Airport industry sets the course for the future
inter airport Europe 2011St Albans, )
Inspiring better airports
“With its theme ‘Inspiring better airports’ this year’s show puts a special focus on the challenges airport operators are currently facing. Customer-friendly services, efficient security screening, energy saving GSE as well as intelligent passenger, baggage and cargo handling are more vital than ever in the highly competitive environment of the airport industry. inter airport Europe 2011 will give its visitors a comprehensive overview of the latest equipment available and of trend-setting developments in airport construction and operating,” says Nicola Hamann, Exhibition Director inter airport Europe on behalf of the organisers Mack Brooks Exhibitions.
“While passenger and cargo traffic continue to recover compared to last year’s figures, the economic situation for the airport industry remains uncertain. Incidents like the earthquake in Japan and the situation in the Middle East and in North Africa had a severe impact on air traffic figures in these regions. On the other hand, general growth trends in economy, with booming markets such as China, have a positive effect particularly on business travel and the cargo sector. Despite the volatile markets, the outlook for the second half of this year is optimistic. Therefore the airport industry must be able to quickly adapt to changing demand and now set the course for the future by sourcing state of the art equipment and intelligent services,” explains Nicola Hamann.
The complete range of airport equipment at one exhibition
inter airport Europe is renowned as a one stop shop for the entire airport industry, bringing together international suppliers, buyers, consultants, operators and industry experts from airports, airlines, cargo carriers and aviation support operators. More than 12,000 trade visitors from 120 countries came to the previous show in 2009. The exhibition categories of inter airport Europe include interRAMP (ground support equipment), interTERMINAL (technical terminal installations and services) and interDATA (specialised hard and software) as well as interDESIGN (architecture and furnishings).
A visitor leaflet with a detailed show profile, an exhibitor list, useful show data and travel information is now available and can be ordered via the show website www.interairport.com/europe.
The monthly online newsletter “inter airport news” offers regular information about inter airport, its exhibiting companies and the airport industry. Subscription to the online newsletter can be done via the show website.
A series of conferences will take place alongside inter airport Europe 2011. The ‘Emergency Management and Civil Protection Conference’ offers a variety of sessions on emergency management, chaired by international speakers. The ‘Smart Airports’ series of conferences includes themes such as smart airport design & development, sustainable green airports, airport security and airport IT as well as automation. Both conferences will take place in the ICM International Conference Centre, located at the Munich Trade Fair Centre.
As last time, inter airport Europe will take place at the modern showgrounds of the Munich Trade Fair Centre where it covers halls B5 and B6, directly linked with the spacious outdoor area for the presentation of large-scale exhibits. Entrance to inter airport Europe is via Entrance East (Ost) of the Munich Trade Fair Centre. The venue is easily accessible by air, road and public transport and shuttle buses will be operating from Munich International Airport in short intervals throughout the day.
As the official airline for this event, Lufthansa offers special prices and conditions to all inter airport Europe 2011 attendees. The official hotel and travel agency for this year’s show is TRADEFAIRS.com. They offer a free hotel reservation service. More information can be found at the travel pages of www.interairport.com/europe
inter airport Europe 2011 will be open from Tuesday, 11 October 2011, to Thursday, 13 October 2011, from 9.00 – 17.00, and on Friday, 14 October 2011, from 9.00 – 15.00.