CONNECT Marrakech launches 2014 Programme

Bordeaux Express Daily

CONNECT to Morocco: will be at it again, producing Arrivals and Departures editions of our on-site publications.’s Chief Analyst, Ralph Anker, will also deliver the keynote speech.

OK, it’s still French-tasting, but while it’s now called plain “CONNECT” the programme for the conference for “future networks across Europe and beyond” (the “beyond” bit  being this year’s north-west African Marrakech location) is far from minimalist, packing spicy Hungarian flavours along with staple Irish carbohydrates, and many other European and American delicacies.

This is a logical progression for this event because, despite its strong French connections, this conference in fact originated in the UK – in Liverpool, and then alongside the opening of Doncaster-Sheffield – and has also been held in Shannon.

CONNECT 2014 is the 11th edition and will be hosted by the Moroccan Airports Authority (an operator of 25 airports) in this tourist centre which is now easily accessed by low-cost airlines from across Europe. Over 300 participants have already confirmed their attendance, with 150 airports and 50 airlines expected to attend.

Speakers at CONNECT 2014 include
József Váradi CEO Wizz Air
Michael Cawley Non-Executive Director Ryanair
Antoine Pussiau Chairman & CEO France
Mark Anžur President of the Management Board & CEO Adria Airways
Jānis Vanags VP Corporate Communications airBaltic
Paul Simmons CCO Flybe
Miguel Martinez General Manager Europe & Africa Dufry
Dominic Nessi CIO Los Angeles World Airports
Kam Jandu CCO Budapest Airport Keynote Speech

Once again’s very own Chief Analyst, Ralph Anker, will deliver the Keynote Speech with his defining analysis: “Setting the scene: The European & North African aviation market.”

CONNECT also features an expanded “Airline and Industry Briefing Programme” based around a series of intimate lounges. Companies participating this year include Flybe, Ryanair, and easyJet. Royal Air Maroc is the Official Carrier, while is the Official Press Carrier. To find out what all this means and to register go to


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