Alex Salmond MSP confirmed as speaker at BATA Annual Dinner

January 7th, 2015

Alex Salmond MSP, the former First Minister of Scotland, will be the guest speaker at the annual dinner of the British Air Transport Association (BATA) on 28 January.

Nathan Stower, Chief Executive of BATA, commented:

“We are delighted to attract such a high profile and entertaining speaker to our annual dinner, especially one who recognises the importance of aviation to both the economy and society. I can’t wait to hear what Alex Salmond has to say given our dinner takes place just a few days after the publication of the draft legislation that will devolve Air Passenger Duty to Scotland, and less than a week before the final Airports Commission consultation closes.

“With the General Election campaign well and truly underway and the distinct possibility that the parties’ fortunes in Scotland could be crucial in deciding the makeup of the new Westminster Government, Mr Salmond’s speech and attendance at our dinner couldn’t happen at a more interesting time.

“Over 230 key figures from across the aviation industry are attending, including representatives from our member airlines. It’s great that this event, now in its fifteenth year, has become such a well-established highlight of the industry calendar. Some places are still available and can be booked by contacting the BATA Office on 0207 222 9494.”



7th January 2015