Wings Of Legacy, Honouring João Pô Jorge At AviaDev 2024


Shaping African Airlines And Inspiring Generations

In the dynamic world of aviation, certain names resonate with unparalleled respect and admiration. Among these luminaries stands João Pô Jorge, a visionary leader whose impact on the industry is nothing short of legendary. As AviaDev prepares to honour him with the prestigious Atto Girma Wake Lifetime Achievement Award at AviaDev 2024, scheduled for June 19 to 21, 2024, here is a remarkable journey of this aviation icon.

João Pô Jorge’s career spans decades, marked by transformative leadership and unwavering dedication. His tenure as the former Director General of LAM Mozambique propelled the airline to new heights, expanding its route network while maintaining an impeccable safety record. João’s commitment to excellence not only elevated LAM Mozambique but also contributed significantly to the advancement of the entire aviation industry in Mozambique and beyond.

As the current Chair of both the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA), João continues to shape the future of African aviation. His strategic vision and tireless advocacy have fostered collaboration, innovation, and sustainable growth. Under his stewardship, airlines across the continent have thrived, connecting communities, boosting economies, and creating opportunities.

The AviaDev 2024 Moment

Join AviaDev 2024 in the picturesque city of Windhoek, Namibia, where aviation luminaries from around the world will gather. Amidst the breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture, they will celebrate not just a lifetime of achievements but also look forward to an exciting future for African aviation. Witness firsthand as João Pô Jorge receives this well-deserved accolade alongside a captivating one-on-one interview with Rodger Foster, CEO and Managing Director of Airlink.

As AviaDev honours João Pô Jorge, they also pay tribute to the giants who paved the way before him. From 2017 through 2023 (2017 – Ato Girma Wake; 2018 – Raphael Kuuchi; 2019 – Chris Zweigenthal; 2021 – Adefunke Adeyemi; 2022 – Sanjeev Gadhia; 2023 – Rodger Foster). These esteemed recipients of the Atto Girma Wake Lifetime Achievement Award have left an indelible mark on aviation history. Now, it’s João’s turn to join this illustrious lineage—a legacy that inspires us all.

AviaDev 2024 – Where passion meets progress, and where João Pô Jorge’s legacy soars beyond the skies.

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About AviaDev

AviaDev Africa is the only dedicated air service development event for Africa. The event is focused on developing air connectivity to, from, and within the continent via pre-arranged meetings, interactive workshops, an exhibition, and networking events.  The event brings together the key players in the African aviation community to forge new collaborations and partnerships to ensure that Africa remains connected regionally and internationally.

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Over the past 25 years, Bench has established a legacy for delivering business forums and conferences in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. It has built a reputation for delivering immersive virtual events, energizing masterclasses, and innovative B2B digital strategies for its clients.

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