Routes Americas 2023

The route development forum for the Americas

Chicago, Illinois
21 – 23 March 2023

Networking Events

What if you had unlimited opportunities to build relationships with decision-makers from the Americas route development community? 


Routes Americas is designed for you to make new connections, bringing together the key players from the industry that you need to network with. With over 10 hours of dedicated networking events, Routes Americas is the forum where you can engage with all your industry partners under one roof. 

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Welcome Reception

Catch up with existing industry partners and meet new targets after the first main business day of Routes Americas.

From vibrant street art to soulful blues music, experience the nightlife scene and creative side of Chicago. Kick off the hour happy celebration with drinks from one of the city’s many breweries, live entertainment, art activations, and foods that celebrate the diverse flavors of Chicago.

Time: 17:30-19:30
Date:  21 March 2023
Location: Riverwalk Ballroom, Sheraton Riverwalk Hotel


Networking Evening

It's the highlight of the Routes Americas social programme and a show-stopping networking event not to be missed. 

Chicago has been named Best Big City in the U.S. for six years in a row — tonight we celebrate big! The skyline and stunning lakefront take center stage at the historic Navy Pier ballroom.  We will celebrate the return of the Routes Americas awards and you’re then invited to party late into the night with non-stop music with a DJ and live band, cocktails featuring local Chicago distilleries, and a special Routes fireworks* finale over the water to close out the conference. 

Time: 19:00-22:30
Date: 22 March 2023 
Location: Aon Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier

Networking Evening Transfers

*weather permitting

"Routes Americas is an excellent event for networking and finding new business opportunities"

Maria Fernanda Intriago
Chief Commercial Officer 
Ecuatoriana Airlines

Routes World Networking Lunch

Networking Lunches

Let's grab lunch! Extended lunch periods offer the opportunity to recharge, whilst also meeting with those partners you bumped into on the show floor. 

Location: Riverwalk B
Date: 21-23 March 2023
Time: Various

networking breaks

Networking Breaks

Need to catch up with a colleague over a quick cup of coffee? Regular 20-minute networking breaks are a great time for it. 

Location: Exhibition Hall
Date: 21-23 March 2023
Time: Various

fast track

Fast Track

Looking to have 5-minute handshake meetings with multiple airlines? Fast Track is the perfect opportunity for you. 

Location: Airline Meeting Halls
Date: 22 March 2023
Time: 14:30-15:20

"Routes Americas is a great place for networking and meeting with potential airports."

Sarah Richardson
Airport Affairs, Manager

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