Business Aviation will act as catalyst in the much sought diversification of Nigeria’s economy as it will help traverse the country at incredible speed with incredible cost, this is one of the messages from the organisers of the third Nigerian Business Aviation Conference, NBAC 2016.
This is coming on the heels of confirmation that the keynote address will be given by the Honourable Minister of State on Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika who is responsible for all aviation matters at government level, and as a pilot has first-hand experience of the operating environment.
Panels will also feature a genuine mix of Nigerian and international representatives from across the business aviation landscape including owners, operators, government officials, financiers and regulators. This elite group of industry experts will debate the conference theme “Sustaining Nigeria’s position on the African Business Aviation Landscape”, during the two-day meeting.
With Alan Peaford, Editor in Chief of African Aerospace and Arabian Aerospace leading the debate as Chairman, new topics this year will explore volatile oil pricing and subsequent effects on business aviation; the importance of the rotary segment in Nigeria and beyond; and an owners panel, which will discuss what it means to operate an aircraft in Nigeria, and the implications of recently introduced regulations. Against a global background of instability and economic challenges the conference will bring together local expertise, and international opinion, to define ongoing strategies to support sustainable Nigerian business aviation.
Ahead of the conference, CEO of EAN and host of NBAC, Segun Demuren comments, “Diversification of the economy will create growth opportunities in Nigeria. New regions will open up bringing the opportunity to create new international partnerships. Executives will need to use business aviation to journey efficiently and cost effectively within the country. However there are still issues to be resolved and we look forward to picking up on previous themes, and igniting new debate, on how to best serve their needs.”
In addition to attracting a prestigious collection of delegates, NBAC 2016 is also welcoming a number of high profile sponsors for the event including ANAP Business Jets, Toucan Aviation, Bombardier Business Jets, Vertis Aviation, Triton Aviation, Dassault Aviation and Satcom Direct