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Article from BTNews 9 SEPTEMBER 2013

19th World Route Development Forum

Commonly known as “Routes” the 19th World Route Development Forum takes place in Las Vegas 5-8 October, co-hosted by Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

Nigel Mayes, VP Commercial – Routes, UBM Live, commented:  “We are absolutely thrilled with the seniority level of attendees from all sectors of the industry that World Routes continues to attract.  This year, the event will take place in the US for the first time and this interest in the event, and support from so many key industry figures further strengthens our position as the world’s leading commercial aviation event for route development in the world’s largest aviation market”.

The conference programme includes the World Routes Strategy Summit, The World Tourism Summit, Invest & Manage Airports, Routes Talks and Route Exchange Airline Briefings, bringing together leaders from across the industry to participate in discussions that will set the commercial and political agenda for the industry. 

Confirmed speakers so far include: Christoph Mueller, CEO of Aer Lingus; Estuardo Ortiz, Chief Operating Officer & Executive VP, Avianca; Christopher Thompson, President and CEO, Brand USA; Roger Dow, CEO, US Travel Association; Stephen Attenborough, Commercial Director, Virgin Galactic and Lee McCabe, Global Head of Travel, Facebook.

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