19th edition of the world’s largest airport exhibition commences
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, has officially opened the 19th edition of Dubai Airport Show; the world’s largest airport exhibition.
The three-day show began on the 29 April with an impressive 375 exhibitors from 60 countries.
The exhibitors are showcasing more than 50 new technologies and innovative products over three days at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC).
The show has consolidated its market standing with participating companies set to sign multi-million dirham deals across almost the entire spectrum of airport operations and management.
The show, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum is organised by Reed Exhibitions Middle East.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed remarked: “With passenger numbers expected to continue their growth trajectory and drive airport expansion projects to accommodate the demand, the UAE’s aviation sector remains a key driver of our economic growth.”
Airport Show, with the co-located events Airport Security Middle East and ATC Forum, is offering an ideal platform for Middle East, Africa and South Asia’s aviation authorities, companies and individuals to come together and collaborate with international experts and leaders to improve global aviation.
Delivering the Airport Keynote address at CAPA Aviation Summit, Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports Corporation, said DWC is set to handle 240 million passengers with personalised experience in the future.
He said: “The hub model is the right and sustainable model, which is benefiting Dubai.”
Thani Abdulla AlZaffin, Director General and Board Member, emaratech, delivered the keynote address on enhancing the seamless passenger experience at the Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF).
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