Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Priorities for the UK Aviation Strategy - infrastructure, innovation and global connectivity

Morning, Tuesday, 30th April 2019

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss the priorities for the UK aviation sector - with the Government’s aviation strategy expected to be released next year.


Delegates will assess the infrastructure challenges for growing the sector in the context of the Government’s Airports National Policy Statement, which outlines the preference for a third runway at Heathrow.


Attendees will also look at what is needed to support regional airports, in light of further government proposals on the opportunities for utilising spare capacity and existing runways across the UK.


We also expect discussion on the future of airspace management - including priorities for innovation and collaboration, and adapting to new tech such as drones.


Further sessions examine the challenges facing industry in opening new competitive markets for passenger services and freight, and the role of enablers for developing further opportunities.



Guest of Honour

Catherine Adams

Deputy Director, Aviation Strategy, Department for Transport

Guest of Honour

Catherine Adams

Deputy Director, Aviation Strategy, Department for Transport

Keynote Speaker

Matt Gorman

Sustainability & Environment Director, Heathrow Airport

Speakers

Kathy Nothstine

Lead, Future Cities, Challenge Prize Centre, Nesta

Giles Kavanagh

Partner, HFW

Councillor Keith Artus

Chairman, Strategic Aviation Special Interest Group and Member, UK Airspace Strategy Board