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Hosting CONNECT

Show your city and region to high-level airline, airport and tourism authority executives coming from over 60 countries, for three days of pressure-free networking.

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Grow Your Destination Through Exposure

CONNECT has been hosted at some of the world’s most stunning destinations. The airport hosts see significant growth following CONNECT, and you could, too! With a strong growth dynamic and a 98% delegate satisfaction rate, CONNECT attracts more new airlines and airports every year, with over 60 countries now represented.

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Airport growth % after hosting CONNECT:

41 %

Tbilisi (TBS)
2018

11 %

Ajaccio (AJA)
2017

26 %

Vilnius (VNO)
2016

41 %

Bordeaux (BOD)
2013

49 %

Lille (LIL)
2011*

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CEO

Testimonials

See what our past Hosts had to say about their CONNECT experience.

Host 2022

Tampere, Finland

“It was an honour to host CONNECT 2022 for the first time in Finland. The event provided a great platform to promote the Tampere region for airlines and airports. The development of air traffic is essential to ensure the growth and vitality of the region. Our companies, as well as the tourism and event industry require smooth and regular routes.”

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Anna-Kaisa Ikonen

Mayor,
City of Tampere

Host 2020

Antalya, Turkey

“It was a great pleasure to host such a prestigious event in our country for the first time, playing an active role in shaping aviation. We were delighted to ensure that key names of the aviation industry met with the Turkish press and to provide the perfect background for new route negotiations with the airlines. This was also the chance to show all Antalya has to offer: an amazing destination all year long, with a lot of architectural heritage. We hope to see the results of this Antalya experience soon.”

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Bilgihan Yılmaz and Deniz Varol

Managing Directors,
Antalya Airport

Host 2019

Cagliari, Sardinia

“CONNECT is one of the most strategic forums for the development of air traffic in Europe. Hosting the event has allowed airlines and airports to see first-hand our destination and market potential. Thank you team CONNECT and looking forward to seeing you in Antalya!”

Alberto Scanu

Chief Executive Officer,
Cagliari Airport

Host 2018

Tbilisi, Georgia

“Hosting CONNECT in Tbilisi gave us the golden opportunity to show attending airlines the endless Georgia’s endless opportunities. One example of a successful outcome is our 2-year negotiations with Air France, coming to a head in the creation of the CDG – TBS route. This conversation began in 2017 during CONNECT in Ajaccio and was finalised in December 2018.”

Dea Matchavariani

Chief Business Development Officer,
United Airports of Georgia

Host 2017

Ajaccio, Corsica

“As an island, air transport links are the first priority of Corsica’s development. We need to be linked to European capitals all year round in order to grow our economy. Tourism underpins the economy of Corsica, and we are trying to develop other sectors, like the digital economy, but we won’t be able to do so without European and Mediterranean air transport links. Hosting CONNECT was an opportunity to capitalize onthe route development opportunities on offer.”

Jean-André Miniconi

Chief Executive Officer,
Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Southern Corsica

Host 2016

Vilnius, Lithuania

“This event gave us positive outcomes from both B2B and social networking while we had a great opportunity to start new partnerships and developed existing ones. Also, the team of CONNECT did an enormous effort to make each participant as comfortable and good as it could be done in the best way. All of you have made it an unforgettable event!”

Gediminas Almantas

Chief Executive Officer,
Lithuanian Airports

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