AfBAC EXPO to take place at ExecuJet Lanseria
The location of the first African Business Aviation Convention (AfBAC) EXPO has been confirmed by its organizing association, AfBAA. The first edition will take place at the end of November at ExecuJet’s facility at Lanseria International in South Africa.
The agreement for the location of the event was signed by ExecuJet Africa Director Gavin Kiggen and AfBAA CEO Rady Fahmy during this year’s EBACE convention in Geneva, Switzerland.
AfBAC EXPO will feature a one-day conference on November 29, and two days of exhibition and static display on November 30 and December 1.
ExecuJet’s Lanseria facility features 19,3750 sq ft of surface, including a 96,875 sq ft hangar, able to accommodate exhibition stands of the expected thirty business aviation suppliers attending the first edition. According to a statement of the association, the adjacent private apron will host twenty aircraft and accompanying marquees.
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The association is also planning various workshops for a combined total of 16 hours throughout AfBAC EXPO, during which ExecuJet’s FBO will also be open for delegate visits.
“We are thrilled to have secured ExecuJet’s Lanseria facilities as the venue for AfBAC EXPO’s first outing,” comments Fahmy. “To host the first AfBAC EXPO at their South African facility brings a further level of credibility to the event, and gives all participants the confidence to know that they will be welcomed by a facility that truly understands business aviation in Africa.”
“We are looking forward to supporting the development of the event over the next few years,” adds Kiggen. “Our experience in Africa, and internationally, brings another level of knowledge to facilitating the event, and we know that it will appeal to any individual or company that is focused on developing business aviation across the continent.”