AOA Annual Conference 2012

The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State for Transport, and his shadow, Maria Eagle MP, will both address the forthcoming Airport Operators Association Annual Conference & Exhibition, considered one of the aviation industry’s major events of the year.

How the aviation industry can play its part in the jobs and growth agenda is the theme of this year’s conference which will host speakers from across the industry, as well as UK and global business leaders.

Further details are outlined below:

Event: The Airport Operators Association Annual Conference

When: 22nd-23rd October 2012

Where: The London Metropole Hotel, 225 Edgware Road, London, W2 1JU 

Highlights include:

Monday 22nd October:

10.45 Keynote speech by Secretary of State for Transport

11.15 A Sustainable Framework for UK Aviation

The panel:

Neil Bentley, Deputy Director General, CBI

Matthew Gorman, Chair Sustainable Aviation

Chris Tarry, Aviation Economist

Glyn Jones, Managing Director, London Luton Airport

12.30 Maria Eagle MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

Tuesday 23rd October:

09.15 Sir David Rowlands, Chairman of Gatwick Airport

09.45 Connecting with Emerging Markets

The panel:

Paul Kehoe, CEO Birmingham International Airport

John Holland-Kaye, Commercial Director BAA

Paul Griffiths, CEO Dubai Airports

12.00 Industry Leaders Question Time

The panel:

Keith Williams, Chief Executive, British Airways

Tim Clark, President, Emirates Airline

David Laws, Chief Executive, Newcastle International Airport

Andrew Haines, Chief Executive, CAA

Charlie Cornish, Group Chief Executive, Manchester Airports Group

Richard Deakin, CEO, NATS

Members of the press are welcome to attend parts or all of the conference. If you would like to attend please contact Luke Law, via or call 07827 931 480.