By DebbieH 29 Jan 2019 7 min read

BBGA Annual Conference 2019

‘Tomorrow’s People Today’


Our partner the British Business and General Aviation Association are hosting an annual conference on March 7th 2019. See below for more details on the event:


THE BBGA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2019 – 7th March 2019

Tomorrow’s People Today



09.00 – 09:15 Welcome Reception

Coffee & Danish


09:15 – 09:30 Welcome to the Conference

Marwan Khalek, Chairman, BBGA Presentation of the Michael Wheatley award


09:30 – 10:30 What will the Modern World of Work Look Like?

Geoff Mulgan, CEO of NESTA, an Innovation Charity

‘Working in the Age of Longevity’. As life expectancy continues to rise, retirement ages extend and increasing numbers of people juggle multiple careers, new ways of living and working are emerging. What are the implications for our future working lives for both employees and employers? How can we rethink careers to make them more fulfilling, balanced and inspiring? And what responsibilities are facing organisations and governments as they prepare for and support the transition necessary?


10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break


11:00 – 11:45 Training for New Entrants to our Industry – Panel Discussion.

Are we Providing the Necessary Environment to Inspire a New Generation?

Moderator – Karen Spencer – Chairman of STEM APPG

Wendy Martin – Head of Stansted Airport College backed by Harlow College

Current trainees from Stansted College

Roger Gault – Board Member – Pilot Apprenticeships, Aviation Industry Skills Board

TBC – UK Trailblazer apprenticeships




11:45 – 12:15 BBGA AGM – see below – The AGM is open to all conference delegates



12.15 – 13.30 LUNCH Press session to run 13.00 – 13.30



13:30 – 14:00 As Europe’s biggest airline how do you solve the issue of pilot and flight instructor recruitment? What can our industry learn from this?

Andy O’ Shea – Head of Training and Recruitment at Ryanair


14.00 – 14.45 APPG – Working with our Government

Grant Shapps for the APPG for Aviation work groups to update on the progress to
date and objectives for 2019 and beyond. -A focus on commercial GA activities.






14.45 – 15.30 UK Access and Slots – Panel discussion. Keeping the UK Open for Business

Edmond Rose, CEO at Airport Coordination Limited
Jason Hayward, General Manager at Universal Aviation
James Dillon-Godfray – Head of Business Development at London Oxford Airport


15.30 – 16:00 Afternoon tea break


16.00 – 16:45 BREXIT – Logistics and Planning

Moderator Aoife O’ Sullivan, Partner at The Air Law Firm
Richard Moriarty, CEO at CAA
Mike Alcock, Head of Aviation Safety Strategy at DfT
Athar Kahn, Secretary General at EBAA


16.45 – 17.30 Life as a Rock Star Operator

Adrian Whitmarsh, Hunt & Palmer
What does it take to make a tour work and is this an opportunity for the next


17.30 – 19.00 Bar opens for Champagne reception to be served at Warren Weir


19:30 – 23:00 Networking Gala Dinner at Luton Hoo Mansion House


AGM Agenda 12:00 – 12:30


11.45 – 11.50 Marwan Khalek Introduction to AGM and to set out the structure of the session
11.50 – 12:00 Proposals presented and voting
12:00 – 12:15 Marc Bailey CEO at BBGA Updates and workshop to discuss the DfT Future Aviation Strategy

This programme is subject to change.