Transport secretary Justine Greening bas agreed to give the keynote speech at Abta’s Travel Matters policy conference.

She will open the event in London on May 10 followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session.

Greening is expected to outline her plans for transport infrastructure investment and regulation for the travel industry, outlining government policies to encourage growth.

She is also expected to update the conference on government plans to address capacity concerns and encourage investment in the UK and will provide the latest on progress with the Civil Aviation Bill and Atol reform.

Abta chief executive Mark Tanzer said: “Abta is delighted to welcome back the transport secretary to Travel Matters for a second year to join the debate on the significant policy areas that shape our industry.

“With so many important topics to cover, including aviation capacity, infrastructure investment and ATOL reform, it’s a fantastic opportunity for delegates to hear the very latest on government plans and put their questions directly to the secretary of state.”

This year’s event at Millbank in Westminster will see leading industry figures discussing issues around the mix of support for outbound/inbound and domestic tourism and how to improve the UK’s global connectivity to support sustainable growth.