We set out in 2012 to create an independent and unaligned platform for debate on the UK's aviation capacity issues. Intentionally we ran independently of, but in parallel with, Sir Howard Davies' Airports Commission, set up to investigate and recommend the best location for runway expansion needed to meet the UK's aviation capacity needs.
Government is yet to make a decision on the Airports Commission's recommendations released in July 2016. The Brexit vote and new Government increases the uncertainty on when a decision will be made.
We are so strongly associated with the southeast debate that to have an event in 2015 that did not, at least in part, address the outcome, would seem inappropriate. For this reason we have taken the difficult decision to shelve plans for a 2016 event.
There is still very much a need for an independent and unaligned event forum on UK capacity issues and our plan is to work towards a 2017 event.
The southeast runway decision (which we all hope will be made by then) will form part of this discussion, but the broader debate will be about how we manage capacity across the UK, both on the ground and in the air, in the short, medium and long term to keep Britain at the centre of the world aviation stage.
Access speaker videos and more from Runways UK 2015, offering stakeholder responses to the Airports Commission's final recommendation
Our advisory board, chaired by Baroness Dean, includes a broad range of experts and thought-leaders who help shape the event