Heathrow Academy: 25 June 2015

Heathrow: the Aviation Capacity Debate continues

Purple_logo_RRThis is a crucial moment for the aviation sector in the UK, and for our national economy. With the Davies Commission report imminent, the future for one of the key elements of the West London economy – Heathrow Airport – will be clearer. This event will bring together representatives of the Airport, the local authorities, local educationalists, and the business community to talk about the implications of the decision and debate how we drive our economy forward whatever recommendation is made.

Speakers include:

  • Nigel Milton, Heathrow Airport
  • Bryan Berry, Heathrow University Training College
  • Representatives of Slough and Brent councils.

Hear from Speakers from all sides of the complex debating as we seek to inform and influence this crucial decision.


8.30am Registration opens, networking, refreshments

9.30am Chair’s Welcome

9.40am Heathrow’s futureNigel Milton, Heathrow Airport
Heathrow wants to expand, how could this benefit the local and national economy?.

10.10am Surface accessKevin Harman, Heathrow Hub
Irrespective of the Davies Commission decision, does Heathrow have something to learn from the Heathrow Hub proposal around connections to the UK rail network?

10.35am The Business ViewAlison Yard, SEGRO
What does business need from Heathrow? One of the largest landlords in the Heathrow area tells us what their tenants think.

11.00am Coffee

11.30am A new skills delivery modelBryan Berry, Heathrow UTC
The UTC is a new way of giving local young people the skills to take the growing number of jobs at Heathrow. How is it progressing, and what is being learned? How can we do more

12.00 A local authority view – how do the surrounding authorities feel about the decision/impending decision?
Speakers: Ruth Bagley, CEO, Slough Council; Rachel Best, Brent Council;

12.45 Chairs closing remarks

1pm Lunch, Networking