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ACI EUROPE is the European region of Airports Council International, the only global association of airport operators. It leads and serves the European airport industry and maintains strong links with other ACI regions throughout the world. Based in Brussels (Belgium), ACI EUROPE represents over 500 airports in 45 European countries. Its members facilitate over 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe: 2 billion passengers, 20 million tonnes of freight and 23.7 million aircraft movements in 2016. These airports contribute to the employment of 12.3 million people, generating €675 billion each year (4.1%) of GDP in Europe.

The organisation’s membership is comprised of airport operators of all sizes, along with national airport associations, educational establishments and world business partners in associated industries. Working together in association, ACI EUROPE ensures effective communication and negotiation with legislative, commercial, technical, environmental, passenger and other interests.

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Aélia assurances is a continental aviation insurance broker, that offers insurance coverage to wide-body airliners as well as business aviation and helicopter operators.

Created in 2001, Aélia assurances is a team of aviation and insurance professionals including in-house aviation experts. Some have been working in the industry for more than 25 years. 

Thanks to their broad experience in the aeronautical market and culture, Aélia’s team is able to offer solutions for each and every request.

Through two main bases in PARIS and GENEVA, the Aélia group provides a unique long-term partnership, together with operational efficiency and service quality, for charter and regular flight operators (+100 AOC), governmental and VIP Transport.

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 As the aviation division of BP, Air BP is one of the world's largest suppliers of aviation fuel products and services. It currently supplies over seven billion gallons of jet kerosene and aviation gasoline to its customers across the globe each year. Through its direct operations, Air BP fuels more than 6,000 flights every day – that is over four aircraft every minute or one every 15 seconds. The company operates at more than 800 global locations in over 50 countries serving customers from private pilots to some of the world’s largest airlines. Air BP’s technical and operations experts provide a complete aviation fuel consultancy service, including the design, build and operation of aviation fueling facilities, to help customers protect their operations and manage risks.

Customers range from domestic and international airlines, the military, business and private aircraft owners, as well as international airports and airfield operators. Air BP’s services for the general aviation and business aviation sector include the Sterling Card, which can be used throughout the global network, including self-serve locations, providing easy access to fuel for thousands of Air BP clients including private pilots, aircraft management companies and corporate flight departments. 

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The Aviapartner group, founded in 1949 and headquartered in Brussels, is one of the leading European independent providers of ground handling services and is present in 37 airports across Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. 

Aviapartner employs nearly 6,000 members of staff, offering a wide range of services to over 400 passenger and cargo airlines, serving the needs of 30 million passengers while handling 1 million tons of cargo each year. 

Aviapartner’s IT capabilities deliver unparalleled service, quality and flexibility according to the needs of each airline and the group is accredited by numerous industry certifications and awards.

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Avinor’s 45 airports in Norway make up one of the most hyper-connected aviation networks in the world. Norway is not merely a single market. The country is best seen as four major travel regions: Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger and the rising star – the Northern Lights Adventureland. Our international hub airport Oslo offers the shortest distance in the Nordics to the US, as well as smart east-west intercontinental connectivity.

The network is anchored by B737-capable airports located strategically around the country. This all adds up to easy domestic and international access in one of the most dynamic regions of the world.

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Billund Airport connects seven large West Danish Cities to the World. This is the reason why Billund Airport is the second largest airport in Denmark.  In 2017 3.4 million passengers went through the airport terminal. The airport is the gateway to and from West Denmark with direct scheduled services to 50 European destinations, as well as circa 50 charter destinations worldwide.

Recently British Airways have opened a twice daily operation to Heathrow, Finnair have connected Billund Airport with Helsinki and Wizzair have in short time opened 7 direct services to CEE destinations. Traffic is distributed fairly equally between the airline segments: network/regional carriers, charter airlines and low-cost. 99% of traffic at Billund Airport is international traffic. West Denmark - Billund Airport’s core catchment area generated more than 7.5 million international passengers last year.  

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Thanks to its booming local economy and to its region’s flourishing touristic appeal, within less than 2 years yet another Million passengers added to Bordeaux airport books of records.

Keeping its pace forward, following a decade of successful growth, Bordeaux airport, in 2017, largely exceeded the symbolic 6 Million passengers’ mark.

In 2017 alone, with 112 routes (87 single destinations), 31 airlines including 12 low-cost operators and 72 destinations, Bordeaux renewed its offer adding no less than 14 new destinations to its programme, including among new offers & airlines, Calvi with Air Corsica, Bergamo with Ryanair, Bucharest with Blue Air, Budapest with Wizzair, Copenhague & Düsseldorf with Air France, Hambourg with Easyjet or Frankfurt with Lufthansa. Also worth mentioning, is the commitment of Volotea, with 3 new destinations (Madrid / Malta / Santorini ) and +30% added capacities; a commitment to the Industry which gave us the opportunity and the pleasure to greet its 14 millionth passenger last September.

It’s worth remembering too that since 2009, Bordeaux has generated an impressive growth of +74% notably on international traffic which grew by 174%, witnessing at the same time incredible developments via major connecting hubs such as CDG, AMS, MAD (+4%), enhancing BOD airport eagerness to look further into new direct services based on fast growing long haul O&D and maturity of US / Asian markets.

Our region, ranked 3rd with a €158 billion GDP, relies on a very large territory (first in size) and on a rich diversified and well balanced economy, clearly also benefits from very ambitious development plans. Many new projects have been and will be launched in various fields; over €30 billion is currently being invested in Bordeaux and in its surrounding areas.

Whilst being renowned for its historical richness, Bordeaux and its region are also turned towards new technologies and fast growing sectors such as molecular and medical sciences, space research and aeronautics.

The region is also capitalising on its touristic appeal; close to the Atlantic Ocean front, Bordeaux along with 5 other sites nearby are listed amongst the UNESCO World Heritage programme. June 2016 saw the launch of the “Cité du Vin”, a dedicated to wine and culture museum aiming to attract 450,000 visitors per annum and ranked amongst Europe’s top must-visit-detours.

After enjoying recognition worldwide (named “best autumnal trip” by The Telegraph and “best destination to visit” by The New York Times in 2016), Bordeaux came on top of the “best destination to visit” in the Lonely Planet 2017 travel guide, coming ahead of incredible cities such as Cape Town (South Africa), Los Angeles (US), and Seoul (South Korea). It is also the very first time a French City has reached the top-ranking selections of this world-renowned guide.

Benefiting from this environment, Bordeaux Airport remains the unique entry point for legacy and low-cost carriers to the South Atlantic side of France. A region which extends from Limoges to the North down to Biarritz and Pau in the South, including La Rochelle and the Dordogne area. A very special place, unmatched for its diversity, its richness in culture, its overwhelming heritage and incredible business opportunities turned towards the future too.

2018 will be undoubtfully “an excellent cru” with a summer programme enriched by the confirmation of an Easyjet base, new routes /operators and additional capacities:

new operations include: XL to Fort-de-France, Wizzair to Warsaw, Swiss Air with 12 FQ weekly to Zurich, Air Baltic to Riga, new additional destinations launched by Volotea (Cagliari, Funchal, Minorca, totalling 29 routes), Easyjet (+5) and again drastic increase in offers which will also support our growth thanks to Vueling (+44 %), Lufthansa (+314% to FRA), AerLingus (+25%), Aegean (+12%) or Flybe.

Billi, Bordeaux’s low-cost terminal are having a prize draw to win a surf board!

Draw takes place on Wednesday 21st February at 15:30.

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Budapest Airport, the gateway to Hungary, welcomed over 13 million passengers in 2017, a robust average monthly increase of 14% year-on-year in passenger traffic. Recording its third year of double-digit growth, the airport added three new airlines to its portfolio and launched 25 new routes. As a result of being one of Europe’s fastest growing airports, Budapest is investing €180 million over the next three years in expanding and modernising its infrastructure, to accommodate its ongoing growth.

Seasonality continues to improve thanks to experts such as  Condé Nast Traveler magazine rating Budapest as one of the 6 best destinations in the world to visit in winter.

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The CSAE (Chambre Syndicale de l’Assistance en Escale), represents ground handling companies which operate at French airports for airline companies and their customers.

The CSAE aims to:

  • bring together ground handling companies operating at French airports.
  • defend their general interests and represent them in their dealings with public authorities, professional organisations, consumer associations, or any other public organisation.
  • promote the ground handling profession.
  • actively participate in the definition of social policy and national collective agreements and facilitate their implementation.
  • contribute to the evolution of the regulation and sustainable development of the profession, in respect of airline safety rules, employment and productivity, expected by the customers.
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FlyOps offers a complete flight support and supervision service for commercial and business airlines worldwide. FlyOps is able to provide cost effective solutions for a complete outsourced flight dispatch, or any other kind of high demanding requests.

We also offer assistance and consultancy for airport operators for documentation writing, public transport airline certificates, FTO’s and safety management systems (SGS). FlyOps works in partnership with Deolan and AirInt to offer world class services.

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Georgia Capital is an investment business holding company of BGEO Group PLC, a UK incorporated holding company with the market capitalization of GBP 1.4 billion.  We are a Georgia focused investment platform with a successful track record of delivering profitable growth for more than a decade, growing market capitalisation since 2004 by approximately 80 times.

Our Investment Business includes healthcare business (Georgia Healthcare Group PLC, LSE premium segment listed company), real estate business (m2 Real Estate), utility & energy business (Georgian Global Utilities) and beverage business (Teliani Valley).

Georgia’s fast growing economy provides opportunities in a number of underdeveloped markets and Georgia Capital is well positioned to capture growth opportunities in various sectors. Our superior access to both equity and debt capital, coupled with highly capable management team, is our key competitive advantage in realising our ambition to capture attractive investment opportunities in Georgia and continue delivering excellent shareholder results.

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What do we get by fusing creative personalities and their can–do attitude with a passion for innovations? It’s a constant growth and top service quality that became trademarks of Lithuanian Airports for the fourth year in a row. Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga Airports successfully moved in together and showed what their synergy can do: a challenging 35-days runway reconstruction at Vilnius Airport, Kaunas Airport – best performing airport 2017, and a status of Europe`s fastest growing small for Palanga Airport. We know that only the sky is the limit. So, bring the aircraft and we`ll take care of everything else!

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Make smarter decisions and work on your route development!

The PlanetOptim.Future software from Milanamos provides the big data analytics that all travel operators need to forecast current market trends and identify potential new routes and new business partnerships.

You can do a market analysis on any route with data on passenger traffic, total revenue and average revenue on a certain period. Our QSI models, 5 different forecasting methodologies, costs file, and many other unique features allow you to estimate the profitability of your operations.

To date, Milanamos is serving the needs of airlines, airports, and marquee consulting firms such as Paris Aéroports, Berlin Airport, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Aigle Azur. Meet with us at our stand, and find out why more than 30 customers worldwide are trusting us every day!

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Nice Airport Management (NAMA) offers a new vision on training, consultancy and management from all the know-how of running a major European airport company: Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur, France’s second largest airport group.

Our team of specialists have a vast amount of experience which they make available to our clients, through tailored training courses, sharing best practices, skills, tools and through information they use themselves every day. As co-pilots, they deliver consultancy services, and can also manage airports. In all cases, our specialists optimise your performance and raise it to a new level.

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OAG is the leading global provider of digital flight information and provides accurate, timely and actionable information and applications across the travel sector to the world’s airlines, airports, government agencies, aircraft manufacturers, consultancies and travel related companies.

With the world’s largest network of air travel data, including the definitive schedules database of more than 900 airlines and over 4,000 airports, OAG has the most extensive flight status information database in the market. OAG provides unprecedented insight into scheduling and planning, flight status and day-of-travel updates, post-journey analysis and on-time performance.

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Premium Events Ltd. is a corporate events management & production company with an extensive experience in MICE industry throughout Caucasus region, offering full event organisation with a ‘one-stop-shop’ operation. Besides, Premium Events holds strategic partnership with hospitality, governmental and commercial sectors in arranging business forums, expos and other live events. Premium Events is a member of ICCA, AmCham, British-Georgian Chamber of Commerce and a Member of Georgian Convention  and Exhibition Bureau.

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Tampere-Pirkkala airport is the gateway to Inland Finland, the engine of Finnish economy. From Tampere, you can easily reach the Lakeland region of Finland, or go all the way up to Lapland. Tampere is the biggest inland city in Scandinavia and the region is known for a great business environment.

Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Business Tampere (Tredea Oy), maintains and strengthens the magnetism of the Tampere central region. Business Tampere aims at increasing the attractiveness of the region in the eyes of investors, skilled workers and innovators. Under Business Tampere is Visit Tampere with the main goal to attract tourists to the region.

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TAV Georgia is an affiliated company of TAV Airports Holding. It started its operation in Georgia in 2005 and will continue its activity until the year 2027 as per the agreement in effect. Having received an investment worth over 180 million USD in Georgia, new passenger terminals of Tbilisi and Batumi airports were commissioned in 2007. Within the above investment in 2016-17 TAV Georgia implemented the Runway and Taxiways rehabilitation project and Construction of New Arrival Terminal at Tbilisi International Airport. Thanks to the multimillion investment made in many different countries, long term experience in airport operations and efficient management, TAV Georgia has become one of the most reliable, stable and dynamic companies in Georgia.

With its 1300 employees TAV Georgia provided services to more than 3 million passengers at Tbilisi and Batumi international airports in 2017. The passenger flow at Tbilisi International Airport has increased by 40% and at Batumi International Airport by 59% in comparison with 2016. 

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Voyager is a leading Inbound and outbound Tour Operator providing full ranged, global service through its network of offices in Georgia and abroad.  Being GSA of Flydubai & Gulf Air on Georgian market Voyager provides services for airlines including commercial part, cargo and airport ground handling. Voyager is one of the major Destination Management Company and service providers in the region and has the biggest market share in GCC countries. In 2016 our company was honored with the reward for the significant contribution to Georgian Tourism industry.

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With over 60 offices worldwide, World Fuel Services Corporation is a global leader in the marketing, sale and distribution of aviation products and services. Our global team of local professionals delivers more than 26 billion liters of cost-competitive fuel to more than 700 airlines and 15,000 business and general aviation customers, at over 3,500 airports worldwide.

Beyond fuel, we provide customers flexible, bespoke solutions to support their unique operations. These include card and rewards programs, technical services, and technology.