Please note this agenda is subject to change. 

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Registration
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Welcome
Speakers
Travel Correspondent
The Independent
Chair
Airlines UK
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Airline CEO Keynote

An opening keynote speaker from the Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Atlantic, Shai Weiss, who will set out his vision and view on the vital role that the sector plays in the UK’s future economic prospects.

Speakers
Chief Executive Officer
Virgin Atlantic
Travel Correspondent
The Independent
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Shaping the future of UK aviation policy

The key government departments and the aviation trade bodies come together to discuss future government strategy and policy on aviation. How to tackle the implementation challenge? Ambition to rebuild so the sector can once again lead globally.

Speakers
Chief Executive
Civil Aviation Authority
Director
UK Department for Transport’s Aviation
Chief Executive
Airlines UK
Chief Executive
BAR UK
Country Manager
IATA
Director
Themis Advisory
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Refreshment break
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How does aviation contribute to the UK’s economic and social success?

Aviation plays a key role in all our lives - whether leisure or business travel, or the movement of vital cargo. But is this properly understood? A panel of industry leaders will debate what aviation contributes to UK plc.

Speakers
Group Chief Executive
Manchester Airports Group
CEO
Jet2.com
SVP Head of Public Affairs UK
Airbus
Senior Vice President Air Network & Global Trade Services, Europe
FedEx Express
Chief Executive Officer
Heathrow Airport
Travel Correspondent
The Independent
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Lunch
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Ministerial Keynote and interview

The Aviation Minister will deliver an address followed by an interview on the UK Government’s strategic framework for aviation.

Speakers
Parlimentary Under Secretary of State
Aviation, Maritime and Security
International Business Editor
Financial Times
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Bringing forward carbon reduction over the next 10 years

Sustainability will run through all future policy debates. A leading panel will discuss whether the sector is on track to meet its net zero commitments? How did the recent ICAO Assembly move the debate forwards globally? Can we ensure the rapid growth and delivery of SAF?

Speakers
CEO
Jet Zero Council
VP Europe and Middle East
Carbon Engineering
Head of Aviation for Europe and Africa
Shell
Director of Sustainability
British Airways
Consulting Editor
FlightGlobal
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Networking Break
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Interview with Willie Walsh, Director General, IATA

A wide-ranging interview with the Director General of IATA on global and UK matters including the outlook for the global aviation industry post covid, how the sector is dealing with the current challenges faced by geopolitical and macroeconomic events as well as a discussion around global sustainability issues focused on ICAO.

Speakers
Director General
IATA
International Business Editor
Financial Times
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Moving from strategy to delivery

A panel of senior industry leaders round off the day with their insights on how to implement the key strategies and policies needed to deliver the Government’s strategic framework for aviation. How can we move from theory to reality and tangibly make sure aviation is recognised as a strategic asset for the UK within Whitehall and the UK Government.

Speakers
Chief Executive
Loganair
Chief Airline Officer
TUI Airlines
Director of Government Affairs
easyJet
Travel Correspondent
The Independent
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Networking Drinks Reception