Events - 21 October 2019

D2N2 Announces Karen Smart will speak at 2019 Annual Conference

With less than a month until the D2N2 Annual Conference on the 13th of November at Derby County Football Club’s Pride Park, D2N2 is proud to announce that KAREN SMART, Managing Director of East Midlands Airport, will be one of our speakers.

Karen was appointed EMA’s Managing Director in April 2018. Formerly, Karen was Director of Landside Operations at London Stansted Airport, worked for service company Serco, and was a Royal Air Force officer.

As the region’s international gateway EMA serves just under five million passengers a year; connecting them to over 80 destinations in Europe, and further afield to Florida and Cancun. As the UK’s most important airport for dedicated cargo aircraft, it plays a nationally important role in the UK’s ability to trade globally.

D2N2 Annual Conference

Hear from Karen and others at the D2N2 Annual Conference where we’ll show you how we’re making our vision to improve the productivity, appeal, and prosperity for D2N2 businesses and communities a reality.

  • Wednesday 13th November 2019
  • Pride Park Stadium, Derby DE24 8XL
  • 09:00 – 11:30.

Further speakers from across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire will be announced in the run-up to the event.

To sign up to attend the D2N2 Annual Conference click here.

Media wanting more information about the D2N2 LEP can contact Luke Stott, D2N2 Digital Marketing Officer, on 0115 9578749 or email:

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