Numerous aviation stakeholders share information at the summit. Picture: James Mahlokwane
Numerous aviation stakeholders share information at the summit. Picture: James Mahlokwane

Aviation security, cyber threats discussed at Avi Afrique Innovation Summit

By James Mahlokwane Time of article published Oct 24, 2018

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Pretoria - Scores of stakeholders and aviation industry leaders from across the globe have gathered at the Avi Afrique Innovation Summit in Pretoria. 

Air Traffic and Navigation Services organised the event that's held at the Council of Science and Industrial Research (CSIR) conference centre. 

The summit's organisers said the AVI Afrique Summit 2018 is themed "Breaking barriers in aviation industry through innovation". 

It seeks to explore how the industry deals with the emergence of incidental and or real-life barriers that may lead to a need for realignment and restructuring - from an air navigation services provider or aviation authority perspective.

Aviation industry leaders and experts have been discussing aviation security, cyber threats and cyber security among other topics since the summit started yesterday. 

Today's guest keynote speaker Dr George Samantaa from the Republic of Namibia encouraged the audience to put emphasis on recruiting talent for aviation security. 

Simantaa serves as secretary to the cabinet in the office of the prime minister in Windhoek, his home country.

He said some of the talent needed in the industry was pushed away by nasty and rude executives, who failed to realise that skilled workers did not stay where they were not happy.

Exhibitors set up stalls in the exhibition space of the conference centre to showcase their innovative creations and technologies. 

People interested in looking and purchasing the technology are given extra information to weigh up the benefits of the innovations and their importance in today's aviation industry.

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