18 OCTOBER 2021


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Article from BTNews 18 OCTOBER 2021

AOA Annual Conference 2021

The Airport Operators Association (AOA) Annual Conference takes place on Tuesday 19 October with a video format.

AOA represents the UK’s scheduled airports and should not be confused with the Regional and Business Airports (RABA) Group, a collective voice for UK airports with less than three million passengers per annum.

The 2021 event is a morning only session open to members and the media.

The keynote speech will be given by the Rt Hon Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, with Aviation Minister Robert Courts also lined up for what is called ‘A live discussion’.

Karen Dee, Chief Executive, AOA, will moderate a session “Aviation: Powering the recovery – global, regional and local”.

Participants include Shevaun Haviland, Director General, British Chambers of Commerce; Vincent Hodder, Chief Executive, Leeds Bradford Airport; John Holland-Kaye, Chief Executive, Heathrow Airport; David Kerr, Managing Director and Co-Head, Ontario Airports Investments; Paul Maynard MP, former Aviation Minister, and Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive, Gatwick Airport.

The final session of the (half day) conference is called “Zero emissions 2040: How will airports deliver” with participating Nick Barton, Chief Executive, Birmingham Airport; The Rt Hon The Lord Deben, Chair, Climate Change Committee; Dave Lees, Chief Executive, Bristol Airport; Catherine McKinnell MP, Co-Chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sustainable Aviation; Derek Provan, Chief Executive, AGS Airports.

Bookings close 16:00 Monday 18 October.



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