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Oman hosts ‘Airport Innovate’ conference on future of aviation


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Muscat – Oman is hosting the inaugural ‘Airport Innovate’ event, a global aviation conference under the theme ‘Unveiling the Future’, from Tuesday. 

Oman Airports is organising this event in collaboration with various branches of the Airports Council International (ACI), including ACI Asia-Pacific, ACI Middle East and ACI Europe.

The opening ceremony will be graced by H E Eng Said bin Hamoud bin Said al Ma’awali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology.

The two-day conference will see participation of over 400 attendees, including airport leaders, CEOs, delegates, more than 30 exhibitors and sponsors, and over 60 speakers. The event is set to draw an influential crowd comprising aviation technology developers, airline company leaders, civil aviation authorities, industry suppliers, and transportation experts.

The conference will delve into a broad array of topics for the airport industry, encompassing airport design, artificial intelligence, big data engineering, customer experience, digital transformation, e-commerce, the future of vertical electric takeoff and landing, airport operations, workforce development, sustainability, cybersecurity, smart cities, and brand strategy.

Innovation and research stand as critical pillars for advancement in the airport sector, driving progress in operations, technology, and sustainable infrastructure. 

The ‘Airport Innovate’ is poised to be a groundbreaking event, spotlighting transformational ideas and solutions from innovators, startups, and technology experts. The event aims to present innovative approaches that could shape the future of airport operations and infrastructure.

Over the two days, the conference will have 23 sessions, including visual presentations and panel discussions, covering the latest trends and technological advancements in the airport sector. More than 45 CEOs from leading global airports will discuss the sector’s readiness for innovation, artificial intelligence applications, and technologies enhancing travel experiences and operational efficiency.

The accompanying exhibition will feature 14 global institutions showcasing their latest airport-centric products, alongside local and international tech companies presenting their innovations in aviation.

The first day of the conference will include 12 sessions, with topics ranging from the readiness of innovation leaders to the importance of innovation in the future of airports. Notable participants include CEOs from major airports in Turkey, Milan, and Vinci company, and representatives from tech giants like Google, Amazon, Cisco, and Edimia. 

A session highlighting the use of artificial intelligence to enhance airport travel experiences will be a key feature, with a presentation by renowned Italian designer Focaccia, known for his contributions to Neom projects in Saudi Arabia and several international airports.

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