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Annual aviation pitso targets several sectors

The annual civil aviation conference will this year target policy makers, regulators, aviation and tourism operators, and players in associated sectors such as trade, lands, and employment and mining sectors.

In an interview with Sunday Standard, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Senior Public Relations Officer, Amangwe Madisakwana, said that the preparations for the conference are highly advanced.

He said more than 100 people have confirmed their attendance, while sponsors include Embraer, Boeing, Air Bus, Botswana Insurance Company, BotswanaPost and Air Botswana.

Two hundred people are expected to attend the event, whose theme is ‘Promoting Intergenerational Leadership in the Aviation Industry’.

“This year’s theme is relevant to the conference in that we are aiming to bring all industry players together to harmonize our planning. The success of any journey depends on a clear road map,” said Madisakwana.

This year’s conference will be bigger and better, Madisakwana added. He said that international and reputable industry players such as Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier and Airbus will be there to share their experience of the industry with Botswana stakeholders.

“DTC Botswana and the Managing Director of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority are also on board,” said Madisakwana.

He stated that stakeholders and participants at the conference this year include Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana, HATAB, Air Botswana, Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, Bombardier, BOCCIM, and Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO).

Also, operators such as Moremi, Kalahari Air Services, Botswana Police, the Botswana Defence Force, Debswana, as well as Botswana Diamond Trading are part of the event.

“The Minister of Transport and Communications, Nonofo Molefhi, will officially open the event on the 14-15 June,” said Madisakwana.

Topics to be discussed include: enhancing stakeholder cooperation to grow the aviation industry in Botswana; aviation as a market channel to economic development in Botswana; safety management for aviation in Botswana; Botswana aviation going green; and effect of aviation on the environment.
Maun Lodge will be the conference venue.

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