World Routes 2018

The 24th World Route Development Forum

Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China
15 – 18 September 2018

First Time Attendees

World Routes, the annual gathering of global air service decision makers, attracts senior stakeholders, positioning it as the must attend event for those interested in meeting with the industry's key players.

In 2018, World Routes is expected to attract over 3,000 delegates representing over 250 airlines, 700 airports and 130 tourism authorities along with a number of other industry stakeholders from across the globe to discuss air service development. The event consists of four main elements:


Airlines, airports and tourism authorities from across the world have the opportunity to meet and discuss both new market opportunities and existing services at pre-scheduled face-to-face meetings. These meetings are arranged online prior to the event based on delegate requests, and a personal diary is issued on arrival available as a paper copy or via the World Routes event app.

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Networking Opportunities

Routes events encourage all delegates to network as much as possible and this is facilitated in a number of ways:

  • Formal face-to-face meetings either pre-scheduled or arranged via the On-site Meeting System that allows all delegates to request meetings with other delegates during the event itself
  • A number of hospitality events including the Saturday Reception, Welcome Reception and Networking Evening along with lunches and refreshment breaks during the working days of the event. This social programme allows business networking in a more informal environment

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World Routes Conference Programme

Taking place on Sunday 16, Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 September, the World Routes conference programme will provide delegates with a valuable insight into key air service development issues currently affecting the commercial aviation community.

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World Routes 2018 will be our largest ever exhibition, with over 100 airports, destinations, suppliers and airlines taking part. Explore the networking village at World Routes and discover the exciting entertainment and regional delicacies offered at exhibitors' stands. 

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