African Business Aviation Conference opens this week

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The first African Business Aviation Conference will take place in Cape Town in South Africa this week. Organized by the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA), the event will be held on November 17-18 and builds on the success of the AfBAA Regional Symposium, which it already looks set to eclipse – Rady Fahmy, AfBAA CEO, has confirmed that delegate registrations have topped those of its prior events, with more than 150 pre-registered so far.

The two-day conference will welcome an impressive list of influential African business aviation executives as well as international attendees. The event promises to encourage innovation, discussion and debate on topics concerning Africa’s business aviation sector; remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are just two of the subjects that will be covered. The AfBAA will also take the opportunity to announce its new board of directors, and introduce them to delegates and define their roles.

“We are taking AfBAA to the next level with this event,” Fahmy said. “It has a whole host of new elements built in, aims to encourage participation from all sectors of the business aviation arena, and will highlight our achievements over the last year.

“It is meetings like this that underscore just how important sharing information in this emerging market is. We thank our sponsors, and particularly Bestfly for their Diamond level commitment. Without them all this type of activity just wouldn’t be possible.”

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