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CONNECT announces Vilnius as 2016 destination

2015-07-21

13th - 15th March 2016, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
The Airport Agency, creator of CONNECT, is delighted to announce that Lithuanian Airports will be hosting the 13th CONNECT event in Vilnius from 13th – 15th March 2016.
Established as an essential date in the European route development calendar, CONNECT 2016 will bring together airlines, airports and industry suppliers to discuss current and future air transport links.

Over 400 delegates are expected to take part, including more than 50 airlines and 150 represented airports.

“Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is a dynamic, vibrant and up and coming city. A true jewel, it’s a destination with a rich heritage to explore, and awaits tourists with a warm welcome and great hospitality: a fitting location for the CONNECT event. A growing number of airlines and a wider spectrum of airports are turning to CONNECT for a friendlier and more relaxed networking event. CONNECT delivers maximum results thanks to its less pressured and more productive setting” says Karin Butot, Managing Director of the Airport Agency.

Gediminas Almantas, CEO of Lithuanian Airports says “Lithuanian Airports are very proud to host CONNECT 2016 and welcome Europe’s aviation industry to Vilnius. Lonely Planet, Forbes Life and the Huffington Post acclaimed our country as a must visit destination in 2015, and we would like to share this experience with airlines, airports, and the aviation & travel industry from all around the world”.

In 2015, 95% of attendees believed that CONNECT matched or exceeded their network planning expectations. “Route development is extremely competitive, and the more opportunities buyers can meet sellers in person, the better. CONNECT provides a platform where delegates have the time to build business relationships and make the connections that matter.”

The event will take place in the striking National Gallery of Art. Located in the heart of the city, not only will our participants be surrounded by an extensive collection of Lithuanian art, but they will have no transfers to face between the hotel and conference venue, and therefore be able to maximize their networking opportunities at the event.

About Lithuanian Airports
 

The network of Lithuanian Airports comprises three airports in Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga. In 2014 they provided services to 3.8 million passengers. Currently 17 airlines fly regularly to 61 destinations in 48 cities, both in Europe and outside. According to data from Airports Council International ACI EUROPE, Lithuanian Airports contributed to Lithuanian GDP by 2.5% in 2013.

Special offers are available for first-time attendees and sponsors.Bookings open on 30th July: www.connect-aviation.com.


For all press inquiries, email:
press@connect-aviation.com + 33 (0) 4 98 16 32 67



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