Preparatory to the 59th Airports Council International (ACI), Africa Board and Regional Committees Meetings, Conference & Exhibition coming up in Lagos, Nigeria from the 14th -20th April, 2018, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria today, March 12, 2018, held a pre-event press conference.

The event, which was aimed at intimating the media community and other stakeholders about the forthcoming conference was attended by the Managing Director of the Authority, who also doubles as the President, ACI Africa, Engineer Saleh Dunoma. Also in attendance were directors from the Authority, gentlemen and ladies of the media and other stakeholders.

In his keynote address, Engineer Saleh Dunoma noted that this years conference, with the theme “Business Transformation for Sustainable Airport” will draw experts from across the world, including the Council President of ICAO, Dr Bernard Aliu. According to him, sessions to be held at this conference include, Innovation in airport business, Business innovation in airport retail, The future of airport tax free shops, Technology to support business transformation, Transformation in practice, amongst others.

Engineer Dunoma noted that the hosting of this event will be of immense benefit primarily to the Authority and ultimately to the sector and Nigeria as a nation. Highlighting the direct benefits accruable from the conference, he stated that over 300 delegates including investors would be converging in Lagos for this event. The guests will pass through airports in Nigeria, pay visa fees to the Nigerian Immigration services, stay in various hotels and visit different historical sites before they depart.

The event climaxed with the unveiling of the 2018 ACI Conference logo by Engineer Dunoma, to the applause of guests.

Yakubu Henrietta (Mrs.)

General Manager, Corporate Affairs.