The show is taking place from 10-12 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC).
The show is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum (photo), President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.
The 15th edition of Airport Show is being supported by Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Dubai Airports, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP), Dubai Air Navigation Services and dnata.
The show is backed by trade bodies like German Airport Technology and Equipment (GATE), Danish Airport Group, British Aviation Group, British Airport Services and Equipment Association, Swiss Airport Suppliers, Netherlands Airport Technology, UbiFrance, UAE Society of Engineers and UAE Contractors’ Association.
The sponsors include emaratech, LG, KIDS, Rotana Hotel, Padiglione Italia, Ajman International Airport and DTP.
“The importance of airports as global travel hubs continues to grow and massive investments being made to meet the rising traffic demand are having a positive economic impact throughout the region,” Sheikh Ahmed said:
“In Dubai, the aviation industry is growing exponentially due to the massive airport expansions needed to accommodate the growth in air traffic and airport development continues to play a strategic role in our future growth agenda. The huge and consistent aviation investments will have a positive impact not just for Dubai alone but for the UAE, Gulf region and the world,” he added.
Key attractions at the show include Airport Connect, a pre-event business matchmaking service for buyers and sellers, Airport Projects Showcase and Innovation Podium wherein free seminars will be conducted by industry experts on a variety of latest technologies and innovations
As a co-located event, the third edition of Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF) will have over 24 speakers representing several leading international and regional organizations including Icao, Iata, ACI, Eurocontrol, GCAA, Gaca and Dans.
The knowledge-sharing platform will debate current developments and future trends in the aviation industry in general and airports in particular, ranging from airport designing to travel facilitation and airport economics to technological advancement.
In its second edition, the co-located Travel Catering Expo (TCE) has recorded a 10% growth in the number of exhibitors, reaching 47.