Heathrow to host 3rd British-Irish Airports EXPO, London Olympia, 12-13 June 2018

A message from John Holland-Kaye, CEO, Heathrow


john-holland-kaye-400x400 Heathrow is proud and excited to be hosting the 3rd British-Irish Airports EXPO at Olympia London in June 2018. Aviation links are essential for the economic success of any country, particularly for island nations like the UK and Ireland. We will only have a thriving and successful economy if exporters can get overseas to set up deals, if they can get their goods to export markets efficiently, and if inward investors, tourists and students, can get here easily. This EXPO gives us an opportunity to demonstrate why aviation is so important to providing jobs and growth, and why it is critical for both the UK and EU to prioritise aviation during Brexit negotiations.

With backing from the British Aviation Group, and the support of the Department for International Trade’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ campaign, in 2018 the British-Irish Airports EXPO will have a major focus on exporting, bringing buyers from the world’s airports to London to see for themselves the brilliant expertise that British and Irish enterprises have to offer.

While passengers will always want to fly from their local airport, there are some destinations, in particular long-haul routes to emerging markets, that can only be served economically from a hub airport. If we are to boost economic growth right across the UK, it is critical that all regions have regular direct links to Heathrow, the UK’s hub airport, by rail, coach, or air. We are delighted to have worked with British Airways and Flybe to improve connections to Inverness, Edinburgh and Aberdeen recently. With expansion, we want all regions to have a direct connection to Heathrow and our proposals to do this, which include financial support for regional routes and ring-fenced slots, have been warmly welcomed by the Regional & Business Airports Group (RABA) and other airports across the country.

We look forward to welcoming the British-Irish airports community to London, and to working together to create the vital connectivity Global Britain needs to reach its world markets, and to show the world that Britain is open for business.

John Holland-Kaye, CEO, Heathrow

 

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A convenient, free-to-access opportunity to research your airport’s future investments and connect with the leading vendors and service providers supporting British and Irish Airports.

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Plus visitors can experience:

Vehicle display zone

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Airport CAPEX Exhibits

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EXPO conference arena – Free to all visitors

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The British-Irish Airports EXPO features a large amphitheatre-style conference stage within the exhibition, where British-Irish airport CEOs and other CAPEX, Operations Directors, and senior departmental specialists present their development and CAPEX plans.

2018 conference programmes to be announced.



2017 speakers included:

neil pakey shannon airport Keynote speaker

Lord Paul Deighton:
Chairman of the Board
Heathrow Airport


Chris-Kamara Finale Guest Speaker

Chris Kamara:
Ex-footballer, Sky Sports Pundit and Ninja Warrior Presenter


Paul-Kehoe-CEO-Birmingham-Airport

Paul Kehoe:
CEO,
Birmingham Airport


Debra-Barber-Chief-Executive-Officer-Cardiff-Airport

Debra Barber:
Chief Executive Officer,
Cardiff Airport


Niall-MacCarthy-Managing-Director-Cork-Airport

Niall MacCarthy:
Managing Director,
Cork Airport


Andrew-Bell-Chief-Executive-Regional-&-City-Airports

Andrew Bell:
Chief Executive,
Regional & City Airports


Joe-Gilmore-CEO-Ireland-West-Airport-Knock

Joe Gilmore:
CEO,
Ireland West Airport Knock


Al-Titterington-Managing-Director-Cornwall-Airport-Newquay

Al Titterington:
Managing Director,
Cornwall Airport Newquay


Inglis-Lyon-Managing-Director-Highlands-&-Islands-Airports-Limited

Inglis Lyon:
Managing Director,
Highlands & Islands Airports Limited


Fiona-Smith-Head-of-Airside-Glasgow-Airport-400x400

Fiona Smith:
Head of Airside,
Glasgow Airport


John-Heffernan-Chief-Development-Officer-Dublin-Airport

John Heffernan:
Chief Development Officer,
Dublin Airport


Neil-Pakey-Chairman-Regional-and-Business-Airports-Group

Neil Pakey:
Chairman,
The Regional and Business Airports Group, (RABA)


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One-to-One Meetings

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The One-to-One Meeting System enables visitors to schedule meetings with the most relevant, valuable contacts in attendance.

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Awards

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“Unsung Airport Heroes” to be selected by poll of British-Irish airports community and recognised at the Networking Party.

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