John Melchior is an experienced executive from a long list of leading companies in the travel industry, including Phocuswright, Onyx, Radius and many others.

A key role for him will be to use his vast International experience and network to introduce and involve new segments and a wider International audience to the conference which celebrates it’s 10th anniversary this year. Last year APG Connect attracted 460 participants from over 75 countries.

Jean Louis BAROUX – Founder & CEO of the World Connect who still will be closely involved with the conference said: “We are delighted to welcome John Melchior in this role. He has been closely involved with APG Connect for a number of years already as our main moderator and therefore understands the very special spirit and quality of the conference. The future looks very safe in Melchior’s hands”

John Melchior said: "I am delighted and honored to be asked to lead this very special and prestigious event. APG Connect carries a proud tradition, attracts the best speakers and delegates and I am lucky enough not only to work with Jean-Louis Baroux but also a very talented team behind the scenes. I hope I can not only maintain the quality of the event but can introduce the conference to an even wider audience. Anyone involved in any way in the aviation business will truly miss out by not being in Monaco for the next APG World Connect”