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 and Group

Global Airport Leaders’ Forum

Technology is changing fast and passengers are demanding the very best connectivity, a seamless journey and more entertainment than ever before. Airport and Airlines have no choice but to keep ahead and have the technologies in place behind the scenes of airport operations, security and air traffic control to support a new age of consumer.

The future passenger experience will be at the core of this year’s Global Airport Leaders’ Forum.

On 24 - 26 May 2021, Airport Show Hybrid+ will give our global community an opportunity to attend the Live Event back at DWTC physically or remotely using our new digital platform.

Join the next Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF) on 24-26 May 2021 and watch over 20 sessions live, remotely or at a time convenient to you with on-demand content 15 days after the Airport Show Hybrid+ event. ​

Online Conferences

This year we have added two new conferences: Airport Passengers’ Experience Conference on day 3 and Future Ground Handling Summit on day 2.

The dedicated ATC Conference will take place on day 1.

More information will be available soon.

Available 15 Days After the Event

Conferences will be available to watch after the event via the digital platform (15 days after the event) and then later on the Content Hub on the website.

Global Airport Leaders' Forum (GALF) free conferences


Delivering a safe and effective air transport system while improving environmental performance and remaining cost efficient is a pressing concern for ATC professionals. Be part of the conversation to share best practices and initiatives that have emerged in recent times. 


In collaboration with industry bellwethers and ground handlers, the new Future Ground Handling Summit will examine current threats and challenges affecting ground handlers and passenger transportation.


The international airport and airline community will set new benchmarks for the ultimate seamless passenger experience of the future

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It’s a good conference, the panelists provide essential and comprehensive presentation

Tutu Handayani
DGCA Indonesia

Networking with amazingly experienced and talented people and I have personally learnt a lot

Mohammed Saleh
Air Transport Operations Officer – DCAA

It was a forum filled with industry leaders all under one room sharing insights into the current state and the future of aviation

Rupen Singh Philloura
CEO, Airport Groupe/AiX

2019 Global Airport Leaders' Forum (GALF) highlights