Heathrow’s John Holland-Kaye, Gatwick’s Stewart Wingate, and Scottish Government Infrastructure Secretary Keith Brown, confirmed to deliver keynotes at The UK Aviation Conference

The Airport Operators Association, the trade body that represents more than 50 UK airports, has announced the latest speaker additions to the upcoming UK Aviation Conference. The Chief Executives of Heathrow, John Holland-Kaye, and Gatwick, Stewart Wingate, and Keith Brown MSP, the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment & Cities, will be joining a stellar list of speakers participating in the event, which takes place on 23-24 November at the Hilton Metropole in association with BATA, BAR UK and the Royal Aeronautical Society. The conference will see airports, airlines and aerospace coming together to discuss the key aviation issues of the day, with Stewart Wingate speaking on Monday 23 November and John Holland-Kaye and Keith Brown on Tuesday 24 November.

They join a speaker line-up that now includes (in appearance order): Willie Walsh, International Airlines Group, Chief Executive; Paul Drechsler CBE, CBI President; Robert Goodwill MP, Aviation Minister; Debra Barbra, Cardiff Airport, Managing Director; Tim Hawkins, Manchester Airports Group, Corporate Affairs Director; Paul Kahn, Airbus Group UK, President; Martin Rolfe, NATS, Chief Executive; Andrew Swaffield, Monarch Airlines, Chief Executive; Stewart Wingate, Gatwick, Chief Executive; Keith Conradi, Air Accident & Investigations Branch, Chief Inspector; Sir Michael Arthur, Boeing UK & Ireland, President; Carol Benzie, Aberdeen International Airport, Managing Director; Ufi Ibrahim, British Hospitality Association, Chief Executive; Sophie Dekkers, Easyjet, UK Director; Deirdre Wells OBE, UKinbound, Chief Executive; Keith Brown MSP, the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment & Cities; Ian Davis, Rolls-Royce, Chairman; and John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow, Chief Executive.

The conference will be moderated by renowned ITN news anchor and presenter Natasha Kaplinsky, and the separate awards ceremony on the evening of the 23 November will be hosted by Independent journalist and well-known travel broadcaster and writer Simon Calder.

The conference is targeted to airline, airport and aerospace senior executives and managers, government civil servants and regulators, travel and tourism stakeholders, and the media. Anyone with an interest or presence in UK aviation and aerospace should be looking to attend the conference. To book tickets go to: