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PROGRAMME

As at 24 April 2008
DAY ONE
MONDAY, 28 APRIL 2008
   
09:00
OPENING SESSION
 
  • Welcome address : Dr. Harold O. Demuren, Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)
  • Opening remarks : Mr. Roberto Kobeh González, President of the ICAO Council
  • Welcome remarks : Mr. Saud Hashem, Chairman, Air Transport Committee, ICAO
  • Keynote address : Minister of State for Air Transport, Nigeria
   
09:40
Overview of ICAO's activities in the air transport field
Mrs. F. Odutola, Director, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO
   
10:00
COFFEE BREAK

   
10:20
SESSION 1: ECONOMIC REGULATION AND LIBERALIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT
 
Moderator: Dr. B.O. Aliu, Representative of Nigeria on the Council of ICAO
   
 
  1. Trends and developments
   
 
  • Global overview of air transport liberalization
 
Presentation by ICAO: Mr Yuanzheng Wang, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO
To highlight progress made in liberalization since the Fifth Worldwide Air Transport Conference (ATConf/5, 2003) and recent developments in the airline industry.
   
 
  • The African experience in air transport liberalization
 
Panel discussion:
Invited Panelists from African States, regional bodies the industry and other interested parties will share their views and experiences in air transport liberalization (including the successes and difficulties in achieving the goals of the African liberalization initiatives), and exchange views on the ways forward.
   
 
Speakers/Panelists
 
  • Mr. Chris Kuto, President of AFrican Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC)
  • Mr. Christian Folly-Kossi, Secretary General, African Airlines Association(AFRAA)
  • Mr. Jonathan Majakwara, Senior Programme Manager, Air Transport, Directorate of Infrastructure and Services, South African Development Community (SADC)
  • Mr. Simon Allotey, Acting Director General, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority
  • Mr. Yuanzheng Wang, ICAO
   
11:50
Questions and Answers
   
12:30
LUNCH BREAK
   
14:00
  1. Challenges in liberalization
   
 
  • Implications of economic liberalization on safety/security regulation
   
 
Presentation by ICAO: Mr. Yuanzheng Wang, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO
To discuss the relationship between economic liberalization and safety/security regulation based on the ICAO study, and provide information on what actions ICAO has taken in addressing the issues.
   
 
Presentation by United States Federal Aviation Administration (U.S. FAA) : Ms. Mo Keane, Senior representative for Africa
 
To share views on the safety oversight situation in Africa in the liberalization process.
   
14:40
Questions and Answers
   
15:00
COFFEE BREAK
   
15:20
  • Other challenges
   
 

Round-table discussion
Invited panelists from African States, regional bodies, the industry and interested parties will discuss topical issues of particular interest to African States (e.g. bloc negotiations impact/implications of EU-U.S. open skies agreement; liberalization of airline ownership and control; participation and fair competition; constraints on implementation of air service agreements).

   
 
Panelists
 
  • Mr. Chris Kuto, President, AFCAC
  • Mr. Eyob Estifano, General Manager, Ethiopian Airports Enterprise
  • Dr. P.M. Ganemtore, Project Director/Air Transport, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  • Mr. Amos Marawa, Director, Infrastructure Development, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  • Mr. Vinod Chidambaram, Regional Vice-President, Africa, IATA
  • Mr. Yuanzheng Wang, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO
   
16:00
Questions and Answers
   
16:30
  1. Essential Air Service and Tourism Development Route scheme
   
 
Presentation by ICAO : Mr. Yuanzheng Wang, Air Transport Bureau
To explain what this scheme is about based on the ICAO/UNWTO study, which may be of particular usefulness for African States in the development of their aviation and tourism in a liberalized environment.
   
16:50
Questions and Answers
   
   
DAY TWO
TUESDAY, 29 APRIL 2008
   
09:00

SESSION 2: MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS OF AIRPORTS AND AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES

Moderator: Dr. N. Zaidi, Representative of India on the Council of ICAO

   
 
  1. ICAO Policies on charges for airports and air navigation services
 

 

 
Presentation by ICAO: Mr. Evalou Gnang, Regional Air Transport Officer
To give on overview of the key principles of ICAO’s policies on charges, including performance measurement and benchmarking, cost recovery of airport security measures and balance of interest between airports/air navigation services providers and users, as well as the status of the policies.
   
09:30
Questions and Answers
   
09:50
  1. Trends and developments since the Conference on the Economics of Airports and Air Navigation Services (ANSConf 2000)
   
 

Presentation by : Mr. Rotimi Arogunjo, Nigerian Member of ICAO Airport Economics Panel
To provide an update on, inter alia, developments in commercialization and privatization of airports and ANSPs, ICAO policy development and implementation

   
10:20
COFFEE BREAK
   
10:40
  1. Key issues and the Conference on the Economics of Airports and Air Navigation Services (CEANS-2008)
   
 
Presentation by ICAO : Mr. Yuanzheng Wang, Air Transport Bureau
To discuss the main topics/issues planned to be addressed at the ICAO Conference on the Economics of airports and air navigation services (CEANS, September 2008), with emphasis placed on commercialization/privatization aspects, government regulation, funding of autonomous CAAs and relations between government regulators, service providers and users.
   
11:20
Questions and Answers
   
12:00
LUNCH BREAK
   
14:00

SESSION 3: ICAO ECONOMIC ANALYSES AND DATABASES (EAD) PROGRAMME

Moderator: Mr. Folly-Kossi, Secretary General, African Airlines Association (AFRAA)

   
 
Presentation by ICAO : Mr. A. Sainarayan, Air Transport Bureau
To provide an overview on the best practices to be adopted to collect and meaningfully interpret the accounting and operational data. To discuss the role of High level indicators and measures to monitor performance, improve benchmarking and address infrastructural gaps.
   
15:30
COFFEE BREAK
   
15:50
Presentation by ICAO : Mr. A. Sainarayan, Air Transport Bureau
To discuss:
a) how to utilize data to generate Management Information systems (MIS) and forecasts for facilitating Senior Management decision-making;
b) the role of exposure data in arriving at accident rates and the analysis of safety data to predict and improve safety of operations; and
c) the need for common standards, taxonomy and definitions in accounting of financial and operational data.
   
16:30
Questions and Answers
 
   
DAY THREE
WEDNESDAY, 30 APRIL 2008
   
09:00

SESSION 4. AVIATION ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Moderator: Mr. D.O. Valente, Representative of Argentina on the Council of ICAO

   
 

Main areas of ICAO activity

 
 
 
Presentation by ICAO : Ms. Jane Hupe, Chief, Environmental Unit
Cooperation with other bodies and the recent developments on aviation environmental protection
   
09:30
  • Aircraft Noise
   
 
Presentation by ICAO : Ms. Jane Hupe, Chief, Environmental Unit
A balanced approach to aircraft noise management
  1. Aviation noise data (inventories and models);
  2. Standards and the new technology available in aircraft noise;
  3. Preventive measures available to address the effects of noise (land-use planning etc.);
  4. Operational procedures available to minimize noise,
  5. Operating restrictions including curfews; and
  6. Noise charges.
   
10:00
Questions and Answers
   
10:20
COFFEE BREAK
   
10:40
  • Aircraft Engine Emissions
   
 
Presentation by ICAO : Ms Jane Hupe, Chief, Environmental Unit
To provide an overview on Aircraft Engine Emissions Management :
  1. Aviation emissions data (inventories and models);
  2. Standards and technology available in the aircraft engine emissions;
  3. Aviation emissions and local air quality;
  4. Aviation emissions and global climate;
  5. Market-based measures and voluntary measures to address emissions : emissions charges, emissions trading and carbon offsets.
   
11:20
  • Aviation Environmental Protection : Main challenges for Africa
   
 
Presentation by : Kenton Sim, CAEP Member: South Africa
   
11:45
Questions and Answers
   
12:00
CLOSING OF SYMPOSIUM
   
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