Rival airport chiefs lined up as UK Aviation Conference speakers

Rival airport chiefs lined up as UK Aviation Conference speakers

The chief executives of the rival London airports vying for the right to expand have been added to the speaker line-up at this month’s UK Aviation Conference.

Heathrow chief executive, John Holland-Kaye (pictured, right), and his Gatwick counterpart, Stewart Wingate (pictured, left), have been confirmed for the event on November 23-24 in London.

But they are being kept apart with Wingate due to address the conference on November 23 and Holland-Kaye the following day.

Scottish government cabinet secretary for infrastructure, investment and cities, Keith Brown, has also been added to the list of speakers.

The Airport Operators Association is running the conference in association with the British Air Transport Association (Bata), the Board of Airline Representatives UK (Bar UK) and the Royal Aeronautical Society at the Hilton Metropole hotel.

Other confirmed speakers include International Airlines Group chief executive, Willie Walsh; aviation minister, Robert Goodwill; Monarch chief executive, Andrew Swaffield; easyJet UK director, Sophie Dekkers; British Hospitality Association chief executive, Ufi Ibraham and UKinbound chief executive Deirdre Wells.

The conference will be moderated by ITN news anchor and presenter Natasha Kaplinsky.


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