More than 200 senior officials from the aviation industry will descend on London Stansted next year for the 2020 CAPA World Aviation Outlook Summit.
Stansted to host world aviation summit in 2020
The news was announced by the airport’s Chief Commercial Officer, Aboudy Nasser, during this year’s event which is being held in Malta.
The 2020 summit will be held on December 2-3 at the airport’s Radisson Blu Hotel where airport and airline executives from across the globe will gather to analyse the industry’s performance over the year, discuss the current state of play and forecast the outlook of the aviation market.
Aboudy Nasser, London Stansted’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: "We at London Stansted are extremely proud and excited to be selected to host CAPA’s World Aviation Outlook Summit in 2020. The Airport sits at the heart of the UK’s innovation corridor that stretches from the City of London to the world-renowned city of Cambridge and is one of the fastest growing and economically successful regions in the country, so this event is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase what we offer to a global industry audience.
"We have ambitious growth and investment plans for London Stansted and look forward to sharing our vision as we welcome guests from across the world to the Airport for next year’s Summit.
CAPA Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison, added: "Over the years, the CAPA World Aviation Outlook Summit has become a cornerstone event in the global aviation industry. It provides a high-level platform for thorough analysis of the pinnacle successes and confronting lows that we as an aviation community have faced over the year. By identifying the lessons learnt and pin-pointing some of the most significant influences shaping aviation, we as a collective, can ensure the industry continues to evolve. We look forward to taking this pivotal event to London Stansted in 2020."
Held in conjunction with the Summit will be the annual CAPA Global Aviation Awards for Excellence to recognise and celebrate strategic leadership among airlines, airports and executives.
The awards, which will be held on December 2, comprise of up to 10 categories including, Airline of the Year, Low Cost Airline of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Executive of the Year and Large Airport of the Year.
London Stansted is London's third-busiest airport, currently serving around 22 million passengers a year. The airport is ideally located in between the global tech and life science hubs of London and Cambridge.