Aviation Develop Europe

AviaDev Europe

23-25 October 2019 | City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain


Wednesday 23 October

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09:00 - 12:00

Air Service Development Workshop for Tourism Boards

This workshop will deliver a short introduction to air service development for tourism boards, so they can have better understanding of the route development process and thus they can work closer with their airports and together improve the connectivity of their destinations. Our host, TURISMO VALENCIA is one of the greatest examples in the world how tourism authority can be a driver for the route development of the destination. Tourism boards are invited to the workshop free of charge.

Juraj Toth
Managing Director, AviaDev Europe

Gerard Brown
Aviation Development and Future Hosting Director, AviaDev

Miguel Angel Perez Alba
Brand Manager at Turismo Valencia

Becca Rowland
Partner, MIDAS aviation

13:00 - 17:30

Kiwi.com 3rd Virtual Interlining Workshop


Pre Event Networking Tours

To book your tour just send an email to juraj.toth@aviationdevelop.com

Number of slots is limited so don´t hesitate too long!

11:00 - 13:30

Networking Tour 1 - Bike Tour of the City Centre and the old river bed.

Meeting point at Valencia Bikes in Paseo Pechina, 32

Valencia is a perfectly sized city for touring and riding on bicycle. This is the best way to get a first impression of the city, touring the most important attractions and getting one’s bearings, as we can visit the Turia Gardens, the historic center and the City of Arts and Sciences. Our guide will give you plenty of information and the best tips on what to do in Valencia during your stay.

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.

11:00 - 13:00

Networking Tour 3 - Valencia historic city tour (walking)

Meeting point at Serranos Tower

Barrio del Carmen and its mansion houses

This ancient district of the city grew between two walls; the Islamic and the Christian city walls. A wander through these labyrinthine cobbled streets, lined with towering mediaeval buildings will transport you back in time to another era in history. Enter the mansion houses, cross the mediaeval gates of the Serrano and Quart towers, and meander into every corner. The Church of San Nicolás has recently been restored, revealing a pictorial display that experts have called the Valencian "Sistine Chapel".

Plaza de la Virgen and the cathedral quarter

Twenty-one centuries of history right at the heart of the city, where you’ll find such historical treasures as Valencia Cathedral, the Micalet, the Basilica of the Virgin and the Almoina. Don’t miss the Tribunal de las Aguas (Water Court), a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage (noon on Thursdays). The Chapel of the Santo Cáliz in the Cathedral of Valencia safeguards one of the most revered and prized relics within the Catholic Church: the Holy Grail.

Silk Market and outside the Central Market

Immerse yourself in one of Europe’s biggest markets, the Mercado Central, situated inside a jewel of pre-modernist architecture, and enter into one of the most iconic examples of Gothic architecture in Europe, the Lonja de la Seda, declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO.

11:00 - 13:00

Networking Tour 4 - Shopping made in Valencia

Meeting point at the Town Hall Tourist Office

The diversity of Valencia’s neighbourhoods offers all kind of great shops, boutiques amd markets. From traditional to artisanal, vintage and Exclusive and luxury.

Visit to the following shops and ateliers:

  • - Vicente Gracia Jewelry: visit of the atelier of the artist and you will be given a design sketch signed by the artist.
  • - Abanicos Vivenca: visit of the atelier and shop.
  • - Charcutería Amparo Muñoz at Central Market: Delicatessen shop and tasting.

10:30 - 12:00

Networking Tour 5 - Mestalla Forever Tour

Meeting point at Avenida Suecia behind Stadium

Forevertour Mestalla is a tour through the history of València CF that will make you feel like a professional footballer. Visit the trophy room, the VIP gallery, the press room and the dressing room. Feel the excitement as you walk down the tunnel before treading on Mestalla's turf and sitting down on the bench to take in the panoramic view of Spain's oldest stadium with more than 90 years of history.

19:00 - 22:00

Welcome Reception at the Palacio de la Exposición

The Palacio de la Exposición, was designed by Francisco Mora Berenguer, and built as the municipal centre for the Regional Exhibition in 1909 and the National Exhibition of 1910. Construction took just seventy days and its modernist style evokes a peculiar neo-gothic image from the glorious medieval period of Valencian history; mixing civil gothic, religious and military architecture. Its outstanding feature is without doubt the harmony between the architecture and the sumptuary and industrial art, skilfully fusing –as in the world of Gaudí – ironwork, ceramics, glasswork and carpentry.