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

Dinner (by invitation)

Friday 20 October

10:00 Welcome Addresses

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

Mayor of Bodrum

10:15 Keynote Addresses

Serkan Kaptan, CEO, TAV Airports*

Fabio Gamba, Director General, ASA – Airport Services Association

11:30 Coffee break

12:10 Leaders panel

Moderator: Haydar Yalcin*

-Keith Glatz, SVP, International Affairs, A4A*

-Tanja Grobotek, Director Europe Affairs, CANSO 

-Mehmet Nane, Chairperson, Pegasus Airlines*

-Catalin Radu, Director General, Aviation Administration of Kazakstan*

-Nevra Onursal Karaagac, Deputy Director General & CMO, Hitit*

-Airport Group representative

14:00 Conclusions

14:10 Lunch