Aviation Develop Europe

AviaDev Europe

23-25 October 2019 – Valencia, Spain


This is the programme from 2018. The programme for AviaDev Europe 2019 is being created with the support of our Advisory Board

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Pre Event Networking Tours

11:00 - 13:00

Networking Tour 2 - Segway Tour along the old riverbed

Meeting point at Puente de las Flores

Valencia left the 20th century and marched into the Third Millennium as a leading city of the arts, architecture, science and commerce. In the 90s, work began to join the gardens situated on the riverbed of the old Turia river with the current site of The City of Arts and Sciences, alongside the Agora, designed by Valencia-born architect Santiago Calatrava. Discover the wonderful City of Arts and Sciences in a complete tour driving a SEGWAY. Get to know the old riverbed of the Turia, one of the Europe's longest parks too, Palau de la Musica (Concert Hall), Exposition Bridge, Gulliver´s Parc, etc.

Distance 14 km.

Please email mala.patel@benchevents.com if you are interested in joining this tour on Monday 3 December or Thursday 6 December

11:00 - 13:00

Networking tour 3 - Valencian wine pairing

Meeting point at Bodega El Celler Siglo XIII in C/ Baja, 29

The activity will consist on tasting and pairing different Valencian wines with Valencian tapas. An extraordinary way of learning about our culture and gastronomy through food and wines. The activity will last about 1,30 hrs.

Please email mala.patel@benchevents.com if you are interested in the Valencian wine pairing - only available on Monday 3 December

16:15 - 18:00

Networking Tour 4 - Religious Tour - Aula Grial, Saint Nicolás Church and the Cathedral

Meeting point at C/ Cabillers, 6

The tour begins with the visit of the Museum Aula Grial: it is a museum about the history of the Holly Grail preserved in the Cathedral of Valencia, that could have been in the table of the Last Supper. A five sense experience: to smell spices, to get dressed with monk habits or Templar clothings, to burn some incense while you are travelling through history. Either if you are a believer or not, this is a fascinating and interactive tour with the five senses.

The tour will continue to Saint Nicolas Church, an 18th century church with over 4.00square metres of recently restored frescoes, an impressive work that has earned it the nickname of the Valencian Sistine Chapel. The tour will continue to the Valencia Cathedral, built on the site of a roman temple, later a mosque, it dates back to the 13th century. The mix of architectural styles, from Romanesque to Barroque, can be seen in each of its three doors: the main door or Puerta de los Hierros, is Barroque, the Puerta de los Apóstoles is Gothic and the Puerta del Palau is Romanesque. There are wonderful views of the city from the Cathedral’s Miguelete belfry, after climbing up the tower’s 207 steps.

Please email mala.patel@benchevents.com if you are interested in the Religious City Tour on Monday 3 December or Thursday 6 December

18:00 - 23:00

Welcome Reception

Join colleagues for networking at the official opening of AviaDev Europe at Museo Del Carmen

The Carmen Centre is an emblematic artistic space, with a unique mixture of architectural styles and spectacular rooms devoted to displays and exhibitions. At specific times, when exhibitions are being taken down or there is a space in the programme, it is possible to organize events.

The Carmen Centre has different spaces available: two cloisters, one Gothic and the other Renaissance, can host outdoor cocktail parties and the Refectorio, Dormitorio and Ferreres rooms have a large capacity and beautiful construction. The Aula Capitular has a capacity of 80 people and is allocated to screenings, conferences and press conferences. This monastic complex, which gives its name to the historic Barrio del Carmen neighbourhood, has been the venue for international events including the America’s Cup, Telva, Valencia Fashion Week and Porcelanosa, among others. Ideal venue for stylish events in an original and distinguished setting.