Birmingham Chamber of Commerce supports UK AirRail: Connecting for Growth conference

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Birmingham ChamberEVENTS: Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, representing around 3,000 businesses in the West Midlands area, is officially endorsing the UK AirRail: Connecting for Growth conference, taking place in Birmingham on 14 November this year.

Aviation and Rail growth policies are high on the political and business agendas in UK. Seamless integration of both transport modes is just one part in an aim to create a door to door travel solution.

There are 20 airports in the UK with more than 1 million passengers a year and 14 of UK airports are connected with rail.

UK AirRail: Connecting for Growth conference will look at ways to improve passenger experience on existing air-rail links throughout the UK and what practical measures can be taken today to help big projects in the future.

The conference is hosted by Birmingham Airport and now officially supported by the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.

"The Chamber works closely with Birmingham Airport to ensure that it is able to expand and grow its business and better serve the regional business community. The Chamber believes that Birmingham Airport is the answer to the over-heated aviation sector in the south east. Indeed the Chamber has made it clear to the Department for Transport that with HS2 it will be as easy to fly to Birmingham and travel by High Speed Rail to London," Chief Executive Jerry Blackett said.

Jerry Blackett will deliver a welcoming speech to the conference delegates and discuss the significance of transport being an enabler of an economic vision, the importance of integrated transport and long-term planning, and the difference private sector investment can make.