ABTA's Aviation Forum

    25 April 2023
    9:00-12:30 followed by a networking lunch
  • Venue:
    The Walkie-Talkie
  • Location:
    Kennedys LLP, 20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 3BY
  • Book online

Event details

ABTA’s new Aviation forum will provide a timely update on the key areas in aviation, with a particular focus on the current aviation landscape, consumer policy, and sustainability. The event is free to attend for ABTA Members and Partners.

About the event

Attend ABTA’s Aviation Forum and join us for a timely update on the key areas in aviation, with a particular focus on the current aviation landscape, consumer policy, and sustainability.  This unique morning briefing will include a series of keynote presentations and panel discussions with industry leaders, followed by the opportunity for networking over a light lunch. There will be a senior line up of speakers from regulators, airlines, operators and associations.

Ideal for senior managers, policy and public affairs teams, aviation teams, and those working in sustainability, communications, legal and planning roles, places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Moderator: Luke Petherbridge, Director of Public Affairs, ABTA

Luke joined ABTA in 2011, originally working on European issues, and was appointed Director of Public Affairs in 2020. He leads the Public Affairs team’s work with Governments and policymakers in Westminster, the Devolved Administrations, and in Europe. Luke works regularly with Members and industry stakeholders on government relations issues, and is also a Board Member of the Tourism Alliance and the Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance.

  • Rachel Jordan, Director of Financial Protection and Membership, ABTA 
  • Rob Griggs, Policy and Public Affairs Director, Airlines UK
  • Simon McNamara, UK & Ireland Country Manager, IATA
  • Senior representative, Sustainable Aviation
  • Simon Balls, Partner, Aviation, Kennedys LLP
  • Susan Deer, Director of Industry Relations, ABTA
  • Julia Ogiehor, Public Affairs Manager, ABTA
  • Carol Rose, Head of Sustainability, ABTA


09:00 – 09:30 – Registration and networking
09:30 – 11:10 – Sessions in progress
11:10 – 11:40 – Networking tea and coffee
11:40 – 12:30 – Sessions in progress
12:30 – 13:30 – Light lunch 

Who should attend?

Tour operators, airports, airlines, destinations, travel agencies, OTAs and industry stakeholders including:

  • Directors and senior managers  
  • Industry and public affairs teams 
  • Policy and Planning teams 
  • PR and communications teams 
  • Sustainability teams 
  • Legal teams.


Event prices

ABTA members and Partners* are invited to attend the event free of charge. Non-Members are welcome to attend. There is a non-Member attendance fee of £150 plus VAT.

Make payment by credit or debit card. 

View our booking terms and conditions here.

*To qualify for the ABTA member/Partner discount you must have a current ABTA Member/Partner number or your application must be in progress when the event takes place.

Non-Members are welcome to attend. For information about becoming a Member click here.


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