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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 of the new CAA guidance: CAP 1228: “The measures necessary to ensure that the rights of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility are respected.”
  • A Special Guest Presentation by Frank Gardner OBE, BBC Security Correspondent, journalist and author: ““Talking in a personal capacity about my own experiences and conclusions about what needs to be done.”
  • Responses and discussion of the UK Government’s new aviation strategy, “Aviation 2050”, which extensively sets out unprecedented plans “to make the transport system across all modes work better for disabled people.” A White Paper on the Aviation Strategy is due out shortly after this conference.Attendance at this event is entirely free of charge and is open to all aviation stakeholders and traveller interest groups.
  • “The Great Accessibility Ideas and Innovations Workshop” – a showcase for the latest products, services, Apps and other mobility-transformations.
Launch of new CAP 1228: Paul Smith, Consumers and Markets Director, CAA
Special Guest Presentation: Frank Gardner OBE, BBC Security Correspondent, journalist, author
Conference speaker: Marc Powell

Marc Powell

Paralympian, Director and Strategic Relationships Executive - Innovation & Commercial Relationships at RNIB


Conference speaker: Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Consumers and Markets Director


Conference speaker: Frank Gardner OBE

Frank Gardner OBE

BBC Security Correspondent, journalist, author


Conference speaker: Celine McGuigan

Celine McGuigan

Accessibility and Assistance Manager


Conference speaker: Fiona Wright

Fiona Wright

Customer Services and Security Director

Manchester Airport

Conference speaker: Sara Marchant

Sara Marchant

Accessibility Manager

Gatwick Airport

Conference speaker: Peter Drissell

Peter Drissell

Director Aviation Security


Conference speaker: Libby Herbert

Libby Herbert

General Manager

Colostomy UK

Conference speaker: William Neece

William Neece

Director of Airport Solutions

Ozion Airport Software Europe

Conference speaker: Christina Smith

Christina Smith

Customer Services Coordinator

Liverpool Airport

Conference speaker: Samantha Saunders

Samantha Saunders

Head of Innovation & Regulatory Compliance


Conference speaker: Joshua Wintersgil

Joshua Wintersgil

Founder and Director


Conference speaker: Keith Richards

Keith Richards


Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC)

Conference speaker: Ian Sherriff

Ian Sherriff

Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia, Plymouth University, and Chair of the Prime Minister’s National Air Transport Dementia Group

Plymouth University

Free-of-charge attendance at this event, previously addressed by Lord Blunkett, Chairman, EasyJet Special Assistance Advisory Group (ESAAG), is open to all stakeholders – airports, airlines, handlers, traveller interest groups etc, etc …


Case studies and great ideas for presentations are invited from all air transport stakeholders and interest groups. Attendance at this event is entirely free of charge and is open to all.

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