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Airport Show announces new Digital Event in 2020 ahead of Hybrid format planned for May 2021

Airport Show announces new Digital Event in 2020 ahead of Hybrid format planned for May 2021

The organisers of the world’s largest annual airport exhibition have revealed plans to hold a new "digital only" event in 2020 to keep the flight centre united ahead of the Digital-only planned in May 2021.


To be held under the care 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, Airport Show Hybrid+ on 24-26 May 2021 will introduce a novel digital element to the live, face-to-face event, taking place in DWTC, Dubai.


In the meantime, Airport Show Digital+ on 7-9 December 2020 will allow the global population to network, learn and engage through a new digital platform. The new digital arm has been created to increase the Show experience and give a single opportunity to seamlessly connect audiences across the world like never before. The great event will help in fighting with the attendees before, during and after the event.


His Excellency Mohammed Ahli, Director General of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and CEO of Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) said: “The rescheduling and reformatting of Airport Show have been necessary to provide a program for flight industry decision-makers and experts to come collectively to discuss the most challenging times in aviation history. Dubai is progressing fast to pick-up lost grounds as the situation develops and it is important to push ahead collectively globally to share best methods, new technologies and methods to promote rapid recovery.”


Daniyal Qureshi, Group Exhibition Director of Reed Exhibitions Middle East, the organisers of Airport Show said: “Joining a new digital program has become the user activity for both events coming up. The Digital Event in December will offer the chance for users to visit Digital Stands, record online meetings with flash chat functionality, watch On-Demand conferences, engage in Online Roundtables and much more.” 


The new digital platform will be open for an extra 15 days after the event and will use Artificial Intelligence to provide support to exhibitors and visitors.


The collocated, CPD certified Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF) will hold over 20 online sessions over the 3 days of the December Digital event, anticipating to draw over 1,000 delegates with two new conventions added to cover Airport Passengers’ Experience and Future Ground Handling, in addition to existing Air Traffic Management topics.