Show Review 2015

Show Review 2015

inter airport Europe show review 2015

The 20th anniversary edition of inter airport Europe, International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design & Services, ended with very positive results. During the four exhibition days, a total of 12,705 trade visitors from 110 countries came to the Munich Trade Fair Centre to find out about the latest trends in the airport industry and specify innovative equipment and systems. 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 could also increase its exhibitor numbers and floor space by 5.5% each compared with the previous event.

Renowned as the leading one stop shop event for the entire airport industry, inter airport Europe is the first choice for airport operators when it comes to sourcing airport equipment, technology and services for ground handling, terminal operations, airport IT and airport design. Innovations in the areas of fully automated handling systems, quicker data exchange, time efficient aircraft handling, energy-saving airport design and highest possible security standards were in the focus at inter airport Europe 2015 in order to enhance cost-efficiency and sustainability.

Analysis of the exhibitor feedback shows that participating companies were highly satisfied with the outcome of inter airport Europe 2015. A vast majority of exhibitors were able to reach their target groups; they praised the high quality of trade visitors. Exhibitors reported about a large number of business contacts and positive sales figures. Many exhibitors had presented themselves with impressive stands. They showcased an enormous variety of new products and innovative solutions, and made inter airport Europe, once again, a magnet for specialists of the airport industry from all over the world.

inter airport Europe 2015 was once again a highly international event. Some 70% of the exhibitors and visitors were from outside Germany. The most important exhibitor countries after Germany were the USA, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Austria, Denmark and Switzerland. The most important regions where the visitors came from were Europe, Central and South East Asia, the Middle East and the Americas.

The next inter airport Europe, the 21st International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design & Services, will take place from 10 - 13 October 2017 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany.

Key Facts inter airport Europe 2015

Exhibition Space

Total Net Indoor Space 13,447 m² (Gross 27,800 m²)
Total Net Outdoor Space 16,428 m² (Gross 30,000 m²)


676 exhibitors from 44 countries
12,705 visitors from 110 countries

Long-term Development of Exhibitors (1995-2015)

Exhibitor Graph 2015

Long-term Development of Visitors (1995-2015)

Visitor Graph 2015

Exhibitor Feedback

97% of all exhibitors received positive business enquiries

83% judged the exhibition overall as excellent or good

87% judged the quality of the visitors as excellent or good

53% judged the quantity of the visitors as excellent or good

Nearly nine out of ten exhibitors want to return to the 2017 event

Top Ten Exhibitor Countries (except Germany)

USA, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland

70% of exhibitors came from outside Germany

Top Aims of Exhibitors

91% Make new business contacts

87% Sales & PR

74% Foster existing business relationships

53% Market research / observe competition

50% Launch a new product

99% achieved their aims

inter airport is the most important trade fair in the field of Ground Support Equipment with a global audience. It offers DOLL the opportunity to present our quality products and product developments in a professional context to trade visitors worldwide. Furthermore the show allows us to gather direct feedback on the products and information on the market situation.
Christoph Portele, Key-Account-Manager GSE Doll Fahrzeugbau GmbH

For BASEA, as a leading UK Trade Association, and its member companies inter airport Europe is the world’s leading exhibition in the airports sector and a “must attend event” for any company wishing to promote its products and services and display its capabilities to a truly worldwide global market audience.

With a phenomenal attendance of international buyers from most countries around the world, matched only by an amazing number of international companies exhibiting their products and services, inter airport Europe is the airport sector’s most prestigious international networking event that never fails to meet and exceed both buyers’ and exhibitors’ expectations.

For any company wishing to market their products and services to a truly international customer base, as well as their domestic customers, inter airport Europe provides them with a magnificent global platform with a stunning array of products and services on display that cannot fail but to impress the most discerning buyers creating opportunities for business to be conducted in a truly international aviation atmosphere.

Mike Doane, Hon. President BASEA

This year’s show was very well organised, building upon the success of past years. It has been excellent for us, with good attendance and great interest in Clariant solutions. inter airport Europe provides an excellent forum for people in the aviation industry to discuss their latest products.
Dennis Mistreanu, Head of Sales Aviation Clariant International Ltd

inter airport Europe is much more than a European exhibition to Gillinder Glass. The show provides our small company the opportunity to market to parts of the world we would otherwise not have the resources to reach. Not only are we able to create a market presence in Europe, but also, we can establish and grow client bases in the Middle East and Asia with a limited marketing budget.
David Fox, Vice President Sales & Engineering GILLINDER GLASS

It was incredible to see industry experts from all over the world come together even at the smallest stand to discuss new products. Simply a great atmosphere!
Christoph Kirschner, Marketing Manager TÜNKERS Maschinenbau GmbH

inter airport Europe has consistently proved to be the most important event for the airport industry, not only in Europe but in the World. The show draws European visitors but also visitors from important worldwide markets with visitor numbers and quality always being exceptional. It is the only event which we consider provides real return on our investment where we consistently meet new customers while cementing relations with old industry friends. inter airport Europe is a must for anyone in the Airport Industry.
Andy Walton, General Manager Aljac Fuelling Components Ltd

Visitor Feedback

96% of visitors judged the exhibition as excellent or good overall

90% found the show excellent or good in terms of product range

84% judged the exhibition excellent or good for international content

78% would visit the show again in 2017

  • Eight in ten visitors were involved in purchasing decisions
  • Four in ten visitors came with specific investment plans

Top Ten Visitor Countries (except Germany)

Russia, Italy, Great Britain, USA, France, Austria, Sweden, Turkey, Norway, Japan

71% of visitors came from outside Germany

Visitor Distribution

Top Aims of Exhibitors

91% Make new business contacts

87% Sales & PR

74% Foster existing business relationships

53% Market research / observe competition

50% Launch a new product

99% achieved their aims

As a global provider of Ground Support Services to airlines, we always look for new products, solutions and ideas to provide the best possible value to our customers. inter airport Europe is a great place to get the information we need, meet existing and potentially new suppliers, and see many products in just a couple of days.
Mariana Zangrillo, CPO Swissport Ltd

I visited inter airport Europe for the first time this year and I will add the show to my agenda for future visits. I found it full of innovation and excellent ideas to optimize airport operations and planning.
Mohammed Khalfan, Director - Airport Logistics and Special Systems Dubai Airports

inter airport Europe gave us the opportunity to connect directly with GSE manufacturers internationally and exchange valuable information. The show is by far the best representation of the airport industry and the product range on display covered a very wide range of the ground handling activities.
Vali Nita, Manager Technical Services & Acquisitions GlobeGround Romania

Excellent show with an outstanding ambiance and always innovative products/trends. Globally the best there is for GSE and all of its side-businesses.
Bart Kroonenberg, Managing Director Logistics 4 You

In the world of doing business through email it is always good to have personal contact with a vendor. inter airport Europe gives you that opportunity on a large scale within the GSE World.
Paul Drever, Network Manager Technical Standards and Compliance Menzies Aviation

“He who stops getting better has ceased to be good.” I can see with joy that this motto is a reality at inter airport Europe.
Antonio Angelicchio, General Manager IPS Intoplane Service Pool

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