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LAAC to Organize its 28th Annual Conference

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By Mercy Kelani

It stressed that the economic conditions are causing difficulties in the industry.

Key players in the Aviation sector in Nigeria will be coming together to deliberate on the future direction of the country’s aviation industry. The League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) has organized a conference called ‘Navigating Aviation Survival in a Tough Economic Climate’ focusing on how airports and the industry can thrive despite financial challenges. As per a statement released in a report, LAAC emphasized that the current economic conditions in the country is causing difficulties in the industry.

These difficulties have exacerbated the obstacles hindering the growth and progress of the sector in Nigeria, leading to the focus of the League’s 28th conference on addressing these challenges. Industry stakeholders are currently facing a variety of challenges, such as limited access to foreign exchange, a decline in currency value, expensive fuel and maintenance costs, inadequate airport infrastructure, regulatory restrictions, increasing demand for skilled workers, Technology advancement needs, and the need to enhance passenger experience.

Organizations in Nigeria will showcase their work to a diverse group.

Thus, these challenging issues demand immediate attention from those involved in the aviation industry. According to the organizers of the conference, the event offers a chance for organizations in Nigeria to showcase their work to a diverse group of over 200 professionals in the industry from various sectors which includes Security agencies, aviation agencies, both domestic and international airlines, as well as aviation support services such as tour operators and travel service providers across the country.

Also, this sector in Nigeria benefits greatly from the LAAC, which is the country’s main aviation media organization. They focus on improving media coverage and practices within the industry. The annual LAAC Seminar has played a significant role in shaping public discussions around management, policy, and operational issues, making a lasting impact on the sector in Nigeria. Companies in the industry and related industries are utilizing sponsorship opportunities at this event to promote and sell their products and services.

This year’s conference focuses on the industry’s sustaining growth.

The 2024 edition, also the 28th, offers a fresh chance for businesses to capitalize on these opportunities. Chinedu Eze, chairman of the LAAC Conference Planning Committee, highlights the unique focus of this year’s conference on the industry’s survival and sustaining growth, making it a crucial topic of discussion during these uncertain times. The conference will feature a blend of physical and virtual participation to ensure stakeholders from around the globe can take part.

Furthermore, the 28th Annual Conference of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) is set to be held on July 26, 2024, at the Providence Hotel in GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, although previously scheduled for June 25, 2024, at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. The industry is closely monitored by LAAC, the leading organization responsible for overseeing media coverage and practices within the sector. The annual LAAC Seminar has consistently sparked discussions on a wide range of topics.

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Additionally, the topics include policy, management, and operations, leading to significant improvements in the sector. The seminar’s impact on the industry cannot be underestimated, as it has brought about tangible and positive changes. Mr. Chinedu Eze, Chairman of the LAAC Conference Planning Committee, has highlighted the unique focus of this year’s conference on the industry’s survival and sustenance. This topic holds significant importance given the current circumstances, making it a major point of discussion at the event.


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