19 OCTOBER 2020
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Sean Doyle, the new Chief Executive of British Airways, is to replace the departed Alex Cruz for the keynote speech at today's Airlines 2050 Conference 10:10 BST. It is being streamed live FOC (See below for registration details). Please note a change in timings for the original programme.
Mr Doyle will be followed by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps, with the Financial Times International Business Editor, Peggy Hollinger, acting as moderator. Will the BA chief set any questions for the Minister to answer?
Graham Dunn, Executive Editor of Flight Global, will open the proceedings at 09:30 followed by a panel discussion on the essential collaboration between industry and government. Ian Taylor, Executive Editor, Travel Weekly, will act as moderator.
• Dr Rannia Leontaridi, Director for Aviation, Department for Transport;
• Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive, Airlines UK;
• Dale Keller, Chief Executive, Board of Airline Representatives UK (BAR UK);
• Simon McNamara, Country Manager, International Air Transport Association (IATA).
After Mr Shapps is a one hour session, ‘Beyond the crisis – managing the path to recovery’. Graham Dunn is the moderator.
• 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;
• David Huttner, Senior Commercial Aviation Expert, PA Consulting.
Bringing what should be a fascinating morning to a close is Akbar Al Baker, Group CEO of Qatar Airways, who is also a Non-Executive Director of Heathrow Airport, with Graham Dunn again holding the reigns as moderator.
The full programme is listed here https://flightglobalevents.com/airlines20502020/en/page/agenda
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