IATA Focus Africa Conference

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa

Thank you for attending Focus Africa Conference!


Unleashing aviation's potential

Africa has the greatest potential for growth in the aviation industry of all regions. While our commitment to support safe, secure and sustainable air transport across Africa remains unchanged, the need to accelerate the advancement of aviation across the continent is imperative.

Focus Africa gathered together airline CEOs along with aviation leaders, decision makers and influencers from Africa, the Middle East and globally to collaboratively drive the advancement of aviation in Africa. 

Who attended?

Over 400 leaders, decision-makers and influencers representing airlines, airports, government agencies, air navigation service providers, international and regional associations, aviation suppliers, aircraft manufacturers and other stakeholders.


Focus Africa Conference is a free of charge event.

Key Focus Areas

Topics addressing Africa’s challenges and opportunities include:

  • Improving Safety and Security
  • Smarter Regulations
  • Strengthening Connectivity
  • Airlines Modern Retailing
  • Infrastructure and Capacity-Building
  • Skilled Workforce for the Future
  • And much more…


Host Airline

Focus Africa Sponsors


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Thank you to all delegates for your participation and active engagement over the two day Focus Africa Conference.

You can access presentations below:

Day 1

Main Hall

Day 2

Main Hall 

Breakout Hall


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Thank you for attending the Focus Africa Conference.

You can browse the two-day agenda (pdf) with the panels and speakers profiles.

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