Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

We are continuing to organise full-scale virtual conferences which retain all the features of physical seminars, including full programmes, presentations with slides, panel discussions and live delegate questions and comments sessions, person-to-person and group networking, and a permanent record provided to all delegates afterwards. New events are coming on to our conference programme all the time, so there are plenty of opportunities to join us if you haven’t already, from wherever you are.
For booking-related queries or information on speaking please email us at info@forumsupport.co.uk, or contact us using one of the following numbers: +44 (0)7538736244 / +44 (0)7503591880 / +44 (0)7951044809.

If you’re already booked on, joining instructions can be accessed from five working days before your conference via the booking dashboard. Need help? Contact us at delegate.relations@forumsupport.co.uk

Priorities for the aviation sector - strategies and policy for post-pandemic recovery and growth, long-term development, and a greener future

TO BE PUBLISHED September 2021

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference will examine the challenges facing the sector in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and limitations on international travel, options for support, and priorities for the sector itself in adapting to its changing environment.

It will be an opportunity to discuss policy initiatives developed to help the industry’s recovery from the impact of the COVID-19, including:

  • the Aviation Recovery Plan - due to be released later this year
  • the Global Travel Taskforce: safe return of international travel policy paper
  • the Aviation 2050 green paper
  • the recent government consultation on aviation tax reform - looking at the possibility of reforming Air Passenger Duty (APD) on internal UK flights

Stakeholders and key policymakers will also consider implications of further significant policy developments, such as the National Infrastructure Strategy and the Union Connectivity Review.

Sessions in the agenda look at:

  • the impact of COVID-19 - implementing the Aviation Recovery Plan, and adapting to changes in consumer trends
  • opening up international travel post-pandemic - including priorities for improving consumer confidence
  • preparing for increased demand - priorities for meeting future capacity needs, improving international connectivity, and supporting recovery and growth
  • greener aviation - key steps and issues for transition in line with net-zero policy objectives, and the potential impact of the Aviation Decarbonisation Strategy
  • developing a long-term vision for the aviation sector - including supporting regional connectivity and wider policy priorities


Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Places have been reserved by officials from the Border Force; the Competition and Markets Authority; Defence Airspace and Air Traffic Management; the Department for International Trade; the Department for Transport; the Government Legal Department; the Health and Safety Executive; the Home Office; the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise and the Welsh Government. Also due to attend are representatives from the Airport Operators Association; Amalgamated Construction; Bath University; Gardiner & Theobald; Innovate UK; Pascall+Watson; and The Fiscal Incentives Group.
Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government and regulatory officials involved in this area of policy, together with other stakeholders including transport and environmental services, airports, airspace management, construction and engineering firms, charities, passenger groups, lawyers, local government, academics and commentators, together with reporters from the national and specialist media.

This is a full-scale conference taking place online***

  • full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference

This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles