1 22 nd Organized by: Hosted by: ACI AFRICA REGION CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION From 21 to 23 October 2013 EcoBank Conference Center Lomé - Togo AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA, TIME TO ACT
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4 WELCOME FROM THE HOST Lomé Tokoin Airports Authority (SALT) and myself have the great pleasure to welcome you to Lomé, Togo, for the 22nd Annual Assembly, Conference and Exhibition of the ACI-Africa Region. Following March 1990 and November 1999, this is the third time that Togo hosts this prestigious event allowing meetings and exchanges between partners and aviation experts. The spirit of Lomé, the city of peace known for its legendary hospitality and for international conventions that bear its name, will inspire more about this statement that "the potential of the airport is nowhere greater than in Africa." We look forward to seeing you all at this historic event and are expecting you with open arms. You will be given the opportunity to interact and share ideas on the topic of "Airport Development in Africa, Time to Act." This calls for collective reflection on the full development of African air transport and obstacles that may hinder this opportunity. The discussions will be conducted through sub-topics related to problems concerning airports economic development, airport charges regulations, growth of non-aeronautical revenue, concessions, public-private partnerships of airports. Akrima KOGOE, Ph.D. Director General, Lomé-Tokoin Airports Authority (SALT)
5 WELCOME FROM THE ORGANISER Dear Members and Friends, We are very pleased to invite you to attend the 22nd ACI Africa Regional Conference, Assembly and Exhibition to be held in Lomé, Togo, from October Our special thanks go to Société Aéroportuaire de Lomé-Tokoin (SALT), who have graciously offered their support for this important annual event. This event is the leading annual regional airport industry conference, bringing together representatives from every corner of the globe. The forum provides a unique opportunity for airport and aviation executives, experts and exhibitors coming from six continents and over 50 countries to network and forge a common vision for the future of African airport business. This year's theme Airport Development in Africa - Time to Act will cover the key topics for airports in the region, including: the development of airport resources and traffic, airport charges, maximizing the non-aeronautical potential, airport concessions, airport marketing, challenges of managing small airports, airport master planning, safeguard of airports future, strategies for development, Public Private Partnership and investment financing. Furthermore, the conference will provide an opportunity to exchange experiences between airport members and industry stakeholders. The conference will be preceded by the ACI Africa Board meeting, working groups meetings, and the ACI Africa Annual Assembly. It will then be followed by an ACI training seminar (open to members only on a first come first served basis). A large-scale exhibition and exclusive social events (hosted by SALT) will act as a platform for networking with business partners and meeting old and new friends. This will guarantee an exceptionally large turnout, consisting of senior airport executives and ACI officials. SALT has chosen a prestigious venue for the event, "Ecobank TOGO" Conference Centre, which is situated in the beautiful city of Lomé. The conference center satisfies all of the requirements for a large-scale event that will play host to a diverse international audience. Together, with our partner, SALT and our sponsors, we look forward to welcoming you to Lomé, the capital and largest city of Togo, for a productive and enjoyable conference. Sincerely, Pascal Komla, Acting Chair, ACI Africa Ali Tounsi, Secretary General, ACI Africa
6 EVENT INFORMATION ABOUT TOGO Togo is on the south coast of West Africa bordering on Ghana to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, and Benin to the east. The Gulf of Guinea coastline, only 32 mi long (51 km), is low and sandy. The only port is at Lomé. The Togo hills traverse the central section. From the smile of a child at a waterfall in the heart of the forest, Togo reveals itself as the land of little miracles, a sparkling gem on the shores of the azure waters of the Gulf of Benin in West Africa. Togo, Africa's smile! Built on the coast, facing the blue waters of the Gulf of Benin, the city of Lomé is a relaxed, friendly and harmonious whole. It remains a small city that has retained its human character. Its architecture includes small shops and charming villas, old colonial buildings and vast properties that feature lush gardens, all framed by coconut palms and flowering shrubs. Lomé is the reflection of modernism and tradition. A mixture with a hint of European flavor and a good dose of Togolese culture. ABOUT THE HOST The Airports Company of Lomé Tokoin (SALT) is, since 1986, responsible for the management, operation and development of the Lome airport. SALT operates and develops the necessary services for the Airport operations; (airlines, freight forwarders, travel agencies, passengers, airport services, business, car parking, catering, etc...). It manages an Airports Free Zone for the implantation of companies that may use air transportation for their own supplies and for the export.
7 VENUE, HOTELS, TRAVEL AND VISAS Venue of the conference The event will take place at the ECOBANK TOGO conference center 2365 Boulevard de la République, Lome. Visa Requirements when Entering Togo Visitors to Togo will require a visa to enter the country. Please check with your International/ Foreign Affairs department for the visa requirements. Visas can also be obtained on arrival. Yellow Fever Travellers to Togo are required to have a yellow-fever injection and a yellow card attached to their passports. The injection can be obtained from your local clinic or clinic at your nearest airport. Getting to Lomé, Togo Accommodation Airlines Discount Ethiopian Airlines is the official partner to SALT for the conference. A 10% discount from all ET online points to LFW on both Business and Economy Class fares have been approved Under Contract Id no ADD1557A October 19-23, please use this reference number when booking with your travel agent. Transport will be available for delegates from the airport to the various hotels. ASKY Airlines is also offering a 20% discount to the delegates of the conference. Please use the following code: Fare Code: GACIPRO RBD: G SALT & ACI Africa have reserved discounted hotel accommodation for the duration of the meetings, conference and general assembly. Delegates can book their accommodation directly with the hotels, below. Please use Reservation ACI Africa in the subject line of your fax/ . Mercure Sarakawa *** Sancta Maria *** Ibis Lomé Centre ** Le Pelican *** (Main Hotel) Address: Blvd. du Mono - BP, Website: Phone: (+228) Fax: (+228) Address: Blvd. du Mono - BP, Website: hotelsanctamaria.com Phone: (+228) Fax: (+228) Address: Ave. du Gnl De Gaulle Website: Phone: (+228) Fax: (+228) Address: 2 Rue La Roche Qt Ablogamé, Website: Phone: (+228) Fax: (+228) For assistance, please contact MR PAGNOU Mondowé Gilbert, Tel: (+228) ou (+228) ou (+228)
8 EVENT PROGRAM EVENT PROGRAM AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA, TIME TO ACT Day 1: Saturday, Oct 19, :00-17:00 Working group meetings 18:00-21:00 Board Dinner Day 2: Sunday, Oct 20, :00-17:00 Working group; Executive Committee and Board meetings 18:00-21:00 Dinner for participants Day 3: Monday, Oct 21, :00-16:00 Complementary full day city and airport tour 18:00-20:00 Welcome reception & Exhibition Opening Ceremony Hosted by S.A.L.T Registration opens at 12:00 Day 4: Tuesday, Oct 22, :00-17:00 22nd ACI Africa Regional Conference, Assembly and Exhibition Refreshment and lunch breaks will take place on the exhibition floor Registration opens at 08:00 15:30-17:00 ACI Africa Annual General Assembly 19:00-21:00 Gala dinner Day 5: Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 09:00-17:00 22nd ACI Africa Regional Conference, Assembly and Exhibition Refreshment and lunch breaks will take place on the exhibition floor 17:00 Closing Remarks Days 6 to 7: Oct 24 to 25, :00-17:00 ACI Fund Training on Economics for Small and Medium Airports (Limited space and members must be pre-registered to participate. For further information contact
9 WORLD BUSINESS PARTNER S PROGRAMME ACI Africa The World Business Partner (WBP) programme provides a unique platform for you to interact with this dynamic airport industry, building a network of new contacts and exploring new business opportunities. Académie Internationale Mohammed VI de l'aviation Civile Nouasseur, Casablanca, Morocco TEL: Fax : Interact with African Airport Industry BE A BUSINESS PARTNER
11 SAVE THE DATE 23rd ACI AFRICA REGION ANNUAL ASSEMBLY, CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA FROM 12 TO 14 OCTOBER 2014
12 EVENT PROGRAM DAYS1, EVENT 2 & 3: PROGRAM OCT , th Board and Working groups meetings Working Groups are part of the organizational structure of ACI Africa who convene, to share the same interest and provide advice and input on behalf of the region on the relevant and current issues. There are currently three working groups: Economics & Environment, Human Resources and Safety, Security & Facilitation. The Working Groups main objectives are: To develop the relevant working documents on the matters impacting the region; To develop and contribute to current aviation and airports related topics and provide input and views into areas open for discussion on a regional and world topics; To provide guidance on ACI-Africa policy positions as advised by the ACI-Africa Regional Board; To provide recommendations, updates during annual assemblies; To recommend conferences and special seminars to advance members understanding of issues, trends, and developments and To participate in the relevant ACI World Standing Committees. Day 1: Saturday, Oct 19, :00-10:30: Working group meeting 10:30-11:00: Morning coffee break 11:00-12:30: Working group meeting 12:30-14:00: Lunch 14:00-15:30: Working group meeting 15:00-15:30: Afternoon coffee break 15:30-17:00: Working group meeting 18:00: Board Dinner Day 2: Sunday, Oct 20, :00-10:30: Working group; Executive Committee meetings 10:30-11:00: Morning coffee break 11:00-12:30: Board meeting; WG meeting (plenary) 12:30-14:00: Lunch 14:00-15:30: Board meeting 15:00-15:30: Afternoon coffee break 15:30-17:00: Board meeting 18:00: Dinner for participants Day 3: Monday, Oct 21, :00-16:00: Complementary full day city and airport tour 18:00-20:00: Welcome reception & exhibition opening ceremony Venue of the 50th Board and Working groups meetings The Board and working groups meetings will take place between 19 & 20 October The venue of these meetings will be Mercure Sarakawa hotel (Main Hotel), Blvd. du Mono - BP, 2231, Lomé/Togo
13 CONFERENCE PROGRAM DAY4: EVENT TUESDAY, PROGRAM OCT 22 09:00-10:00 Opening ceremony Mr. Akrima KOGOE, Managing Director, Société Aéroportuaire de Lomé-Tokoin (SALT) Mr. Ali TOUNSI, Secretary General, ACI Africa Ms. Angela GITTENS, Director General, ACI World Mr. Pascal Kowu KOMLA, Acting President, ACI Africa Mr. Ninsao GNOFAM, Minister of Public Works and Transport 10:00-11:00 Session 1 State of the African Airport Industry The session will address current and future issues faced by airports in Africa Moderator : Dr. Rafael ECHERVANE; Director of Economics and Programme Development, ACI World Mr. Augustin KARANGA, Transport Chief Economist, ADB Mr Raphael KUUCHI, Commercial Director, AFRAA: Mr. Mattijs SMITH, Chief Executive Officer, Kilimanjaro Airport Development Company 11:00-11:30 Morning Break 11:30-12:30 Session 2 Airport Charges and Regulation The session will look at the issues affecting the aeronautical side of the airport business, particularly airport charges and economic regulation. Moderator : Mr. Peter Mckenzie; Director Leigh Fisher Mr. Cesar RAFFO, Head Airport Charges, International Air Transport Association Dr. Rafael ECHEVARNE, Director of Economics and Programme Development, ACI World Mr. George URIESI, CEO, Federal Airports Authority Questions & Answers 12h30-14h00 Lunch Break 14:00-15:00 Session 3 Maximizing non-aeronautical potential The session will address the commercial potential of airports and the issues to be considered for the maximization of non-aeronautical revenues, including practical case studies. Moderator : Mr. Robinson MISITALA, Managing Director, NACL Mr. Frederic THENEVIN, Director of Africa, Aeroports de Paris Mr. Haluk BILGI, North Africa Director, TAV Airports Holding Ms. Beatriz MONTERO, New Markets Director, Global Exchange Mr. Altus MOOLMAN, Technical Director, Aurecon Questions & Answers 15:00 15:30 Afternoon 15:30-17:00 Session 4 ACI Africa Annual General Assembly (Only for ACI Africa members) 19:00: Gala dinner
14 CONFERENCE PROGRAM DAY5: EVENT WEDNESDAY, PROGRAM OCT 23 The morning sessions will address the key issues affecting various stakeholders in the development of successful public private partners. 09:00-10:10 Session 5 Designing effective airport concessioning programs Concessioning an existing airport - steps and missteps. What do Airport Authorities need to know before proceeding and how to design a privatization program Moderator : Mr. Pierre POZZO DI BORGO, Principal Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC) Ms. Ramatou MAGAGI, Senior Investment Officer, IFC Mr. Papadiery SENE, Director of Internal Control and Management, Airports du Senegal Mr. Julián DE LA CAMARA, Consultant Questions & Answers 10:10-10:40 Morning Break 11:50-12:50 Session 6 Airport concession potential in SSA - an investors and users' perspective What are the stakeholder s views of PPP potential in Africa - the investors and the airlines? Moderator : Mr. Miguel SOUTHWELL, Aviation Deputy General Manager, City of Atlanta Department of Aviation Mr. Yissehak ZEWOLDI, Chief Executive Officer ASKY Airlines Khaled CHELLY, Deputy Director General, TUNISAIR Mr. Pierre POZZO DI BORGO, Principal Investment Officer, (IFC) Questions & Answers 12h50-14h00 Lunch Break 10:40-11:50 Session 7 Aligning public and private interests in airport concessions What needs to be included in Airport Concession Contracts to make them bankable? Moderator : Mr. Jacques Landry NSELEL, International Finance Corporation (IFC) Mr. Jacques Landry NSELEL, Investment Officier Mr. Christian ROGNONE, CEO, EGIS Airport Mr. Kai ZOBEL, Vice President, Reporting & Controlling, Global Investments and Management, Fraport AG Questions & Answers 14:00-15:30 Session 8 Challenges of Managing Small Airports The session will discuss the various challenges facing small airports and present examples of success across the continent Moderator : Mrs Angela GITTENS, Director General, ACI World Mr. Jihad BOUERI, Vice President- Airports Middle East, India & Africa, SITA Mr. James WHITE, Deputy Director, Airport Safety and. Standards, Federal Aviation Administration Mr. Gilbert FAURE, Director General, Civil Aviation Authority, Seychelles Ms. Nongo DIBETE, Manager: Upington Airport - South Africa Questions & Answers 15:00-15:30 Afternoon Break 16:00-17:00 Session 9 Airport Marketing-strategies for growth The session will look into the economic importance of marketing for the growth of airports Moderator : Mr. Kostas IATROU, Director General, Air Transport News Mr. Dalil GUENDOUZ, Director General, ONDA Ms. Sharlin PERUMAL, Group Manager Research, ACSA Mr. Prince CHINTIMBWE, Director Airport Services, National Airports Corporation Limited 17:00-17:15 Closing Remarks
16 SPEAKERS GNOFAM, Ninsao Ministre des Travaux Publics et des Transports Monsieur Ninsao GNOFAM est titulaire d un Diplôme d Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées en Banque Finance. Avant sa nomination comme Ministre des Travaux Publics et des Transports intervenue en Septembre 2013, il a occupé les fonctions de Chef de Service et Chef de Division puis Directeur de l Exploitation à la Banque Togolaise de Développement. De 2008 à ce jour, il a été successivement: Ministre de la Fonction Publique et de la Réforme Administrative Ministre des Transports Ministre des Travaux Publics KOGOE, Akrima Société Aéroportuaire de Lomé-Tokoin (SALT) Monsieur Akrima KOGOE est Professeur d Université. Avant sa nomination comme Directeur Général de la Société Aéroportuaire de Lomé-Tokoin (SALT) intervenu en 1999, il a occupé les fonctions de Directeur Adjoint de l Institut National des Sciences de l Education à l Université du Bénin (aujourd hui Université de Lomé) et Directeur Adjoint de l Enseignement du 3e degré au Ministère de l Education Nationale et de la Recherche Scientifique tout en dispensant les cours de Lettres Modernes dans les universités de Lomé et de Kara. Il a représenté le Chef de l Etat Togolais au Conseil Permanent de la Francophonie de 1995 à Monsieur KOGOE a été membre de la Haute Autorité de l Audiovisuel et de la Communication (HAAC), organe de régulation des médias de 1993 à Elu membre de la Commission Electorale Nationale Indépendante (CENI), organe chargé d organiser et de superviser les élections au Togo, il a été Vice-Président de ladite institution de 2000 à 2001 et en demeure toujours membre. KOMLA, Pascal President ACI Africa Mr. Pascal Kowu KOMLA est Conseiller du DG de la SALT depuis 2008, il a commencé sa carrière à la SALT en 1996 comme Chargé de l Administration Commerciale. Mr. KOMLA est instructeur en Sûreté de l Aviation civile. Il est membre Permanent et Président du Groupe de Travail Economie - Environnement. Il fut Représentant de l ACI - AFRIQUE au Comité Permanent ( ) Mondial pour l Economie. Il est membre du Conseil d Administration et Président par Intérim de l ACI - AFRIQUE. Mr. KOMLA est titulaire d une Maîtrise en Droit Public, Option Carrières Internationales, obtenue à l Université du Bénin (Lomé), d un Diplôme d Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées (Master II) en Transport Aérien obtenu à la Faculté de Droit et des Sciences Politiques d Aix-Marseille et d un Diplôme Supérieur en Economie et en Gestion du Transport Aérien (IFURTA) Aix - en Provence (France).
17 SPEAKERS GITTENS, Angela Director General, ACI World Ms. Angela GITTENS began her tenure as Director General of Airports Council International (ACI World) in She was formerly CEO for two of the largest US airport systems, Miami and Atlanta, and deputy at another, San Francisco International Airport. In other previous roles, Gittens served as Vice-President, Airport Business Services for HNTB Corporation, where she led the firm s practice in airport business and strategic planning. And as Vice President at TBI Airport Management, she oversaw the transition to private ownership of London Luton Airport and managed operations contracts at several airports in the US and Canada. Gittens has served on numerous aviation industry boards and committees including FAA and NASA advisory committees, the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Science's Transportation Research Board and the Board of Directors of JetBlue Airways. She recently became a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. TOUNSI, Ali Secretary General, ACI Africa Mr. Ali TOUNSI began his career in civil aviation in 1992, as an engineer the Office of the civil aviation and Airports (OACATunisia), in charge of projects related to the quality of services, airport resources management, and future projects of infrastructures. In 1999, he was designated director of the international airport of TozeurNefta (4th airport in Tunisia with 120 thousand passengers /year). In 2000, he was nominated director of the international airport of JerbaZarzis (3rd airport in Tunisia with 2.2 million passengers /year). In 2003, he was appointed head of the division of strategic studies and Development. From January 2004 to July 2009, Ali TOUNSI was designated airports operating Director and also president of the steering committee in charge of the certification and SMS program for Tunisian airports. In 2009, he was appointed the Secretary General, ACI Africa-a position he holds to date.
18 SPEAKERS ECHEVARNE, Rafael Director, Economics & Programme Development, ACI World Mr. Rafael ECHEVARNE is Director of Economics and Program Development at ACI World Headquarters in Montreal, Canada. Previously he occupied positions in airport companies in Europe, Australasia and the Middle East, including: Ferrovial, Copenhagen Airports, Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Infratil and Airways Corporation of New Zealand. He has been actively involved in air transport economic regulation, privatisation and development of aeronautical infrastructure, covering the fields of airports, airlines and ANS. Rafael holds a PhD in Air Transport Economics from Cranfield University (UK). KARANGA, Augustin Transport Chief Economist, ADB Mr. Augustin KARANGA est Economiste des Transports en Chef, à la Banque Africaine de Développement - Département Transport et TIC - Division Transport. Il est titulaire du Diplôme d Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées (1983), de la Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de l Université de LYON II & et du Diplôme d'etudes Supérieures en économie des transports, du Laboratoire d'économie des transports (LET), FRANCE, Mr Augustin KARANGA est Chargé Projets/programmes transports pour : la République Démocratique du Congo ; la République du Congo, le Cameroun, le Tchad et la République Centrafricaine. Il a aussi travaillé pour la Commission de l'union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA) comme Economiste des transports entre janvier 2001 et janvier 2008, chargé des questions maritimes, portuaires et de facilitation des transports terrestres. Mr KARANGA été aussi Consultant-Economiste des transports «free lance» auprès de : l UEMOA, la CNUCED, la Coopération Suisse, l OMAOC & divers Ministères en charge des transports en Afrique de l Ouest entre 1997 et 2000.
19 SPEAKERS KUUCHI, Raphael Director Commercial, Corporate and Industry Affairs, AAFRA Mr. Raphael KUUCHI is an aviation professional with several years experience in air transport consulting, management and operations. After an illustrious career with an airline, he joined the Nairobibased African Airlines Association (AFRAA) in 2005, as Director, Commercial, Corporate and Industry Affairs. In his current role, Mr. Kuuchi s responsibilities include airlines business development, projects management, research, aero-political, regulatory and government liaison, and training. He is the Association s external liaison with members, partners and other stakeholders and also manages media relations including all AFRAA publications. He is the Managing Editor of AFRAA s monthly newsletter, the Africa Wings magazine and the Annual Africa Air Transport Statistics Report. He has published many articles on African air transport and contributes articles and research papers to other aviation publications. Mr. Kuuchi holds an MBA from Henley Management College, UK and a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT) UK. SMITH, Mattijs Managing Director, Kilimanjaro Airport Development Company Limited(KADCO) Mr. Mattijs SMITH is an airport strategy and business development professional with a broad international management and consulting experience in the aviation industry. He gained his experience in airport strategy and commercial development at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol where he was responsible for corporate business development and later on for the acquisition and development of the international participations, exporting AirportCity concept of Schiphol to airports worldwide. After 8 years working for Schiphol Group Mattijs became an international airport advisor and trainer, supporting airport management with the strategic and business development of airports, predominantly in emerging markets of Asia, Middle East and Africa. In 2013 he joined Kilimanjaro Airports Development Company (KADCO) as managing director, responsible for the overall management and operation of Kilimanjaro International Airport situated in Northern Tanzania. Mattijs holds a Masters degree in Business Economics from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
20 SPEAKERS MACKENZIE-WILLIAMS, Peter Director, Leigh Fischer Mr. Peter MACKENZIE-WILLIAMS has 34 years experience in the aviation industry, including 22 years in airport consulting. He specializes in airport economics, including air traffic, revenue and expenditure forecasting, and he has become recognised as an expert in the comparison of airport charge levels and operational and financial performance. Peter is responsible for developing the world-renowned Review of Airport Charges and Airport Performance Indicators publications. He has provided various benchmarking products to airports negotiating proposals for revised aeronautical charges with regulators and airline users. He is a member of the ACI-World Standing Economics Committee. In Africa, Peter has worked closely with Airports Company South Africa, both in producing long-term forecasts of air traffic at its three main international airports and in producing a benchmarking study focusing on financial performance. He was a member of a World Bank funded team which assisted the Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation in identifying the charging levels necessary to enable funding of new airport and ATC infrastructure. He also advised the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, as part of a UK CAA team, on the financial viability of expanding facilities at two regional airports. RAFFO, Cesar Head, Airport Charges; Airport Infrastructure & Fuel Mr. Cesar RAFFO works for IATA and represents airlines at various Airport and Air Navigation Charges negotiations across Europe and Africa. He has more than 10 years of combined experience in the areas of finance and regulation. He holds and Economics degree and an MBA.
21 SPEAKERS URIESI, George Managing Director/CEO Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria Mr. George URIESI s 21 year career includes 18 years in the air transport industry, covering airline operations, airport operations and both safety and economic regulation of the industry. In November 2004, he was appointed as General Manager of Cape Town International Airport, South Africa, where he led the massive transformation and reconstruction of the airport in preparation for the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup tournament. He has played several roles in the industry, including being a member of the International Air Services Council as well as of the Regulating Committee for Airports and ATC of South Africa. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of the Cape Town destination marketing organization and is currently a member of the Africa Regional Board of ACI. He was appointed the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria in October 2011, with a mandate to transform Nigeria s airports. He is a Certified Business Coach, who has written and published numerous articles on air transport and business leadership. CHINTIMBWE, Prince Director Airport Services, National Airports Corporation Limited Mr. Prince CHINTIMBWE is a former banker whose last position in the sector, before joining the aviation world, was that of Deputy Head of Operations-Performance with Barclays Bank Zambia. He is a holder of an MBA degree from Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh Business School). Other qualifications are those of a BA degree in Public Administration & Economics, Project Management & Risk Management in Financial Institutions. His current role is that of Director Airport Services at National Airports Corporation Limited. National Airports Corporation Limited is responsible of running the four international airports in Zambia, vis-à-vis, Kenneth Kaunda, Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe, Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula and Mfuwe.
22 SPEAKERS MISITALA, Robinson CEO, National Airports Corporation Limited Zambia Mr. Robinson MISITALA is a holder of a Master of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering and Diplomas in Civil Aviation & Airport Management. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (UK) and the Engineering Institution of Zambia. He is also a registered engineer and a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (USA). Also a Board member of ACI World and Africa. As Chief Executive Officer, He is responsible for the overall management of the Corporation in accordance with stated policies and guidelines provided by the Board of Directors. National Airports Corporation Limited is a parastatal Company responsible for the development, maintenance and management of the four (4) international airports, namely Kenneth Kaunda (Lusaka), Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula (Livingstone), Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe (Ndola) and Mfuwe and the provision of air navigation services in the Zambian airspace. His off-duty activities include reading engineering journals, watching soccer, farming and fishing. THENEVIN, Frédéric Business Development Director for Africa, ADPI Mr. Frederic THENEVIN has 21 years of professional experience in the fields of civil aviation, airport development and international project management. He developed projects in Africa, Eastern Europe, China and Asean countries and assisted ANSPs, airlines, aviation and airport authorities. In 1989, he entered the French Civil Aviation Academy (ENAC) and graduated as Executive Civil Aviation Engineer with a specialisation in air transport economy and airport operation. During his career, he expanded his knowledge and is up to date on new developments by attending training programs in international financing, business development, insurance, aviation regulations, ISO 9001 audits. In 1993, he joined Sofreavia group, a renowned international civil aviation and meteorological consulting firm. He there acquired key professional skills and was instrumental to the development of a significant number of projects abroad including audits, surveys, technical assistance, cooperation programs, supply and installation of CNS/ATM and Meteorological systems, training programs and engineering services. In 1996, he accepted a 2 year position as Project Manager with AREVA for a procurement, supply and installation contract in China. He managed and coordinated an international team of subcontractors and experts coming from China, Germany, France and Canada. In 2007, he came back to aviation projects and joined the reputed ADPI firm (Aéroports de Paris group, Airport Designers and Planners). He started as a project manager and senior business development manager. He is now Director for Project Development in Africa, a hybrid role combining business acumen and remarkable experience in the field of civil aviation.