Airport Show opens in Dubai amidst brighter outlook for complete, sustainable recovery


  • HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed opens the world’s largest airport event amidst increased optimism
  • 22nd edition of Airport Show attracts 150 exhibitors from 20 countries
  • Also open Airport Security Middle East, ATC Forum and the Global Airport Leaders’ Forum, Women in Aviation Middle East Anniversary Conference
  • Participants are bullish about growth prospects of the industry

The 22nd edition of Airport Show was opened in Dubai today amidst brighter outlook for complete and sustainable recovery, growth of passenger demand and focus on future mobility, sustainable infrastructure and innovation.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group inaugurated this morning the annual Airport Show, the world’s largest airport event, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, which will run from 9 to 11 May 2023.

His Highness said: “The airport industry has come back almost to its full strength and picked up the lost growth momentum in most parts of the world. The construction of new airports and expansion and upgrading of existing facilities has gained pace to ensure airports meet the future demand as well as the needs and expectations of travelers.”

After opening, His Highness toured the exhibitors’ pavilions, during which he was accompanied by a number of senior officials from the aviation sector, where he

was briefed on the technologies and devices showcased by more than 150 international companies from 20 countries around the world.

His Highness added: “As the region’s airports look to maintain their status as top global hubs and attract a growing number of travelers, they are investing in the latest of technologies and concepts – biometrics, the Internet of Things, and more recently AI – to deliver an airport experience that exceeds the expectations of their customers, makes aviation sustainable, and keep them ahead of the competition.”

The trade show with the theme, ‘Together in Innovating Future Sustainable Airports,’ is the world’s largest annual airport industry B2B platform. This year more than 100 hosted buyers are expected to clinch substantial deals.

Exhibitors from the US, Italy, France, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, Netherlands, China, Belgium, Korea and Sweden and several other countries including the host, UAE, are showcasing the latest innovative products and technologies to make the aviation industry safe and sustainable, enhance efficiency and passengers experience with the expected increase in passenger numbers and aviation industry growth.


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