9: Aeronautical Information and Airport Safety
The session will emphasize the importance of aeronautical information for the safety and regularity of airport traffic. Topics to be discussed include aeronautical data updates, aeronautical publications coordination between air users and the airport during work on the movement area.
15:00 – 16:00
Session 10: Collaboration and partnership for better safety / security
To achieve the desired outcomes in terms of safety and security, aviation stakeholders have opted for optimizing the use of resources through the collaborative approach. This session will present some of these initiatives, including partnership agreements between industry partners or between airports and business partners for the development of joint programs.
16:00 – 16:30 Closing Reception
Day 6 & 7: Thursday 18th and Friday 19th October 2018
Hotel Ivoire – Sofitel Abidjan
09:00 – 17:00
Two simultaneous training seminars, offered by the Developing Nations Airports Assistance Program (ACI DNA), (Only for ACI Africa members).
Cyber Security
Safety Oversight of Airport Activities (Ground Handling, Refuellers, Works, etc.)

Contact us for further information

For enquiries on the event, as well as exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Mr. Ali Tounsi
Secretary General
ACI Africa
atounsi@aci-africa.aero
Mrs. Nezha Karbal
Logistics & Event Manager
ACI Africa
nkarbal@aci-africa.aero