11 - 12 December, 2017
Nile Ritz Carlton, Cairo, Egypt

Conference Day One: Monday, 11 December 2017

9:30 am - 9:50 am Registration and coffee

9:50 am - 10:00 am Welcome by IQPC Middle East

10:00 am - 10:10 am Opening remarks by conference chair


10:10 am - 10:40 am Keynote: Challenges facing the ground handling services industry in light of changes and security threats

Gen. Mohamed Kamel Moustafa Kamel - Chairman & Managing Director, Egyptian Aviation Services (EAS), Egypt

Don’t miss this opening keynote to learn how the Egyptian Aviation Service is delivering highest standards of services focusing on the main bases of the aviation industry "Quality, Safety and Security" including how:
  • Airlines operating in Egypt work with various authorities to ensure uninterrupted service
  • Best practices for airports across North Africa to ensure secure passenger handling, ramp handling, and cargo handling


Gen. Mohamed Kamel Moustafa Kamel

Chairman & Managing Director
Egyptian Aviation Services (EAS), Egypt

10:40 am - 11:10 am Innovative financing models to aid airport development across North Africa

Atter Hannoura - Director, PPP Central Unit, Ministry of Finance

While African governments are keen on undergoing airport infrastructure projects, financing such projects are
often challenging due to lack of funds. Learn how:
—North African governments are attracting finance from regional, global banks and corporations
—Financial institutions are working with governments to fund airport projects
—Sustaining partnerships with funders for future expansion and modernization


Atter Hannoura

Director, PPP Central Unit
Ministry of Finance

11:10 am - 11:40 am Tapping Africa’s aviation potentials: Regional and sub-regional Perspectives

Dr Mohamed Samy Saad Zaghloul - Executive Director (Egypt & Djibouti), African Development Bank Group
While financing airport projects can be tough for governments and stakeholders, this session takes a deep dive into the common challenges and opportunities facing Africa’s aviation sector (financial and structural), with special emphasis on the North Africa region

Dr Mohamed Samy Saad Zaghloul

Executive Director (Egypt & Djibouti)
African Development Bank Group

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Networking break

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm Redefining the passenger experience

12:40 pm - 1:10 pm Integration And Expansion of Airport Infrastructures

Eng. Hesham Mohamed Kamel - Head of Engineering Sector, Cairo Airport Company
Amid the fears associated in travelling to North Africa, a unique way to ease tensions is to design airports to make passengers feel comfortable.
Join this session to learn about:
  • Constructing spaces in airports to improve passenger experience
  • Building user-friendly facilities beyond operational functionality
  • Designing airports to reflect cultural history of North Africa

Eng. Hesham Mohamed Kamel

Head of Engineering Sector
Cairo Airport Company

1:10 pm - 12:00 am Strategies for managing expansion and reconstruction of runways

Ahmed Abdelmagied Eltelbany - General Manager of Runways & Aprons, Egyptian Airport Company
An often overlooked problem during airport expansions is the disruption of service. Join this session to understand:
  • The essence of using required materials and adhering to pavement standards to ensure runway durability
  • How to maintain balance during expansion works in terminals to avoid interruptions
  • Operating with limited resources to avoid delays and maintain takeoff and landing schedule

Ahmed Abdelmagied Eltelbany

General Manager of Runways & Aprons
Egyptian Airport Company

This discussion session by distinguished speakers will provide a glimpse into how authorities are:
  • Working with international experts to tackle security challenges
  • Improving existing security measures to increase trust from global partners
  • Adopting best practices to boost safety across airports in the region

Eng. Ayman M. Dessouky

Chairman Advisor, Technical Affairs
Aviation Information Technology (AVIT), Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation, (EHCAAN)


Mohammad Tawfiq Al-Mansour

Regional Manager, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security


Eng. Assem Abdel Hamid Moussa

E-commerce Technical Support Systems Manager & Communication Chief Engineer
Egypt Air Company

2:20 pm - 3:20 pm Roundtable working lunch

Join this round-table lunch and get a chance to discuss prominent issues in aviation across North Africa

3:20 pm - 3:20 pm End of conference day one