Stakeholders to brainstorm on agro-export, cargo airport viability
Apparently worried by the yet untapped potential of the agro-export industry, aviation stakeholders will next month brainstorm on the future of cargo airports and their viability at the Chinet Aviation and Cargo conference 2022.
Indeed, 13 federal airports have been designated as cargo airports and five recently listed for concession. About 10 state-owned cargo airports are also coming up.
Organisers of the conference said the stakeholders would deliberate on how Nigeria could harmonise and utilise these assets to grow agro-exports.
The first day of the event will dwell on financing of aviation and cargo in Nigeria with insurance being a key issue for discussion. Dr. Alex Nwuba a pilot, airline operator and a financial advisor, will moderate the financing session involving airlines and banks. Leading insurance heavyweights have been lined up to discuss the role of insurance in the growth of aviation and cargo in Nigeria.
Agro-export will dominate discussion on Day-Two. Captain John Okakpu an export guru and the driver of many agro-export projects in Nigeria will head the discussions on the viability of these airports and their utilisation for Agro-exports.
The event, scheduled to hold on September 7 and 8, 2022, in Lagos, is expected to have in attendance, captains of industries in aviation, logistics, exports, transport and government agencies in export-related fields.