Many of us regularly travel by air, to reach destinations in a jiffy that lie thousands of miles away. Those clean and swanky airports, polite stewardess, airstrips easily managing monstrous airplanes, the vigil security, ground transport, cargo services and the prompt boarding services – all are examples of up-to-date technology and perfect co-ordination to make our trip safe, secure and enjoyable.
Worldwide airports have played an important role in shaping the country’s economy by contributing to the progress of trade, commerce and business. Similarly, Middle Eastern airports provide a crucial trade link to promote their countries economies and the growth of trade and prosperity. The Dubai Airport Show which will now be held biennially focuses on investments necessary in the building of new airports, expansion of the existing ones and the technologies essential to support these activities. The huge investments expected to roll in, are to be worth USD90 billion (AED331 billion) in the next few years.
Held under the patronage of H.H. 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, the event is realized with the efforts of leading international aviation associations and local government authorities including Dubai Airports, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and UAE Contractors’ Association.
More than 36% of the global transport industry is served by the aviation industry exemplifying its impact in the development of new cities and countries. During this exhibition, exhibitors and co-exhibitors have the golden chance to interact with potential buyers through the ‘Hosted Buyer’ programme. The ‘Hosted Buyer’ programme has attracted projects worth billions from international buyers who are looking for new innovations and solutions in products and services. These buyers are from diverse sectors including, airlines, airport authorities, consultancy, contractors, equipment suppliers, government, military and the media.
To summarize it all, the Airport Show offers industry associated visitors a one-in-a-lifetime chance to interact and network with exhibitors, and launch new products and services as well create awareness for the existing ones.
Date: 22 – 24 May, 2012
Location: Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre
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The next time you travel by Dubai flights, be appreciative of the efforts put in by the aviation industry to ensure that the latest technologies are available to its customers.