CONNECT Route Development Forum

Event Information

  • Organiser: The Airport Agency France
  • Start date: 05.06.2019
  • End date: 07.06.2019
  • Location: Bastione di Saint Remy, Cagliari, Sardinia
  • Website:

CONNECT 2019 is set to attract 600+ senior airport, airline and aviation decision-makers who value the unique proposition the forum delivers: a human-sized event offering total networking through formal & informal meeting opportunities, with onsite dedicated support to help make the most of your valuable time.

Now in its 16th year, the 2019 event will take place in Cagliari from 5-7 June, and will be delivering a professional yet relaxed background, ideal for aviation professionals to create partnerships and build relationships in a time effective format.

Participants benefit from unlimited one-to-one meetings facilitated through a personal Delegate Account, an insightful conference programme including market-focused panel discussions and airline and industry briefings, plus social networking through two fantastic evening receptions, onsite coffee breaks, and fun excursions – to discover all that our Host destination has to offer.

Do not miss the must attend aviation event of 2019!

Event Profile

  • Yet to discover CONNECT? Welcome to world's friendliest networking event!

    CONNECT provides a unique and independent forum for airlines, airports and industry suppliers from across Europe and beyond to meet in a relaxed and productive setting.

    Every year over 500 decision-makers come together to discuss their air service development, to learn from the top industry speakers and to build lasting relationships.

  • Meet and do business

    One-to-one meetings are the best way to do business – whether making new contacts or furthering and sealing your future contracts.

    Airports, airlines, industry suppliers, consultants and tourism bodies arrange meetings in advance via the online meeting system. There is no additional charge for meetings and delegates can make as many meetings as they wish. Extra meetings can also be arranged onsite at the event through the support of the dedicated meetings team.

    Networking doesn’t just take place in the meeting lounges – coffee breaks and networking lunches allow participants a welcome pause, and CONNECT’s evening networking events allow delegates to mingle and further their discussions whilst experiencing the best of the host destination and region.

    Expose your brand

    You can also add extra visibility and profile to your brand by reserving an exhibition stand, which also acts as a private meeting space where you can invite industry colleagues to discuss future partnerships.

    Contact us on to learn more about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities.

  • Learn from the best

    CONNECT offers 3 days of insightful airline and industry briefings, alongside roundtable discussions and keynote presentations.

    Route development and industry seminars provide key industry analysis and updates, and select airlines are also invited to give exclusive briefings, to give full insight into company policy and show their strategies of how to adapt to the current demand.

  • Your registration includes:

    • Unlimited one-to-one meetings, organised by delegates themselves in the Delegate Account (live from March)
    • Full access to the conference programme
    • All networking lunches and coffee breaks
    • The Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner (plus a complimentary spouse pass)
    • Free Wi-Fi within the conference venue
    • Complimentary transfers from the airport to your hotel, and from hotels to the conference center and evening venues (and back)
    • Discounted hotel rates
    • Exclusive excursion programme to discover all that Cagliari and Sardinia have to offer

Event News

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The Airport Agency, founder of CONNECT, the largest independent Route Development Forum in Europe, partners with Reed Travel Exhibitions, the world’s largest travel event organiser to launch the first CONNECT in Dubai. Emirates will be the …

Official Partner Hotels announced for next year’s CONNECT Route Development Forum Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th June 2019 Cagliari, Sardinia

A selection of stunning Official Partner Hotels has been announced for next year’s CONNECT Route Development Forum, taking place in Cagliari, Sardinia in Italy from 5th – 7th June 2019. Over 600 senior network managers and …

Early registrations from airlines shows great interest for next year’s CONNECT Route Development Forum

Airlines are confirming their attendance for the 16th CONNECT Route Development Forum in Cagliari, Sardinia in Italy from 5th – 7th June 2019. Over 600 senior network managers and aviation professionals from the industry will …


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