inter airport Europe 2017 closes with a record visitor number

crowds at IAE 2015

The 21st edition of the International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design & Services ended with very positive results. During the four show days, a total of 13,854 trade visitors from 110 countries came to Munich to discover the latest trends in the airport industry and source innovative equipment and systems. This represents a 9% increase in visitor numbers compared to the previous show in 2015. With 654 exhibitors from 43 countries on a total of 31,800m2 net exhibition space, inter airport Europe 2017 was the biggest ever, increasing the floor space by 7%.

This very successful event once more reflects the current dynamic development of the airport industry. The airport of the future provides enormous potential for suppliers of equipment, technology, services and solutions; digitalisation and automation offer new opportunities for airport operators. At inter airport Europe 2017, visitors were able to see for themselves that the networked airport will soon be a reality. Driverless vehicles, automated baggage handling, highly developed systems and air traffic control – all these latest developments were presented by the exhibitors at the 2017 show.

inter airport Europe 2017 was once again a highly international event. Around three-quarters of the exhibitors and more than 70% of visitors were from outside Germany. The most important exhibitor countries after Germany were France, the USA, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, China, Spain and Sweden. The most important visitor countries, besides Germany, were Italy, France, Great Britain, Russia, Austria, the USA, Sweden, the Netherlands and Turkey.

The next inter airport Europe, the 22nd International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design & Services, will take place from 8 - 11 October 2019 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany.

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