Agenda

09:00 - 09.45 Registration
09:45 - 09:55 Chairs Opening Remarks:
Prof David Begg, Chief Executive of Transport Times
09:55 - 10:10 Keynote Address
Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport
10:10 - 10:25 Q & A
10:25 - 10:45 Why we need a cross party approach to aviation capacity
Maria Eagle MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
10:45 - 11:05 Why we need to be visionary and think big
Bridget Rosewell, Chair, Volterra Partners
11:05 - 11:25 Why dealing with aviation capacity is critical to the UK economy and why time is not on our side
Katja Hall, Chief Policy Director, CBI
11:25 - 11:40 Q & A
11:40 - 12:10 Refreshment Break
12:10 - 12:30 The importance of hub capacity to the London economy
Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive, London First
12:30 - 12:50 Why Birmingham Airport can be the solution to the South East's capacity constraints
John Morris, Head of Government and Industry Affairs, Birmingham Airport
12:50 - 13:00 Q & A
13:00 - 13:50 Lunch
13:50 - 14:10 Virgin Atlantic's perspective on future hub airports
Julie Southern, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Atlantic
14:10 - 14:30 Why the Thames Estuary Airport is not the solution to the South East's capacity contraints
Robin Cooper, Director of Regeneration, Community and Culture, Medway Council
14:30 - 14:50 The Passenger - Forgotten voices in the aviation debate
Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive, ABTA
14:50 - 15:10 The impact the shortage of hub capacity has had on connectivity and the UK economy
Colin Matthews, Chief Executive, BAA
15:10 - 15:30
Q & A
15:30 - 15:35 Chair's Closing Remarks