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Airport Show’s 20th Edition Opens in Dubai
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum presides over inauguration
H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group and Chairman of Dubai World, officially opened the 20th edition of the Airport Show at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
The event is the world’s largest B2B airport industry exhibition, and this year will feature the participation of more than 95 exhibitors from 21 countries, over 100 hosted buyers from over 20 countries, and 36 exhibitors at five country pavilions by Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France and the UK.
The event has generated an overwhelming response in its new physical and digital format due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Experts noted that the response to the three-day exhibition is a clear indication of a possible journey of the aviation industry on the road to recovery.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said: “The aviation industry has a history of successfully bouncing back from crises and the Covid-19 pandemic is no different.
“The setback is temporary and we will again be on the tracks of transformation. The overwhelming response to the Airport Show is an indication of the aviation world’s strong confidence in Dubai and its global efforts.
“I am happy to see all the industry players working together for a remarkable and faster recovery after struggling through the pandemic and running the airports and airlines as the lifeline."
International experts said the airport industry, after over a year of unprecedented upheavals and challenges, has a renewed sense of optimism and positivity about regaining the lost tempo of growth and expansion from 2021.
Key decision-makers from major airports in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) have come to the show in search of exploring and acquiring the newest products and services for their facilities for enhancing and safer passenger facilitation.
Like the previous editions, the Airport Show 2021 has three co-located events: Global Airport Leaders Forum (GALF), Airport Security Middle East, Air Traffic Control (ATC) Forum along with and the Women in Aviation (WIA) General Assembly.
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