Organiser: Runways Events
Location: Manchester Airport
Core event themes:
Is the consultation on south east airports expansion relevant to the regions?
What role can regional airports play in improving the UK's connectivity?
Registration and refreshments
Charlie Cornish, Group Chief Executive, Manchester Airports Group
Welcome address, and how MAG airports can help boost both regional and national connectivity with new air services in the short and medium term.
David Laws, Chief Executive Officer, Newcastle International Airport
Connecting the North East to the global economy.
Andrew Lobbenberg, Head of European Transport Team, HSBC
A look at the first phase of the Commission's work from an airline perspective, addressing topics such as whether airlines want more capacity in the South East; how airlines choose and develop their routes; the regulatory environment and limits to Government, EU and IATA levers to influence the aviation sector.
Sir Howard Davies, Chair, Airports Commission
Sir Howard will address the Airports Commission's work to date; he will also speak about the Commission's consultation on its three shortlisted options for additional capacity.
Sir Richard Leese, chair of the cabinet of Core Cities UK
Key aviation issues for the regions: a collated summary of regional stakeholder viewpoints and concerns.
Q&A with Sir Howard Davies
An opportunity for delegates to address questions to Sir Howard on the work of the Airports Commission and to express views to inform the consultation.