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Airports Development & Future of Aviation Conference

Wednesday, 4th May 2022 0800hrs – 1530hrs

Concorde Conference Centre, Manchester, Wilmslow Old Rd, Altrincham WA15 8XQ

Over £6 billion worth of airport expansion, airport city development and infrastructure upgrades will be discussed at this conference which will lead to major increases of passenger numbers and thousands of new jobs in the sector.

We’re back in at the Concorde Conference Centre and at this event we’ll uncover new insights and future plans from those at the forefront of future airports and airport cities, whilst hearing about new opportunities and how airport cities and employment hubs will feed into and integrate into the growth plans of the surrounding cities.

The trending theme will also be how airports will recover and fightback from the effects of the pandemic and how they are adapting to climate change restrictions as the UK looks to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

We’ll hear from influential figures in the airport’s sector and delve into the phenomenal opportunities which airport cities present, whilst gathering insights into best practice and the ingredients that make an airport city viable. We’ll also hear discussions and presentations from airport owners and operators alongside key stakeholders to hear how airport cities can knit into already existing cities, what infrastructure is needed to unlock growth, and what major developments are planned.

  • Gloucestershire Airport infrastructure upgrades
  • Intel on future Blackpool Airport investment
  • Gatwick’s £500m second runway plans
  • 323,000 sq ft business park at Gloucestershire Airport
  • Bristol Airport’s plans to create 5,000 new jobs
  • Glasgow Airport’s 500,000 sq ft Airport City
  • British Aviation Group’s vision for UK’s aviation sector
  • MAG’s airport city and East Mids Freeport plans
  • £500 million London City Airport Expansion
  • Birmingham Airport’s strategic recovery plans
  • Guernsey Airport’s development masterplan
  • Bristol Airport increasing passenger capacity to 12m
  • The new Glasgow Airport Rail Link
  • Latest phases of Dublin’s Airport City
  • Update from Manchester Airports Group
  • And much more…

Speakers for this event include:

08:00-09:00 Breakfast & Networking
09:00-09:15 Conference Welcome and Keynote Speaker

Paul Willis will open the event with an inspirational keynote, setting the tone for the conversation to come.

MAG Group; Paul Willis, Chief Development Officer

09:15-10:15 Session One: The Future of Airports

With the aviation sector facing its biggest challenge since inception as airports rethink and reimagine their future development plans, this panel brings together a selection of experts to discuss how the industry can bounce forward and get its ambitions back on track.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

British Aviation Group; Jason Fowler, Chair

Connected Places Catapult; Hannah Tew, Director of Air Mobility

Bristol Airport; Simon Earles, Planning and Sustainability Director

Department for Transport; Holly Greig, Deputy Director, Aviation Decarbonisation Division

Dublin Airport; Andrea Carroll, Group Sustainability Director

10:15-11:00 Break & Networking

Build commercially rewarding connections during the break – with refreshments included.

11:00-12:00 Session Two: Innovation for Future Airport and Aviation Needs; Sponsored by Egis

With the sector recovering from the effects of the pandemic and the need to head towards net zero carbon emissions, innovative solutions will be needed to achieve greener and smarter airports. In this session we will hear from airport groups and the forward thinking organisations at the forefront of creating these solutions – discussing what the future of aviation and airports will look like, and how we can collaborate to achieve it and the billions of pounds in opportunities it will create.

Chair: Egis; Philip Church, Director, Aviation

Connected Places Catapult; Hannah Tew, Director of Air Mobility

Glasgow Airport; Ross Nimmo, Head of Planning & Development

Dublin Airport; Andrea Carroll, Group Sustainability Director

London City Airport; Tim Halley, Director of Infrastructure and Planning

12:00-12:45 Lunch & Networking

Build commercially rewarding connections during the lunch break – with refreshments and food provided.

12:45-13:45 Session Three: UK Airport Development and Expansion Plans

Some of the UK’s major airports will discuss their strategic importance in their region and how future expansion plans will provide a catalyst for wider economic growth as the sector recovers after the pandemic.

Chair: Weston Williamson + Partners; Samantha Dean, Senior Associate

Birmingham Airport; Nikki Bains, Head of Planning, Transport and Strategy

Blackpool Airport; Nick Gerrard, Growth and Prosperity Director

MAG Group; Alistair Andrew, Head of Planning Services

13:45-14:15 Break & Networking

Build commercially rewarding connections during the break – with refreshments included.

14:15-15:15 Session Four: Delivering Airports of the Future – Masterplanning World Class Airports; Sponsored by BDB Pitmans

Major UK and international airports will reveal their world class future development and expansion plans which will play an important role creating economic growth in their regions and how they will further connect themselves with the rest of the world.

Chair: BDB Pitmans; Tom Henderson, Partner

Gatwick Airport; Jonathan Deegan, Planning and Environment Lead

Gloucestershire Airport; Karen Taylor, Managing Director

Guernsey Airport;  Ben Le Huray, Chief Commercial & Infrastructure Officer

15:15-15:30 Conference Summary and Close

This unique conference will bring together the construction industry to discuss the aviation and airports sector. There will be plenty of exhibitors showcasing their brand and best practice in the industry, whilst helping them reap the rewards of being prominently displayed within the events exhibition area in front of some key and influential business leaders.

Modular Construction Off Site Development Build Public Sector

Exhibiting will allow you to:

  • Meet 300+ delegates face to face
  • Be part of the annual Airports and Airport Cities Development Conference
  • Be seen as a leading firm in the industry’s bid to drive sustainable growth in the regions
  • Network with hundreds of your business clients and peers
  • Showcase your work to regional authorities, government officials, leading private sector firms, blue-chip companies, investors and more

Confirmed Exhibitors:

If you’re interested in exhibiting at the conference then get in touch with our team – with space available for standard exhibition stalls or larger spaces to showcase more of your brand and create an eye-catching area contact:

Email: opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

Associate your brand with the Airports and Airport Cities Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates about the aviation and airports sector.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Corporate Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £8.250 View Details
Session One Partner: Building Greener, Smarter Airports to meet the UK’s and Ireland’s future needs Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 View Details
Session Two Partner: Innovation for Future Airport and Aviation Needs Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 Sold Out
Session Three Partner: UK Airport Development and Expansion Plans Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 View Details
Session Four Partner: Delivering Airports of the Future – Masterplanning World Class Airports Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Partner Yes Yes 7 Yes £3,250 View Details
Pre Conference Dinner Partner 2 Yes £2,750 View Details
Private Roundtable Partner Yes 5 Yes £2,750 View Details
Speaker Table Partner Yes 5 Yes £2,750 View Details
Programme Partner Yes 5 £2,250 View Details
Breakfast Partner Yes 5 £2,250 View Details
Lunch Partner Yes 5 £2,250 View Details
Email Partner Yes 5 £2,250 View Details
Registration Partner Yes 5 £2,250 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 4 £1,750 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities and huge exhibition space large enough to promote your business, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector, the future vision for the aviation sector and the whole built environment industry.

Corporate Partner

£8,250+VAT

Be at the forefront of the conference with onstage branding, a 15-minute keynote speech to kickstart the conference, access to the VIP Speakers’ Room and much more. This package will elevate your brand and drive awareness, loyalty and trust in front of industry leaders. This is the ultimate package if you’re looking to be seen as a leading figure within the industry with branding within the title of the event – ‘Airports and Airport Cities Development Conference in association with YOUR BRAND’. Benefits include:

  • Position yourself alongside Built Environment Networking to shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the conference, with the option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion within pre-conference speaker communications including speaker briefings
  • Direct access before and after the sessions to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • One pull-up stand on stage for the entire conference
  • Option to do a Keynote speech
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Fifteen delegate passes for the conference
  • One ticket to the VIP Speaker’s dinner for one of your selected event speakers, which takes place the day before or day of the event – allowing you to meet speakers in a relaxed environment
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to fifteen people per year
  • Access to the Speakers’ Green Room
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One full page digital advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users
  • Logo/branding on the online conference platform

Session Partner

£5,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to chair or participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Involvement with an exceptional panel session with the option to chair or be involved in the debate, discussions and presentations
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to the panel OR thought leaders presentation
  • Position yourself alongside us to shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the conference, with the option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion within pre-conference communications including speaker briefings
  • Direct access before and after the sessions to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Positioned as as ‘Conference Session Partner’ in all branding
  • Additional pull-up stand on stage during your conference session
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Ten delegate passes for the conference
  • 50% off tickets to the VIP Speakers’ dinner which takes place the day before or the day of the event – allowing you to meet speakers in a relaxed environment
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per year
  • Access to the Speakers’ Green Room
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One full page digital advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users
  • Logo/branding on the online conference platform

Session Two Partner: Innovation for Future Airport and Aviation Needs

Session Four Partner: Delivering Airports of the Future – Masterplanning World Class Airports

Best Practice Presentation Partner

£3,250+VAT

This package enables you to speak at the conference – providing you with an opportunity to deliver a thought leadership presentations and/or on-stage Q&A utilising our expert Chair. You’ll be able to position yourself as a though-leader and go-to-business in your sector in front of sector/regional stakeholders and influencers. Benefits include:

  • 15-minute timeslot before one of the main sessions to deliver a thought leadership presentation and/or Q&A session
  • Direct access before and after every session to the VIP speaker room, an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding at the conference
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Additional pull-up stand on stage during your Best Practice session
  • Seven delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One full page digital advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users
  • Logo/branding on the online conference platform

Pre Conference Dinner Partner

£2,750+VAT

The day before the event we’ll be hosting a Speaker and Sponsor VIP dinner – this event offers a unique opportunity to network one-on-one with the industry’s leading figures. This partnership enables you to have prominent involvement and branding at the dinner. Benefits include:

  • Speaking opportunity – with a 10-minute promotional talk at the VIP Dinner
  • Prime branding at the conference dinner.
  • Two pull-up banners at the conference dinner
  • Promotional material and literature placement on the dinner tables
  • Two places at the conference dinner
  • Two delegate passes for the conference
  • Positioned as ‘Conference Dinner Partner’ in all branding
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One full page advert in the dinner menu
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference

Private Roundtable Partner

£2,750+VAT

Take the discussion into a more private setting – with a hireable room at the event enabling you to create a roundtable discussion for up to 45-minutes. We’ll work with you to invite your target clients, plus your own attendees, to create an in-event experience that helps you forge new commercially rewards connections. Benefits include:

  • Hire a private room at the event venue for 45-minutes – for circa 10-15 attendees
  • Ten invitations directly through ourselves to event delegates to request their attendance at the roundtable (no guarantee provided on attendance)
  • Pull-up banners and marketing literature allowed within the private room during the period of your roundtable
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Four delegate passes to the conference– which you can use for your staff or invited clients who you may also want to take part in the roundtable discussion
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One half page digital advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users
  • Logo/branding on the online conference platform

Speaker Table Partner

£2,750+VAT

Become the official partner of the Speakers’ Table – where our high-level event speakers will congregate throughout the day. Benefits include:

  • VIP access to enable you to join the speaker table/room
  • Build one-to-one relationships with key decision makers and work givers
  • Marketing collateral can be placed on the speaker table
  • Two pull-up banners around the Speaker Table area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One half page digital advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users
  • Logo/branding on the online conference platform

Programme Partner

£2,250+VAT

Prominent branding on the front of our conference programme. A great way of driving brand awareness and visibility in front of your primary audience. Benefits include:

  • Prime Branding on the cover of the conference programme
  • Positioned as ‘Conference Programme Partner’ in all branding
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One full page digital advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users
  • Logo/branding on the online conference platform

Breakfast Partner

£2,250+VAT

A package to enable mass brand awareness and visibility during the busiest periods of the day. Becoming a partner would ensure branding is at the forefront of the breakfast period area along with additional marketing benefits including an exhibition stand and inclusion within all marketing material. Benefits include:

  • Prime branding in the physical breakfast area space for the duration of breakfast with three pull-up stands
  • Positioned as ‘Conference Breakfast Partner’ in all branding
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One half page digital advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users
  • Logo/branding on the online conference platform

Lunch Partner

£2,250+VAT

A package to enable mass brand awareness and visibility during the busiest periods of the day. Becoming a partner would ensure branding is at the forefront of the lunch period area along with additional marketing benefits including an exhibition stand and inclusion within all marketing material. Benefits include:

  • Prime branding in the physical lunch area space for the duration of lunch with three pull-up stands
  • Positioned as ‘Conference Lunch Partner’ in all branding
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One half page digital advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users
  • Logo/branding on the online conference platform

Email Partner

£2,250+VAT

Prime branding on all emails used to promote the conference with delegates before, during and after the conference. Benefits include:

  • Prime Branding on the emails sent to promote the conference sent to circa 80,000 contacts
  • Positioned as ‘Conference Email Partner’ in all branding
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One half page digital advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users
  • Logo/branding on the online conference platform

Registration Partner

£2,250+VAT

Sponsorship of the registration area – the delegate entry point to the conference. Benefits include:

  • Branding on the sign-in iPads at check-out where all delegates sign-in with a table cloth and two pull up stands (provided by you)
  • Positioned as ‘Conference Registration artner’ in all branding
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One half page digital advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users
  • Logo/branding on the online conference platform

Exhibitor Package

£1,750+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to hold meetings and showcase your services, our Exhibitor Partner package is perfect. There is no limit to the exhibition space enabling you to simply drive brand awareness through a standard exhibition package or bring excitement to the room with the ability to take exhibition space to stand out from the crowd. Benefits include:

  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Four delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to four people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users
  • Logo/branding on the online conference platform

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If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

This event will bring together high-level speakers from a number of UK and international airports – discussing their challenges, opportunities they’re progressing, and their future estate and property masterplans. Speakers include:

MAG Group – Paul Willis, Chief Development Officer

Paul is the Chief Development Officer for Manchester Airports Group.  Paul joined MAG in 2015 and has held several senior positions including the Group Engineering Services Director, led the Stansted Transformation Programme responsible for delivering the c.£600m Transformation Programme for Stansted Airport and recently was Group Strategy Director, leading the strategic vision for MAG through the COVID 19 pandemic.

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the management, planning, design, construction, operation, and development of airports.  Prior to joining MAG, Paul was the Global Head of Aviation for Arcadis and throughout his career has held a number of key management posts to design, construct and operate a number of international airports including the design, construction and opening of Athens International Airport.

Department for Transport – Holly Greig, Deputy Director, Aviation Decarbonisation Division

Holly will join the conference to explore the DFT’s future plans and the role the airport and aviation sectors will play in creating a net zero Britain as well as creating inclusive economic growth. Holly will also discuss the role the DFT played at COP26 where they kickstarted a year of ambition and collaboration – negotiating with like-minded states that are serious about decarbonising the aviation sector and forming an initiative to convince and bring in more states to commit to decarbonising their aviation sectors.

London City Airport – Tim Halley, Director of Infrastructure and Planning

London City Airport may have had to delay their expansion during the pandemic but there is still plenty of development in the pipeline as flights start to recover back to normal levels. Tim will talk about the role London City Airport will play in the aviation sector’s recovery and look ahead to the future development phases of their £500 million airport expansion.

Gloucestershire Airport – Karen Taylor, Managing Director

Gloucestershire Airport is UK’s busiest general aviation airport and is investing £8 million to upgrade the runways at Gloucestershire Airport, as a part of a £15 million in the Staverton site development. Karen – Managing director at Gloucestershire Airport and Non-Executive Director at Blackpool Airport will be joining the session to discuss new development, infrastructural regeneration, and economic growth in the region.

British Aviation Group – Jason Fowler, Chair

The British Aviation Group (BAG) is the leading representative body for British companies involved in aviation and airport development and operations with 210 members working across 150 countries and turning over £2.5 billion in the UK. They provide world class expertise to meet the challenges of global airports and we are the first port of call for their clients to connect to the full spectrum of British aviation expertise delivering solutions for airports large and small. As Chair of BAG, Jason will be well placed to discuss the future of the aviation and airport development sector in the UK, the sector’s recovery as we move out of the pandemic and the role of aviation and airports in the UK’s economy.

Birmingham International Airport – Nikki Bains, Head of Planning, Transport and Strategy

Birmingham Airport announced plans for £500m worth of development to increase passenger numbers from 13 million per year to 18 million by 2033. The expansion will see the departure lounge in the north terminal extended by 40% and is set to add a mezzanine, more check-in facilities, and additional seating and retail space. Nikki will reveal more intel on this expansion as well as discussing the airport’s strategy for recovery and the role the airport plays in Birmingham and the UK’s economy.

Glasgow Airport – Ross Nimmo, Head of Planning & Development

Glasgow Airport is owned by AGS Airports along with Southampton and Aberdeen Airports, carrying over nine million passengers per year, Glasgow Airport serves more Scottish destinations than any other airport and is a key component of Scotland’s transport infrastructure. Ross Nimmo leads Glasgow Airport’s Planning and Development team which is responsible for strategic master planning, transport (including city deal projects) and aerodrome safeguarding. His current portfolio includes developing ‘Airport City Glasgow’ and major public transport enhancements, including the landmark Glasgow Metro which is set to be developed over the next 10 years. The airport is in the midst of a multi-year development and expansion project, which will see a 500,000 sq ft airport city created to support the aerospace, freight and innovation sectors.

Dublin Airport – Andrea Carroll, Group Sustainability Director

Andrea recently took up the position of Group Sustainability Director at a busy time for the DAA with completion of Dublin airport’s new northern runway set to be operational in 2022 and a host of development plans in the pipeline – both at the airport and the surrounding airport city. Andrea will join the conference to reveal more about the DAA’s future development plans and how they will reach their sustainability targets going forward.

Guernsey Airports – Ben Le Huray, Chief Commercial & Infrastructure Officer

Guernsey Airport are drawing up a new masterplan to diversify the use of the airport in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Phase one of the project will be to identify revenue opportunities and improve passenger experience at the Channel Islands airport. Airport owner Guernsey Ports want to maximise the value of its land and property on the site through new commercial ventures and optimising operations. Ben will join the conference to talk about the real opportunity for Guernsey Airport to become a catalyst for commerce on the island and reveal more details about the masterplan and how it will look to maximise the potential for new revenue streams.

Connected Places Catapult – Hannah Tew, Director of Air Mobility

Hannah is Director of Air Mobility Connected Places Catapult. A Fellow of IOM3 and Chartered Engineer, her career has been spent in collaborative industrial R&D. Hannah brings insights and stakeholder understanding of a wider aviation system including the integration of new classes of air vehicle and aviation sustainability, along with a complementary and in-depth knowledge of the manufacturing sector.

Gatwick Airport – Jonathan Deegan, Planning and Environment Lead

Gatwick Airport is pressing ahead with plans for a second runway – the proposed plans worth around £500m will see the airport’s emergency northern runway moved sideways by 12m and upgraded for routine short-haul use. Other elements of the proposals include improved airport access, highway improvements, as well as additional environmental mitigation, with the project set to be delivered in a sustainable way which will help them to achieve the Government’s overall goal of net zero emissions by 2050. Jonathan is leading on the project for Gatwick and will be on hand to reveal more intel on the scheme.

MAG Group – Alistair Andrew, Planning Services Director

Alistair is currently Planning Services Director at Manchester Airports Group, covering Manchester, East Midlands and London Stansted Airports, working for the business for over 9 years. In his time, he has overseen London Stansted’s Transformation Programme including the 35+ planning appeal; the successful bid for an East Midlands Freeport; as well as the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme and will join the conference to update on Manchester Airport’s development and airport expansion plans.

Weston Williamson + Partners – Samantha Dean, Senior Associate

Samantha is an Associate Director at Weston Williamson + Partners, leading projects within our transport and infrastructure team. She has been involved in some of the UK’s largest transport projects from design to delivery, and has significant experience in transport architecture and a collaborative work approach, fostering relationships with multi-disciplinary teams. She is passionate about promoting the next generation of architects, and helping more young people enter the construction industry.

Bristol Airport – Simon Earles, Planning and Sustainability Director

Bristol Airports have recently had plans approved to increase its capacity from 10 million to 12 million passengers per year with a raft of development including extensions to the terminal building, a new immigration hall, improvements to the A38 and the airport’s internal road layout as part of a multi-million-pound transport improvement plan, construction of a new multi-storey car park and extension of the Silver Zone car parking and enhancement of airside infrastructure, including passenger walkways with travellators. Simon will give more intel on the expansion plans which are set to drive economic growth in Bristol, South Wales and the West of England.

 

Blackpool Airport – Nick Gerrard, Growth and Prosperity Director

One of the architects of Blackpool’s £1bn renaissance masterplan, Nick will unveil the intricate details behind the council’s sizeable investment and development ambitions which include all of the excellent work being scoped out at the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone as well as upgrades and maintenance to essential infrastructure, with further significant investment planned.

Built Environment Networking – Amanda Griffiths, Director

Amanda is one of the Co-Founder’s of Built Environment Networking – formed almost 10 years ago.

She’ll be hosting throughout the day, running the days proceedings and managing the interaction between our delegates and the speakers.

Egis – Philip Church, Director, Aviation

Philip is a director within the Aviation Business Line at Egis, an avionics engineer, and award-winning consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. He has a background working with all aviation stakeholders – airports, airlines, service providers and regulators across all areas of ATM/CNS, and has wide ranging experience covering project management, safety, business planning, market forecasting, training, and standardisation. He has a specialist interest in advanced technical and operational concepts to enable tangible benefits to airports and airspace users. He supports novel project that improve traffic flows, increase capacity and enable airspace optimisation and integration of all airspace users – current and future.

BDB Pitmans – Tom Henderson, Partner

Tom specialises in the authorisation of major infrastructure projects. He has a wealth of experience helping promoters obtain consent for complex projects, across the full range of consents processes including development consent orders (DCOs), transport and works orders, private and hybrid bills and harbour orders. He also advises those affected by major projects to ensure their interests are properly protected.

He has worked on some of the largest and most high profile infrastructure projects in the UK. He is currently leading BDB’s legal team advising National Highways on the Lower Thames Crossing, its largest ever project, and on a number of other DCOs to authorise major highway improvements.

He is also leading on major expansion plans for Luton Airport, and advising TFL on the Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf pedestrian and cycle crossing

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Date:
Wednesday, 4th May 2022

Time:
0800hrs – 1530hrs

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Concorde Conference Centre, Manchester
Wilmslow Old Rd, Altrincham WA15 8XQ, UK

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