May 31, 2023

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LAAC Lays Aviation On a Scanner to Ascertain Its Changes, Determine Coping Strategies

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L-R: Dr. Alex Chima, Mr. Bernard Bankole, Dr. Gbenga Olowo, Wole Shadare, Co-author, Dr. Diran Fawibe, event Chairman, Gboyega Adeoye, Co-author, Barrister Onyeso of Pathfinder, Tunji Oketunmbi, GM, Public Affairs, NSIB, at the book launch and inauguration of the Nigeria Aviation Hall of Fame in Lagos, Tuesday, 9th May 2023.

Come Thursday, 27th July 2023, the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents, LAAC, will assemble the crème de la crème of air transport in all its value chain, at the Providence Hotel, Government Reservation Area, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, for the 27th edition of its incisive annual conference.

The theme of the 2023 edition of the conference is: ‘Aviation Industry: Changing Times, Changing Strategies’.

A joint statement by Mr. Chinedu Eze, and Mr. Albinus Chiedu, the Chairman and Secretary, Conference Planning Committee respectively, said the theme was informed by the emerging changes in the approach to aviation business as regards technology, airline management and operations, financing and other challenges thrown up since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath.

The statement hinted that the program would feature presentations by speakers and a panel session to address issues bedeviling the sector in line with the theme.

Over 250 aviation industry professionals, cutting across aviation, security agencies, international and domestic airlines operating in Nigeria, aviation support services, travel trade sellers and buyers in the country’s aviation industry are expected to participate in the conference.

Many key players in the sector have already confirmed their participation in this all-important conference.

L-R: Mr. Nick Fadugba, Non-Executive Director, South Africa Airways, Dr. Gbenga Olowo, President, Sabre W.A., Alh. Muneer Bankole, MD. Medview Airline, Mr. Rowland Iyayi, MD, Top Brass Aviation, at a previous LAAC annual conference in Lagos, Nigeria.

They include Engr. Akin Olateru, the Director-General, Nigeria Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), Capt. Musa Nuhu; the Director-General, Civil Aviation (DGCA), Prof. Mansur Matazu; Director-General, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), Mr. Matthew Pwajok, Acting Managing Director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, the Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, and Capt. Alkali Madibbo, the Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria.

Others are Mr. Bernard Bankole, the Group Managing Director, Finchglow Travels, Dr. Gabriel Olowo, President, Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative, ASRTI, Mr. Allen Onyema, the Chairman, Air Peace Airlines, and Dr. Obiora Okonkwo, Chairman, United Nigeria Airlines, amongst others.

LAAC is Nigeria’s aviation media umbrella body saddled with the responsibility of ensuring effective media coverage and practice in the aviation and its allied sector of the industry.

The LAAC annual conference has over the years made an unquantifiable impact on Nigeria’s aviation sector by throwing up public discussions and invoking enduring solutions on air transport policy, corporate management, and salient operational issues.

This has resulted in tremendously significant evidential changes in Nigeria’s aviation sector.

Aviation and allied business organizations have equally taken advantage of sponsorship opportunities presented by this event to sell their products and services. This 2023 edition presents yet another unique opportunity.

Individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves in the industry in the last 12 months would also be honoured with awards at the conference

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