12 OCTOBER 2020
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His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, Group CEO of Qatar Airways, has been added to the list of senior figures involved in the air transport business due to speak at a live streamed morning only (BST) Airlines 2050 conference next Monday (19 October).
Sean Doyle, the new Chief Executive of British Airways is the keynote opening speaker and will be followed by Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport with the Financial Times International Business Editor Peggy Hollinger acting as moderator.
Next up for a one hour session, and this time moderated by Graham Dunn, Executive Editor of Flight Global, is Jonathan Hinkles, Chief Executive, Loganair; Andreas Köster, Senior Director Sales UK, Ireland & Iceland, Lufthansa Group; Rhett Workman, Managing Director, Europe and Asia-Pacific, American Airlines and David Huttner, Senior Commercial Aviation Expert, PA Consulting.
Bringing what should be a fascinating morning to a close is Akbar Al Baker who is also a Non-Executive Director of Heathrow Airport, with Graham Dunn again holding the reigns as a diplomatic role moderator.
The full programme is listed here https://flightglobalevents.com/airlines20502020/en/page/agenda
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Simon Grigor, Harrow
I suspect this morning they are scrabbling around looking for a new keynote speaker!
Gilbert Spring, Holborn
To little too late. I expect the Minister to announce a reduction in APD and for the Chancellor to confirm that the present VAT arrangement for overseas visitors are to go, sending the wrong message. Do they speak to each other?