The first inter airport CONNECT event, which took place online from 20 – 21 April 2021, provided a much-anticipated meeting platform for the international airport community this year. More than 1,700 registered visitors from 115 countries have used the opportunity to log on to the platform to network, watch webinar content live and on-demand, view product showcases and visit virtual stands of exhibitors. 88 exhibiting companies from 23 countries participated in the event (74% from abroad), representing the fields of terminal operations, infrastructure and technical installations, ground support equipment, ground handling and airfield constructions, IT solutions, data management systems and solutions. Important digital event This new event format proved successful in current times, as many participants from all over the world joined to discover innovations, trends and current solutions in the airport industry. “We are pleased with the results of the first inter airport CONNECT and thank all our partners and participants for joining us at this important digital event for the airport industry. In times like these we have to be innovative, discover the topics of tomorrow and adapt to new circumstances.” This will help us progress with new topics and provide new impulses for the airport industry" “And this is exactly what our objective was by launching inter airport CONNECT as an additional business platform alongside the world’s leading airport exhibition inter airport Europe. At present, keeping the entire airport industry connected and providing a platform for networking and knowledge exchange is fundamental, as a complementary format to the live show. This will help us progress with new topics and provide new impulses for the airport industry,” says Olaf Freier, Portfolio Director of inter airport Europe, on behalf of the organisers Mack-Brooks Exhibitions. Global airport community inter airport CONNECT provided a trade and networking event for the global airport community, which has been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The event was an online trading, networking and webinar event for professionals from the entire airport industry and covered the most important segments of the live event: terminal, ground support equipment as well as IT and software solutions. Visitors could virtually meet relevant exhibitors in pre-booked meetings and drop-in meetings, watch informative product showcases and follow webinars on current industry trends. “We have seen a high level of engagement both from visitors and exhibitors and the feedback we have received was positive – and of course we will use the valuable feedback we will receive following this first event to prepare for the hybrid event in November,” concludes Olaf Freier. Virtual exhibition stands The 14 webinar sessions presented on the platform were streamed by more than 700 users inter airport CONNECT demonstrated that even virtual exhibition stands, online meetings and video chats provide new sales opportunities. The 14 webinar sessions presented on the platform were streamed by more than 700 users during the event. A daily programme of webinars by key players in the industry provided an opportunity for participants to gain useful insights into the latest market developments as well as technical expertise concerning new industry applications and solutions. Key players from the industry as well as associations provided exclusive insights into the latest technologies and case studies on subjects such as the smart and connected airport, airport development, sustainability as well as latest developments for ground support equipment. All sessions are available to view on-demand via the platform until 5th May 2021. Many participants pointed out the good quality of the webinar sessions and how this tool might be a great way to overcome current restrictions and stay in touch with customers and suppliers.
inter airport Europe presents a new digital event with a sharpened focus on technology updates, market outlooks and brand-new networking opportunities. Hosted online from 20 – 21 April 2021, inter airport CONNECT provides a much-anticipated trade and networking event for the global airport community, presenting a broad programme for trade professionals including virtual product showcases, expert webinars, and plenty of matchmaking. Visitors can participate for free and register online now. Innovative airport solutions The organiser of inter airport Europe, Mack Brooks Exhibitions, has announced a new online event for the international airport community in order to help the industry pave the way to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. inter airport CONNECT provides a dedicated virtual marketplace for innovative airport solutions The interactive networking event will provide exhibitors with an early opportunity to present their innovative products, equipment and technologies to the targeted international audience of inter airport Europe, the airport exhibition. It will be the perfect opportunity for the entire airport industry to get together. In addition, the matchmaking features will create new business opportunities by enabling companies to connect with new and existing customers from around the world. inter airport CONNECT provides a dedicated virtual marketplace for innovative airport solutions, knowledge transfer and worldwide business contacts in a new online format. True technological innovation At the same time, it conveniently bridges the big wait for the physical inter airport Europe event which takes place in November 2021 in Munich, Germany. “With inter airport Europe as the world’s leading airport exhibition and inter airport CONNECT we would like to contribute to the recovery of the industry and offer content on the recent trends and developments of the industry following the pandemic. The main part of the digital event will be the opportunity to meet on the platform to conduct business.” “As such, the inter airport CONNECT event gives industry specialists and buyers worldwide online access to this expert community, enabling them to witness true technological innovation and product launches, hear insider views about the latest market trends and opportunities, and use amazing matchmaking and meeting facilities, all online, to get back into business again,” said Olaf Freier, Portfolio Director of inter airport Europe, on behalf of the organiser Mack-Brooks Exhibitions. Relevant technology suppliers The Exhibitor Directory offers an easy starting point to browse the exhibitor list inter airport CONNECT is a two-day online trading, networking and webinar event for professionals from the global airport industry. Visitors can virtually meet relevant technology suppliers, watch informative product videos, follow talks and webinars on current industry issues, and ultimately source the best technological solutions for their airport. The Exhibitor Directory offers an easy starting point to browse the inter airport CONNECT exhibitor list alphabetically. A simple click leads to the virtual stand of the respective exhibitor, with further exhibitor information, including product details, product videos and more. Virtual product showcases create a virtual stand experience and allow visitors to explore new products and services in more detail. Smart networking decisions A new matchmaking system helps suppliers and buyers make smart networking decisions by suggesting relevant people to meet. Participants can tailor their networking activities by requesting and pre-scheduling their meetings before the event. Arranging a meeting is very easy and intuitive, with no third-party software required. Organised together with key partners, inter airport CONNECT will provide valuable insights into the latest developments in the airport industry: digitalisation, sustainability and the smart airport are just some of the topics which will be covered in the webinar programme. Further details on the webinar topics and speakers will be published soon.
inter airport Europe 2021, the 23rd International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design & Services will be held at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany from 9 – 12 November 2021. The exhibition in 2021 takes place against the backdrop of COVID-19. There have been many challenges for the airport industry recently, mainly evolving around travel restrictions and reduced passenger traffic worldwide due to the pandemic. inter airport Europe, as the world’s pioneering airport exhibition and the industry’s main marketplace, is set to support the recovery journey and provide new business opportunities to all participating companies. The enhanced exhibition concept for this year offers the chance to network as well as reconnect with professionals from airports worldwide and also covers a digital marketplace in April as an early opportunity for the industry to meet. inter airport CONNECT inter airport Europe will provide new business opportunities and the chance to network with professionals To support the recovery journey of the airport industry in light of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, inter airport Europe will be launching its first digital event from 20 – 21 April 2021: inter airport CONNECT. It will be the perfect opportunity where the entire airport industry will get together, a chance for the airport community to reconnect and for exhibitors to provide a preview of their latest innovations ahead of the live show in November. inter airport Europe, as the world’s pioneering airport exhibition, will provide new business opportunities and the chance to network with professionals from airports worldwide. Webinars, held by key partners of inter airport Europe, will run alongside the matchmaking options and product presentations by exhibitors. Unique international attendance “There have been significant changes in the past year and as a result, the airport industry was reshaped for years to come – and as the leading event internationally we are committed to support the airport industry on its runway to recovery. Hence, we are launching the digital event as part of this recovery journey, for the airport community to meet and exchange and for visitors to get a first glimpse of what to expect at the show in November.” “ In addition, inter airport CONNECT will form the base of our efforts to hold inter airport Europe in November in a hybrid format, combining the live show with digital elements so we are able to secure the unique international attendance that our exhibitors are expecting from the worldwide pioneering event in the airport industry,” says Olaf Freier, Portfolio Director of inter airport Europe at the organiser Mack-Brooks Exhibitions. “Digitalisation, sustainability, the smart airport – these are of course important topics in the airport industry at the moment. Many exhibitors and our show partners are telling us that they used the past year to work on innovations and ways to advance their digitalisation efforts in order to improve cost efficiency at airports. This means that on top of offering the industry the meeting place it needs in April and November this year, participants can expect innovation and a lot of recent content that keeps the industry connected,” concludes Olaf Freier. Smart airport inter airport CONNECT also offers its participants an exciting and varied webinar programme inter airport CONNECT in April will provide a much-anticipated trade and networking event for the global airport community, presenting a broad programme for trade professionals including virtual product presentations and plenty of matchmaking options to conduct meetings during the two days of the event. inter airport CONNECT also offers its participants an exciting and varied webinar programme. Organised together with key partners from the airport industry, the virtual event will provide valuable insights into the latest developments: digitalisation, sustainability and the smart airport are just some of the topics which will be covered in the webinar programme. Further information and the detailed webinar schedule will be made available in the coming weeks. Visitors can participate in inter airport CONNECT for free and register online from mid-March. Exhibition categories inter airport Europe, the world’s pioneering airport exhibition, is renowned as the one-stop shop for the industry, covering the most comprehensive range of products and services for the entire airport: technology and services for ground handling, airport equipment, terminal operations, airport IT solutions and airport design. The show profile of inter airport Europe comprises three exhibition categories: interTERMINAL (technical terminal installations and services as well as design), interDATA (IT solutions for the modern, interactive airport) and interRAMP (ground support equipment). The exhibition covers all areas of airport-related technology and services. Exhibitors will present solutions and ideas for the equipment of terminal buildings, the design and planning stage, the latest ground support equipment as well as airport IT systems, all in one place.