The national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ), in association with Embraer SA, the multinational aerospace manufacturer and Africa Airlines Association (AFRAA), has announced that it will co-host a three-day aviation innovation summit called Africa Aviation and Travel Innovation.
It will be a three-day show in Nairobi and it will explore the theme. Improved intra-African trade through aviation and travel.
The exact dates for the event are November 22-24, 2021 and it will bring together stakeholders from aviation, tourism, technology and emerging industries, to discuss ways to build resilient and sustainable business strategies after COVID-19. .
The Aviation Innovation Summit is designed to explore opportunities with local startups, small and medium-sized enterprises to co-create innovative solutions with aviation stakeholders and contribute to the sustainable development of Africa.
The summit agenda will analyze how this industry has been forced to reinvent itself in recent months and what its future will be like.
Some of the vertical forums will cover innovative technology, health and safety, aviation policy topics, and pricing.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us that opportunities arise out of adversity. In these tough times, everyone in the industry is looking to do things differently and find better and faster ways to operate. Consequently, new ideas and new innovations are more important than ever. There are many unique opportunities to co-create innovations at this time and the summit is a platform to explore these opportunities; to harness and build on the advancements of many innovations, ”Allan Kilavuka, CEO of Kenya Airways.
“We are honored to have been invited by Kenya Airways to participate in this initiative. Innovation and challenging the status quo are part of Embraer’s DNA and we look forward to sharing our experience with Summit participants. We firmly believe that through agility and openness to evolve with new technologies, African carriers have the potential to outperform the rest of the industry. This event is a step in exactly this direction, ”says Hussein Dabbas, Embraer General Manager – Africa and Middle East.