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Airport Show-2014 to feature first-ever US-Canada joint pavilion

Airport Show-2014 to feature first-ever US-Canada joint pavilion

For the first time, key aviation industry players from the US and Canada will collectively showcase their wide variety of products, services and solutions through a joint pavilion at the 14th edition of Airport Show to be held in Dubai from May 11 to 13.

The USA-Canada Pavilion will feature seven exhibitors, providing the participants of the world’s leading B2B event for the airport industry the opportunity to gain insights into their latest portfolio of products and expertise in different domains. The exhibitors are AccessAir Systems, Aviation Parts & Support Corporation, Bradley Corporation, Hall Technical, Nilfisk-Advance, WASP and Searidge Technologies.

Daniyal Qureshi, Director of Airport Show at Reed Exhibitions Middle East, the organizers, said: “We are very happy to have the participation of US and Canadian companies under the joint pavilion. This will help elevate their bilateral relations with the UAE and the GCC region. This will also add value to the appeal and reach of the Airport Show. These companies have cutting-edge technologies to offer to the region which is keen on acquiring the best to meet the current and future needs for exceptional aviation infrastructure.”

Danny Sebright, President of the US-UAE Business Council, remarked: “Commercial aviation is a key pillar of the US-UAE relationship. This has been recently highlighted by an increasing number of investments and partnerships. American companies— both large and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) — are increasingly looking for long-term sustainable business and investment opportunities globally; and especially towards the Middle East and Asia.”

“Demand is growing at a rapid pace and a common thirst for innovation and expansion is supported at the highest levels of government and industry. Global platform suppliers are also more closely aligning with their supply chains in key markets around the world, like the UAE.”
The world’s leading B2B event for the airports industry will take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group. The show is supported by DCAA, Dubai Airports, dnata and Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) among others.

Co-located with the Airport Show will be the 2nd edition of Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF) and the debut Travel Catering Expo (TCE). Last year’s show attracted over 6500 visitors from 83 countries, generating substantial business and queries for the 225 exhibitors who came from 35 countries. The show organisers are confident about crossing the growth levels originally projected for this year in terms of exhibitors and participants.

German companies have been participating in the Airport Show over the past decade under the umbrella of German Airport Technology and Equipment (GATE). At the Airport Show-2014, Germany Pavilion will be the biggest in terms of exhibitors – a total of 31 including 11 new ones. The pavilion organizer is the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The exhibitors represent almost every segment of the aviation industry, making the pavilion strongly attractive to visitors.

On the France Pavilion, eight companies, will showcase a wide range of innovative products and technologies. UBIFRANCE, the French Agency for International Business Development is the organizer of the pavilion which made its first appearance at the Airport Show eight years ago.
Twelve Swiss companies, including three new exhibitors, will be participating under the Swiss Pavilion. Switzerland has been a key player in the aviation industry in the region in a variety of segments.

The China Pavilion will see the participation of eight companies including five new ones at this year’s show. The new exhibitors are involved in Airports Security, one of the key areas of focus for the regional airports. The China Pavilion was first featured at the Airport Show in 2010.

Note to Editors - About Airport Show: Now in its 14th successful year, the Airport Show is the premier airport event for the Middle East, North Africa and Indian subcontinent region. The event is co-located with the Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF), an industry meeting to generate solutions for airport leaders from around the world to overcome their common challenges and Travel Catering Expo, a dedicated platform for the region to discuss opportunities in the airport catering business. Airport Show is the largest gathering of airport decision makers, experts and suppliers in the region. The event also features specialised seminars and a pre-scheduled meetings programme. www.theairportshow.com

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