Reed Exhibitions Middle East say the Airport Show's 20th hybrid edition will now take place over three days from May 24 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
The event is being held under the patronage of His Highness 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,
The show will see the top decision-makers of key airports from across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) making their way to the city to search for new products and services.
It will cover 11,000 square metres of the DWTC and is expecting to host exhibitors and participants from more than 50 countries.
Two co-located events will be featured, the Global Airport Leaders Forum (GALF) and ATC Forum.
Ibrahim Ahli, Deputy CEO of Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) said "We are adopting and implementing special strategic and future projects for the aviation sector which will promote the continuation in handling air traffic efficiently even during the challenging times of coronavirus pandemic. DANS is fully equipped to utilise up-to-date technology to build synergy with our aviation and related stakeholders in overcoming challenges and fulfil the Emirate’s vision in utilizing innovative technologies to remain a hub of choice for passengers by offering the best services."
Daniyal Qureshi, Group Exhibition Director at Reed Exhibitions Middle East, said significant investments and upgrades will be taking place at airports globally to implement the new health, safety and technology adoption initiatives by IATA and Airports Council International (ACI) with Airport Show a central meeting place to showcase new innovations to industry players.
"Key changes expected to be implemented at airports over the next five years will focus on new IT-driven technology and solutions and adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Cloud, Remote Control and Drone Technology; new green targets and initiatives, and passenger-centric touch-less solutions, self-check-in/bag drop and mobile-enabled services. Airports have always been exploring new ways to simplify the overall travel experience by adopting smart technologies and solutions which one can find in plenty at Airport Show," he said.