A NEW STRATEGY FOR UK AVIATION - THE CASE FOR NEW HUB CAPACITY

18 April 2012

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