The Vice President of the Universal Federation of Travel Agents Associations (UFTAA) who is also the CEO of the Israeli Incoming Tour Operators Association Yossi Fatael is among the keynote speakers confirmed to speak at the forthcoming 2019 KATA Convention set for 27-29 September 2019 in Naivasha, Kenya.
The veteran aviation professional is a respected authority on IATA matters and represents UFTAA at the joint global forum of travel agents and airlines (PAPGJC). He will be speaking on the various changes happening in the industry such as the migration to IATA NEWGEN ISS, NDC, One Order and other structural changes happenings within IATA and how the same is set to affect travel agents.
“As KATA we are immensely privileged and honored to be welcoming to our annual convention a speaker of the calibre of Yossi Fatael”, said Chairman Mohammed Wanyoike. “He is a highly experienced and knowledgeable professional on IATA matters and as we plan to transition to NEWGEN ISS in October of this year, our members will greatly benefit from his insights.”
Other keynote speakers expected to deliver speeches at the Convention include Raphael Kuuchi, the IATA Special Envoy on Aero-political affairs, Bernard Bankole, President of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents (NANTA) among others. The CEO of KATA Nicanor Sabula is impressed by the number of participants registering for the convention and he says he looks forward to a successful event. “We have received registrations even from our neigbouring countries Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda and I am happy to report that a delegation from Nigeria will also be attending the convention for the first time,” he adds.
The KATA Convention is an annual forum that brings together travel professionals from the travel ecosystem which include travel agents, airlines, travel technology companies, regulators, financial institutions, insurance companies, training institutions among others to caucus on matters related to the industry and share knowledge and experiences. It offers participants a great platform for socializing and networking with colleagues in the industry. The theme for this year’s event is “Travel in Transition: Re-imagining the future of Kenya’s travel industry.”