Mark Byrne, director of ICM Aviation took part in a regional symposium in Marrakech.
The event in the Moroccan city was organised by Aeropodium in association with the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA).
The AfBAA was founded in May 2012.
The AfBAA aims to support the emerging African business aviation sector by acting as its representative, producing quality research, and pressing for the adoption of industry best-practices in Africa.
Mark was invited to join the panel discussing aircraft ownership. He said: ‘It was exciting to be at AfBAA’s first event. It was a great success with more than 120 delegates from South Africa to Egypt, Morocco to Angola and beyond.
‘Topics covered included infrastructure development, manufacturers’ support, safety, flight support and aircraft ownership. Apart from it being a great networking opportunity, a major plus was that the symposium was held at the stunning La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech.
‘I made some good contacts at the conference and took the opportunity to invite Tarek Ragheb, founding chairman of the AfBAA, to be a speaker at our Isle of Man Aviation Conference next year.
‘He has agreed in principle so we hope he can make it. It will be good for delegates to hear from Mr Ragheb and also interesting for him to visit our world-class Aircraft Registry.’
The fourth annual Isle of Man Aviation Conference will take place at the Villa Marina in Douglas on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Organised by ICM Aviation and supported by the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry, this has now become one of the key events in the business aviation calendar.
Meanwhile, Mr Byrne is planning to travel to Las Vegas for the NBAA (National Business Aviation Association) Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference later this month.
Managing international tax and regulatory issues will be the title of a panel discussion he will be taking part in.
This high profile event is held in conjunction with the NBAA convention and exhibition.
Mr Byrne will be joined by Angie Deady-Fiddler, operations manager for sister company Martyn Fiddler Associates Limited, based in London Stansted.
They will take part in a panel discussion with five other business aviation experts, including US attorney Stewart Lapayowker, a regular visitor to the Isle of Man for the annual aviation conference
Mark will bring to the panel many years of expertise, providing aircraft owners with tax efficient structures and VAT services, and Angie her widely respected knowledge of aviation customs and duty matters and in particular the EU aircraft importation (VAT) process.