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About The Event

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) welcomes all its airline members, partners and industry stakeholders to the 55th Annual General Assembly (AGA) & Summit of the Association. The Assembly is being convened in-person format at the kind invitation of Uganda Airlines in Entebbe, Uganda.


Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort
Wavamunno Road, Kampala,


19 November 2023 – 21 November 2023
09:00-14:00 EAT
Viewing in E. Africa Time

Event Hosts

Messages from the Event Hosts

Speaker 1

Mr. Abderahmane Berthe

AFRAA Secretary General

Speaker 2

Ms. Jenifer Bamuturaki

CEO - Uganda Airlines


Speaker 9

Jenifer Bamuturaki

Chief Executive Officer - Uganda Airlines

Speaker 22

Yvonne Manzi Makolo

, Chair - IATA Board of Governors, Chief Executive Officer - RwandAir

Speaker 26

Eng. Mesfin Tasew

Chief Executive Officer - Ethiopian Airlines Group

Speaker 1

Allan Kilavuka

Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO

Speaker 25

Paula de Sousa

Head of Airline Sales & Account Management Sub Saharan Africa - Amadeus

Speaker 27

Eng. Joao Pó Jorge

Executive Committee Chairmain - AFRAA & CEO - LAM Mozambique Airlines

Speaker 3

Somas Appavou

Regional Director External Affairs & Sustainability - IATA

Speaker 7

Lucy Mbugua

Regional Director, ICAO Eastern and Southern African (ESAF)

Speaker 9

Adefunke Adeyemi

Secretary General - African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC)

Speaker 9

Romesh Bhoyroo

Director Strategy & Business Development - Airports Council International, Africa

Speaker 8

Aaron Munetsi

Chief Executive Officer - Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA)

Speaker 21

Eng. Liz Aluvanze

Chief Executive Officer - Kenya Association of Air Operators (KAAO)

Speaker 2

Thabani Myeza

Director Africa Affairs - CANSO

Speaker 6

Jason Sutcliffe

Regional Marketing Director – Europe, Middle East, Africa & Central Asia Rolls-Royce PLC

Speaker 3

Deepak Garg

Senior Manager Business Development - SITAONAIR

Speaker 9

Maureen Kahonge

Senior Manager Business Development & Communications - AFRAA

Speaker 5

Fadimatou Noutchemo Simo

Country Director - Afriject Business Services

Speaker 20

Gaoussou Konate

Director Technical and Operations - AFRAA

Speaker 23

Amos Wekesa

Founder/CEO - Great Lakes Safaris & Uganda Lodges

Speaker 24

Sharon Mahony

Associate Sustainability Expert - ENVISA

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

Delegates Tour

Learn more about the tour

Registration of Participants

AFRAA CEOs Retreat

Welcome Cocktail sponsored by Boeing

Registration of Participants

Opening Ceremony

Welcome address by the President of AFRAA & Chief Executive Officer – Uganda Airlines, Ms. Jennifer Bamuturaki

Remarks by Secretary General, AFRAA, Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé

Keynote speech by AfCFTA Secretariat Secretary General, AfCFTA, H.E. Wamkele Mene

Keynote speech by IATA Director General & CEO, Mr. Willie Walsh

Keynote speech by Africa Union Commissioner for Infrastructure & Energy Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid

Opening speech by the Representative of the Government of the Republic of Uganda

Coffee Break

Goodwill Messages by Industry Partners

Ms. Lucy Mbugua - Regional Director, ICAO Eastern & Southern African Office Region

Ms. Adefunke Adeyemi – Secretary General African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC)

Abderahmane Berthe

Annual Report of the Secretary General. Abderahmane Berthe

AFRAA Secretary General

CEOs Roundtable

Transformational value of SAATM to African airlines and how do we get there?

Panel Discussion 1

Aviation Net Zero Roadmap: How can the industry collaboratively and effectively achieve the environmental sustainability targets?

Lunch Break

Closed Session for AFRAA Member Airlines

Approval of statement of accounts for the year ended 31st December 2022

Appointment of auditors for the year 2023

Approval of budget and membership subscriptions for the year 2024

Approval of the renewal of the Secretary General’s mandate

Election of members to the Executive Committee

Election of Officers – President, Chairman, 1st & 2nd Vice Chairmen of AFRAA

Appointment of members of Steering Committees and Task Forces

Date and Venue of the 56th Annual General Assembly

Any Other Business

Executive Session

Only 1 session to be held in format of a workshop and parallel to closed session

Gala Dinner Sponsored By Airbus

Introduction by Programme Director

Presentation 1

Airline use-case: Digitizing service throughout the whole customer journey

Executive Interview Session 1

Tapping into innovation initiatives in Africa for sustainable aviation in the continent

Executive Interview Session 2

Synergies for the development of intra-Africa tourism and air travel

Tea Break

Presentation 2

Walking the talk – South Africa Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) showcase of initiatives on gender diversity and inclusivity

Panel 2

Diversity, equity and inclusivity to shape the future aviation workforce in Africa

Closing Ceremony

Announcement of members of the Executive Committee

Announcement of Officers – President, Chairman, 1st & 2nd Vice Chairmen of AFRAA

Proposed final resolutions

Appreciation to Sponsors

Acknowledgement of AFRAA Partners

Remarks & invitation to the 56th AGA by the President

Closing of Assembly by 2023 President of AFRAA

Farewell Lunch

AAIG Aeropolitical Forum

Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

Speke Commonwealth Resort, Munyonyo

It’s a resort that accomplishes all – meetings, conferences, leisure, weddings, excursions. Leisure at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort and Conference Centre is all about serendipity


Here are some nearby hotels

Hotel 1

Speke Resort Munyonyo

Located at the Conference Venue

Hotel 2

Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa

8Km (13min drive) from the Conference venue

Hotel 3

Casa Solada Hotel

15 minutes walk to the Conferenve venue (400m)





Contact Us

Participation is by invitation only. To request for an invite, please contact:


African Airlines Association (AFRAA)
P.O. Box 20116, Nairobi 00200 - Kenya

+254 722 209708/+254 202 320144

For Sponsorship & Exhibition

Maureen Kahonge

+254 725 500470

For General Enquiries

Dicie Okaya

+254 712 231082