Kenya Airways, Embraer and AFRAA partner to host Aviation Innovation Summit

Kenya Airways (KQ), Embraer S.A and Africa Airlines Association (AFRAA) are set to host summit to enhance intra African Trade.

Dubbed “Africa Aviation and Travel Innovation” The three-day event will take place in Nairobi, under the theme: “Enhancing Intra-African Trade Through Aviation and Travel.”

The Aviation innovation summit set for 22-24 November 2021 is designed to explore opportunities with local start-ups, small and medium-size enterprises to co-create innovative solutions with aviation stakeholders while contributing to the sustainable development of Africa.

Allan Kilavuka, CEO, Kenya Airways said that the summit is an opportunity for the aviation industry to build on the advancements of many innovations in order to meet new customer demands and become more sustainable.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has showed us that out of adversity comes opportunity. In these difficult times, everybody in the industry, is looking to do things differently and find better, faster ways to operate. Consequently, new ideas and new innovations are more important than ever. There are many unique opportunities co-create innovations at the moment and the summit is a platform to explore these opportunities; to grab and build on the advancements of many innovations.”

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The summit agenda will analyse how this industry has been forced to reinvent itself in the last few months and what its future will look like. Some of the vertical forums will cover innovative technology, health and safety, aero political issues, and pricing.

The summit will bring together stakeholders from aviation, tourism, technology, and start-up industries, to discuss ways to build resilient and sustainable business strategies post-COVID-19.

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