Manchester Airport: an economic powerhouse

Kenneth O'Toole
19th June 2017, 7:00pm
Manchester Conference Centre

To many, airports are simply an entry and exit point to and from a country and somewhere they pass through as they travel on holiday. While Manchester Airport is just that, it is also a lot more. The lecture will explore how the airport's unique ownership structure has delivered significant benefits to the region over the years and the role it plays in driving skills and employment. It will also look at the link between international connectivity and economic growth and how the growth in routes available at Manchester Airport has made not just the city, but the wider North, more competitive on the global stage, providing a boost to tourism sites, individual businesses and universities.

About the Speaker

Ken was appointed as Divisional Chief Executive of Manchester Airport in April 2016.  Prior to this he was Managing Director of Manchester Airport and was appointed to the Board in February 2013.  He spent six years with Ryanair Holdings Plc, joining initially as Head of Revenue Management and latterly as Director of New Route Development.  A qualified Chartered Accountant, his previous experience includes Musgrave Group, a leading Irish and UK based retailer and Credit Suisse First Boston




Menu for Supper

Beef bourguignon or baked sea bass with patatas bravas or spinach & ricotta cannelloni with a choice of sides from the following: herb dusted diced potatoes, steamed market vegetables and pilaf rice

Pear & almond frangipan or strawberry cheesecake

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