The Chief Executive Officer of Aero Contractors Limited, Captain Fola Akinkuotu and the Vice Chairman of SAHCOL Mr. Chike Ogeah have both confirmed their attendance as speakers at the 2nd Accra Weizo.
Akinkuotu who was the former Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), is also a pilot, as well as flight and aircraft engineer, and has vast experience in the aviation industry will be heading the team of panelists which include several top aviation experts and government functionaries as they discuss and deal with issues that relate the how theme of this year’s event: “Seamless Travel in West-Africa” during the 2nd Accra Weizo.
Mr. Chike Ogeah served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Skyway Aviation Handling Company Ltd. Mr. Ogeah is currently the Vice Chairman of Skyway Aviation Handling Company Ltd. Mr. Chike will be speaking on ‘Integrating Airport Operations in West Africa.
Both men will join the Managing Director of ASKY Airlines, Mr. Henock Teferra, who is the key note speaker to at the 2nd Accra Weizo 2016.
The 2nd Accra Weizo is themed: “Seamless Travel in West-Africa”. It will be an in-depth look at ways to improve Travel and Tourism growth in West Africa through easy access to towns and cities in West Africa. Improving and simplifying Airport and Border processes; Standardizing Hotel and facilities for tourism through shared vision.
The Guest Speaker, Mr. Henock Teferra, a Master’s Degree holder in International Law from Universite de Nice, is the Managing Director of ASKY Airlines, ASKY Airlines is a pan Africa airline, based in Lome, Togo. Mr. Henock was Vice President in charge of strategy, communication, and Alliances at Ethiopian Airlines, where he demonstrated a huge Leadership Ability. Henock is a top Airline executive with solid experience and diplomatic Skills. He will be speaking on the topic “The Challenges of Running a Successful Regional Airline in West Africa, at the Event.
Mr. Ikechi Uko, the Organizer, said Accra Weizo is a one-day Travel Seminar, Awards, Exhibition and the objective is to improve Travel and Tourism growth in West Africa through easy access to towns and cities in West Africa. The event will be taking place at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana on the 15th of July, 2016 from 10am-4pm.The West Africa Award (Balafon) will hold at 5pm, with award categories to include: West Africa Tourism Man of the Year, West Africa Aviation Man of the Year, West African Personality of the Year, and Top 50 Hotels in West Africa.
La Palm Royal Beach will host the Carnivore night by 7pm, Eat all you can, meat from all nations, dance, dance and party till dawn affair. The Target audience is Travel Professionals in West Africa. Over 150 Travel Professionals are expected from all over West-Africa.
According to Mr. Uko, other discussants will include, MD Arik Air, MD AWA, and MD Air Cote d’lvoire who are also expected to speak at the event. Also invited is the DG, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority as the Chairman of the event, while the Special Guest of Honour will be the DG, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority. The 2nd Session of the event will commence by 1:30pm with the Topic “West Africa As A Destination”. The first paper will be Challenges of West Africa as a Destination. There will be case studies from the East Africa example, and The SADC example.
The maiden edition of Accra Weizo in 2015, attracted some global rated expert like Adefunke Adeyemi, Regional-Head, IATA for Africa and the Middle East. She spoke on Intra Africa Air Connectivity, the facts, Challenges and Benefits. Mr. Frank Nneji, Managing Director, ABC Transport Limited, Dr. Kwabena Adjei, Founder Kasapreko Company Limited, Femi Adefope-Head HRG & GSA Delta Airlines in Nigeria were all Speakers at Accra Weizo 2015.
The event is in partnership with Tour operators Union of Ghana (TOUGHA), National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents (NANTA) and the Nigerian Association of Tour Operators (NATOP). The event would feature private tours, Ghana.
Weizo is an event from the organizers of African Travel Market, Lagos -the only International Travel Fair in West Africa recognized by UNWTO and Abuja Bantaba, Abuja-Nigeria.