Airports Solutions Dubai, part of the Airport Solutions Global Series, will take place 14-15 November during the Dubai Airshow. Relaunched for 2017 by Dubai Airshow organisers Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East, the conference and pavilion will bring together the entire buying chain of the airport industry, from operators and designers, to airlines and solution providers, creating the ideal meeting place for key decision makers in the region.
Passenger traffic in the Middle East is predicted to double by 2035 and the GCC is expected to invest US $100bn in airport expansion and construction projects across the region. This growth is an opportunity for all sectors of the airport industry and the Airport Solutions conference aims to provide the platform to drive this conversation.
Fronted by key players in the industry, the two-day conference will include panel discussions on going beyond stakeholder collaboration with a particular focus on airport development in the Middle East; maintaining a high level of security without affecting passenger experience; airport process automation and improving efficiency; the airline’s perspective of airport process improvement; and customer connectivity and empowerment.
Attendees will also be able to listen to presentations including advanced screening technologies from Paul Baker, Managing Director, Middle East, Smiths Detection; the future of airport retail from Nic Bruwer, Executive Vice President, Commercial, Dubai Duty Free; and Dubai South and DWC – the future of Dubai from Tahnoon Saif, VP Aviation, Dubai South.
“Airport Solutions Dubai is exactly what the market needs. The significant airport projects and investment plans means that Airport Solutions Dubai will provide a much needed platform for the burgeoning airport industry in Dubai and the Middle East. We are thrilled to be able to announce such key industry personnel as speakers and panelists representing the leading companies in the region,” said Tim Hawes, Portfolio Director at Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East.
Some of these panelists include Yousuf Pirzada, Senior Director, Airfields, Roads and Infrastructure, DAEP; Kashif Khaled, Campaign Manager, Gulf Region, IATA; Adel Ali, CEO, Air Arabia; Colin Mulligan, Director Airside Operations, DWC; Ali Al Shamsi, Vice President Global Airports, Etihad Airways; Buti Qurwash, VP Safety & Security, Dubai Airports; Cameron Mann, Global Market Head for Aviation, Smiths Detection; Mohamed Rahman, Regional Director, ICAO and Micky Jadeja, Senior Manager, Commercial, Dnata, among others.
The Airport Solutions Dubai Conference will take place within a dedicated pavilion within the Dubai Airshow, where airport sector exhibitors will include Aviator Sweden, Kpass Airport, Pelco and Slot Consulting.