Arabian Aerospace – Global Airport Executives Forum begins May 24


The Global Airport Leaders Forum (GALF) will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) from May 24-26.

Daniyal Qureshi, director of group exhibitions at Reed Exhibitions Middle East, organizer of the airport show, said that GALF-2021 will help airports and other players in the aviation industry understand and prepare to improve the safety, increase ef fi ciency and improve profitability.

As a co-located event of the 20th edition of Airport Show, the world’s largest B2B event in the airport industry, the eighth edition will see more than 50 speakers address attendees, both physically and virtually.

Will speak virtually from Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of the United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and His Excellency Major General Khalifa Ibrahim Al Saleis, CEO of the Industry Regulatory Agency Security Office (SIRA) which was established in 2016 to provide Dubai with the highest levels of safety and security.

The co-located show will take place over 12,000 square meters of exhibition space with expected attendees from at least 90 countries despite global travel restrictions as global aviation returns to normal. Other co-located events include the ATC Forum and Airport Security, as well as new conferences focused on the airport passenger experience and the digital transformation of airports.

Taking place under the high patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group, it will be the most large hybrid gathering of players in the airport industry after the The Covid-19 pandemic has had a considerable impact on the entire aviation industry.

Participating from the Airports Council International (ACI), the professional association of the world’s airports whose members operate 1,933 airports in 183 countries, will be Stefano Baronci, Managing Director of Asia-Pacific, Dimitri Coll, Vice-President of the airport customer experience, and Gary Leung, Asia Pacific Security and Facilitation Manager.

For the first time since the United Arab Emirates became the fourth Arab country to normalize its relations with Israel, senior officials from the Israel Airports Authority will attend the event and host a workshop titled “ Preparing for the Challenge of cybersecurity ” exclusively for participants.

Senior speakers highlighting the challenges and future technologies of air traffic control include Ismaeil Al Balooshi, Deputy Director General of Aviation Safety Affairs at GCAA; David Shomar, Vice President of Civil Security at SAAB: Ryyan Waddah Tarabzoni, CEO of Saudi Air Navigation; Jan Klas, CEO of ANS Czech Republic; Yahya Abdalla AlHammadi, CEO, GAL ANS and Andrew P. Fiamingo, COO, Indra.


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