The AOA Annual Conference 2016

Event Information

  • Organiser: Airport Operators Association (AOA)
  • Start date: 21.11.2016
  • End date: 22.11.2016
  • Location: Hilton London Metropole
  • Website:

The AOA Annual Conference, Exhibition & Awards Dinner 2016 taking place at the Hilton London Metropole on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 November 2016.

The AOA Annual Conference, Exhibition & Awards Dinner is a premium event, which brings senior representatives from the UK airports sector together with government officials and regulators, industry stakeholders, the media and aviation suppliers.

Our conference won ‘Conference of the Year 2015’ at this year’s Trade Association Forum awards, and is the only such event in the UK aviation calendar which brings together all the key players under one roof. Anyone with an interest or significant presence in UK aviation should be looking to attend this event.

News Anchor and Television Presenter, Natasha Kaplinsky will moderate the conference and Broadcaster and Senior Travel Editor for The Independent, Simon Calder will be the awards compere.

Some very attractive early bird discounts are available so please review our prices and packages page and complete your registration.

Event Profile

  • Agenda

    Moderated by News Anchor and Television Presenter, Natasha Kaplinsky will welcome some of the most prestigious names in aviation to the stage to discuss issues facing our sector in the years ahead.

    2016 Speakers include

    • Willie Walsh, CEO, IAG
    • Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive, Gatwick Airport
    • Charlie Cornish, Group Chief Executive, Manchester Airports Group
    • Arnuad Feist, CEO, Brussels Airport
    • Saad Hamma, Chief Executive, Flybe
    • David O’Brien, Chief Commercial Officer, Ryanair
    • Andrew Haines, Chief Executive, CAA
    • Louise Ellman MP, Transport Select Committee Chair
    • …and many more!
  • Exhibition

    This much talked-about event runs in association with our trade exhibition where suppliers have the opportunity to showcase and network with Executives, Managers and senior decision makers from UK airports.

    Offered at competitive prices, this is the only event to present such an impressive audience for your organisation. If you are looking to showcase your products or services to UK airports and the aviation community, you should exhibit at the AOA Annual Conference 2016. We are one of the only events of this kind to hold our exhibition in the same room as the conference, giving you maximum exposure throughout.

  • Dinner & Awards Ceremony

    The prestigious AOA Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony will take place on the evening of 21 November and see the conference room transformed into a room of celebration, smiles and proud moments.

    The Annual AOA Dinner & Awards Ceremony is known as the most celebrated event in the aviation industry to recognise those who have played a major part in driving our industry forward during the last 12 months.

    For companies working in the UK Aviation industry, it is viewed as a mark of great prestige to win an AOA award. Being an AOA award winner helps raise the profile of your business and endorses its credibility in the market place.

    Award categories include:

    • Best Exhibition Stand
    • Best Business Partner
    • Best Environmental Initiative
    • Best Manufacturer
    • Best Service Provider
    • Best Small Business
    • Best Consultancy
    • Best Innovator
    • Best General Aviation Airport
    • Best Airport (less than 3 million passengers)
    • Best Airport (3 to 10 million passengers)
    • Best Airport (over 10 million passengers)


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