Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

UK aviation and airports - competition, environmental sustainability, growth, and next steps for policy

February 2020

This conference focuses on the next steps for aviation policy and the development of UK airports.

It will be an opportunity to discuss key issues for the sector with the new government focusing on infrastructure, connectivity and international trade.

Following the Aviation 2050 consultation, delegates will look ahead to priorities for the Aviation Strategy White Paper, as it is prepared for expected publication later this year, including:

  • The focus on consumer care, and new  standards for services to aviation passengers with higher quality and that are more environmentally friendly;
  • Developing a connected and outward looking British aviation sector - expanding connectivity between national, regional and international airports, enhancing trade opportunities and competition, and exporting UK innovation in aerospace technology; and
  • Designing regulation that keeps pace with new technology and addresses safety risks while improving transport system operations, and with the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill that was included in the Queen’s Speech.

We also expect discussion around the future role of government in protecting UK airlines, the industry and passengers - as well as supporting the sector to compete nationally and globally. It follows the government rescue package for Flybe.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates