Conference Programme Thursday 20th February

Route development and industry briefings provide delegates with crucial and first-class insight, industry analysis and updates.
07:00 - 08:00

anna.aero annual 5km or 10km morning run

Meeting time: 06:45

Meeting point: Susesi hotel lobby

07:30 - 08:30

Pilates class

Meeting time: 7:15

Meeting point: Susesi hotel lobby

09:00 - 09:30

Opening Remarks from the Event Moderator & Welcome from the Host and Organiser of CONNECT 2020

James Pearson, Editor and Chief Analyst, James Pearson, Editor & Chief Analyst, anna.aero 
Karin Butot, Chief Executive Officer, The Airport Agency (CONNECT Organiser) 
Bilgihan Yilmaz, General Manager, Fraport TAV Antalya Airport 
Deniz Varol, General Manager, Fraport TAV Antalya Airport 
09:30 - 10:15

Airlines - The Big Challenges in 2020 - an interactive session

As 2020 gets underway, John Strickland will present his analysis on the growing range of challenges faced by airlines. The economic outlook is softening, there are problems with aircraft groundings and late deliveries (he recently visited Boeing) and of course, the environment is featuring ever more strongly on the agenda's of airlines and their customers. This is designed to be an interactive session with two way debate and discussion to share ideas on the topics. Feel free to suggest anything you'd like to see on the agenda in advance too!

John Strickland, Director, JLS Consulting 
10:00 - 10:30

Jazeera Airways Briefing

Rohit Ramachandran will be interviewed by Bernie Baldwin.

Rohit Ramachandran, Chief Executive officer, Jazeera Airways 
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

Take a well-deserved break! You will find hot drinks and snacks in the exhibition area.

11:00 - 12:00

Antalya: an ambitious city with big opportunities

How is it melting in the same pot; Aviation and Tourism?

A destination worth to discover 12 months, 365 days…

What are the strategies to develop the shoulders of the summer season?

What's the next ‘big thing' in Antalya?

James Davis, Assistant Editor, anna.aero 
Peter Glade, Chief Commercial Officer, SunExpress 
Ozge Kucukcan, Business Planning & Marketing Manager, TAV Airports 
Holger Schaefers, Senior Vice President, Fraport AG 
12:00 - 12:30

Dubai Airport briefing

Jochen Schnadt will be interviewed by John Strickland

Jochen Schnadt, Vice President Aviation Business Management, Dubai Airports 
12:30 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

Relax & enjoy a tasty lunch!

14:00 - 14:30

SunExpress Briefing

Peter Glade, Chief Commercial Officer, SunExpress 
14:30 - 15:30

How will aviation deliver on its environmental commitments?

Aviation has long accepted its role in contributing to global emissions, and has actively sought to reduce and/or offset that contribution. Yet the pressure on the industry has increased, particularly from movements such as ‘flight shaming'. 
New engines, new air traffic management procedures and the development of biofuels are all part of the armoury being used the airline industry to keep emissions down. This session will examine all these technologies and the politics regarding implementation. Moreover, it will feature some of those who collaborated in the May 2019 operation where every element in the flight management process was optimised to keep carbon emissions to a minimum and achieve a ‘Perfect Flight'.

Rune Hansen, Analyst, Aviation Environment, International Air Transport Association (IATA) 
Fabien Gourdon, Aviation Marketing Director, VINCI Airports 
Elizabeth Axtelius, Director Aviation Business, Swedavia 
François Bacchetta, Regional Director France & Italy, easyJet 
Gonzalo Pernas, Head of Europe South & Intercont, SAS Scandinavian Airlines 
Mildred Dauphin, Sustainable Development Manager, Europe Handling Group 
15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

Take a well-deserved break! You will find hot drinks and snacks in the exhibition area.

16:00 - 17:00

The sub-150 seat market – bringing better service for Europe?

Sanja Ples, Chief Operating Officer, ch-aviation 
Detlef Döbberthin, Aviation Marketing Manager, Münster/Osnabrück International Airport 
Wolfgang Reuss, SVP Network Management, airBaltic 
Yavuz Aytis, Route Development Manager, Zagreb Airport 
Carolin Drott, Director Route Development Europe, Vienna Airport 
Mario Eland, Marketing Director, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg 
17:00 - 17:30

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport Briefing

Ersel Göral will be interviewed by James Pearson

Ersel Goral, Chief Executive Officer, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport 

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