Airport Show targets over 15% growth in 2016

Overview of the previous Airport Show
Overview of the previous Airport Show

The 16th edition of Airport Show is gearing up with strong participation.

The event is scheduled to take place from 9-11 May 2016 in Dubai. Participation is expected from more than 300 exhibitors across 30 countries showcasing game-changing products offered to key decision-makers across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) aviation industry.

The event is supported by Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP), Dubai Airports and dnata. The show will have Travel Catering Expo (TCE) and Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF) as the co-located events for the third and fourth consecutive year, respectively.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of DCAA, chairman of Dubai Airports and chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group said: “The Middle East continues its impressive double-digit growth and has embarked on a massive airport expansion and development programme. Airport development continues to play an important role in our strategic plans, creating thousands of new jobs and providing an engine of economic growth vital to the growth of Dubai.”

The B2B show will witness larger participation from Germany, France, UK, Italy, Switzerland, USA and China. With an expected growth of over 15%, the organizers are confident about the show being bigger and better.
Daniyal Qureshi, group exhibition director at Reed Exhibitions Middle East, organizers of Airport Show and co-located events, said: “Combined with massive capacity upgrades regionally in Africa and South Asia, Dubai is ideally positioned to host the world’s leading airport expansion and development event once again. The Airport Show offers a critical link connecting global airport suppliers with regional buyers.”

According to the World Airport Traffic Report of Airports Council International (ACI-World), the Middle East reported the highest growth rates in the world with 10.8% in passenger traffic in 2014 compared with global average of 5.7%, and 9.2% growth in cargo traffic as against 4.7% global average.

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