The Airport Business Summit and Expo for Africa (ABSE) will hold in Abuja on July 14.
Its organiser, Mr Fortune Idu, the event billed for Shehu Musa Yar? Adua Centre, with the theme ?Repositioning the airport business to sustain air transport growth? , will draw participants and exhibitors from across the world.
The three-day conference, Idu said, is aimed at promoting air transport.
The expo, he said, provides a window for players to share their thoughts on challenges in the airport sub-sector.
Idu said: ?The deliberation at the summit is centred on helping operators, investors and the airport business community to find a common ground to prosper. The summit provides a veritable platform for reviewing airport development policies, programmes and projects.?
The summit is expected to attract over 200 delegates from all industries.
According to Idu, ABSE 2018 will also host an agro logistics seminar to unveil the opportunities for using air transport to facilitate both local and international agro based export covering perishable good and processed agro products.
The seminar will feature presentations from officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN),Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc; Skyways Aviation Handling Company (SAHCOL); N Ethiopian Airlines; Arik Air Nigeria Export Promoting Council (NEPC), National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFADAC) and Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON).
He said the summit would cover subjects, such as processes, procedures, packages, containerisation, standards, market and technologies available for enhancing agro export at the airport and possible further development opportunities.
Idu said the forum is important for the airport sub-sector to plan and close the gap that may hinder successful and seamless air agro export regime.
He said: ?Papers will be presented at the summit by heads of aviation industries to give insight to the future investment opportunities in Africa?s airports domain and to enable them position ahead of the development.??