CONNECT brings its expertise to the Caribbean and Americas, alongside its inimitable networking experience, hospitality and conference briefings. The event will be the place to meet and discuss with C-level executives and develop connectivity to this strategic region, where air service is crucial to business and tourism.
For 20 years, CONNECT has been an invaluable support to route development, bringing passionate individuals together to develop global network while unveiling destinations.
A Unique Formula
The event is designed to deliver a total networking experience, blending formal and informal meeting opportunities for all delegates combined with exclusive excursions to explore a new destination. Our friendly and relaxed atmosphere creates a pressure-free, highly productive environment to make business and nurture relationships.
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Unlimited one-to-one meetings arranged pre-event and on-site using our delegate meeting system. Join your industry colleagues after a day of productive meetings for one of our infamous evening events – a cocktail and dinner function in a prestigious venue, tasting the best of local cuisine and culture.
Route development and industry briefings provide crucial industry analysis and updates. Airline and airport leaders are also invited to give exclusive briefings to give full insight into company policy.View Conference Programme
How Can CONNECT Route Development Help You Grow?
Our events are beneficial to airlines who are looking to expand their routes. Our delegates include representatives from airports, tourism operators, ground handlers, aircraft manufacturers, data suppliers and consultancies – plus many more!
- Develop new routes with new airports
- Meet new potential suppliers and consulting partners
- Form relationships with tourism associations
- Access the latest insider industry news via our conference programme
- Plan future business with existing partners and reinforce your relationships
- Grow your airlines through world-class airline networking
Our events are beneficial to airports who are looking to raise their profile and establish new routes. Our delegates include representatives from airlines, tour operators, ground handlers, aircraft manufacturers, data suppliers, consultancies and many more!
- Develop new routes
- Raise awareness of your airport and region
- Form relationships with tourism associations
- High quality networking opportunities
Our events are beneficial to consultants looking to gain new business from airlines and airports. Our delegates include representatives from airports, airlines, tour operators, ground handlers, aircraft manufacturers, data suppliers and many more!
- Gain new business with airlines, airports and more through networking
- Get fresh insight into the industry including challenges it faces
- Raise awareness of your business with a stand at the event
Our events are beneficial to associations who want to bring new members on-board. Our delegates include representatives from airports, airlines, tour operators, ground handlers, aircraft manufacturers, data suppliers, consultancies and many more!
- Increase member count through networking
- Raise your association’s profile
- Form relationships with airlines and airports
Our events are beneficial to members of the press who can gain exclusive content and seek new advertisers. Our delegates include representatives from airports, airlines, tour operators, ground handlers, aircraft manufacturers, data suppliers, consultancies and many more!
- Get exclusive interviews with the industry’s key figures
- Be the first to get the scoop on the latest news in the industry
- Identify and meet with potential advertisers
- Establish new working relationships for future editorial content
Our events are beneficial to suppliers who can identify new opportunities to sell their services. Our delegates include representatives from airports, airlines, tour operators, ground handlers, consultancies and many more!
- Raise awareness of your services to airlines and airports
- Establish new working relationships with airlines for future contracts
- Get one step ahead of your competitors with an event stand
- Share insights and analytics with a targeted audience of delegates
Our events are beneficial to tour operators who can spread the word about their tours and boost their profile. Our delegates include representatives from airports, airlines, ground handlers, aircraft manufacturers, data suppliers, consultancies and many more!
- Increase awareness of your tours via industry networking
- Secure meetings with widely-read industry press
- High-quality networking opportunities
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“The CONNECT format, with a limited number of participants, created the perfect environment for networking. And the location itself was exceptional. I can’t recall any other event where I felt so inspired to kickstart new routes, but Santa Domingo did just that.”
“Great event in Cagliari – seriously impressed with event logistics – we will certainly return to Cagliari!”
“Perfect, relaxed, and still profitable, business wise…you have to come!!”
“Perfect organization, both for meetings and for leisure time. CONNECT does compare better than other events in the aviation industry, with longer meeting slots, less stressed timing, which helps people talking and doing business.”
“Once again there has been a great hospitality and cordial atmosphere, with a meticulous attention to detail in arranging every possible thing for the participants. Everyone who matters in the European market was here.”
“Definitely a "must attend" aviation conference during our calendar year.”
“Very nicely arranged with proper spreading of breaks and meetings.”
“CONNECT enabled us to meet with a good number of our airline partners. We were also able to take the temperature of the industry in terms of how other airports and industry leaders see things.”
“CONNECT is a well organised event with a friendly yet professional atmosphere. It is an important part of Newcastle International Airport’s calendar of engagement with current and prospective airline partners.”
“CONNECT is a very good fit for us with regards to attending airlines and their representatives! It’s an intimate setting, even though it's still a big event and a good value for money. Following this event, we are planning increased capacity on existing routes.”
“As always, it was a great pleasure seeing you in Tampere after very long time. We enjoyed both Tampere and Finland, so thanks for bringing us to places we probably would not visit by ourselves. Thanks for an amazing event (as usual) and hospitality, we look forward to seeing you next year in Morocco!”
“CONNECT offers the opportunity to network and catch-up with airports from Europe and beyond, in a very relaxed setting. In 2020, the event helped us launch 5 new routes to Italy and France. In 2022 we will be in Tampere to join new conversations and new projects for our network.”
“Attending CONNECT is always a very good opportunity to meet wonderful people and work on great projects. Always pleased to be a very small piece of the big puzzle of aviation.”
“The experience was excellent before and during the event; thank you very much for your effort. Keep going!”
“Great organization, perfect conditions, delicious food, very friendly and cosy atmosphere and professional communication. Meetings at CONNECT are always very productive! We hope next year will be at least as excellent as it was in 2022!”
“I had 2 contracts confirmed after the first day and am now in serious talks with potential customers regarding other contracts. A successful event for me!”
“A fantastically organised event down to the tiniest details. It was my first time at CONNECT and I was thoroughly impressed. I could not have imagined a better way to resume networking in person!”
“The venue was great, the meetings were long enough, the location and events were superb, the general ambiance was really pleasurable.”
“As always CONNECT was fantastic, congratulations to all the team and to Karin for the wonderful organisation, missing to be part of the organisation. Fantastic event, fantastic organisation & fantastic people!”
“Great event to meet and greet friends and colleagues from the industry in the Latin American and Caribbean region.”
“What a fantastic CONNECT conference in Cagliari, over 40 meetings in 3 days which is a new record for RDC. A great opportunity to catch up with clients and introduce other companies to our products.”
“I had better outcomes than expected in the meetings I had and the networking events were very good.”
“During the event we had a lot of scheduled and unscheduled meetings, giving us many opportunities to meet with airport delegates. Thank you for the help and support!”
“CONNECT New World was, in my opinion, a fantastic, necessary and useful initiative.”
“I am happy and proud to have been part of the inaugural event! I am confident that future New World events will help further explore the untapped potential of this underserved region and open up newer opportunities to connect aviation, tourism and economies.”
“CONNECT provides enough time for airlines and airports to meet and discuss, as well as build new and nurture existing relationships in the networking sessions.”
“I was highly impressed by the level of organization at the event. It ran smoothly and provided a unique opportunity to connect with representatives from smaller Caribbean airports, a rarity at other conferences.”
“A very nice event in Tampere, extremely well-co-ordinated and very productive I have to say. Of course, we are planning to attend next event in Tangier.”
“Perfect hospitality. The number of confirmed meetings exceeded our expectations.”
“What a great event and host city. The easyJet team and I really enjoyed our time and loved the Finnish hospitality. Thank you!”