New dates announced:
5-6 October 2020
  • New dates follow consultation with “Hosting Airport Coalition” Read More
  • Still with 7 FREE conferences; +100 speakers Read More
  • Still with Joanna Lumley – Official Starter British-Irish Airports EXPO Royal Docks Charity Run Read More

Meet the team:


Managing Director

Paul has 30+ years of aviation publishing and event organising experience. Before founding PPS back in 1991 he was the Managing Editor of The Avmark Aviation Economist, and during his time leading PPS he has been the publisher of a whole raft of official publications for ACI EUROPE, ACI North America, the International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores, the Tax Free World Association, the European Regions Airline Association, and the UK Airport Operators Association. In addition to his work for leading industry associations, he is also the publisher of, the airline network planning weekly e-journal and website.

Interests: Family comes first with Paul – two adult sons, one baby daughter – a sister for Brontë (12) who died after a five year battle with leukaemia in March 2011. Long before this Paul had become a fanatical marathon runner, raising well in excess of $200,000 for children’s cancer charities.


Exhibition Sales Manager

After working and selling on various events in the food and drink industry, Abbie moved to PPS at the start of 2018, trading markets to head into the world of aviation. Out of office hours she enjoys travelling to new places, exploring new cultures as well as eating and drinking as much as possible!


Head of Events & Association Business

Catherine started working for PPS selling advertising on ACI EUROPE’s Communiqué Airport Business Magazine. After a few years she moved to the events side of the business, selling across the exhibition portfolio and then onto a position as Exhibition Ops Manager. Now working as the Conference Manager, Catherine is very excited to face the mighty challenge of running six highly successful international events each year. With a love of travel (just as well really) Catherine is always ready to embrace the social aspects of the job and has a voice that can allegedly be heard from space!


Events Executive

Coming from a background of freelance live event production, Rea wanted to turn her hand to organising professional events from start to finish and become a part of a solid team which she has found at PPS. In her spare time Rea enjoys time with family and friends and can be found on a dance floor whenever possible.


Managing Editor

Ross followed-up his passion for writing by completing a journalism degree. This led him to PPS, where he has worked on various titles relating to airports, airlines and travel retail, progressing to his current position of Managing Editor. A keen armchair sports fan, Ross supports Liverpool FC. Despite having never been to Liverpool, this does not make him a glory-seeker.

Stacey Bird

Marketing Manager

Stacey has joined the team to take care of all of PPS’ marketing needs. Previously from a media and publishing background, working on sustainability events, Stacey then moved away and dabbled in the very interesting world of self-storage. However, after three years she couldn’t keep away and is back. In her spare time, she is often found in wellies walking across the fields of Sussex with her British Bulldog Harper.

Shana Sivalingam

Marketing Executive

Shana obtained a degree in BA Criminology & Sociology from the University of Brighton. As her first graduate job she was exposed to an industry she thought she will never work in, Events & Conferences, and she loved it! Now 5 years in the industry she has worked on multiple event portfolios which include Security, Aesthetics, Parenting & Pregnancy and now finally Aviation.


Web Development Manager

Jiger is responsible for maintaining all company websites and implement effective email marketing campaigns. He’s hard-working, dedicated, passionate and focused individual, with a wide range of skill set and an aptitude to learn and grow. He has a strong background, with over 6 years experience in the web industry and has had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects using many different technologies. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing a bit of football.

Rob Cakebread

Web Developer

After previously attaining an degree in Games Technology in 2015, Rob made the move to Web Development after gaining an interest in the sector while completing his university course. After initially working on the websites of a company specialising in employee benefits, Rob made the move to PPS in 2017 where he is now responsible for creating email campaigns and maintaining our sites. When not in the office he enjoys playing football for a local team.

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