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Olympia London | 11-12 June 2019

The 2019 conference agendas are now live!

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Wednesday 13th June 2018 - Day 2

09:00 - 09:30


Wednesday 13th June 09:30 - 10:30

Opening Presentations


Ian Hutcheson

Ian Hutcheson Associates Limited


Multiple police forces, myriad stakeholders, finite resources: coordinating protective security operations at UK airports

Chief Superintendent Jim Read

Head of Metropolitan Police Aviation Policing Command
Metropolitan Police Service


Private-public security partnerships – deepening cooperation among all stakeholders on the airport campus

Alexis Long

Head of Security Intelligence
Heathrow Airport


The 22 March 2016 Brussels Airport Bombings: The attacks – and afterwards

Senior Security Expert, Compliance & Operations Continuity
Wilfried Covent

Senior Security Expert, Compliance & Operations Continuity
Brussels Airport Company

10:30 - 11:30

Refreshment Break

Wednesday 13th June 11:30 - 12:30

Counterterrorism and airports: The multi-agency and multi-stakeholder collaborative responses to the threat


Operation Scottsdale – a truly multi-agency initiative, visibly making airports non-permissive environments for criminality

Monique Wrench

Deputy Director
UK Border Force (and Insider Threat Lead)


Developing a comprehensive CT programme for Toronto Pearson Airport – lessons in excellence learned from cultivating relationships with, and benchmarking airports around the globe (especially the UK)

Manager – Security Regulatory Compliance and Infrastructure
Jim McWilliams

Manager – Security Regulatory Compliance and Infrastructure
Greater Toronto Airports Authority


Effectively using Project Servator in airport counter-terrorism

Chief Inspector, Specialist Operations, Aviation Policing
Richard Goodwin

Chief Inspector, Specialist Operations, Aviation Policing
London City Airport

12:30 - 13:30


Wednesday 13th June 13:30 - 14:30

Beyond intelligence: dealing with the physical threats

Exercise Raptor 5:

The May 2018 ground-breaking Exercise Raptor 5 at the disused Heathrow Terminal 1 – the lessons learned from this major training exercise involving firearms, military, hostage negotiators, dogs, Heathrow staff, and hundreds of others

Chief Superintendent Dawn Morris

Metropolitan Police Service

Sam Grashoff

Business Resilience Manager. Airport Operations
Heathrow Airport


Criminal and terrorist drone mitigation at airports

Nick Best

Security Risk Manager
Heathrow Airport

Gerry Corbett

UAS Policy (Operations) Safety and Airspace Regulation Group
Civil Aviation Authority

Roland Wilkinson

OpenWorks Engineering

14:30 - 15:00

Refreshment Break

Wednesday 13th June 15:00 - 15:30

Ensuring robust quality assurance across all our airport security management systems


Director Aviation Security
Peter Drissell

Director Aviation Security
Civil Aviation Authority

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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.

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