• BARSA Aviation Summit 2018

    “A Blueprint for Collaboration”

    Johannesburg — Gauteng Province, South Africa
    2nd March 2018

Aviation and tourism are inextricably connected. Air transport especially has a significant role, if not a decisive one, in making the destination accessible and in driving tourism growth and promoting trade. This calls for greater alignment and closer collaboration between aviation and tourism industry role players in making sure that blockages that hinder growth are removed, and the benefits to the economy are fully exploited.

About the BARSA Aviation Summit 2018

The Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (BARSA) is convening an Aviation and Tourism summit on Friday, 2nd March 2018. The objective of this gathering is to establish mechanisms for improved collaboration and to achieve greater alignment between Aviation and Tourism industry role players.

BARSA, as the representative voice of African and International airlines operating to and from South Africa, and as a partner in development, wants to work closely with other industry partners in making a significant contribution to South Africa’s economic development and create conditions for growth. Key to this is unshackling the aviation industry from persistent constraints that inhibit growth.

Who Will Attend

The BARSA Aviation Summit 2018 is high impact event and will attract the participation of high level government and private sector representatives. It will bring together policy makers, captains of industry, thought-leadership, influencers and other role players from across Aviation and Tourism.

Conference delegates represent International airline operators; air transport regulatory authorities; airport operators; aviation service providers; aviation and tourism associations; tourism marketing agencies; government departments and agencies, as well as research institutions.

In keeping with BARSA’s commitment to environmental protection, the BARSA Aviation Summit 2018 is a green event and will be audited and certified by the Event Greening Forum.

Conference Programme Highlights

The conference programme is structured to accommodate keynote presentations as well as panel discussions by high-level government representatives including Ministers, industry experts and Aviation and Tourism stakeholders.


The conference will open with a high-level thought leadership session, with the Transport Minister and other industry experts discussing: “Aviation Accelerates Tourism: Breaking Down the Barriers — Unlocking Growth”. This session will interrogate the fundamental blockages and challenges that hold the industry back and provide a basis for unshackling the aviation industry from persistent constraints that inhibit growth and development.


The second part of the conference will be focused on data sharing, information management and innovation. Industry experts will discuss: “Innovation for Growth – Revolutionising Data and Information Management for Improving Industry Performance”. This topic will explore practical and meaningful ways in which aviation and tourism data and information can be managed.


The closing session will summarise conference deliberations, drawing on all the presentations and panel discussions. This will culminate in a “A Blueprint for Collaboration”, providing conference delegates with a singular message, to plan to win together and align our actions, for the benefit of all stakeholders in the Aviation and Tourism industries.


The Gala dinner will provide ideal networking opportunities and a chance to meet aviation and tourism role players.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Partner BARSA in hosting the day conference from 08:30 to 17h00, and/or the Gala Dinner from 18:00 to 22:00.
  • Position your company as a market leader

    Stand out and be seen to be part of the efforts to build a sustainable and competitive aviation and tourism sector that benefits all stakeholders.

  • Be associated with the BARSA Aviation Summit 2018

    Get exposure to leading company representatives that will participate as delegates to the conference.

  • Network with the industry’s most influential executives

    Meet and greet some of Aviation and Tourism industry’s most senior level decision makers.

  • Benefit from the extensive event marketing and media campaign

    Pre, during and post event promotion through our digital / electronic promotional platforms.

Sponsoring Brings a Whole Host of Benefits

For More Information Please Contact: Ndiphiwe Ntuli – BARSA General Manager
Email: ndiphiwe.ntuli@barsa.co.za or Cell: 082 926 5300