This annual event brought together airport industry leaders from all over the world, focusing on hot topics that are shaping the evolution of the airport industry. For the 2019 edition, the key theme was on "Smart airports of the future, are we ready?".
Olivier Baric, Aviation Director Africa at Egis, presented in session 6 "Challenges of digital transformation at small airports in Africa" and also moderated session 7 "Adaptation to climate change, are we sufficiently prepared?".
At the gala dinner, the AERCO (Aéroports du Congo) team received a Safety Award for Brazzaville Maya-Maya International Airport, in the category "Excellence in safety (under 20,000 movements)".
The ACI Africa Safety Awards recognize African airports that have committed themselves, through concrete actions, to achieving excellence in safety and compliance.
This distinction was awarded following an extensive evaluation process of aviation safety and existing airport infrastructure at African airports and was based on ICAO standards, current national regulations and best practices set out by the ACI.
The efforts undertaken by the AERCO team to improve safety at Brazzaville Airport were particularly valued. Led by the airport operator and the air navigation service provider altogether, these actions have included setting up procedures, upgrading the compliance of infrastructure and equipment and furthertraining the airport staff.
The CEOs of African concessions of the Egis airport network, Gilles Darriau from AERIA (Abidjan airport, Côte d'Ivoire) and Daniel Lefebvre from AERCO (Aéroports du Congo) also attended the event with their respective teams.
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