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Dubai To Host 22nd Airport Show In May 2023



Dubai To Host 22nd Airport Show In May 2023

Dubai is preparing to host the Airport Show in May and it will include three exhibitions and two conferences spanning three days. The event will witness the presence of over 200 aviation brands, hundred buyers, and aviation authorities from over twenty nations.

His Highness 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 Airports, said that the aviation industry had regained its full strength and now the focus will be to expand the industry by the construction of new airports and incorporating sustainable technologies into the aviation sector. One of the main goals set during the event will be to achieve a global capacity of 200,000 flights per day by mid-2030. 

The 22nd edition of the Airport Show will be held under the esteemed patronage of Sheikh Ahmed and it will be one of the biggest shows to be organized in Dubai this year. 

Dubai Will Host The 22nd Airport Show In May 2023

The 22nd edition of the Airport Show will be held under the esteemed patronage of Sheikh Ahmed

According to expert estimates, the domestic passenger traffic will reach around level 2019 by late 2023 and the international passenger levels would reach 2019 levels by 2024 mid to end. These figures would mean that the overall revenue generation from passengers would be around $522 billion and this would further increase the profitability of the aviation business resulting in lesser disruptions.

The 22nd edition of the Airport Show will be held under the esteemed patronage of Sheikh Ahmed

The Airport show will also feature other programs on the sidelines like Air Traffic Control Forum, Airport Security Middle East, Women in Aviation Anniversary, and Global Airport Leaders’ Forum. Women in Aviation Middle East is completing its tenth anniversary in 2023 and there will be two-day celebrations as part of this in the Airport show with a one-day conference, workshop, and round-table discussions.    

This year’s tagline is ‘Connecting the Global Airport Industry’, and the event will be expecting over 4,500 visitors the major themes that will be discussed in the event will be sustainability at airports, urban air mobility, and automation in the aviation industry. Several nations have been confirmed to be part of the exhibitions like France, Italy, Denmark, Germany, China, Belgium, Sweden, the United States, Korea, UAE, Turkey, and the Netherlands.

Some of the major companies include Nuctech, TLD, Teknik Dokum, Guinault SA, CEIA, Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft, emaratech, Egis, Group ADP, ITW GSE, ShenZhen CIMC- Tianda Airport Support Ltd, Smiths Detection, ADB Safegate, and Honeywell.   

The event will see renowned delegates and top brass executives from multiple organizations like the International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade association that has around three hundred members that constitute 83% of global air traffic, and Airports Council International (ACI), whose members run 1950 airports in 185 countries.

The legacy of the Airport show is evident from the history of its organizers, Reed Exhibitions, who are a global events player with a history of handling more than four hundred events worldwide. They have been operating in various industry sectors and have hosted more than seven million participants in a year. They are leaving no stone unturned for this year’s event as they are trying to attract and regain exhibitors from different parts of the world.   

The event manager at Reeds Exhibitions, May Ismail, is confident that this year’s event will see the entire extent of the aviation industry under one roof and the participation of the stakeholders to produce some promising results that will positively impact the aviation industry in the coming years.

She also noted that the present aviation sector is going through a transformation that is influencing the technical, safety, sustainability, and energy efficiency of airport operations worldwide. So this event is a unique chance to witness all these latest innovations in a single place.

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The aviation industry is looking for healthy investment-based growth in the coming years as the CAPA’s Global Airport Investors Database has grown in 2022 and now the count stands at a prospective 1074 active, passive, or aspiring investors. This data is putting the aviation experts and air transport associations at a leverage where they are expecting the industry to strike an encouraging profit margin in the coming years. 

Last year’s event had seen the participation of over 4,200 people from 71 nations and with 160 exhibitors from 23 countries. The co-events that were organized as part of the event also saw around 81 important speakers from different parts of the world.

This year too the event will focus on sustainable innovations and measures that will enable the airport industry to create Future Sustainable Airports. Other progressive services will include the inclusion of biometric-based airport products access; improved ATM and ground handling solutions; fully automated cargo and freight handling etc.       

The 2023 event is seen as the rise of the aviation industry into its full swing after the Covid-19 pandemic and so the hope of the aviation industry will be reflected while also looking at a future roadmap that needs to be taken to fulfill the potential.                            

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