The United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Limited, one of Ghana’s leading banks has partnered the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Accra, to bring together stakeholders in the Aviation industry from Africa, Middle East and Europe at the just ended Aviation Regional Summit in Ghana.
The event held at the Marriott Hotel brought together more than 200 distinguished aviation decision makers and influencers, representing airlines, airport managers, regulatory authorities, government agencies, air navigatorsamong others.
In his goodwill message, Mr. Isong Udom, the MD/CEO of United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Limited after welcoming the delegates reiterated the importance of the Aviation Industry in Economic Growth, Tourism and Regional Integration maintaining that the industry remains one of the most critical components of national development for any nation.
He said that in a highly globalised world where technology innovations is breaking barriers to economic and social integrations the aviation industry and more specifically IATA occupies a very important position in enabling smooth movement of people and resources across wide geographical divides.
Mr. Isong traced the history of the UBA’s relationship with IATA and emphasised that this was made possible by IATA’s extensive investment in technology for its operations and the bank’s strong digital capabilities which brings uncommon synergies between the two institutions.
Mr. Isong Udom reiterated that, “The IATA conference provides a very unique networking opportunity for all stakeholders and informed the participants that it underscores the decision of UBA to sponsor the Gala Night which will give participants the opportunity to explore business relationships under very relaxed atmosphere.
He commended the aviation sector in Ghana for providing world-class aviation infrastructure and safety.
Speaking at the event, the Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, charged stakeholders in the aviation industry to collaborate and work to minimise air transport fares, as well as improve connectivity within the sub-region
The IATA Aviation Summit is the Africa and Middle East (AME) region’s biggest industry event of the year. UBA was pleased to partner with IATA to make the 2019 summit a success.