Emirates News Agency – Dubai will host the ninth session of the Global Forum of Airport Leaders from 17 to 19 May

DUBAI, April 19 / WAM / The ninth session of the Global Airport Leaders Forum to be held in Dubai in collaboration with the Airport Show from May 17 to 19, will focus on the speed of air traffic recovery locally and globally. .

The International Airports Council, which represents 1,950 airports in 185 countries, said Dubai International Airport, which is the world’s busiest airport for international passengers, will accept 55.1 million passengers in 2022.

The work of the World Forum of Airport Leaders 2022, organized in connection with the work of the twenty-first session of the Airport Show, in addition to the Airport Security Conference in the Middle East, the Air Traffic Control Forum and the General Assembly of Women in Aviation, will witness the presence of prominent experts and officials through four sessions held at the Dubai International Trade Center discussing a range of critical issues related to innovation and development at airports, air traffic management, airport sustainability and security of the airport.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, President of Dubai Airports, Supreme President and CEO of Emirates Airlines and the Group, sponsor of the Airport Show, said that the Airport Show and its simultaneous events over the last two decades have provided platforms to further develop the aviation agenda, as aviation transformation depends on technology, which helps increase the levels of safety, health, safety and efficiency in the operations of airports and airlines worldwide, and Dubai was a pioneer in the adoption of technology with the aim of enabling the acceleration of aviation returns to previous levels.

Panelists at the Airport Innovation and Development session will talk about the adoption of data, artificial intelligence, fifth generation communications and robotics to achieve a better passenger experience, developments in the field of integrated, automated mobility and in the airport environment, design innovations, environment and operations as a key element in the strategy for future airport development and urban air mobility Speakers at the air traffic management session The issue of combining human and artificial intelligence to improve airspace management and build a digital sky to meet future challenges facing air traffic management and protecting airspace from drone interference and other vulnerabilities, in addition to the fourth level of advanced steering system; and surface movement control.

The airport sustainability session addresses topics related to the sustainability of mega malls, innovations and technologies that help airports become environmentally friendly, the contribution of sustainability to improving the passenger experience, partnerships in the wider ecosystem of city authorities and transport , and meeting. of airlines and communities with environmental goals.

In the airport security session, experts will talk about the development of intelligent and comprehensive control of the entire airport infrastructure to meet future security challenges, the role of advanced disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality, robotics and data in increasing resilience and building collaboration between stakeholders to ensure passenger safety and satisfaction and how smart travel initiatives can contribute to improving safety management.

The Airport Show and its simultaneous events, which are sponsored by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airport Engineering Projects, the Dubai Airports Corporation and the Dubai National Air Travel Agency, are a driving force that will make the industry come out stronger in the Corona sequel. virus pandemic.

The 2022 World Airport Leaders Forum will offer enhanced business and professional networking opportunities, unparalleled learning experience, and an overview of technological developments and innovations, as well as key drivers of change.

Firas Abu Latif, director of exhibitions at Reed Exhibitions Middle East, the organizers of the Airport Show, said: “Increasing knowledge supports the continued sustainability of the industry and helps address future challenges arising from the amazing pace of transformation and as usual The Global Airport Leaders Forum will offer a fantastic window of opportunity that empowers professionals and decision makers. “By knowing where aviation is going and what paths to success are ahead, airports need to be well prepared for the next boom and the forum will help the whole ecosystem by offering ideas.”

The Global Forum of Airport Leaders will witness the participation of many speakers from the UAE, including His Excellency Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of the General Directorate of Residence and Foreign Affairs in Dubai, Ibrahim Ahli, Executive Vice President of Dubai Air Navigation Services Corporation and Mohammed Faisal Al Dosari, Director of the Senior Department of Air Navigation and Airports at the General Civil Aviation Authority in the country, Aref Al Janahi, Director of the Security Engineering Department at the Agency Security Industry Regulator Ramesh Sidambi, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Duty Free at Dubai International Airport, Charles Yamin, Director of Security Quality, Compliance and Excellence at Emirates Airlines and Kashif Khaled, Regional Director of Airports for East Africa and Secondary to the International Air Transport Association.

Among the speakers from the Middle East, Europe and other parts of the world at the 2022 Global Airport Managers Forum are “Mohammed Ahmed, CEO of the Saudi Airports Holding Company, Ayman Abu Ababa, Vice President for Operational Affairs at Riyadh Airport, Dr. . Omar Qadouha, Head of Aviation Security Department at the General Directorate of Civil Aviation in Lebanon, and Raed Al Idrisi, CEO of Saudi Land Services, Tom Escola, Vice President of Panasonic Avionics, Jack Kherati, Chief Commercial Officer for Middle East Aegis, Robert Powell, Vice President of Technical Services at Dubai National Air Travel, Paul Brown, CEO of Jackson’s Municipal Authority, and Mark Green, Head of Air Navigation Support Services at the Global Air Navigation Services Corporation, David A. Schumer , Vice President for Civil Security in SAP Air Traffic Management, and Fabio Gamba, General Director of the Airport Services Association.

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