Airport Show opens in Dubai
Dubai, April 24, 2010
The tenth edition of the Airport Show, the only event in the region dedicated exclusively to airport construction, operations, technology and services, opened on Sunday.
The event is being held under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman of Dubai Airports.
The show which runs till April 27 at the Dubai Airport Expo, will host international exhibitors and suppliers exploring the growth potential offered by the growing airport industry in the Mena and South Asia region.
With 39 airports currently under construction or renovation in the region, the tenth Airport Show will put the spotlight on the extensive opportunities for potential collaborations in specialised areas of airport development, said the organisers, Reed Exhibitions Middle East.
This year, more than 223 specialized providers and industry suppliers from 34 countries will attend the show. China, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, and Switzerland will host national pavilions that occupy a gross exhibition space of 10,508 sq m covering the West and Central Halls of the Expo.
Ara Fernezian, Group exhibition director, Reed Exhibitions ME, said the show had gained tremendously from the emergence of Dubai as a major hub for air traffic in the Middle East region.
“This year’s show has attracted stronger interest and participation from a range of global leaders in the industry specialised in six key sectors: airport build, supply, security, technology, ground support, operation and air traffic control,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service