Limits to growth?

Consequences for the aviation value chain and impacts on travellers.

Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas) is organising the fifteenth edition of the Aviation and Business Travel Symposium. We would like to welcome you on 13 June in the beautiful chapel of our new building at the Monseigneur Hopmansstraat 2 in Breda.

This year too, we will discuss an interesting and current topic:

Limits to growth?
Consequences for the aviation value chain and impacts on travellers.

The aviation sector is growing at an incredible rate. Economy, industry and travellers are enjoying the benefits. The image of aviation, however, is under tremendous pressure. Cheap tickets and an ever increasing demand for air transport, are inevitably leading to a substantial growth of aviation and airports causing increased CO2 emissions and negative effects on the living environment. These developments suggest that it is time for a debate on the future and growth of the sector.

During the symposium several inspiring speakers will share their views on the development of the aviation industry. We are proud to announce Dick Benschop, CEO of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, as our keynote speaker.


14.00–14.30 Reception
14.30–14.40 Welcome by Elisabeth Minnemann, President of Breda University of Applied Sciences
14.45–15.05 Speaker: Dick Benschop, President & CEO at Royal Schiphol Group
15.10–15.30 Speaker: Rogier Lieshout, Director of Airneth
15.35–15.55 Speaker: Pieter Cornelisse, Vice president Mainport Strategy at KLM and Arda Elma, Trainee at KLM
15.55–16.25 Break
16.25–16.45 Speaker: Fenne Bijl and Demi van Gool, Students of Breda University of Applied Sciences
16.50–17.10 Speaker: Frank Oostdam, Director at ANVR
17.10–17.30 Discussion and closing of the event
17.30–18.30 Drinks and bites

The symposium will be held in English for the first time and is free of charge.

You can no longer apply for this symposium.