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At CONNECT you will be provided a unique experience in a forum for airlines, airports and industry suppliers from across Europe to meet in a relaxed and productive setting. Every year, over 450 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.


Connect with other high-flyers

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. 

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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. 

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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 several weeks prior to the event start date)
  • Full access to the conference programme
  • Exclusive airline briefings
  • All networking lunches & coffee breaks
  • The Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner & Closing Cocktail (plus complimentary spouse pass)
  • Free Wi-Fi within the conference venue
  • Complimentary transfers from the airport 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.