• Focus on Central Asia
Istanbul, Türkiye
May 17–18, 2023

Discover the latest changes on the aircraft MRO, promote your products and services and benefit from outstanding opportunities to build new business relations and to expand your presence on the regional marketplace of the Southern Eurasia region!
Industry Professionals Gathering to Explore New Opportunities
The world’s air transport is facing unprecedented challenges and undergoing tectonic changes. The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously affected all air transport. The closure of Russia’s vast airspace has had a significant impact on the balance of local markets. Demand for the services of South Eurasia carriers will grow, which will lead to changes in route and fleet planning and will require a revision of the technical strategy.

Asia Connect: MRO conference and exhibition give the unique opportunity to find out insights about the latest trends in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul market development and maintaining airworthiness, about industry leader’s innovations, to discuss vital issues with market leaders.


Exhibition Plan

  •  1  Illuminair Support Corp
  • 12  SAA Technical
  • 13  Total Technic
  • 16  Uzbekistan Airways Technics
Reasons to Join the Event
Unique networking. Be introduced to leading international experts, major air transport industry players, airlines, MRO providers, component suppliers and other industry participants.
Discover the trends. Gain a feeling for the future trends in Eurasian market, learn how the industry has mastered the crisis: solutions, synergies and opportunities.
Practical knowledge. Get practical skills about specific aspects of aircraft maintenance and repair.
Cooperate to succeed. Be introduced to innovative ideas which broaden horizons and challenge stereotypes. Respond to constructive cooperation between companies within the region.
Conference Key Topics
  • The Region Air Transport Transformation
  • Aviation Technical Strategy Development
  • Latest General Trends in Aircraft MRO
  • Dialogue with Airline Leaders. Transformation of Business Models, Fleet Renewal, Recovery from the COVID Crisis
  • MRO Digitalization
Big Picture: Regional Forecast and Key Trends
Maja Marciniak, Senior Economist, IATA
Local Centers of Excellence in the Region and Introduction to the Regional MRO Industry
Lars Gaebler, Vice President Data Programme Management, ch-aviation
Among Speakers
  • Bakari Abubakar
    Organisational Process Improvement Advisor, Frontier Innovative Solutions (Kenya)
  • Emre Serpen
    CEO, TroyNet
  • Vladislav Berlev
    CEO, 2TOP
  • Kurt Hofmann
    Aviation Editor, Air Transport World
  • Ezladeen Hassan
    Engineering & Maintenance Director, Tarco Aviation
  • Maxim Pyadushkin
    Correspondent, Aviation Week
  • Lars Gaebler
    Vice President Data Programme Management, ch-aviation
  • Maja Marciniak
    Senior Economist, IATA
  • Dr. Axel Schauenburg
    Head of Maintenance & Engineering Solution Group, Lufthansa Consulting
  • Zoran Ekmescic
    General Manager, Supply Chain & Technical Operation, Air Serbia
  • Bakhodur Rakhimov
    Director of Engineering & Maintenance, Somon Air


Representatives of senior management of airlines and MRO services suppliers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and other neighbouring countries, as well as senior figures from global MRO providers and aviation parts suppliers are invited as speakers and participants.
  • Airlines
  • MRO providers
  • Aircraft and engine manufacturers
  • Consulting companies
  • Industry media


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Discover Istanbul
  • Istanbul is one of the world’s great cities. There are so many wonderful reasons why you should visit this city. Istanbul is old, dating back thousands of years, and with that, there are many historical places to visit. Istanbul is gorgeous, with its assortment of mosques and their colorful tile work and dramatic architecture. Istanbul is charming; we met so many welcoming, friendly people here. And finally, Istanbul is home to the Hagia Sophia, an amazing architectural feat and one of the Wonders of the World.

The Hagia Sophia

If you only have time for one thing in Istanbul, it should be the Hagia Sophia.

This cathedral was constructed in 537 AD. For 900 years it was the seat of the Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople. The Hagia Sophia was the single greatest architectural achievement of the Byzantine Empire. In 1453, when the Ottomans took over Constantinople, the Hagia Sophia was turned into a mosque. It functioned as a museum until July 2020. Now, it is a mosque.

Eyup Sultan Mosque

This is a mosque much less visited by tourists than the other mosques on this list. Located in an area outside of the main touristic zone, when you are here, Istanbul really feels “authentic.” This is a beautiful area of the city. From the mosque, follow the walking trail uphill through the cemetery. It is a beautiful walk and from the top you get a great view of the Golden Horn and Istanbul.

Try Some New Foods

While in Istanbul, try some of the local foods. Kofte are meatballs made with lamb or beef. Pide is “Turkish pizza.” Meze are cold appetizers. Dolma are stuffed vine leaves or vegetables. Sis Kebabs, skewers of cooked meat, are delicious. Doner is a meat sandwich made from lamb, beef, or chicken. Turkish delight (lokum) and baklava are two delicious options for dessert.

This half day food tour, led by a local guide, includes a visit to both sides of the Bosphorus River. Try Kurdish foods, learn how to smoke a water pipe, cross the Bosphorus by ferry, and more.

Cruise the Bosphorus River

Istanbul is the only city to span two continents, Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus River divides these two continents. If you have the time, a cruise on the Bosphorus River is a great way to see more of this city.

The cruise leaves from Eminonu in the morning and travels north towards the Black Sea. Midday, have lunch in the small fishing village of Anadolu Kavagi. From Anadolu Kavagi, walk fifteen minutes uphill to the Yoros Castle. From here, you will have excellent views of the Black Sea.

By 5 pm you will arrive back at the Golden Horn in Istanbul. This is a low key day, a perfect day to put midway through your tour through the city. Most of the time you sit and watch Istanbul glide by as you cruise the Bosphorus.
Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel
+90 212-414-19-70
Sahilyolu Cad. No: 2 Yesilyurt, Istanbul, Turkey (Google Maps)

Travel support
Accommodation, transfers, ticketing: by Motiva DMC
Mr Mehmet Binatli
+90 533 958 79 75,

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