ICAO RPAS Symposium - African and Indian Ocean (RPAS AFI)

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Symposium-AFI 2017

17 - 18 July 2017
Abuja Sheraton Hotel and Towers
Registration is closed

​Please go to the Visa Guidelines page and follow the instructions as outlined by 30 June, 2017.


To facilitate reception by Nigerian immigration officials upon arrival at Abuja's Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, and transportation to their hotel, participants should email the following information to Mr. Ben Tukur at mbentukur@ncaa.gov.ng and copy yakubu.mahmud@ncaa.gov.ng on or before 9 July 2017:


  • Travel itinerary highlighting flight number and arrival time; and
  • Hotel information
2017-06-21 12:00 AM

The Secretary General has decided to waive, on a strictly exceptional basis, the registration fee for all participants to the ICAO RPAS Symposium - African and Indian Ocean (RPAS AFI) being held in Abuja, Nigeria on 17-18 July.

2017-06-21 12:00 AM

​The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Symposium with the theme Remotely piloted aviation in Africa: sharing experiences and challenges will be held from 17 to 18 July 2017 at the Abuja Sheraton Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. The event, hosted by the Government of Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Transportation (Aviation Sector), will provide a unique opportunity for States, international organizations and stakeholders to share experiences in addressing RPAS operations across the African continent and Indian Ocean focusing on challenges to be overcome and benefits to be obtained, identifying how existing rules need to evolve to facilitate entrance of the RPAS community into the civil aviation system, examining alignment between ongoing RPAS development and supporting regulatory provisions.


The symposium will also showcase the opportunities that will be created by the integration of RPAS into the global civil aviation system, enabling participants to leave with a greater understanding of the complex issues that need to be addressed collectively to facilitate integration.  

Rule-making authorities, air navigation service providers, industry partners, international and humanitarian organizations and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences. An industry exhibit will showcase the breadth of existing technologies and the thriving research and development activities currently underscoring this new sector of the aviation industry.

We invite you to visit our website periodically for future updates on this event and the venue.

For further information on this event please contact rpas2017@icao.int

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