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British Aviation Group

The Brewery, in the heart of the City of London, provided the backdrop for the British Aviation Group (BAG) to put on a proper face-to-face briefing and reception at the end of last month.

BAG is the leading representative body for British companies involved in aviation and airport development and operations.

The event provided the opportunity to come together as the aviation community, for the first time since the start of the pandemic, and network with leading airport clients, representatives of UK Government and colleagues from across the UK supply chain and with key stakeholders from Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Leeds Bradford and Bristol airports, International Air Transport Association (IATA), ADS (Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space), Department for International Trade as well as Department for Transport (DfT).

Speaking after the occasion, British-Irish EXPO ExCeL Exhibition Director Paul Hogan, one of the gathering’s sponsors, was in an enthusiastic mood.  “What a success!  The BAG gathering shows the need to physically get together.  Webinars and Zoom meetings have their place.  Robert Court, the Minister of Aviation, made a useful on-screen presentation. He had to be at Westminster at the time, but face-to-face you can do a great deal more.  By the time the ExCeL show comes around next June let us hope the industry is really on the move.  I spotted the Elizabeth Line as I passed Liverpool Street station on the way to the seminar.  It should be operating to Custom House by the time EXPO comes around!”


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