A mega-show to commemorate a mega-hub, and the resurgent Turkish aviation market



18 - 20 June 2019

Istanbul Congress Center ICC, Istanbul

  • MAJOR FREE TO ATTEND exhibition

  • 2000+ ATTENDEES

  • Inspirational Keynotes

  • 150+ Exhibitors

  • Social & Networking Events



Collins Aerospace


Avery Dennison



What is The New Airport Show Istanbul?

The aviation industry in Turkey is booming again and on 29 October 2018, Istanbul Airport opened to the world. It is the new hub and home of Turkish Airlines and will eventually offer flights to more than 350 destinations with an annual passenger capacity of up to 200 million. The New Airport Show Istanbul is an event that celebrates the opening of the game-changing Istanbul Airport. This show will tell the industry story behind the most important new hub between New York and Shanghai through a spectacular exhibition and high-calibre conferences detailing how and why this hub has been built, and defining its centrally strategic role in global aviation. Taking place at the downtown Istanbul Congress Centre (ICC), Turkey’s most prestigious convention venue and the largest in Istanbul, the show, co-located with Future Travel Experience EMEA, is expected to attract 2,000+ international visitors and 150+ exhibitors.

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Confirmed speakers:

Juha Jarvinen

EVP Commercial, Virgin Atlantic Airways & President of the Board of Directors,

Mert Basar

Chief Commercial Officer,
Istanbul Airport

Santiago Aldana Sanin


Clyde Hutchinson

Head of Innovation,
Viva Air Labs

Karin Gylin

Head of Innovation,
Swedavia AB

Ersin Inankul

CIO of Istanbul Airport,
General Manager iGA Systems

Sveinn Akerlie


Mariana Fonseca Medina

Director of Ancillary & Merchandising Strategy,
American Airlines

Apple Ignacio

Director of Ancillary,
Cebu Pacific Air

Niraj Batra

Director – Commercial (Ancillary Revenue & Business Development),

Seyda Tartar

Digital Innovation Manager,
Turkish Airlines

Thomas Hoff Andersson

Chief Operating Officer,
Bengaluru International Airport


Co-Located with Future Travel Experience EMEA

Established in 2006, Future Travel Experience (FTE) is an independent media, events and industry change leader that is dedicated to enhancing the end-to-end passenger experience and business performance. FTE supports the innovation efforts of the most progressive stakeholders in the air transport and travel space. To help commemorate the opening of the new airport, FTE will bring its Europe and Ancillary shows to Istanbul, rebrand them as Future Travel Experience EMEA, and co-locate this with The New Airport Show Istanbul. It will provide the perfect platform for industry stakeholders across the world to come together to learn, network and collaborate, and see the newest hub airport in the world first-hand. Visit the FTE EMEA website.

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The free-to-visit exhibition floor is at the epicentre of the show and we expect to recruit some 150+ exhibitors showcasing products, services and concepts to inspire our attendees.

The EXPO will include dedicated zones for various areas of interest, where you can expect to see and demo a wide variety of new solutions from suppliers, including established global industry providers, regional specialists and dynamic new startups. There will also be free-to-attend education sessions on the EXPO Stage within the exhibition hall.

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  • 150+ Exhibitors


pps publications organisers

About the organiser:

The show is being organised by PPS Publication and Events – a specialist air transport publisher and event organiser based in the UK, in partnership with its closely-held local partner in Turkey – Boyut Group. PPS produces highly successful conferences, exhibitions and publications for leading associations such as ACI EUROPE and TFWA. The company also delivers highly acclaimed independent events, publications and e-products including anna.aero, The Route Shop, Future Travel Experience and the British-Irish Airports Expo.

PPS was responsible for the organisation of the İGA-hosted ACI Airport Exchange in December 2015, which had 120 speakers, 105 exhibitors and 2,000+ attendees.

The Conferences

ONE premium conference registration permits full access to ALL 8 conference tracks

Our priority is to tell the story of the landmark Istanbul New Airport from conception to delivery. The key means by which this will be achieved is through two unique conferences:

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The Istanbul New Airport Showcase Conference

A deep-dive on the story behind the new airport. You can expect to hear from senior executives from İGA, Turkish Airlines and the other key partners to the project, who will share insight on how the new airport was approached, the challenges that were overcome along the way, and the key learnings other industry stakeholders can take away and apply to their own development projects.

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HubLAB Istanbul

HubLAB Istanbul is an intensive examination of new route opportunities and frequencies from Istanbul New Airport. It is the second in a series of conferences staged and prominently promoted in association with www.anna.aero – the leading airline network planning and analysis news service. The first HubLAB as head in association with Heathrow in June 2018 and can be read about here. Note: anna.aero is also wholly-owned by PPS.

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FTE Conferences

These two tracks will be complemented by a series of conference sessions led by Future Travel Experience, featuring leading speakers from around the world, who will focus on topics such as:
Digital & Innovation, Ancillary Revenues, Airport Operations & Performance, Terminal Design & Delivery, and Customer Experience

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Learn more about the Istanbul Airport:


The Presidential inauguration: “The largest airport in the world shall be known as Istanbul Airport”

The grand opening of Istanbul Airport took place on 29th October, Turkish National Day and the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic. More than 5,000 guests gathered together to celebrate the world’s largest airport. Delivering a speech during the inaugural ceremony, Turkish President Erdoğan announced: “This airport, the largest in the world, shall be known as Istanbul Airport.”

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The New Airport Show Istanbul Social & Networking Programme

Social & Networking Programme

First-class delegates can expect an exciting social programme in the unique city of Istanbul, where Europe and Asia meet, including a Welcome Reception and Gala Evening

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The New Airport Show Istanbul Venue


The Istanbul Congress Center comprises a world-class technological infrastructure, professional staff and unrivalled quality of service to guests, making the organisation the shining star of Turkey in the regional and international arena. Moreover, it is within easy walking distance of hotels and close to the Taksim cultural district as well as shopping, dining and nightlife.

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