Thursday 22nd February

07:00 - 08:00 

5km Run

Get your runners on for the annual 5k! 

Meeting Point: Biltmore Hotel

09:00 - 09:45  Head to Head

Nick Preston of grills Ryanair’s Niall O’Connor

Nick Preston, Chief Analyst, 
Niall O’Connor, Director of Route Development, Ryanair 
09:45 - 10:15 

Georgian Airways Airline Briefing

Eteri Gaiashvili, Head of Business Development, Georgian Airways 
10:15 - 10:30  Keynote


Alexander Junge, Managing Director Air BP Northern, Central & Western Europe, Air BP 
10:30 - 11:00 

Coffee Break

hosted by CSAE

11:00 - 11:30 

Expedia Industry Briefing

Andrew Van Der Feltz, Director Business Development, Expedia.Com 
11:30 - 11:35  Keynote

CONNECT 2019 Host Announcement

CONNECT creator and organiser, Karin Butot, introduces us to the Host of CONNECT 2019

Karin Butot, Chief Executive Officer, The Airport Agency (CONNECT Creator & Organiser) 
11:35 - 12:30 

Italian Market Focus Panel

CONNECT moderator, Jonathan Ford of discusses the state of the industry in Italy with Ernest, Cuneo Airport, Cagliari Airport, SEA Milan.

Jonathan Ford, Assistant Editor & Analyst, 
Ilza Xhelo, Chief Commercial Officer, Ernest Airlines 
Alberto Scanu, Chief Executive Officer, Cagliari Airport 
Anna Milanese, General Manager, Cuneo Airport 
Laura Sogli, Network Analysis Manager, Milan Malpensa Airport 
12:30 - 14:00 


14:00 - 14:30 

Ukraine International Airlines Briefing

Daniel Ivanov, Director Network Development, Ukraine International Airlines 
14:30 - 15:00 

Milanamos Industry Briefing

Method in the madness! How a process-based approach can help deliver new routes

Christophe Ritter, General Manager, Milanamos SAS 
15:00 - 15:30 

Joon Airline Briefing

Julien Mallard, Vice President Network Planning & Scheduling Medium-Haul, Air France, Hop! & Joon 
15:30 - 16:00 

Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00 

ATR Industry Briefing

Miguel Abajo-Arrastia, Market Strategy Director, ATR 
16:30 - 17:30 

Happy Hour

17:00 - 17:30  Keynote

CMS DeBacker Industry Briefing

The implementation of the EU Aviation Strategy : how it will affect your business?

Two years ago, Annabelle Lepièce presented at CONNECT the EU Aviation Strategy adopted by the European Commission in December 2015. Last summer, the Commission implemented its first measures on the ownership of airlines, PSO, aviation safety, air traffic management service continuity and safeguarding competition in the aviation sector toward third countries. Furthermore, the European Commission extended its Block Exemption Regulation to investment and operating aid in favour of regional airports allowing Member States to grant such aids without formal prior authorization by the European Commission.

Annabelle will go through those measures and emphasise the positive and less favourable aspects of these European regulatory measures for both airports and airlines.

Annabelle Lepièce, Partner, CMS DeBacker 
17:30 - 18:00 
Kirill Mayorov, Airline Marketing Manager, Bombardier 

End of Day 3