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Today's BAG Update features:

  • BAG submits MP briefing for Backbench Business Debate: Support for the Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industries
  • BAG ACC Virtual Global Business Summit- Experience & Inclusivity: Developing the Airport Environment *Register Now*
  • BAG/DIT Workshop: Airport Sector in Brazil * Register Now*
  • BAG Annual Dinner 2021 Update * Save the Date*
  • Join the UK Pavilion at Inter airport europe 2021
  • BAG Business Intelligence Document *Updated version available* 
  • DIT Call for Input on the UK 's future trade relationships
  • DIT: UK –North America  Week– 21-25 June 2021



BAG submits MP briefing for Backbench Business Debate: Support for the Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industries
On Thursday 10 June 2021 there will be a Backbench Business Debate: Support for the Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industries, which has been secured through the Future of Aviation APPG. BAG has provided input through its membership of the Future of Aviation Group ahead of the debate as well as submitting a dedicated MP briefing paper. More information can be found here.



BAG ACC Virtual Global Business Summit- Experience & Inclusivity: Developing the Airport Environment- *Register Now*
BAG and ACC traditionally come together once a year to deliver a Global Business Summit. This year we are happy to announce we are delivering two virtual sessions. On 11 February 2021 we hosted Part 1 of the series looking at Recovery and the Climate Challenge - Securing our License to Grow, with guest speakers from ACI World, IATA and the FAA. You can find the recording here.
Part 2 of the BAG ACC Global Summit 2021 will be held on 24 June 2021, and will focus on the opportunities for developing the airport environment for the benefit of both travellers and the many other users that occupy the airport space.
The session will be arranged around the themes of: Re-Start; Innovation; Inclusivity. Starting with Re-Start and increasing passenger numbers, the session will examine how new processes and procedures in the short term can be managed to maintain an acceptable environment.  Progressing to the medium term, we will review the potential of innovation for improving the experience for all airport users in a positive and inclusive way.
Our Speakers include:

  • Christina Cassotis, Chief Executive Officer, Allegheny County Airport Authority (Pittsburgh Airport)
  • Ginger Evans, Chief Strategy Officer, CAG Holdings (Carlyle Airport Group)
  • Elizabeth Hegarty, Customer Relations & Service Director, Heathrow Airport
  • John Wildman, Vice President Airport Commercial Services, MAG USA
  • IATA speaker tbc

Please book your space through the BAG website so we can circulate the relevant dial-in details to you.



BAG/DIT Workshop: Airport Sector in Brazil  *Register Now*  
The British Government and the British Aviation Group (BAG) would like to invite you to a workshop on the Airport Sector in Brazil.

With the continued development of the aviation sector in Brazil, we are seeking to support and encourage UK companies who are keen to enter or expand their position in the Brazilian market. We are pleased therefore to invite you to join this workshop on doing business in aviation in Brazil.

During the session, your company will learn more about doing business in the Brazilian market, have an update on the key airport customers and opportunities, and raise questions. 

To view the agenda and to register, please click here.



BAG Annual Dinner 2021 Update- *Save the date*
We are delighted to announce that the date we have reserved for what would traditionally be the BAG Annual Dinner in September will this year be held as a live BAG Networking Reception on Wednesday 29 September 2021 at The Brewery London.  As restrictions begin to lift and industry begins to recover, we wanted our main event of the year to be as inclusive as possible to all members and clients, and we have therefore chosen to host a Networking Reception rather than a classic sit-down black-tie event. Further details on the BAG 2021 Networking Reception will be made available in the coming months, but please save the date already now in your diaries!



Join the UK Pavilion at inter airport Europe 2021

The British Aviation Group will be hosting for the first time the UK Pavilion at inter airport europe on 9-12 November 2021 in a prominent area in Hall 6 adjacent to one of the doors leading to the external exhibition area. This will be the 23rd edition of inter airport europe, the world’s leading airport exhibition, which covers all areas of airport-related technology, equipment, and services, all in one place.  As part of the TERMINAL segment, the show offers solutions and equipment for the construction and operation of terminal buildings, the architectural design, equipment, and planning stage of the airport. The DATA area covers airport IT systems, data management solutions as well as connected systems and IT processes to handle passengers, operations as well as air traffic. The RAMP segment covers ground handling, ground support equipment, runway constructions and installations.

Benefits of exhibiting within the UK Pavilion:

  • Support pre-show and during the show by a dedicated Event Manager
  • Entry to the UK Pavilion exhibitor brochure
  • Access to catering and meeting table area on BAG stand
  • Additional promotion of your presence by BAG and the event organisers

For more information on the UK Pavilion, please click here.



BAG Business Intelligence Document *Updated version available*
BAG’s Business Intelligence and Strategic Relationship Working Groups have been producing regular Business Intelligence Updates over the past year to try and collect as much intelligence as they can to gather on what is happening in the market, both now and how things change throughout the pandemic. The Board agreed to focus these discussions onto four topics:

  • What’s happening at UK airports. We are hearing of capital plans being put back. When might some of those come back, in what form etc.
  • What’s happening in the International markets, particularly in the priority markets we set for this year in discussion with DIT. Based on what we learn should we be resetting those priorities or focusing on other opportunities

Over the course of the last year we have been publishing quarterly Business Intelligence Updates which are released via the BAG website and shared with our membership. The latest May 2021 Business Intelligence Update can now be found on the BAG website together with all past editions. You can find the documents here.


DIT Call for Input on the UK 's future trade relationships

DIT: Launch of Call for Input on the UK’s future trade relationships with Canada and Mexico.

The UK Government is starting preparations for trade negotiations with Canada and Mexico to upgrade our existing trade deals. The UK signed Trade Continuity Agreements with both Canada and Mexico before the end of the Transition Period and committed to start negotiating new Free Trade Agreements later this year. We are seeking your input on which aspects of current trading arrangements with Canada and Mexico we should look to improve or amend in our new, more ambitious deals. Please complete the Call for Input online which is open from 18 May to 12 July 2021.

Launch of Call for Input on the UK’s future trade relationship with India.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement in May 2021 of the UK’s intent to negotiate a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with India, we are preparing for this negotiation. Input is being sought from members of the public, businesses, and any other interested parties to hear their top priorities for a future trade deal with India and where they think the biggest gains from such a deal may lie.
The Government is committed to negotiating new deals that are tailored to the needs of the whole of the UK and invite you to give your views via DIT’s Call for Input. Please complete the
Call for Input online.  The consultation closes at 23:45 on 31 August.


DIT: UK –North America Week – 21-25 June 2021

Thinking about growing your business in North America?
Research from the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has shown that the most innovative and profitable businesses are those with an international footprint, so join us to learn more about the opportunities across the USA and Canada. Hear from businesses who have worked with DIT and our partners to grow their business in North America, as they share both their successes and challenges.
Conference Highlights:
• Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner to North America, Antony Phillipson
• PwC UK presents the “UK Trade. The New Agenda” programme with Matthew Alabaster
• Representatives from US and Canadian governments
• Update on the US-UK Free Trade Agreement
• The UK Export Finance offer
• Banking in North America with Santander
• British American Business Chamber and Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce
•Presentations by DIT North America Sector and Regional leads
All of our work is carried out in line with the UK Government’s commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion. We ask that you treat all attendees and staff with courtesy and respect at our events.
Please find attached the official flyer as well as how to register herePlease note, upon registration delegates will be presented with the agenda on their screen which has the programme and timings for the week. Infrastructure including airports will be covered on the Thursday 24 June.


 Looking Ahead



BAG Webinars
BAG are offering all members the chance for regular Virtual Get Togethers to have the chance for some regular interaction between members as well as information share. Please see below the upcoming schedule:



Future Events:
·         Aviation Club - Webinar with Emma Gilthorpe, CEO Jet Zero Council- 14 June 2021


 Past Events & Webinars
Please find all our past events and webinars with presentations and recordings on the BAG website!








BAG Members Virtual Briefing - Sustainability- 25 February 2021



UK-China Green Airport Workshop (Online Session)- 18 May 2021





BAG Philippines Deep Dive Workshop- 22 April 2021




  Sales Leads & Tenders and BAG News



BAG Sales leads & Tenders

Brazilian Airport Sector Overview 2021

Masterplan Services

New International Airport - Consultancy Services: Technical / Engineering / Project Management / Contract Administration / Construction Supervision

Construction Supervision Services

Security Orchestration, Automation & Response (SOAR) System

Automated Voice and the PA/VA System - Maintenance

Passenger and baggage Solutions

Flight Information Display System (FIDS) solution

IT Infrastructure / Server


Architectural Services


Security Guard Services

Upgrade to EDS 3 Baggage Handling System

Handling Services

Airside Cleaning Services

Construction Works

Covid-19 Cleaning Services

De-icing Agents

Electrical Equipment

Health Protection Measures Study

Project Management

Airport and Ground Operations Support Scheme

To view our Sales Leads & Tender and access WikiBAG, please click here!

BAG News

Stay updated on the latest Government's Coronavirus Business Support page

ADS - BREXIT Bulletin - 07 June 2021

BEIS Bulletin: 1 June 2021


Travel industry day of action planned for Wednesday 23 June 2021


Trade with India: call for input

US and UK airlines demand end to transatlantic travel restrictions

CAA - Our Strategy - Improving Aviation and Aerospace for consumers and the public

UK Duty Suspensions Application Window: to open on 1 June 2021

UK risks missing out

UK secures new deal with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein

IATA: From Data to Travel Freedom

Backbench Business Debate: Support for the Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industries, 10 June 2021

Treasury Select Committee: Evidence session - Economic impact of coronavirus

ITF Transport Outlook 2021

EU to target industry, transport in renewable energy rules

ACI Europe warns that European airports are facing “an investment crunch” and will need support from regulators and governments

ACI World - ASQ Global Traveller Survey

Future Flight Challenge – Skybus Vertiport Site Selection Survey

Northern Powerhouse Export Awards - Export Index Publication

Webinar: ACI World's global long-term carbon goal for airports* Recording now available*

Read more news here




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