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


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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.

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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Discover 200+ suppliers and service providers


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


Airport CAPEX Exhibits


EXPO conference arena – Free to all visitors


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:
Birmingham Airport


Debra Barber:
Chief Executive Officer,
Cardiff Airport


Niall MacCarthy:
Managing Director,
Cork Airport


Andrew Bell:
Chief Executive,
Regional & City Airports


Joe Gilmore:
Ireland West Airport Knock


Al Titterington:
Managing Director,
Cornwall Airport Newquay


Inglis Lyon:
Managing Director,
Highlands & Islands Airports Limited


Fiona Smith:
Head of Airside,
Glasgow Airport


John Heffernan:
Chief Development Officer,
Dublin Airport


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

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