Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline Group

Airport Show 2018

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Why Airport Show?

Why Airport Show?

Top 7 reasons to EXHIBIT at Airport Show 2017

Airport Show is your dedicated platform to target the world's fastest growing and highly lucrative airport and airline market.

1– It offers real  business opportunities 

The 17th edition of the Airport Show is the ultimate B2B platform for companies to showcase their airport and aviation-related products and services across seven sectors: Airport Build and Installations, Airfield Construction and Installations, Airport Operations, Airport Security, Airport Technology and IT, Ground Support Equipment and Services, and Air Traffic Management.

In addition to a world-class exhibition,  Airport Show offers unequalled high-quality business and networking opportunities for participants.  The Airport Show 2017 will be co-located with the 5th Global Airport Leaders' Forum and 4th edition of World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo Middle East.

Global Airport Leaders' ForumGlobal Airports Leaders’ Forum (GALF) is a high-level conference that brings together top decision-makers from aviation regulators, airports, airlines, manufacturers, academia and other aviation stakeholders from around the world. They will meet to explore best practices, collaborate and establish clear legislative frameworks, policy priorities, transparent governance systems and effective funding strategies to accommodate the region's aviation growth.




World Travel Catering & Onboard Services ExpoWorld Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo Middle East (WTCEME) is the largest dedicated platform for the travel catering industry in the Middle East, Africa and Indian sub-continent. World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo Middle East will help leading global suppliers, caterers and experts tap into the opportunities presented by its booming aviation catering business, thus ensuring the sector mirrors the growth and success of the region’s aviation industry. 


2 – It is your ideal platform for seeking a share of the US$170+ billion regional airport development market

GCC: Gearing up as the World’s Newest Travel Hub

Middle East air traffic is forecast to double in the next ten years

An investment of USD$170+ billion in airport and related infrastructure developments is projected to go into the Middle East aviation industry as regional governments, specifically in the GCC, take on international competition to position themselves as the new global travel hubs. 

With two-thirds of world population within just eight hours flying distance, the GCC states are competing to enrich the travel experience of an estimated 400 million passengers who will be passing through their airports by 2020 and currently investing billions of dollars in aviation industry specifically airport infrastructure to ensure seamless and safer passenger and freight movement. 
*Source: Nadd Al Shiba, The World Via Gulf – GCC airports emerging as the world’s newest travel hubs, May 2013.

As industry players shift their goals from building bigger airports to acquiring the latest technologies in enhancing the passenger experience, more opportunities for companies to grab their share of this ever changing and challenging market.


4 – It is a well-established event dedicated to industry professionals from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region

The Airport Show is in its 17th year - a well-established aviation event dedicated to industry professionals from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia regions.

It attracted 7,166 aviation professionals in 2016, including 200 high-profile hosted buyers from 60 regional aviation authorities in 18 countries, and 1,624 meetings were conducted onsite.

The Airport Show is a premier aviation event in the region and offers an excellent opportunity for international brands looking to break into the GCC aviation market.  

Reed Exhibitions has built up an extensive and qualified database of engineers, aviation and airport officials, thought leaders, project managers, VIPs and high-net-worth individuals and government agencies that attend the Airport Show as their one-stop procurement event each year.


5 – It enjoys the continued support from the government of Dubai and key associations and institutions in the regional and international aviation industry


Airport Show established a strong relationship with industry associations to develop and foster strong relationships and partnerships with local suppliers, industry associations, key media channels and influential government bodies.

Airport Show is continuously supported by aviation authorities, including Dubai Airports, Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai Civil Aviation Authority.

It enjoys 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 Group.

Year on year, Airport Show welcomes delegations from key international associations representing Germany, UK, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Denmark.

6 – In addition to a world-class exhibition, it offers an unequaled combination of high-quality business and networking opportunities to participants

                Business Connect

The Business Connect Programme maximises on establishing solid networking and business relations by connecting airport authorities and contractors (hosted buyers) with exhibitors. Hosted buyers are mega project owners who attend the Airport Show to source new products and learn about new technologies and services.



Women in Aviation: In 2016, Women in Aviation, an international non-profit organisation, mounted a photo exhibition, held a networking, education and mentoring session, and presented scholarship opportunities for Middle Eastern women looking for careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.



7 – It provides flexible participation options that allow exhibitors to choose the ideal package

Pavilion packages are on offer for those who would like to be grouped with companies from the same countries. The 2017 show will feature seven national or geographic pavilions from Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Turkey and North America.

Bundle offers are available with stand bookings, such as a customised mix of online and print advertising opportunities.

Exhibitors enjoy the support and constant assistance from pre-booking to post-show participation from a highly competent team of event organisers and promoters who are experienced at running events in the Middle East.

Please contact Raed El Forkh at raed.elforkh@reedexpo.ae for enquiries about customised participation options at the Airport Show 2017.

Airport Show is the perfect place to exhibit or source the latest technology, learn about emerging trends, network with decision-makers and get first-hand knowledge about the region’s airport expansion and modernisation programmes. Book your stand today.


Put your brand in front of 60,000+ industry professionals and trade buyers and build awareness of your brand before and during the Airport Show with a variety of high impact lead generation channels. Discover our sponsorship and advertising opportunities.


Airport Show welcomes new exhibitors each year. Is 2017 your first event? Make the most out of your first experience exhibiting with our support. Get the first-time exhibitor package for additional brand awareness that will help you launch your product and services.


ICT Partner


Gold Sponsor

emaratech will sponsor Airport Show 2017

Silver Sponsor

FMT will support Airport Show 2017



Homeland Security Partner

The Security Review

Co-Located Events


  • Is the world’s largest annual airport event providing an ideal B2B platform for companies to present airport and aviation-related products and services.
    Mr. Mike Evans
  • The Dubai Airport Show, being the most important airport related event in the Middle East and Africa, serves as an excellent business contributor to Bayanat Engineering Group.
    Mr. Georges Hannouche
    Bayanat Engineering Group
  • The Dubai Airport show is a unique event to reach out to all the operators in the region. It allows us to showcase and discuss our solutions to support our enormous growth.
    Mr. Henrik Linderberth
    ADB Safegate
  • The Dubai Airport Show has been an excellent vehicle for helping to achieve our ongoing brand-awareness.
    Mr. Romano Fionda MBIFM
    Cofely Besix Airports & Logistics Services

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  • 300+ Exhibitors from 50+ Countries
  • 7 International Pavilions
  • 200+ Buyers from 50+ Regional Aviation Authorities
  • 3 Networking Platforms

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