Uganda to host world aero­nau­ti­cal sum­mit

East African Business Week - - NEWS - BY PAUL TENTENA

KAM­PALA, UGANDA – Uganda will be­come the first African coun­try to host the Global Aero­nau­ti­cal Man­age­ment Con­fer­ence. The con­fer­ence is dubbed Global AIM Kam­pala 2017 and will tee off from 23rd to 25th May and the Kam­pala Ser­ena Ho­tel. “Uganda’s con­fir­ma­tion as hosts was made in 2016 at an event that was held in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Hanoi, Viet­nam hosted the 2015 aero­nau­ti­cal con­fer­ence. United Arab Emi­rates, Turkey, Por­tu­gal and Ar­gentina are the coun­tries that have hosted pre­vi­ous events,” said a press state­ment is­sued by the Uganda Civil Avi­a­tion Au­thor­ity Pub­lic Af­fairs De­part­ment. The tech­ni­cal con­fer­ence will attract over 200 del­e­gates and will bring to­gether in­dus­try lead play­ers and ex­hibitors in the lat­est trends in avi­a­tion tech­nol­ogy. “Host­ing states usu­ally take the op­por­tu­nity to show­case their tourism po­ten­tial to the world and Uganda will be no ex­cep­tion in this re­gard,” said the state­ment. Ac­cord­ing to Fer­nando Lopes, the pres­i­dent of the In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Aero­nau­ti­cal In­for­ma­tion Man­age­ment As­so­ci­a­tion (IFAIMA) of which Uganda is a mem­ber, the Kam­pala meet will see elec­tion of new of­fice bear­ers where mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tions can vote in new of­fice bear­ers. IFAIMA brings to­gether Aero­nau­ti­cal In­for­ma­tion Man­age­ment pro­fes­sion­als and as­so­ci­a­tions world over.

The con­fer­ence is dubbed Global AIM Kam­pala 2017 and will tee off from 23rd to 25th May and the Kam­pala Ser­ena Ho­tel

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