Forum Events

The Club’s event programme includes ‘Forum events’, which focus on a topical industry subject, in greater depth than a lunch speech allows.

Held in central London, from 18.00 – 20.15 hrs, the format of the evening comprises a pre-event reception, 45 minute discussion panel of two or three industry specialists (on the identified subject matter plus a mediator), followed by a networking hour.  Questions during the panel session will be encouraged from the audience, with opportunity at the ensuing reception for more informal discussion.

Forum Events may be held in association with affiliate and other relevant industry organisations and are open to members and non-members.

Tickets for Forum events can be purchased via the website.

UPCOMING EVENTS/DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

Information around the next Forum event will be mailed in due course.

FORUM EVENTS ARE OPEN TO BOTH MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS.

FORUM REPORTS:

We have held five events since starting the Club’s Forum programme in October 2022:
– Our most recent Forum was in February 2024, entitled: “In the driver’s seat: how pilots are leading by example on the road to decarbonisation” with Captain Mark Farquhar, Chief Training Captain at easyJet, and Captain Paul Heathcote, anA380 pilot at British Airways and Chair at the Institute for Aerospace Technology (University of Nottingham) and Captain Robert Seaman, an A320 family captain with Wizz Air.

– Our fourth Forum was held in Nov 2023, entitled “The sky’s the limit – how operational improvements can aid aviation in decarbonisation’ with Jonathon Counsell, Head of Sustainability at International Airlines Group (IAG) and Sergio Colella, President-Europe at SITA.

– Our third Forum – in September 2023 – was called “ ‘Testing, testing’ Flying Examples of Next Generation Technology” and consisted of Tom Grundy, CEO of Hybrid Air Vehicles and Stephen Fitzpatrick, CEO and Founder of Vertical Aerospace; both of which have flown next generation aircraft.

– Our second Forum was held in March 2023, entitled “Practical ESG solutions for the aviation sector”. Panellists were Jonathon Counsell, Head of Sustainability at IAG, Tim House, Chief Operating Officer of ESG advisory at BDO and Barry Moss, President of PACE.

– Our debut event was held in October 2022, entitled “The Cutting Edge of Net Zero Aviation Pioneers”. Panellists were Dr Amy Ruddock of Carbon Engineering, Jaspal Jandu, CEO of LCI and Gabriel Lepine of ZeroAvia.

Upcoming events

Lunch on Wednesday 17 April 2024

Guest speaker Max Kownatzki, CEO SunExpress.

YAP Reception – Thursday 6 June

Join us for drinks in the garden area at the Royal Over-Seas League

Lunch on Thursday 13 June 2024

Guest speaker Mehmet Nane, Chairperson Pegasus Airlines