inter airport Europe 2015 racks up another record, announces innovation awards
15 October 2015
The 20th edition of inter airport Europe ended with very positive results. During the four exhibition days, a total of 12,706 trade visitors from 110 countries came to the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany to find out about the latest trends in the airport industry. This represents a 7% increase in visitors compared to the previous show in 2013. With a total of 676 exhibitors from 44 countries and a net floor space of 29,870 m², inter airport Europe 2015 increased both its exhibitor numbers and floor space by 5.5% compared with the previous event. Exhibitors at inter airport Europe presented a comprehensive choice of equipment and services to speed up security screenings, check-in and baggage handling as well as boarding procedures for passengers. Intelligent IT systems to improve terminal and airside operations, and environment-friendly GSE to reduce the carbon footprint of the airport were also on display. Important technological trends at this year’s show were green technology, data exchange, and integrated airport system solutions, as well as solutions for improving the passenger experience. Four exhibiting companies received the inter airport Europe Award for their innovations in the four exhibition categories of the show. Award winner 2015 for the interTERMINAL category was DSG BagDrop from Denmark; award winner for the interDATA category was 3D Interaction Technologies GmbH from Germany; Midstream Lighting from the UK received the award in the interRAMP category; and Germany’s SMV Sitz- & Objektmöbel GmbH won in the interDESIGN category. The next inter airport Europe will take place from 10 to 13 October 2017 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany.