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ACI’s new airport innovation conference to begin in Muscat


ACI’s newest event centred around innovation, Airports Innovate, officially begins today with the Welcome Reception at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre in Muscat.

ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East, ACI EUROPE, and ACI World note that the theme of the event is ‘Dynamic Think Tank – Reveal the Future’, and that it will highlight some of the latest innovations that are transforming the global airport industry.

“When the wings of progress meet the soaring wonders of air travel, you get Airports Innovate – the premier event dedicated to capturing the remarkable innovations that are transforming the future of air travel,” enthused ACI World director general, Luis Felipe de Oliveira.

“We are excited to be joining forces with ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle East, ACI EUROPE, and host Oman Airports, to curate a platform that gathers a reservoir of ingenuity spanning all corners of the realm and across intersecting domains.

“This event is for those looking to be architects of sustainable change in the ever-evolving world of air transport.”

With an anticipated capacity of 400+ delegates, 30+ exhibitors and sponsors, and 60+ speakers, the event will bring together an influential audience comprising global airport leaders and their innovation labs, aviation technology developers, airlines, civil aviation authorities, industry suppliers, mobility experts, start-ups and more.

It will encompass a wide range of topics critical to the airport industry, including Airport Design, Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, Business Solutions, Green Innovation & Sustainability, Innovation Labs, Customer Experience, Digital Transformation and Infrastructure, eCommerce & Retail, electric Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) & Advanced Air Mobility, Facilitation & Operations, Future of Workforce, Mobility & Connectivity, Risk Management, Security & Cyber Security, Smart Cities, Metaverse, and Brand Strategy.

According to ACI World, Airports Innovate is conceived as a premier global event that captures the essence of transformation and seeks out-of-the-box ideas.

It is hopes that it will serve as a platform for game-changers, innovators, start-ups, and the brightest minds in technology to display their disruptive ideas and solutions, which have the potential to revolutionize the future of airports.

Sheikh Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosni, CEO of Oman Airports and chair of ACI World, said: “Inovation has become a fundamental necessity, especially in the field of airports and travel.

“Our competitiveness prompts us to work towards improving the travel experience for millions of passengers who trust in our capabilities as airport operators.

“This gathering symbolises our shared commitment to leadership in a new era of innovative solutions, leading technologies, and cooperative strategies that will shape the future of airports worldwide.”

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