Karin Butot

Karin Butot

Chief Executive Officer

The Airport Agency (CONNECT Creator & Organiser)


A French/Danish national, Karin Butot has worked for both French and Belgian media outlets before joining the aviation industry 25 years ago. Karin has developed her extensive network in aviation initially as the PR Manager for ACI Europe (the global airport’s trade association), whereby she established ACI Europe’s first press office, and subsequently as Group Marketing Director for ASM Consulting and as the Head of Public Relations for international airline, Air Seychelles.  

In 2001, Karin established her own business, The Airport Agency, which has managed advertising campaigns for clients including Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux Airports, as well as designing and delivering corporate rebrands including for Marseille and Newquay Cornwall Airports.  

During this time, Karin also established the French Connect event which has grown every year and which evolved into CONNECT.  Last year its 14th edition in Ajaccio had a record attendance of over 250 airports and 65 airlines.

Karin runs The Airport Agency and CONNECT with her dedicated staff, including Ukrainian, English and French nationals.