Lagos-based EAN has announced that the third Nigerian Business Aviation Conference (NBAC 2016) will take place on March 17-18, 2016, in Lagos, Nigeria, with Alan Peaford, editor in chief of African Aerospace and Arabian Aerospace, as chairman.
NBAC 2016 will incorporate two days of panel sessions, keynote speeches and debates. The main discussion points will focus on the theme of ‘Sustaining Nigeria’s position on the African Business Aviation Landscape’. Discussions will incorporate changes in the business aviation sector within the national context of Nigeria, as well as the effects of regional, African and international development on the Nigerian business aviation sector.
In a first for NBAC, an opening panel will bring together international CAAs to discuss the creation and implementation of regulations and how these can be applied to Nigeria. The effects of reduced crude oil prices will be debated by a panel representing the full spectrum of business aviation, while a rotary panel will discuss the importance of linking helicopters and executive aviation to support the hydrocarbon industry in Nigeria and further afield.
The last NBAC event in 2014 brought together over 200 international and African delegates and it is anticipated that NBAC 2016 will once again attract HNWIs, OEMs, operators, financiers, lawyers, regulatory bodies and industry leaders.
Segun Demuren, CEO of EAN, founder and host of the symposium, commented, “We are delighted that Alan [Peaford] has agreed to chair our event again. He’s extremely knowledgeable, and knows how to extract the best from our panelists and speakers to ensure the event adds value to the business aviation knowledge base. We are excited to be hosting the event once again and look forward to welcoming delegates, speakers and sponsors.”