Asia Connect:
Aviation Strategy
Leading role of Central Asia and South Europe airlines and airports
September 7, 2022, Istanbul, Türkiye
Industry Professionals Gathering to Explore New Opportunities
World air transport is facing unprecedented challenges and undergoing tectonic changes. The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously affected all air transport. The closure of Russia’s vast airspace has had a significant impact on the balance of local markets. The demand for the services of Central Asian and Caucasian carriers and airports is growing, and new opportunities are opening up for them.
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Gregory Pomerantsev
Industry Expert
It was a great pleasure and honor for me to participate in the Asia Connect: Aviation Strategy Conference.

I would like to thank the Organizing Committee ATO COMM who initiated and conducted so well this valuable and timely event.

I wish you all the success, inspiration and good luck with the new upcoming aviation events!

Looking forward to meeting and working with you again in the future.
Alevtyna Semenova
Route and Business Development (Eastern Europe, CIS), Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
Thanks for organization such an insightful conference and for sharing presentations. Highly appreciated.
Anna Degtyarenko
Head of Aviation Services Development Department, Uzbekistan Airports
On behalf of the Uzbekistan Airports Joint Stock Company, I thank you for the high appreciation of our team. It was a pleasure and very useful for us to participate in this conference. Thank you for the excellent and interesting organization of this event.
Emre Serpen
Founder, Executive Director, TroyAvi
Thanks, I also enjoyed the event and many companies got in touch afterwards. Indeed, I will be interested in future cooperation, and thanks for contacting us.
Emre Pekesen
SVP — Sales and Network Planning, Pegasus Airlines
Thank you for the invitation and giving me the chance to speak in this valuable conference. Hope to come together at the next conferences.
Update Your Knowledge
World air transport is facing unprecedented challenges and undergoing tectonic changes. The COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's invasion of Ukraine has seriously affected all air transport. The closure of Russia’s vast airspace has had a significant impact on the balance of local markets. The demand for the services of Central Asian and Caucasian carriers and airports is growing, and new opportunities are opening up for them.
At the Asia Connect: Aviation Strategy 2022 conference, representatives from airlines, airports, travel companies, air cargo providers, IT companies, leasing companies and financial institutions, insurance companies and aircraft manufacturers will discuss the changes taking place in the vast regional passenger and cargo market in Asia and neighboring countries, assess the long-term opportunities and risks, receive up-to-date information on aircraft financing and trends in the leasing market.

Key Topics

  • The Big Picture of the Region. Facing Crisis Upon Crisis: How the Air Transport Can Respond
  • Connecting Europe and Asia: Covid-19 Recovery Tracker
  • Covid, Ukraine and Staff Shortage Crisis: Air Transport Route to Recovery and a Sustainable Future Strategies
  • Staff Shortage: Travel Demand and Carriers' Potential
  • CEO Talks: Air Transport Market — Creating a New World
  • The Leadership Exclusive Updates Direct from Key Airline and Airport Decision Makers and Network Planners
  • Airline Digital Strategies
  • Today Challenges and Future of Air Travel Ecosystem
  • Airport Strategies
  • Airline Fleet Strategies
  • Air Cargo Strategies
Dialogue with Airline & Airport Leaders
Industry Focus
CEO Talks
Discussion and Exchange of Experience
Executive Session
Industry Overview
Among Speakers
Kurt Hofmann
Air Transport World
Gregory Pomerantsev
Stanislav Solomko
Lufthansa Consulting
Vadim Fokins
Jiri Marek
Air Serbia
Altug Bekdemir
Meruyert Zholdybaeva
International Airport Aktau
Philipp Kolchin
McKinsey & Company
Emre Pekesen
Pegasus Airlines
Emre Serpen
Digital Transformation
Mario Antonio Ebcim
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Alevtina Semenova
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
Mehmet Atin
Turkish State Airport Authority Antalya
Burak Omeroglu
Turkish Airlines
Adel Dauletbek
Air Astana
Sergejs Balonuskovs
Alisher Abdurazakov
Uzbekistan Airports
Miguel Rodera
YDA Dalaman Airport
Conference Benefits
Meet the right people. Be introduced to leading international experts, major air transport industry players, lawyers and financiers.
Discover the trends. Gain a feeling for the future trends in Eurasian market, learn how the industry has mastered the crisis: solutions, synergies and opportunities.
Cooperate to succeed. Be introduced to innovative ideas which broaden horizons and challenge stereotypes. Respond to constructive cooperation between companies within the region.
Representatives of airlines and airports senior management from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova and other neighbouring countries, as well as senior figures from international leasing companies and financial institutions are invited as speakers and participants.
  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Leasing companies
  • Financial companies
  • Aircraft and engine manufacturers
  • Insurance companies
  • Law firms
  • Consulting companies
  • MRO
  • Media

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We look forward to working with you to identify the opportunities that align with your objectives.
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Discover Istanbul
Istanbul is one of the world’s great cities. There are so many wonderful reasons why you should visit this city. Istanbul is old, dating back thousands of years, and with that, there are many historical places to visit. Istanbul is gorgeous, with its assortment of mosques and their colorful tile work and dramatic architecture. Istanbul is charming; we met so many welcoming, friendly people here. And finally, Istanbul is home to the Hagia Sophia, an amazing architectural feat and one of the Wonders of the World.

The Hagia Sophia

If you only have time for one thing in Istanbul, it should be the Hagia Sophia.

This cathedral was constructed in 537 AD. For 900 years it was the seat of the Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople. The Hagia Sophia was the single greatest architectural achievement of the Byzantine Empire. In 1453, when the Ottomans took over Constantinople, the Hagia Sophia was turned into a mosque. It functioned as a museum until July 2020. Now, it is a mosque.

Eyup Sultan Mosque

This is a mosque much less visited by tourists than the other mosques on this list. Located in an area outside of the main touristic zone, when you are here, Istanbul really feels “authentic.” This is a beautiful area of the city. From the mosque, follow the walking trail uphill through the cemetery. It is a beautiful walk and from the top you get a great view of the Golden Horn and Istanbul.

Try Some New Foods

While in Istanbul, try some of the local foods. Kofte are meatballs made with lamb or beef. Pide is “Turkish pizza.” Meze are cold appetizers. Dolma are stuffed vine leaves or vegetables. Sis Kebabs, skewers of cooked meat, are delicious. Doner is a meat sandwich made from lamb, beef, or chicken. Turkish delight (lokum) and baklava are two delicious options for dessert.

This half day food tour, led by a local guide, includes a visit to both sides of the Bosphorus River. Try Kurdish foods, learn how to smoke a water pipe, cross the Bosphorus by ferry, and more.

Cruise the Bosphorus River

Istanbul is the only city to span two continents, Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus River divides these two continents. If you have the time, a cruise on the Bosphorus River is a great way to see more of this city.

The cruise leaves from Eminonu in the morning and travels north towards the Black Sea. Midday, have lunch in the small fishing village of Anadolu Kavagi. From Anadolu Kavagi, walk fifteen minutes uphill to the Yoros Castle. From here, you will have excellent views of the Black Sea.

By 5 pm you will arrive back at the Golden Horn in Istanbul. This is a low key day, a perfect day to put midway through your tour through the city. Most of the time you sit and watch Istanbul glide by as you cruise the Bosphorus.
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