Show Review 2013

Show Review

inter airport Europe 2013 Show Review

From 8-11 October 2013 a total of 11,900 trade visitors from 110 countries came to the world’s leading exhibition for the airport industry to find out about the latest technical trends and invest in new airport equipment.

During the four exhibition days, a total of 640 exhibitors from 37 countries presented the latest equipment and systems available, whether for terminal, terminal-adjoining facilities, runway, apron or hangar. With a record floor space of 28,300m² inter airport Europe 2013 was bigger than ever.

The mood was buoyant throughout the exhibition and exhibiting companies reported about a large number of new contacts and positive business.

inter airport Europe 2013 was once again a highly international event: Two thirds of the exhibitors and visitors were from outside Germany. The most important exhibitor countries after Germany were the USA, Great Britain, France, Italy and the Netherlands. The most important regions where the visitors came from were Europe, Central and South East Asia as well as the Middle East.

Key Facts inter airport Europe 2013

Exhibition Space

Total Net Indoor Space 12,083 m² (Gross 22,000 m²)
Total Net Outdoor Space 16,222 m² (Gross 30,000 m²)


640 exhibitors from 37 countries
11,900 visitors from 110 countries

Long-term Development of Exhibitors (1995-2013)

Exhibitor Stats

Exhibitor Feedback

93% of all exhibitors received positive business enquiries

88% judged the exhibition as good or excellent

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

87% want to return to the 2015 event

Top Ten Exhibitor Countries (except Germany)

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

Top Aims of Exhibitors

89% Win new business

78% Sales & PR

71% Foster customer relationships

52% Market research / observe competition

46% Launch a new product

99% achieved their aims

inter airport Europe has once again shown to be the leading European trade fair for suppliers of airport equipment. It is an important benchmark for the entire industry. Virtually no other aviation event offers better opportunities to exchange information, in such a short amount of time, with industry experts, airports’ representatives as well as contacts from planning and consulting firms. Hans Zirwes, Vice President International Sales,
Smiths Detection

inter airport Europe is a key event for us, since it is the only platform where we could meet most customers at once and show them our new innovations and improved products. Murat Denge, Managing Director,
DENGE Airport Equipment

Visitor Feedback

72% judged the product range as excellent or good

67% judged the exhibition as good or excellent

  • Two thirds of visitors were involved in purchasing decisions.
  • Every third visitor came with specific investment plans.

High Share of International Visitors

Visitor Countries

Top Ten Visitor Countries (except Germany)

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

Top Aims of Visitors

  • Product search (64%)
  • Obtain general impression (43%)
  • Foster customer relationships (38%)
  • New supplier search (29%)

I appreciate the inter airport Europe exhibition as a networking platform, which allows for an effective exchange on business challenges and innovative solutions together with stakeholders and experts. Mario Zimmermann, Head of Technology and Innovation,
Lufthansa Cargo AG

The exhibition inter airport Europe has always been a valuable source of information featuring the latest trends in the GSE industry. The show offers a great opportunity to meet colleagues and suppliers in one place. R V Srinivas Rao, Manager Procurement & Logistics,
Qatar Airways