Babalakin and Onyema to speak at LAAC Sunset Airports Conference


Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the Nigerian Aviation Industry including Dr Wale Babalakin, Chairman of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), Barr. Allen Onyema, president of Air Peace and other aviation officials, would be a panel of attendees at the upcoming 26th annual League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) conference.

The conference, which is to be held on July 28, 2022 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Lagos, has received the endorsement of Senator Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation and other key stakeholders, who cross the airline and the ground subcontracting – sectors.

A statement from the Secretary of the Conference Planning Committee, Mr. Albinus Chiedu, said the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Agency (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu; the G. Managing Director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Engr. Lawrence Pwajok and the Chief Executive of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Rabiu Yadudu, are said to be among the panelists.

Others are Engr. Akin Olateru, the Commissioner of Accident Investigation Board – Nigeria (AIB-N) and Captain Roland Iyayi, CEO of Topbrass Aviation Limited among others.

Chiedu said the panels were split into two sessions.

Mr. Tunji Oketunbi, General Manager, Public Affairs, will moderate the first panel, while Mr. Olumide Ohunayo, Director, Research, Zenith Travels will moderate the second panel.

This year’s conference, which has Sirika as a special guest of honour, will be chaired by Mr. Bernard Bankole, Group Managing Director, Finchglow Holdings.

The conference is expected to attract over 250 aviation industry professionals, drawn from aviation agencies, security agencies, international and domestic airlines operating in Nigeria, aviation support services, vendors and travel industry buyers and other stakeholders.

The theme of the LAAC 2022 conference is: “Sunset Airports: Economic & Safety Implications”.

Discussions will focus on solutions to the multiple challenges faced by stakeholders in terms of safety and economics as a result of the operation of twilight airports in Nigeria.

The LAAC annual conference has over the years had an unquantifiable impact on the Nigerian aviation industry by raising policy, management and operational issues for public debate.

This has brought about hugely significant evidence changes in the aviation sector in Nigeria.

Aviation and allied trade organizations also took advantage of the sponsorship opportunities presented by the event to sell their products and services.


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