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African countries to attend Dubai's 2019 Airport Show

Posted 23 April 2019 · Add Comment

The 19th edition of the world’s largest annual airport exhibition in Dubai later this month will see a record participation of 211 Hosted Buyers, many coming from Africa.

Held from 29 April to 1 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) the Airport Show will have a record 375 exhibitors from 60 countries.

The total number of international companies will be 143, of which 42 are new international exhibitors. 7,500 attendees are anticipated to attend an exhibition space of 15,000 square meters across three Zabeel halls of DICEC.

The Show will have two co-located events: Air Traffic Control (ATC) Forum and Airport Security Middle East. Hosted buyers for Airport Security are 46 from 17 countries and those for Air Traffic Control are 32 from 16 countries

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 commented: “Airport Show has become an ideal B2B platform for the industry decision-makers to initiative steps to procure the latest technology products to meet their needs. The aviation industry’s growth is reflected in the Airport Show.

African Hosted Buyers attending are: Algeria, Armenia, Angola, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, India,  Jordan,  Lebanon, Maldives, Mauritius, Moldova, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Turkey and Uganda.

Mai Ismail, the Head of the Business Connect Programme and Government Relations at Reed Exhibitions Middle East, the organisers of Airport Show, said: “The Hosted Buyers programme has evolved over the years and each year we are increasingly focusing our efforts to bring more benefits to the exhibitors. We push and promote Hosted Buyers programme further each year for everyone’s benefit.”

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