4th GHI African Stakeholders' Conference concludes

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The 4th African Stakeholders' conference drew to a close today.

Almost 150 delegates from Africa and elsewhere around the world came to the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda to listen to a huge variety of papers from experts within the sector.

Of note during the three-day event this week were discussions on the subject of GSE requirements for the continent; the challenge of raising the levels of safety on the ramp; and the ongoing difficulties in forging an Open Skies agreement for all 54 countries.

Aside from the three days of thought provoking papers there was much networking between equipment suppliers, handlers, airport officials and airlines.

Conference Chairman Max Gosney, pronounced the event a success and revealed the location of next year's summit: "the 2019 event will take place in Nairobi, with dates to be released shortly," he said.

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It was a great opportunity for us as the young African generation within the aviation industry to attend this crucial conference. We learned more about ground handling services at the airport, the challenges facing the growth of the African aviation market and challenges facing the ramp and the cause of accidents at the airport. We hope that we will be together again next year in Nairobi. Thank you very much for what you have shared with us in the aviation industry.
Very well organized conference in the beautiful city of Kigali. Rwanda played a warm host to all of us. Terrific event as a networking forum and knowledge dissemination forum.

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