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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.

Conference schedule

Agendas are now live!

11 June 2019

Organised with CAA

“Accessible Airport” – the 2nd Airport Accessibility Conference

Key theme:

Government Aviation Strategy: “The plans to make the transport system across all modes work better for disabled people”

12 June 2019

Staged by: Met Aviation Policing Command

3rd Metropolitan Police Aviation Policing Command Airports Counter Terrorism Conference

Key theme:

“Policing Drone Incursion at UK Airports: An all-stakeholder approach to prevention and response”

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11 June 2019

Hosted by: Heathrow

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

Key theme:

Featuring: Winter Services, Ground Handling & Ramp, ARFF, Runway and Pavements Maintenance and lighting, Future Airspace Strategy, Remote Towers…

12 June 2019

Hosted by: Heathrow

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

Key theme:

Featuring: Baggage handling, passenger automation at every step of the journey, security, commercial-retail & parking, IT & systems integration. Presented by all operators on the airport campus and suppliers across multiple tiers.

11-12 June 2019

Hosted by: Department for International Trade

Design, Development & Supply Chain Conference

Key theme:

Featuring: Multiple British and Irish airport CAPEX case studies ranging across new-build terminals and runways through to refurb and repair – from Heathrow to Highlands and Islands. Presented by all operators on the airport campus and suppliers across multiple tiers.

11-12 June 2019

Sponsored by BAG

The Supply Chain EXPO Forum

Spread across all three main stages, The Supply Chain EXPO Forum is a platform for suppliers to present angled papers and case studies. Papers are invited but must major on genuine problem-solving, great ideas, and real solutions of maximum appeal to the multiple stakeholders operating on the airport campus.

Latest Confirmed Speakers | View the full speakers list

Conference speaker: Peter Drissell

Peter Drissell

Director Aviation Security

UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Conference speaker: Ian Sherriff

Ian Sherriff

Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Plymouth University 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 Europe

Conference speaker: Richard Goodwin

Richard Goodwin

Chief Inspector, Specialist Operations, Aviation Policing

London City Airport

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: Christina Smith

Christina Smith

Customer Services Executive

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Conference speaker: Samantha Saunders

Samantha Saunders

Head of Innovation & Regulatory Compliance


Conference speaker: Marc Powell

Marc Powell

Paralympian, Innovation through partnerships


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

Able Move

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: 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

Conference speaker: Bill Haraka

Bill Haraka

Business Development Manager – Drone Detection

Robin Radar Systems

Conference speaker: Ruth Shilston

Ruth Shilston



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

Heathrow Airport

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: Geoff Moore

Geoff Moore

Business Development Manager

Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd

Conference speaker: Jehan-Christophe Charles

Jehan-Christophe Charles

Senior Manager Crisis Management & Area Surveillance


Conference speaker: Phil Williams

Phil Williams

Senior Security Consultant


Conference speaker: Mat Garner

Mat Garner

Co- Founder

Ethos Farm

Latest News | View all news

Dion Dublin at the British-Irish Airports EXPO!

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

Multevo Helps Make It A World’s First For Newcastle International Airport

Multevo Helps Make It A World’s First For Newcastle International Airport ...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

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Social Events


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...

Multevo Helps Make It A World’s First For Newcastle International Airport
Multevo Helps Make It A World’s First For Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport will be the first airport in the world to take delivery of a Paxlift, the new generation of Ambulift. ‘Our reduced mobility passengers are important to us and we want to offer them the best travelling experience...

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...