HEATHROW BUSINESS SUMMITS

The Heathrow Business Summits are unique opportunities for SMEs to connect and trade face to face with Heathrow’s supply chain and connect to growth opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. Heathrow is committed to using its position as a national asset for the benefit of SMEs. As the UK’s hub airport, Heathrow connects businesses up and down the UK to crucial growth markets around the world.

This year Heathrow hosted six new Regional Business Summits across the UK in addition to the flagship event in November, to appeal to more small British firms and give them insight into Heathrow's major suppliers to help them win new contracts in the future. The Heathrow Regional Business Summit Programme will expand furher in 2018, full details to be issued shortly.

The airport spends over £1.5bn annually with more than 1,200 suppliers from around the UK and there will be more work on the horizon with expansion.
Construction of the runway will be the UK's largest infrastructure project and small and medium-sized businesses will be critical to delivering the £16bn investment.
Heathrow Expansion Programme Director Phil Wilbraham said: “We’re keen to sustain a diverse supply chain and embrace innovation to help achieve new standards of delivery which includes our commitment to Heathrow 2.0. We will work with the supply chain for innovative and affordable solutions.”

 

 

The benefits

  • A great platform for SME’s to get a foot in the door and capitalise on the business opportunities available at Heathrow
  • Promote your services to businesses within Heathrow’s supply chain who are committed procure from SMEs
  • Meet and network with exhibitors partners including the Local Councils, Chambers of Commerce, Local Enterprise Partnerships, and Department for International Trade.