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Prime Minister of Uganda to open 8th Routes Africa event

Prime Minister of Uganda to open 8th Routes Africa event ( Taking place on Sunday and Monday, July 7 & 8, 2013, and open to all attending delegates, The Routes Africa Strategy Summit will open Routes Africa in Kampala. One of the highlights of the Summit will be a keynote address from Hon. Amama Mbabazi, the Hon. Right Prime Minister of Uganda, who has recently confirmed that he will participate in the event. This year, the seniority of delegates registered to attend Routes Africa has been very high, and the event has seen high level registrations from all sectors of the industry including airline and airport CEOs and Ministers of Tourism.

Attendees of the summit will hear a welcome address from Hon. James Abraham Byandaala, Minister for Works and Transport for Uganda, along with opening remarks from Dr. W. Rama Makuza, MD, Uganda CAA, before keynote addresses from Hon. Amama Mbabazi, Hon. Maria Mutagamba, the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities for Uganda, and Dr. Titus Naikuni, CEO, Kenya Airways.

“Uganda is indeed honored to host this important event at which top decision-makers from the airline and airport industries join tourism stakeholders to plan and discuss air service development across the African region,” says W. Rama Makuza, Ph.D. Managing Director, Civil Aviation Authority Uganda, continuing: “Uganda’s flora and fauna coupled with its strategic location in Africa gives all delegates, especially air operators, opportunities to make informed and pertinent decisions about future air service development options.”

“We are thrilled with the high caliber of delegates attending this year’s Routes Africa event,” said Nigel Mayes, VP Commercial – Routes, UBM Live, explaining: “The strong support demonstrated by the participation of the Prime Minister and other Ministers of the country shows that the region is taking air service development seriously and that Routes Africa is the event where real business discussions can take place.”

Routes Africa, now in its 8th year, will take place in Kampala, Uganda, on July 7-9, 2013 and will be hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda and Entebbe International Airport. 250 key decision makers from across Africa and beyond are expected to gather at the annual event to discuss air service development.

Key carriers from the African region and beyond, such as South African Airways, Vueling, Etihad Airways, Kenya Airways, Air Uganda, Ethiopian Airlines, Fastjet, Egyptair, and United Airlines have all registered their attendance at this key annual networking event.

In addition to the Strategy Summit and the Face-to-Face meetings taking place at the event, this year’s Route Exchange program will see senior network planners from three carriers deliver an overview of their route development opportunities and how airports can be part of their airline expansion. The carriers delivering briefings, which are open to all attending airports are Air Uganda, Fastjet, and Kenya Airways.

Routes organizes world-renowned airline and airport networking events through its regional and global Route Development Forums. Each year, there is one global event and one regional event in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and CIS respectively.

Routes was founded in 1995 as part of the Manchester UK‐based ASM Ltd., a consultancy specializing in the field of route development for airports. www.asm‐

Routes and ASM were acquired by UBM Aviation Worldwide Ltd. in August 2010. From August 1, 2012. Routes, ASM. and the Airport Cities Conference and Exhibition became part of the UBM Live division of UBM plc.

UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across 5 continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands, and expand their markets. Through premiere brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show, the Routes portfolio of events, Airport Cities, and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites, and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

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