29 April – 1 May 2019
New smart theme announced at Airport Show this April
The aviation industry is soaring new heights of growth and expansion, with an investment of US$90 billion projected to go into the aviation industry in the Middle East by 2020 - more than three-fourths of which in the Arabian Gulf states alone. UAE airports are investing up to US$50 billion in new and expanded projects over the next 15 years.
Airport Show 2019, to be held from 29 April to 1 May in Dubai will have two co-located events: Air Traffic Control (ATC) Forum and Airport Security Middle East, as well as a revamped Global Airport Leaders Forum (GALF), Women in Aviation (WIA) General Assembly and a new addition, CAPA’s Middle East & Africa Aviation Summit.
The event will also have a new smart theme this edition which includes a dedicated Smart Airports’ conference on day 1 and Innovation Hub bringing together disruptive technologies from across the globe.
The world’s largest annual airport exhibition will have a record 375 exhibitors expected from 60 countries this year. 7,500 attendees are expected to attend the B2B show, with 75 per cent exhibitors returning after the highly-successful 2018 participation. The show will take place over an exhibition space of over 15,000 square meters at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC). This year, organisers aim to exceed 300 buyers hosted at multiple content and networking events. For the exhibitors, it remained a good platform to showcase their products and get new business.