Wed 17-05-2017 18:38 PM

17th Airport Show in Dubai a resounding success, concludes with over 7,200 attendees

DUBAI, 17th May, 2017 (WAM) -- The 17th Airport Show has concluded in Dubai with resounding success with more than 7,200 attendees from aviation industry worldwide.

Reflecting a strong confidence in Middle East’s aviation sector and the Airport Show, more than 50 per cent of the exhibitors confirmed their participation for the next year.

Reed Exhibitions Middle East, organisers of the Airport Show, announced that Airport Show 2018 will be held from 8th to 10th May, 2018 in Dubai.

"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. 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," said 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 Airline and Group, while opening the show.

The three-day world’s largest annual airport event, which concluded today, witnessed participation of over 300 exhibitors from over 50 countries.

Daniyal Qureshi, Group Exhibition Director, Reed Exhibitions Middle East, organisers for the Airport Show, said, "The unprecedented success of the Airport Show is a testament to the strong growth in the aviation industry in Middle East and the investment to the tune of billions of dollars toward expansion programmes, which are fueling global aviation growth. The collaborative opportunities approach if regional authorities and integrators with neighbouring authorities and global suppliers facilitates unparalleled opportunities. We are proud to announce that more than 50 per cent of the exhibitors have booked for the next year’s Airport Show."

The 17th edition of the Airport Show had the largest ever international representation with eight dedicated country pavilions, for global participants to showcase and launch their products, services and solutions, according to Reed Exhibitions Middle East.

The 17th Airport Show was supported by International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects, DAEP, Dubai Airports, dnata, Supply Chain and Logistics Group, SCLG, of Middle East and UAE Contractors’ Association, along with emaratech as the gold sponsor, FMT as the silver sponsor and Huawei as the ICT Partner.

The 4th World Travel Catering and Onboard Services Expo Middle East, WTCEME, also concluded successfully today with exhibitors exploring new opportunities generated with the strong growth in the region’s aviation sector.

More than 70 exhibitors showcased a wide range of travel catering services and solutions, including food, snacks, beverages, food packaging, processing, preparation and preservation equipment, tableware and chinaware, accessories, toiletries and travel amenities at the WTCEME, organisers said.

 

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