Press Release

Airport industry unites to tackle emerging risk through new community founded by Willis Towers Watson

Airport Risk Community is launched to globally connect the airport community to tackle common industry risks

October 3, 2018

LONDON, 3 October 2018 – Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) today announces the launch of the Airport Risk Community (ARC).

Managing the airport risk landscape effectively, requires the engagement and collective expertise of the sector to help build a more resilient airport industry, whilst supporting the potential for growth. Years of partnership with the industry, alongside data obtained through Willis Towers Watson research has validated that view, leading to the creation of ARC.

ARC’s purpose is to connect groups of professionals around the world, to share knowledge and insight by hosting events and to analyse data, and help the industry understand and take action on emerging risks and trends.

John Rooley, CEO Global Aerospace, Willis Towers Watson, said “The launch of ARC is indicative of our role as a leading airport industry risk adviser and demonstrates Willis Towers Watson commitment to enhancing client engagement and enabling our clients to share best practice, risk mitigation strategies and identify emerging people and asset risks alongside innovative solutions. We are delighted to be launching the Airport Risk Community today at our event in the Netherlands.“

This unique event takes the theme of Understanding risk, unlocking potential and provides a platform to discuss how the airport sector can build operational resilience, support sustainability and innovation. It features a wide range of speakers including the UK's former Deputy National Security Adviser for Intelligence, Security and Resilience, Etihad’s Director of Government & International Affairs, a world leading futurologist, experts in AI and autonomy software solutions and many more.

About Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has over 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential.