The 2022 Global Airport Leaders Forum will highlight the resurgent business landscape

DUBAI – The 9th edition of the Global Airport Leaders Forum (GALF), scheduled to take place in Dubai from May 17-19 alongside The Airport Show, will focus on the resurgent business landscape with a faster recovery in international and domestic traffic volume.

The Airports Council International (ACI), representing 1,950 airports in 185 countries, says Dubai International Airport, the world’s leading airport for international travellers, is expected to handle 55.1 million passengers in 2022.

With Airport Security Middle East, ATC Forum and Women in Aviation Middle East Forum as co-located events of the 21st edition of Airport Show, GALF-2022 will see renowned experts and officials speak on a variety of industry topics. importance in four sessions at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) on airport innovation and development, air traffic management (ATM), airport sustainability and airport security.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group, under whose patronage the Dubai Air Show takes place airport, said, “The airport lounge and its co-located events have provided platforms over the past two decades to increasingly advance the aviation agenda. The transformation of aviation is technology-driven and helping to revamp the levels of safety, health, security and efficiency in the operations of airports and airlines around the world. Dubai has been at the forefront of the adoption of technology to help accelerate aviation’s rebound.”

As part of airport innovation and development, panelists will talk about the adoption of data, AI, 5G and robotics for a better passenger experience, advances in electric mobility integrated and automated into the airport environment, innovations in design, ambience and operations as a key element of the airport’s development strategy and future urban air mobility.

Speakers in the Air Traffic Management (ATM) session will discuss the combination of human and artificial intelligence for better airspace management, building a digital sky to meet future ATM challenges , protection of airspace from drone incursions and other vulnerabilities, and Level 4 Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS).

The Airport Sustainability session will discuss mega hub sustainability, innovations and technologies to help airports become more climate friendly, with sustainability contributing to better passenger experience and partnership in the wider airport ecosystem. city ​​and transport authorities, airlines and communities to achieve environmental goals .

The Airport Security session will bring together experts who will discuss the development of end-to-end intelligent control of the entire airport infrastructure to meet future security challenges, the role of advanced and disruptive technologies such as AI, machine learning, virtual reality, robotics and data in improving resilience. , strengthening stakeholder collaboration to ensure passenger safety and satisfaction, and how “smart travel initiatives contribute to better safety management”.

Supported by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP), Dubai Airports and dnata, the airport lounge and its co-located events are a driving force for the industry to emerge stronger after the coronavirus pandemic. The crisis has accelerated technology adoption and led to long-term changes in airport infrastructure. GALF-2022 will provide extensive business and professional networking opportunities, an unparalleled learning experience and provide insight into the most important and uncertain technical developments and innovations and drivers of change.

Firas Abu Ltaif, Exhibition Manager at Reeds Exhibitions Middle East, the organizers of the airport show, remarked: “Improving knowledge supports the continued sustainability of the industry and helps to face future challenges. stemming from the incredible pace of transformation. GALF, as usual, provides a wonderful window of opportunity for professionals and decision-makers to learn where aviation is heading and what the paths to success are ahead. Airports need to be fully prepared for the upcoming boom period and the GALF will help the whole ecosystem to inspire from this.”

GALF 2022 will see several speakers from the United Arab Emirates join in the deliberations along with speakers from the Middle East, Europe and other places.

Melvin B. Baillie