Britain and Ireland are renowned for having some of the most sophisticated and successful airport networks in the world, but until now there has never been a major industry Expo that celebrates this.
A platform is needed for the community to come together from its many regions to share ideas and expertise, and begin planning its next efforts to further enhance efficiency and performance.
The British-Irish Airports EXPO is a dynamic, free to attend show providing an invaluable showcasing platform for leading airport industry suppliers and service providers, both large and small. In addition to the biggest Expo of its kind in the region, the British-Irish Airports EXPO will include a leading conference, a tour of Birmingham Airport, and a Gala Party that will live long in the memory.
Wednesday 8th June
09:00 - 17:15 EXPO Opening hours
09:30 - 17:15 Conference sessions
Thursday 9th June
09:00 - 16:00 EXPO Opening hours
09:00 - 13:30 BHX Airport Visits
09:30 - 15:30 Conference sessions
Paul Kehoe, CEO, Birmingham International Airport
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We’re delighted to announce that Birmingham Airport will stage a 1950s themed party at the British-Irish Airports EXPO.
Guests will be taken back to the golden age of aviation, with performances from local Birmingham vintage three-piece band, The Glamotones, as well as 50s Hula-Hoop act and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist, Lisa Sampson.
Enhancing facilitation, security and passenger experiencesView the exhibitors already registered for this zone
Including an outdoor vehicle display areaView the exhibitors already registered for this zone
Developing new and existing airport infrastructureView the exhibitors already registered for this zone
The British-Irish Airports EXPO will feature a large amphitheatre-style conference stage within the exhibition.
Featuring: Capital development briefings from 10+ top British-Irish airport CEOs.
Plus: 20+ other CAPEX, Operations Directors, and other senior departmental specialists.
CEO, Shannon Airport
CEO, Monarch Airlines
CEO, Gatwick Airport
(operator of Dublin and Cork airports)
CEO, George Best
Belfast City Airport
The airport sector is diverse and there are few industries that do not overlap with ours. It takes a multi-skilled employee base, and a strong partner and supplier network, to meet the myriad challenges and opportunities airport operators face today.
The British-Irish Airports EXPO is a dynamic, free to attend show providing invaluable opportunities to meet, under one roof, all the leading vendors and service providers supporting airports on these shores, providing an incredible education and industry networking platform on an unparalleled scale.
National, regional, hub and military airports take equal billing at this event. Invaluable dialogue between industry stakeholders and the sector’s leading suppliers and service providers can take place in an exciting event environment that looks to break the mould of what we have come to expect from industry shows.
The British-Irish Airports EXPO aims to provide something for every single influential industry employee, ensuring a diverse attendance from C-level executives through to the department heads and the senior managers that work for them.
Our objective is to maximise the potential to deliver air services for the people of Wales and deliver the wider economic benefits that accrue from a successful airport. Therefore the chance to visit a centrally-located event, such as the British-Irish Airports EXPO, will provide Cardiff Airport with the chance to view some of the best airports capability that Britain - and of course Wales - has to offer, serving our parallel desire to improve efficiencies and reduce our cost base further.
Ireland's airports are tremendously important economic generators. The need for an industry shop window for Irish airports' know-how is long overdue, so I am really looking forward to visiting an exhibition which recognises and champions this globally-demanded expertise.
Edinburgh Airport is investing £150m in a five-year programme to allow it to compete energetically on the international stage, including a £50m airside investment programme announced by the Prime Minister during his visit to Edinburgh Airport in January. We're proud that Scottish suppliers and technologies are playing their part in these developments and we see it as yet another means by which Edinburgh Airport supports businesses in Scotland to export worldwide. The British-Irish Airports EXPO will also provide a convenient platform for our partners and the many others who are keen to be part of the major investments Edinburgh Airport is making for the future.
After completing a £1.2 billion investment programme in 2014, Gatwick is continuing to undergo the biggest transformation in its history. Much of this transformation is being delivered through our next £1 billion capital investment programme. We therefore welcome Birmingham Airport's role in hosting the British-Irish Airports EXPO as it provides an easily accessible chance for us to view some of the best and most appropriate solutions that the market has to offer.
The British-Irish Airports EXPO will offer an excellent showcase for the leading operators in Britain and Ireland and for the firms that supply and support them.
The British Aviation Group is delighted to be involved in the British-Irish Airports EXPO as a key strategic partner. The event promises to be a powerful new platform for exhibitors and attendees to do business. We represent over 160 companies of all sizes and we look forward to working closely with the organisers, and our members, to ensure the event is a big success for all.