Routes World 2023

Bringing together the global route development community

Istanbul, Türkiye
15 – 17 October 2023

Speaker Guide

Informa contact

Lucía García

Senior Partnerships & Conference Production Manager | Routes

Mobile: +44 (0) 79 6613 4208

Email Address:


The Istanbul Expo Center (iFM) is the official event venue for Routes World 2023.

Istanbul Expo Center (iFM) is located in the World Trade Center Istanbul Complex. View the map of event venues. The iFM covers the WTC Istanbul's largest exhibition area, stretching over 162,000m2 with over 11 exhibition halls. By taking Turkish exhibition organisations beyond world standards, WTC Istanbul profoundly strives to make Istanbul the exhibition capital of the world and currently plays host to 100 exhibitions a year.

Address:  Yeşilköy Istanbul, Fuar Merkezi, 34149 Bakırköy/İstanbul, Türkiye

Visit the venue website for more information.

 Speaker Registrations/Badge Collection

You will be able to collect your badge from any of the registration desks on the following days/times:

Day Time

Saturday 14th October

Location: Istanbul Expo Center (iFM)

10:00 – 16:00

Saturday 14th October

Location: TBC

14:00 – 19:00

Sunday 15th October

Location: Istanbul Expo Center (iFM)

08:00 – 17:30

Monday 16th October

Location: Istanbul Expo Center (iFM)

07:45 – 17:30

Tuesday 17th October

Location: Istanbul Expo Center (iFM)

08:00 – 17:30

 Speaker Arrival Time

Please ensure you arrive at your theatre 30 minutes before your session is due to begin. This allows time for your session to be set up, run through procedures and check slides if necessary.

 Location of Conference Theatre

The Conference Programme will take place in the Keynote Theatre. 

 Official Hotels

HOTELMAP are our only Official Accommodation Partner. For more information on the official hotels please click here

Alice Gray


The pandemic has caused a lot of changes in personnel, meaning that it is more important than ever to develop the partnerships on which the world's air services are built. Routes World is designed for you to make new connections, bringing together the key players from the industry that you need to network with. 

With over 12 hours of dedicated networking events, Routes World is the forum where you can engage with all your industry partners under one roof. 

Welcome Reception 

  • Date: 14 October 2023
  • Time: 19:00-21:00
  • Location: Istanbul Modern
  • Dress code: Smart Casual

Expect a warm Turkish welcome at this event. It's your first opportunity to catch up with your partners and meet new targets in Istanbul.

Networking Evening

  • Date: 16 October 2023
  • Time: 19:00-23:00
  • Location: Ciragan Palace
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual

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

Content/Sessions Information

When you arrive, please make sure you have previously printed your badge or otherwise collect it from any of the registration desks and please make your way to your theatre. There will be a hostess and AV technician in the seminar theatre to assist you with any questions / technical queries. Please do make sure you are in the theatre and ready to go 15 minutes before your session is due to begin.

Panel Sessions

Even though you won't be delivering a formal presentation, it is still essential that you prepare for a panel discussion. The best way to start preparing is to understand your role on the panel and understand the audience.

You would have been invited to join the panel because of a specific perspective you offer, and you should find out a bit about the other panellists (see the programme and speaker page here) so you know you can contribute that they can't.

The moderator will make contact with you and the other panellists prior to the event to discuss topic and questions that will be covered in your session.

Those speaking on a panel session will not be required to prepare a formal presentations/PowerPoint slides.


Presentations should be in 16:9 PowerPoint format (widescreen) and emailed to Lucía García by EOD 13th October. Please let Lucía know as soon as possible if you are unable to meet this deadline.

We have Routes World PPT template available if you want to be consistent to the event branding. Please, feel free to request it.

Please also remember to bring your presentation on memory stick as backup should there be any technical problems on the day.

PowerPoint Tips

  • Clear fonts & colour
  • Text no smaller than 20pt
  • No more than 8 bullet points per slide
  • Avoid lots of text on one slide - pictures and diagrams are ideal
  • Each slide should normally take one minute of speech

Video Content/AV Equipment 

If you are planning to embed video content into your slides, please provide the video files separately to the PowerPoint presentation as we may need to re-embed the file - the AV tech can help with this on the day if needed.

The following equipment will be available:

  • Screen
  • Laptop
  • Remote slide changer
  • Lectern
  • Handheld & Lapel microphones 

If you would like to use your own laptop/Mac, please let Lucía García know as soon as possible. Please ensure you bring the relevant connection cables (i.e. the appropriate VGA adapter for your Mac Model)