Seema Malhotra MP (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images).
A CONFERENCE to discuss the future of the UK’s aviation and transport industries will be held on Friday (20).
The inaugural ‘Blue Skies Conference 2020: Reimagining our Global Hub’ is a virtual, free-to-attend event, and has been organised by Labour MP for Feltham, Seema Malhotra.
Speakers include aviation minister Robert Courts MP; Katy Racina (Confederation of British Industry); Sheldon Hee (Singapore Airlines); John Holland-Kaye (Heathrow Airport CEO) and minister for business, energy and clean growth Kwasi Kwarteng MP, among others.
“This conference comes at a critical time for the UK. We have seen many people furloughed or made redundant as a result of Covid-19 and witnessed the devastating impact it has had on Heathrow, the surrounding area and the sectors that support the aviation industry,” said Malhotra MP, who will open the conference.
“With global leaders in the aviation world joining local leaders, we will begin to draw up an ambitious and far-sighted blueprint for the future of aviation. This is about individuals, our community and our shared future.”
Andrew Dakers, chief executive of West London Business, who collaborated with Malhotra on the conference, said, “This conference will be the start of something really special for an area, sector and community so badly devastated by the pandemic – a longer-term plan for how we bring our businesses and supply chains together for new thinking about how we grow our economy sustainably for future generations. I would urge people to get involved in the day and play a part in developing a brighter future and see our global hub change the world.”