Dubai Airport’s 21st annual exhibition comes to an end
The 21st annual Dubai Airport Exhibition, the largest annual airport event in the world, concluded successfully as the industry response exceeded expectations despite the many challenges facing the civil aviation sector worldwide.
Most exhibitors have confirmed their participation in next year’s show, which will be held in May 2023.
Exhibitors and attendees said that the exhibition provided an opportunity to meet and close deals which have given a strong impetus to the global airport industry on the back of the strong growth achieved by passenger traffic worldwide over the past six months. The exhibition took place against a backdrop of clear signs of renewed growth in the aviation industry.
The exhibition, organised by RX Global (Reed Exhibitions), the world’s largest B2B platform for the airport industry, focused on sustainability issues to help the airport community achieve a more sustainable airport industry, which aims to reduce its carbon footprint year on year.
The Airport Exhibition showcased products and services from over 150 exhibitors from more than 20 countries, as well as over 5,000 visitors and experts from the aviation industry.
According to the organisers, there were 100 invited buyers and 33 organisations from 18 countries. The exhibition facilitated 3,556 business meetings.
The Airport Exhibition was supported by Dubai Airports, Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), dnata (part of Emirates Airline and Group), Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP), Global Air Navigation Services (GANS) and Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans).
Participants reported that they could explore collaboration and joint venture opportunities and several companies had signed major deals with potential partners. They also expressed great satisfaction with the overwhelming response they received from other exhibitors and stakeholders, which will lead to future collaborations and strengthened business relationships.
The Airport Exhibition and its accompanying events Airport Security Middle East, ATC Forum and Global Airport Leaders’ Forum discussed ways to seize new growth opportunities and overcome current challenges for airports. They also discussed the aviation industry’s efforts towards sustainable and collaborative airport infrastructure development and operational transformation.
The show also hosted the 9th Global Airport Leaders Forum where over 40 aviation and airport leaders from around the world made presentations on various topics related to airport innovation and development, air traffic management, airport sustainability and security.
One of the highlights of this year’s Airport Exhibition was a sustainability zone called e-Apron. e-Apron was organised in partnership with dnata to provide an opportunity for manufacturers of electric/hybrid ground support equipment (GSE) and ground handling equipment (GHE) to showcase their latest innovations.
Source: Emirates News Agency
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