CONNECT Marrakech now has 45 airlines; 150 airports
Hosted by the Moroccan Airport Authority (they run 25 airports), the Morocco transport and tourism ministries, and “under the high Patronage of his Majesty the King Mohammed VI”, this is the 11th CONNECT (the event formally known as FRENCH CONNECT) and the first foray outside of the European continent (although even when it was “French” it was previously staged in the UK and Ireland).
Some 45 airlines are taking part at CEO and CCO level (see table below) along with 150 airports ranging from LAX, several African cities (not forgetting the 25 Moroccan airports), and the usual solid contingent from France.
anna.aero Keynote Speech
Once again anna.aero’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.” Anker will also be interviewing Ryanair’s Michael Cawley on stage and, just when he thinks he’ll have time for a swim, Anker will then be working on producing editions of the much-loved anna.aero on-site printed publications (in “Arrivals” and “Departures” formats) with all the nice pictures of the event that everyone loves us for (oh yes, and a full report of the proceedings of the conference “Looking to the Future Challenges of Aviation and Tourism).
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 transavia.com is the Official Press Carrier. To find out what all this means and to register go to www.connect-aviation.com.
|Adria Airways||Mark Anžur||President & CEO|
|Air Arabia Maroc||Laila Mechbal||MD & CCO|
|Alfa Air||Chakib Lahrichi||CEO|
|Binter Canarias||Pedro Agustín Del Castillo MacHado||President|
|Europe Airpost||Jean-François Dominiak||CEO|
|Fastjet||Ed Winter||CEO & Executive Chairman|
|Jet Airways||Emmanuel Menu||VP Europe|
|Royal Air Maroc||Driss Benhima||CEO|
|Ryanair||Michael Cawley||Non Executive Director|
|Stobart Air||Sean Brogan||Interim CEO|
|transavia.com France||Hervé Kozar||Deputy DG – CCO|
|transavia.com France||Antoine Pussiau||Chairman & CEO|
|Wizz Air||György Abrán||CCO|
|XL Airways France||Laurent Magnin||CEO|