Further evidence of Africa’s rising stature in global business aviation comes with news of two new industry conferences to be staged in Marrakesh, Morocco, in the next few months.
From September 26 to 27, the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) will hold a regional symposium at Marrakesh’s Hotel Club Kenzi Agdal Medina. The keynote speaker will be AfBAA chairman Tarek Ragheb, with many other speakers drawn from aircraft manufacturers and service providers active across Africa.
Emphasizing the close connection between Africa and the neighboring Middle East business aviation community, the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) will hold its annual Middle East Business Aviation Conference on October 8. The event is happening on the eve of the World Food Program’s Global Humanitarian Aviation Conference & Exhibition and will be hosted by the Four Seasons Hotel in Marrakesh. Keynote presentations will be made by Morocco’s director general of civil aviation, H.E. Abdullah Bouhouche, and MEBAA chairman Ali Al Naqbi. The agenda will include discussion of regulatory issues affecting business aviation in the region.