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Jul 01, 2012 The Routes Africa Strategy Forum is a high-level conference, which is open to all delegates and will be addressing some of the current issues in African aviation. The forum will take place on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning so delegates will get the chance to participate in the forum and then attend their pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings. It has been confirmed from the Seychelles that President Didier Robert from La Reunion island will also be addressing Routes Africa 2012. Also now confirmed is the long list of Ministers coming from Africa and the Indian Ocean islands, which is set to make the Routes Africa 2012 Forum the ideal venue for one-to-one meetings and for networking. At the same time in Seychelles will be the SADC’s RETOSA Board Meeting, the ICTP (International Council for Tourism Partners) General Meeting, and the Indian Ocean Vanilla Island’s Ministers Meeting and simultaneously their CEO Meeting. “Interline Workshop at Routes Africa 2012: The Forum” will close with an Interline Workshop; this will give carriers the opportunity to discuss market opportunities with other airlines. With the cost of operating new air services increasing, more carriers are seeking lower cost means of entering markets through interline agreements, codeshares, and joint ventures. The session will begin with a presentation giving an overview of how airlines can work together. Following the presentation, carriers will be able to set up meetings with other airlines to discuss potential partnership arrangements. SUNDAY, JULY 8 OPENING REMARKS: - Mr. Ged Brown, International Tourism Development Director, UBM Aviation Routes - Minister Joel Morgan, Minister of Home Affairs & Transport, Seychelles KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Minister Marthinus Van Schalkuyk, Minister for Tourism, Republic of South Africa KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Mr. Cramer Ball, Chief Executive Officer, Air Seychelles SESSION 1: UNLOCING THE MARKET – LIBERALIZATION VS. COMPETITION How do African governments unlock their market potential while balancing against the development of a national carrier? Is an open skies policy the best way forward? Can countries work together? Do foreign carriers generate economic wealth or restrict the development of based national carriers? Is building a national airline an insurance policy for a sustainable network? Moderator – Mr. Vijay Poonoosamy, Vice President International & Public Affairs, Etihad Airways & Chair – IATA Industry Affairs Committee - Mr. Vivendra Lochan, COO, Airlines Association of Southern Africa - Mrs. Doreen Owusu-Fianko, Managing Director, Ghana Airports Company Limited - Mr. Fernando Estrada, Director of Strategy & Alliances, Vueling - Mr. Jean-Marc Grazzini, Executive Vice President for Business Development, Air Austral - Mrs. Marlene Manave, CEO, LAM REFRESHMENT BREAK SOURCE MARKET DIVERSIFICATION – THE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES Many African destinations are exploring new avenues to potential markets in untapped regions as they respond to the recession in their traditional, core markets across Europe. Moderator: Hon. Alain St Ange, Seychelles Minister for Tourism - Hon. Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism & Hospitality * - Mr. Subhash Goyal, Chairman & CEO, STIC Travel Group - Mr. Fatih Cigal, Network Planning Manager, Turkish Airlines - Mr. John Twiss, Network Planning Manager, United Airlines ASM WORKSHOP: THE GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR AFRICA – THE NUMBERS BEHIND THE OPPORTUNITY Presented by: Mr. Nick Oldrini, ASM What are the largest markets out of Africa? Which markets are growing the fastest? What are the largest city-pairs not served? How large is the Chinese market, will it drive growth of traffic into Africa? PRESENTATION: NEW ROUTE OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA Mr. Mohamed Khalil, Airline Marketing Manager, Africa and Middle East, Bombardier Commerical Aircraft WELCOME RECEPTION MONDAY, JULY 9 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Mr. Gebremaraim Tewolde, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Mr. Ali Tounsi, Secretary General, ACI Africa SESSION 2: SAFETY, SECURITY & STANDARDS Moderator - Mr. Raphael Kuuchi, Director, Commercial/Corporate & Industry Affairs, AFRAA (African Airlines Association) - Mr. Bert van der Stege, Commercial Director, Rwandair - Mr. Nico Bezuidenhout, CEO, Mango Airlines* - Mr. Tshepo Peege, Acting Deputy Director General, South African Civil Aviation Authority* REFRESHMENT BREAK SESSION 3: THE ROAD TO RECOVERY – REBUILDING & LOOKING TO THE FUTURE What impact has Arab Spring had on the North Africa market? Has the inbound tourism market returned? Are there new opportunities for growth? How important is political stability in the region? Moderator - Mr. Jeremy Robinson, Partner, Gates & Partners - Mr. Joachim von Winning, Chief Commercial Officer, Cairo Airport Company - Mr. Rany Nasser, Abu Dhabi Airports Company INTERLINE WORKSHOP – KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Mr. John Shepley, Vice President Network Planning, Etihad Airways INTERLINE WORKSHOP – ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS LUNCH * Invited AIRLINE LIST FOR ROUTES AFRICA 2012: Air Austral Air Charter International Air Mauritius Air Seychelles Ltd Arik Air Ltd Astral Aviation Ltd Bulgarian Air Charter Ltd Comair Inc. Egyptair Emirates Equatorial Congo Airlines - ECAir Ethiopian Airlines Etihad Airways flydubai Iberia Airlines Jetairfly Kenya Airways Kulula.com LAM - Linhas Aereas de Mozambique Malaysia Airlines Cargo (MASkargo) Mango Mega Maldives Nas Air (Saudi Arabia) Nasair Qatar Airways RwandAir South African Airways Turkish Airlines Turkish Airlines Cargo United Airlines Vueling Airlines Zambezi Airlines AIRPORT LIST ATTENDING ROUTES AFRICA 2012: Abu Dhabi Airports Company Aeroportos De Mozambique Aeroports du Mali Airports of Mauritius Co. Ltd. Bamako Senou International Airport Beira Cairo International Airport Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe Civil Aviation Authority,Uganda Copenhagen Airports A/S Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Djibouti Entebbe International Airport Frankfurt Airport Gambia Civil Aviation Authority Ghana Airports Company Limited Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Julius Nyerere International Airport Kenya Airports Authority Kilimanjaro International Airport Kotoka International Airport Libreville International Airport Liege Airport Maputo International Airport Mombasa International Airport Munich Airport Mwanza Airport Nampula Pemba, Mozambique Quelimane Ras Al Khaimah International Airport Sharjah International Airport Stockholm Arlanda Tanzania Airports Authority Vienna International Airport Vilnius International Airport DESTINATION LIST COMING TO ROUTES AFRICA 2012: Mauritius Ministry of Tourism and Leisure Mozambique Ministry of Tourism Seychelles Tourism Board South African Tourism Tenerife Tourism Corporation Zimbabwe Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry Zimbabwe Tourism Authority SUPPLIER LIST COMING TO ROUTES AFRICA 2012: AFRAA Bombardier Aerospace Bombardier Commercial Aircraft CARNOC.com Civil Aviation Authority of Mozambique Interturbine Aviation Logistics GmbH Lufthansa Consulting GmbH MUVI Telelvision Swazi Observer Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority TCR International NV The STAT Trade Times Trepel Airport Equipment Source: Seychelles Ministry of Tourism & Culture
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