Aviation Africa, which takes place in Kigali, Rwanda on 22-23 February 2017, has already confirmed 6 major sponsors from 5 countries with more signing up soon.
The Host Sponsor will be Nexus from Saudi Arabia, Silver sponsors are Rolls Royce from the UK, AVIC from China and SP Aviation from Rwanda, Bronze sponsors are Airbus from France and Ecobank from Rwanda.
These sponsors join a host of international and African names in the exhibition hall including Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp, Gulfstream, Lufthansa Technik, MTU Maintenance, RwandAir and Ethiopian Airilnes.
The two-day conference and exhibition expects to attract up to 500 delegates from across Africa and the globe. To date the event has registered 300 attendees from 42 countries, 25 of which are African.
This will be the first major aviation event in East Africa to bring together the global aviation industry with the growing pan-African aviation market. Airlines attend for free and to date 35 unique airlines are registered, 25 from Africa, including Kenya Airways, TAAG Angola, RwandAir, Blue sky and Congo Airways. The airline attendees will not only interact with aviation experts in the conference, but for the first time will enjoy global aviation exhibitors on their doorstep. The exhibition will host over 50 companies representing numerous elements of the commercial and business aviation supply chains. This will include a dedicated business aviation pavilion hosted by the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA).
The Government of Rwanda is supporting Aviation Africa 2017 in a big way with the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, RwandAir, Rwanda Ministry of Defence and the Rwanda Development Board all working with the organisers to invite key counterparts from across the continent.
With another three months to go, the organisers have confirmed they are on course to deliver on all the forecasts and to potentially exceed them.
The event takes place at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre in Kigali.
For more information on Aviation Africa 2017 and how to participate please visit the website at www.aviationafrica.aero