Over 7,500 aviation industry professionals and more than 300 companies from over 50 countries are showcasing a diverse portfolio of technologies and innovative solutions at the Airport Show 2017, which started in Dubai on Monday.
Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airlines and Group, the show will have Global Airport Leaders Forum, GALF, World Travel Catering and Onboard Services Expo, WTCEME, and Women in Aviation Middle East General Assembly as co-located events.
“The aviation industry expansion in the Middle East continues to surpass average global growth rates. Future projections are equally promising and are behind the ongoing and considerable investment in aircraft, technology and infrastructure,” said H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum ahead of the opening of the show at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
“The Airport Show brings together solution providers from around the world giving them the opportunity to explore the latest trends and bring forward innovative products and services designed to support ongoing industry growth and service enhancements,” Sheikh Ahmed added.
Daniyal Qureshi, Group Exhibition Director of Reed Exhibitions Middle East, organizers of the Airport Show, said: “The Airport Show 2017 will mirror the growth of the Middle East’s aviation industry as it expands in terms of local, regional and international participation, government support as well in terms of new attractions including a Global Aviation Summit and New Security Day. The new additions will cater to the emerging requirements of the changing aviation industry worldwide, which expects number of international passengers to double to 7.2 billion by 2032, and hence is seeking the latest smart and innovative technologies and solutions to be well-prepared to handle this growth, enhance passenger experience, while maintaining infallible security.”
The world’s largest annual airport event is supported by International Civil Aviation Organization, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects, Dubai Airports, dnata, Supply Chain and Logistics Group of Middle East and UAE Contractors’ Association.