As with all the UKs large hotels, the Marriott Heathrow (Airport A&I’s 2020 venue) expect to receive
government notifications sometime in July regarding safe hotel guidance and full re-opening dates.
Following several frank discussions, it is already clear that no hotel of this size can adhere to the
guidelines with 200+ delegates. Similarly, we cannot be sure what quarantine restrictions will still be in
place at the end of summer which is problematic for both speakers and delegates.
The effect of C19 on the aviation business is completely unprecedented and every airport has been
forced to make tough decisions in order to survive. For those that can adapt quickly, there are still
opportunities ahead but the key to unlocking them is… innovation. So, until physical events can
restart safely, we are innovating together with the industry and creating a new product to help
airports and suppliers help each other navigate the best route to a quick recovery:
Hosted Airport Supplier Online Meetings (HASOMs)
HASAMs are live, exclusive digital meetings with key international airport procurement and
management alongside regulators.
Meetings are chaired by a neutral, well-respected industry figure who will introduce the ‘host supplier’
to the airports and vice versa preceding a 30-minute direct presentation to the airports which can also
include a case study or demo with video assets as required. Presentations are followed by a Q&A
session between all and a round-up by the chair.
For more information on HASOMs or about Airport A&I (automation and innovation) contact us.