We set out in 2012 to create a pro-expansion 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. Throughout this period we have remained strictly impartial, giving all scheme promoters equal opportunity to participate in our events to create the most balanced and informative programmes. The Final Report of the Airports Commission, released in July 2015, recommended a third runway at Heathrow Airport, but a final decision is yet to be made by Government.
We are so strongly associated with the southeast debate that to have an event in 2016 that did not, at least in part, address this final decision, would be inappropriate. For this reason we have taken the difficult decision to shelve plans for a 2016 event.
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