8 OCTOBER 2012


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Article from BTNews 8 OCTOBER 2012

Latest Transport Minister speaks

A fascinating day is promised on 29 November at London’s Grosvenor Hotel.  Called “UK AirRail: Connecting for Growth” it brings together a gathering of senior airline people, and railway operators.

The Rt Hon Simon Burns MP, Minister of State for Transport joins the programme as a Keynote Speaker.  Mr Burns (Conservative Chelmsford) was first elected to Parliament in 1987 and was previously Minister of State, Department of Health.

Starting off the proceedings is Paul Simmons, General Manager UK, easyJet, followed by Alex Foulds, Development Director, Southern Railway Ltd.  Both in their respective areas are the largest operators at Gatwick.  Julia Gregory, Head of Surface Transport, speaks on behalf of the airport.

Other speakers include Allan Gregory, Surface Access Director, Heathrow; Airport; Mike Muller, Head Interline and Intermodal, IATA; Markus Pauly, Director Commercials & Development, Frankfurt, Lufthansa.  Michael Schabas, Associate, First Class Partnerships with “Railways for London’s Hub Airport”, whilst the opposite approach will be given by Paul Kehoe, CEO, Birmingham Airport.  Also representing the regional airports is John Atkins, MAG Developments at Manchester Airport. 

The final speakers on a busy day are Mark Bostock, Transport Consultant and Project Leader on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (HS1) and Steven Costello, Director of Heathrow Hub Ltd. www.airrailevents.com

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