2024 Agenda

See below an outline of sessions and timings for the event taking place at Airlines 2024.

Further details on exact session titles and speakers will be added soon.

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Registration -
Welcome & introductions -
Fireside chat with Shai Weiss, CEO, Virgin Atlantic -
Virgin Atlantic
State of the industry -

IATA’s SVP Sustainability & Chief Economist will provide an overview of the current industry performance, geopolitical and economic developments, and what these might imply for the outlook for the industry and for the UK in particular.

SVP Sustainability & Chief Economist
Fireside chat with Thomas Woldbye, CEO, Heathrow Airport -
Coffee Break -
Panel Debate: Is the role of aviation in facilitating trade and economic prosperity adequately understood? -

A discussion on the critical role of the aviation sector including Air Freight and the Express sector. What is needed under the next parliamentary session to ensure the UK remains globally competitive across all metrics?

Panel Debate: What increased responsibility can the UK regions make in supporting aviation and economic growth? -

A discussion on what policy levers, infrastructure and investment will be required to increase connectivity of the UK Regions to domestic and global airline networks. Will this be driven by airport capacity availability or enabled through the Governments levelling-up agenda?

Manchester Airports Group
Lunch -
Attracting new talent -

A fascinating insight into how the industry needs to embrace new methods of engagement and outreach to attract the next generation of talent across all roles in the sector. Why failure to attract the right talent in a competitive skills environment will hinder future success.

Political Commentary Keynote -
Panel - The Net Zero journey -

What role will SAF, electric, hydrogen and hybrid technologies each play in the pathway to net zero? Will public perceptions match the reality of what is happening now and what will be achieved by 2050?

Coffee Break -
Keynote speech -
How will AI transform airline operations and commercial strategies? -

A fascinating look at how airlines have already embraced AI behind the scenes and how integration of AI is set to rapidly increase across the sector. What are the tangible benefits and what will this look like to consumers? How will AI support competitiveness of the sector?

Interview with an airline CEO -
Closing summary -
Drinks Reception -

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities for Airlines 2024 are available, contact our European Sales Director, Katie Mann – katie.mann@flightglobal.com