DNA of Aviation: Opportunities & Challenges

20 October 2023 – Bodrum, Türkiye

Regional development, trade and tourism are largely dependent on the air transport accessibility. The concept of sustainability is multifaceted and understood in different ways by different people. Yet, the COVID-19 pandemic has proved a major catalyst at various levels expediting previously observed trends and underlying business dynamics. The airlines and related supply chain partners suffered from unprecedented financial difficulties to the detriment of air connectivity too. Climate change is now at the top of the policy agenda and aviation-related companies should find viable solutions to address environmental challenges. New technology can provide path-breaking answers to both environmental and economic problems. Nonetheless, the societal pillar of sustainability should also be acknowledged; after all, air transport is above all a people’s industry.


Thursday 19 October – Magna Manastır Hotel

21:00 Dinner

Friday 20 October – Magna Manastır Hotel

09:00 Welcome Address

Dr Kostas Iatrou, CEO, ATN – Air Transport News

09:15 Keynote Addresses

Serkan Kaptan, CEO, TAV Airports

Fabio Gamba, Director General, ASA – Airport Services Association

10:30 Coffee break

11:10 Leaders panel

Moderator: Haydar Yalcin

-Mehmet Nane, Chairperson, Pegasus Airlines

-Cem Kirgiz, Deputy CSO, Sales Director, Hitit

-Dr Kostas Iatrou, CEO, ATN – Air Transport News

-Tamara Archuadze, Senior Director for Aviation Infrastructure, Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan

13:00 Conclusions

13:10 Lunch