The man overseeing the expansion of Heathrow Airport hopes to inspire local business leaders when the Courier Business Conference returns in May.
Lord Paul Deighton – who also served as chief executive of the organising committee of the London 2012 Olympics – is leading plans for a third runway at Britain’s busiest airport.
He is taking a flight to Dundee to share his experiences as part of a packed full-day conference, which has the theme of ‘inspiring leaders’.
Held for a second year in association with chartered accountants MHA Henderson Loggie, the conference will feature a range of speakers and networking opportunities at the Gardyne Theatre in Dundee on May 12.
Heathrow Airport chairman Lord Deighton said he hoped to encourage business activity in Courier Country and highlight the potential economic benefits of Heathrow’s Scottish hub for the new runway’s construction.
“As we enter into another significant decade of delivery, we will ensure that economic benefits are felt in every corner of the UK as we progress with expansion at Heathrow,” he said.
“As Britain’s major hub airport, we have a pivotal role to play in helping spread growth and will soon be announcing the location of Scotland’s Heathrow Logistics Hub – one of four located across the UK that will take responsibility in building component parts of our expansion.
“That’s why I am delighted to be speaking at the Courier Business Conference, aiming to inspire other leaders to take advantage of growth opportunities such as Heathrow expansion and the vital connectivity that Heathrow provides, enabling Scottish leaders to do business with the world.
“We must work hard to ensure it creates jobs in every region and nation of this country while and after it is built.”
Following a successful inaugural event last year, we are again looking forward to providing a range of top speakers and networking opportunities for business leaders, senior managers and entrepreneurs operating in Tayside and Fife.
Last year’s event included sessions with Scotland’s foremost digital entrepreneur Chris van der Kuyl, Scottish Enterprise chief executive Steve Dunlop and motivational speaker Nigel Risner.
The Courier editor David Clegg said: “In the current climate of economic uncertainty, we want our local businesses and communities to grow and flourish.
“That’s why we have chosen the theme of ‘inspiring leaders’ this year and are lining up inspiring speakers to give plenty of food for thought.”
David Smith, managing partner of MHA Henderson Loggie, added: “We have a fantastic line up of speakers for the 2020 Courier Business Conference, with an exciting mix of business leaders from across Scotland and beyond.
“Our aim is to create one of the best business conferences in Scotland.”
Early bird tickets are available now priced £99 at event website www.thecourierbusinessconference.com