23 - 24 October 2018

Breaking barriers in the aviation industry through innovation.


Time Activity
08h00 – 09h15 Registration
09h15 – 09h20 Welcome and purpose
MC: Refilwe Ledwaba
09h20 – 09h50 Opening remarks
09h50 – 10h15 Topic: Collaborations between African ANSPs, with specific reference to the recent ATNS/CANSO/ASECNA agreement with CANSO
10h15 – 11h15

5 x Presentations

  • CSIR Meraka Institute (Passive Radar)
  • ASSAf 
  • TIA
  • DTI: Commercial Aerospace Industrial Development Strategy
11h15 – 11h30 Tea break
11h30 – 13h00 5 x Presentations
13h00 – 14h00 Lunch
14h00 – 15h30

Topic: SKA as a global science initiative: achieving harmony with aviation-based spectrum usage

Speaker: Dr. Adrian Tiplady SKA South Africa Johannesburg

15h30 – 15h45

Closing remarks

14h55 – 15h25

Refreshments and networking opportunity

AVI Awards Gala Dinner
17h00 – 18h00 Arrival of guests and registration
18h00 – 21h00 AVI Awards Gala Dinner
*Programme is subject to change
Time Activity
07h30 – 08h30 Registration
08h30 – 08h45 Welcome
MC: Linden Birns
08h45 – 09h00 Guest speakers
09h00 – 09h30 Keynote speaker
09h30 – 10h00

Topic 1: The aviation industry systems are becoming more connected (integrated) and cybercrime threats are becoming a reality

10h00 – 11h15

Panel Discussion 1
Can barriers in the aviation industry be overcome by innovative technology without sacrificing the level of safety?

11h15 – 11h30


11h30 – 12h00

Panel Discussion 2
How can the aviation industry leverage innovative technology for advancement taking into consideration operating working environment? Is CDM the answer?

12h00 – 13h30

How will the SKA Project affect the aviation industry – who are the real beneficiaries?

Moderator: Chris Zweigenthal, AASA

13h30 – 13h45 Closing remarks and photography session
13h45 Lunch
*Programme is subject to change