CONNECT 2017 - 14th European Route Development Forum

Event Information

CONNECT is an international route development forum that every year brings together over 400 aviation stakeholders from airports, airlines, tour operators, tourism and government bodies, from Europe and beyond, to discuss future aviation networks.

A dynamic and varied forum, CONNECT offers participants a unique, professional and friendly environment to facilitate networking and business opportunities. Working side-by-side to increase productivity, the event is split into one-to-one meetings, conference sessions, airline briefings and industry seminars as well as social events that facilitate more relaxed networking opportunities. Participants benefit from free and unlimited face-to-face meetings organised via their online delegate account prior to the event, and are able to tailor their own event schedule to meet the right people and achieve their set objectives.

CONNECT 2017 is an aviation networking event like no other! Proudly hosted by Ajaccio Airport and their CCI, the 14th CONNECT event will take place in Ajaccio, Corsica from Wednesday 22 – Friday 24 February 2017.

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Event Profile

  • Yet to discover CONNECT? Welcome to Europe's friendlist networking event!

    CONNECT provides a unique and independent forum for airlines, airports and industry suppliers from across Europe to meet in a relaxed and productive setting. Every year over 400 decision-makers come together to discuss their air service development, to learn from the top industry speakers and to build lasting relationships.

    The event is an essential part of the European route development calendar for commercial aviation, and a must for anyone serious about developing their brand recognition in Europe.

  • Meet and do business

    One-to-one meetings are the best way to do business – whether making new contacts, or furthering and sealing your future contracts.

    Airports, airlines, industry suppliers, consultants and tourism bodies arrange meetings in advance via the online meeting system. There is no additional charge for meetings and delegates can make as many meetings as they wish. Extra meetings can also be arranged onsite at the event through the support of the dedicated meetings team.

    Networking doesn’t just take place in the meeting lounges – coffee breaks and networking lunches allow participants a welcome pause, and CONNECT’s (in)famous evening networking events allow delegates to mingle and further their discussions whilst experiencing the best of the host destination and region. Learn more about meetings and networking

  • Learn with the best

    Taking place over 3 days, the CONNECT conference programme brings together key figures from the industry to discuss and debate current and future aviation issues in a series of head-to-head interviews, keynote addresses and round table sessions.

    Route development and industry seminars provide key industry analysis and updates, and select airlines are also invited to give exclusive briefings, to give a full insight into company policy and learn how to adapt to the current demand. See who attends CONNECT

  • Your registration includes:

    • No limits on your one-to-one meetings allowance (you book your own meetings prior to the event through the dedicated meetings tool – live from January)
    • Full access to the conference programme
    • Exclusive airline briefings
    • All networking lunches & coffee breaks
    • The Welcome Reception & Gala Dinner (plus complimentary spouse pass)
    • Free Wi-Fi within the conference venue
    • Complimentary transfers from AJA to your hotel/conference venue (and back)
    • Discounted hotel rates
  • Expose your brand

    Open networking takes place in the heart of the exhibition lounge, where industry suppliers can exhibit their products and entertain clients and colleagues. Cost-effective sponsorship packages and full sponsor support make your money go further and your brand stand out – see how CONNECT can enhance your business profile.


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