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Heathrow to host 4th British-Irish Airports EXPO

Uniting the airports and airlines of Britain and Ireland with the on-the-ground supply chain: To learn. To network. To procure.

Olympia London     11-12 June 2019

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The Heathrow-hosted British-Irish Airports EXPO is biggest UK and Irish annual procurement exhibition and airports conference, providing one of Europe’s main industry platforms for the airports community to gather, share experiences, do business, and strengthen their supply chains.

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Dion Dublin at the British-Irish Airports EXPO!

Dion Dublin at the British-Irish Airports EXPO! ...Read more

RNIB and London Gatwick to present “perfect” collaboration at CAA co-organised “Accessible Airport Conference”

RNIB and London Gatwick to present “perfect” collaboration at CAA co-organised “Accessible Airport Conference” ...Read more

EXPO host Heathrow announces Flybe Guernsey route

EXPO host Heathrow announces Flybe Guernsey route ...Read more

Cornwall Airport Newquay to offer Channel Islands link

Cornwall Airport Newquay to offer Channel Islands link ...Read more

BBC’s Frank Gardner - Special Guest Speaker at EXPO’s 2nd CAA-supported airport disabilities conference

BBC’s Frank Gardner - Special Guest Speaker at EXPO’s 2nd CAA-supported airport disabilities conference ...Read more

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Latest Confirmed Exhibitors | View the full exhibitors list

21st Century Technology
ADB Safegate
Advanced New Technologies
Advanced Protection Systems
AiQ Consulting Ltd
ATG Airports
Aviation Business Continuity
Aviation Recruitment Network
Aviavox BV
Battery Service Hub
Blast Deflectors Inc.
Blighter Surveillance Systems
Bluelite Graphics
Bosch Security and Safety Systems
British Aviaition Group
CCS Airport Services
Charlatte Manutention
Chess Dynamics
Civil Aviation Authority
Colostomy UK
Cornwall Airport Newquay
Custom Consoles
Daifuku Airport Technologies
Damarel Systems International Ltd
dBD Communications
Department for International Trade
DeTect Global Ltd
EB Airside
Edinburgh Airport
ESL Services
Exeros Technologies
Feedback Now
Hardstaff Barriers Ltd
Hart Door Systems
HOG Technologies
Holder Equipment UK Ltd
IAC Acoustics
The Launch Group
Leeds Welding
Newcastle International Training Academy
NORD Gear Limited
OCEM Airfield Technology
Orion Systems
Ortus Group
Ozion Airport Software
Pelican Bus and Coach
Pembury Airport
Polyco Healthline
Ports of Jersey
PPL Training
QEF Accessible Aviation
Redline Assured Security
Regional and Business Airports Group (RABA)
Reebok Safety Footwear
Roadgrip Airports
Robin Radar Systems BV
Robson Handling Technology
Safety In Numbers
Safe Solutions
Shared Access Ltd
Sign Live
Smart Airport Systems
Southampton Airport
Sprung Structures
thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions
Ultimate Ear
Valis Engineering
Variable Message Signs
Volvo Bus
The Voyage Team
Wilson James

Latest Confirmed Speakers | View the full speakers list

Conference speaker: Peter Drissell

Peter Drissell

Director Aviation Security

Civil Aviation Authority

Conference speaker: Ian Sherriff

Ian Sherriff

Chair of the

Prime Minister’s National Air Transport Dementia Group

Conference speaker: Chris Woodroofe

Chris Woodroofe

Chief Operating Officer

Gatwick Airport

Conference speaker: William L. Neece

William L. Neece

Director of Airport Solutions

Ozion Airport Software

Conference speaker: Graham Bolton

Graham Bolton

Mott MacDonald and BAG Vice Chair

Conference speaker: Andrew Haynes

Andrew Haynes

Procurement Director

Heathrow Airport

Conference speaker: Richard Goodwin

Richard Goodwin

Chief Inspector, Specialist Operations, Aviation Policing

London City Airport

Conference speaker: Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Consumers and Markets Director

Civil Aviation Authority

Conference speaker: Frank Gardner OBE

Frank Gardner OBE

BBC Security Correspondent, journalist and author


Conference speaker: Celine McGuigan

Celine McGuigan

Accessibility and Assistance Manager


Conference speaker: Sara Marchant

Sara Marchant

Accessibility Manager

Gatwick Airport

Conference speaker: Keith Richards

Keith Richards


Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee

Conference speaker: Richard Williams

Richard Williams

Head of Transport Policy

Consumer Council Northern Ireland

Conference speaker: Christina Smith

Christina Smith

Customer Services Coordinator

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Conference speaker: Samantha Saunders

Samantha Saunders

Head of Innovation & Regulatory Compliance


Conference speaker: Hilary Stubbs

Hilary Stubbs

Ferry and Aviation Workstream Lead and Vice Convenor

Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland

Conference speaker: Marc Powell

Marc Powell

Paralympian, Director and Strategic Relationships Executive


Conference speaker: Scott Fuller

Scott Fuller

Head of Security Operations

Heathrow Airport

Conference speaker: Libby Herbert

Libby Herbert

General Manager

Colostomy UK

Conference speaker: Fiona Wright

Fiona Wright

Customer Services and Security Director

Manchester Airport

Conference speaker: Gavin Neate

Gavin Neate

Founder & CEO


Conference speaker: Mark Applin

Mark Applin



Conference speaker: Josh Wintersgill

Josh Wintersgill

Founder and Director


Conference speaker: Stacey Peel

Stacey Peel

Global Aviation Security Lead, Security Group Chair, British Aviation Group


Conference speaker: James Cross

James Cross


OpenWorks Engineering

Conference speaker: Ashley Reeve

Ashley Reeve

UKIMEA Aviation Security Lead, Arup Resilience, Security and Risk Practice


Conference speaker: Dave Eldridge

Dave Eldridge

Sales Director

Chess Dynamics

Conference speaker: Christopher Nicolaides

Christopher Nicolaides

Principal, AMS Acoustics, On behalf of the Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers (ISCE).


Conference speaker: Alexander Roy

Alexander Roy

Head of Strategy – Surface Access


Conference speaker: Ernie Carter

Ernie Carter

Ground Operations – Winter Operations Manager


Conference speaker: Liam Bolger

Liam Bolger

Head of Airside

London Luton Airport

Conference speaker: Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson

Senior Project Manager – Development

Heathrow Airport

Conference speaker: Jan Richards

Jan Richards

Head of Insights & Planning

Dublin Airport

Conference speaker: Milda Manomaityte

Milda Manomaityte

Technical and Policy Manager

Railway Industry Association

Conference speaker: Adam Scott

Adam Scott

Senior Acoustics Engineer

Hoare Lea

Conference speaker: Siete Hamminga

Siete Hamminga


Robin Radar Systems BV

Conference speaker: Bill Haraka

Bill Haraka

Business Development Manager – Drone Detection

Robin Radar Systems BV

Conference speaker: Ruth Shilston

Ruth Shilston

Leader of Major Projects Eurasia


Conference speaker: Paul Mason

Paul Mason

Chief Executive Officer

Redline Assured Security

Conference speaker: Richard Matthews

Richard Matthews

Director – UKIMEA Aviation Lead


Conference speaker: Neil Bowles

Neil Bowles

Head of ATM

Searidge Technologies

Conference speaker: Niall Greenwood

Niall Greenwood

Director ATM

Baines Simmons

Conference speaker: Wolfgang Hatzack

Wolfgang Hatzack

Managing Director


Conference speaker: Graham Cross

Graham Cross

Chief Executive

Heathrow Southern Railway

Conference speaker: Paul Doherty

Paul Doherty

Commercial Manager - Finance

Heathrow Airport

Conference speaker: David Watts

David Watts

Managing Director

CCD Design & Ergonomics

Conference speaker: Paul Diestelkamp

Paul Diestelkamp

Head of Programmes & Development

Air Navigation Solutions Ltd

Conference speaker: Tony Caccavone

Tony Caccavone

Surface Access Director


Conference speaker: Kashif Chaudry

Kashif Chaudry

Deputy Director for Aviation Security, Head of Aviation Security International Operations

Department for Transport

Conference speaker: Heather Morgan

Heather Morgan

Group Head Regeneration and Growth

Spelthorne Borough Council

Conference speaker: Samantha O’Dwyer

Samantha O’Dwyer

Strategic Director, Aviation Services

Wilson James

Conference speaker: Clive Wright

Clive Wright

Business Owner (previously Head of International Strategy Team, Aviation Security Division, UK Department for Transport), Deputy, Chair, BAG Security Group

Contego Aviation Security

Conference speaker: John Goodall

John Goodall

Business Manager


Conference speaker: Brad Miller

Brad Miller

Chief Operations Officer

Manchester Airport

Conference speaker: Niclas Gustavsson

Niclas Gustavsson

VP Development & Governmental Affairs

Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions, SDATS

Conference speaker: Chris Lambert

Chris Lambert

Development Manager Transport

Bosch Security and Safety Systems

Conference speaker: Jason Fowler

Jason Fowler

BAG Deputy Chair & Lead Aviation Sector Partner

Gardiner & Theobald

Conference speaker: Jacqui Johnson

Jacqui Johnson

Director, JCJ Consulting, Board Member, British Aviation Group, Deputy Chair of BAG’s Airport Consultants Group


Conference speaker: Ann Marie Aguilar

Ann Marie Aguilar

Director of Operations Europe

the International WELL Building Institute

Conference speaker: Giulio Corte

Giulio Corte

Business Development Director

Deerns UK

Conference speaker: Neal Mehta

Neal Mehta

Managing Consultant


Conference speaker: Cathy Miller

Cathy Miller

Deputy Director, Rail, Commercial and Communities - Heathrow Expansion Programme

Department for Transport

Conference speaker: Phil Bailey

Phil Bailey

Senior Project Manager


Conference speaker: Shakir Khaja

Shakir Khaja

Arcadis and BAG Business Intelligence Working Group Lead

British Aviation Group

Conference speaker: Diane Burt

Diane Burt

Arup and BAG Board member

British Aviation Group

Conference speaker: Kris Walters

Kris Walters

Transport Sector Manager

Department for International Trade

Conference speaker: Geoff Moore

Geoff Moore

Business Development Manager

Blighter Surveillance Systems

Conference speaker: Keith Letten

Keith Letten

Construction Category Manager

Gatwick Airport

Airports Exhibiton - all-weather indoor vehicle display area
Exhibiton area
baggage handling exhibitor
british and irish aviation technology
british and irish aviation technology

The largest EXPO of airport suppliers in Britain and Ireland

Suppliers and service providers of all sizes demo their solutions to the industry, alongside the showcasing of £30 billion+ British and Irish airport development projects. Popular exhibits include the all-weather indoor vehicle display area.

Top-quality conferences, featuring airport chiefs, departmental specialists and key partners

2019 conference sessions will cover Operations, ATC, Security, PRM and Accessibility, Ground Services, Sustainability, Design & Planning, Technology, Procurement and Airport Connectivity. Day 2 will have a particular emphasis on exporting and the Regional and Business Airports (RABA) Group AGM will also be hosted at the show..

Agendas are now live!

Conference attendees
CAA’s PRM and Airport Accessibility Conference
The Heathrow Connectivity Conference
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John Holland-Kaye speaker

“Accessible Airport” – the 2nd Airport Accessibility Conference

11 June 2019

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3rd Metropolitan Police Aviation Policing Command Airports Counter Terrorism Conference

12 June 2019

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Operations, Safety & Supply Conference: Airside, Airfield & Airspace

11 June 2019

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Operations, Safety & Supply Conference: Landside, Terminal, Facilitation & Passenger Experience

12 June 2019

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Design, Development & Supply Chain Conference

11-12 June 2019

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The Supply Chain EXPO Forum

11-12 June 2019

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Unsung Hero Awards 2019

Unsung Hero Awards 2019

The Unsung Hero Awards are presented to employees of regional airports, large airports and stakeholders on the basis of a popular online vote, and recognise ordinary "extraordinary" airport people who take pride in their work, deliver results, and do it with a smile.

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Special-EXPO-tour-guest John Barnes, Chris Kamara, Peter Shilton

Special EXPO tour guest

Dion dublin will tour EXPO and take football and property questions live on stage.

  • In 2016, John Barnes presented a preview of Euro 2016
  • In 2017 Chris Kamara previewed the 2017/18 Premiership
  • In 2018 Peter Shilton gave a preview of World Cup Russia.
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The event has been great. We’ve met some really interesting people. We’ve certainly met more airports here at the event than in previous years. Our stand has been busy, and it has certainly been the right people visiting us.

Matthew Pearson, Chief Product Officer
London Luton Airport

It has been a really good event, very interesting. We haven’t stopped – it has been so busy on our stand. We have told the airport’s operating company that they need a stand here too next year. I’ve met a lot of interesting people here at The British-Irish Airports EXPO.

Anita Gackowska, Service Director

The event has been very productive for us. We have had a lot of interaction with key personnel from airports, so it has been very beneficial for us exhibiting here. We have met with key airports and had the opportunity to showcase our current products and our future innovations.

Ryan Finnigan, Former Business Development Manager
Dublin Airport

I really enjoyed the British-Irish Airports Expo. It was very insightful, the speakers/panellists were very knowledgeable and the networking opportunities were fantastic. The event was very well organised and I will definitely return to next years event and would recommend to others.

Liz Kavanagh, Customer Experience Manager

Well organised, interesting conference programme, good exhibition and free for delegates to attend. Exceptionally good value which all with an interest in aviation in the UK and Ireland should attend.

Chris Cain, Head of Secretariat
Glasgow Airport

This free to attend event should be an automatic entry into every Airport Managers' calendar. This 'one stop shop', offers great networking opportunities to meet with suppliers and listen to some very interesting and thought provoking presentations which befits current and future thinking of British and Irish airports and all done in a relaxed and social atmosphere.

Gillies Crichton, Group Head Of Risk And Assurance
Ppl Training Ltd

PPL Training Ltd are an AGL training provider to most of the UK Airports and found this event a huge success being able to meet many of our clients under one roof. It also opened up opportunities to network with new potential clients and showcase our training service to everyone that attended.

Recent News

Dion Dublin at the British-Irish Airports EXPO!
Dion Dublin at the British-Irish Airports EXPO!

Ex-Premiership and “Homes-Under-the Hammer” star will tour EXPO and be interviewed live on stage This year’s celebrity signing for the British-Irish Airports EXPO tour and on-stage interview is the ex-Premier League striker and “Homes-Under-the Hammer” star Dion Dublin. In a...

RNIB and London Gatwick to present “perfect” collaboration at CAA co-organised “Accessible Airport Conference”
RNIB and London Gatwick to present “perfect” collaboration at CAA co-organised “Accessible Airport Conference”

Co-organised by the Civil Aviation Authority and the British-Irish Airports EXPO, the 2nd Accessible Airport Conference is subtitled: "Working with all air transport stakeholders to ensure everyone has fair access to air travel." Key components of the 2nd Accessible Airport Conference: Launch...

EXPO host Heathrow announces Flybe Guernsey route
EXPO host Heathrow announces Flybe Guernsey route

Flybe has today announced it will launch a daily service between Guernsey and Heathrow on 31 March 2019. It will be the first direct connection between the island and Heathrow in 20 years, and will be operated by 78-seat Bombardier...