GHI debates vaccine roll-out in Africa

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Delivering COVID vaccines safely and equitably in Africa will be under discussion at GHI’s Digital Reconnect Africa virtual event on February 16.

Aviation stakeholders will discuss a blueprint for overcoming market fragmentation and boosting infrastructure to ensure that Africa is not left behind in global vaccination plans. Register your free-to-attend pass to watch the session now and view keynote presentations from Lukasz Skorupa, Group Head of Commercial, National Aviation Services and Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO, Astral Aviation.

The ‘Delivering the COVID vaccine’ debate is one of a series of keynote seminars being held at GHI’s Digital Reconnect Africa. The virtual event is designed to boost stakeholder collaboration among aviation stakeholders in the wake of the pandemic and combines content seminars with a premium One-to-One Meetings service.

Other programme highlights include:

· The GHI Big Debate: ‘How do we reinvigorate African aviation after the coronavirus crisis?’ Africa has endured a loss of 100m air passengers in 2020, with fears that historic market fragmentation and protectionist policies could blunt an effective restart for years to come. Now stakeholders stand at a critical junction: work together to ensure a safe, uniform and COVID-secure restart in 2021 or work alone and risk punitive border constraints, inefficiency and further job losses. Panellists include: Atilla Korkmazoglu, President, Ground Services & Cargo (EMEA), Celebi; Cisse Abdoulaye, Group COO - Ground Handling & Cargo Management, National Aviation Services; Gordon Anyimu, Head of Ground Services, Kenya Airways.

· Digitisation of the African apron: How technology can help us out: How can tech solutions boost our ability to make more from less in a protracted period of reduced volumes created by Covid? This session will ask airlines, handlers and IT suppliers to give us examples of technological innovations that are delivering a tangible improvement in KPIs/cost efficiency/profitability in the light of the pandemic. Speaker: Henry Obare, Head of Information Systems Development, Kenya Airways.

· African aviation trailblazers: Building world-class service excellence into an African station – the Celebi Dar es Salaam story: A case study presentation examining how Celebi has set about delivering quality and consistency of ground handling services in its fledgling African ground handling venture in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

If you are passionate about the African aviation market and want to spur its successful comeback from the COVID crisis, then we urge you to join us on February 16.

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