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Creating and Transforming the SMART Future of NEXT AIRPORTS & Regions

The annual SMART Airports & Regions conference and exhibition will explore the catalytic effect and critical success factors covering the economic development ecosystem of SMART Airports and the Regions they serve, integrate and connect with.

At the core of Smart Regions is strong transportation infrastructure, seamlessly connected and coordinated. The key infrastructure pillars comprise of transportation, power, integrated utilities, urban development, resource management and IT based connectivity.

SA&R focuses on SMART strategies, opportunities and innovations that development, design, technology and the Internet of things is bringing to environments, communities and cities.

With extensive analysis of the Smart Airport and City/Regional landscape, and in-depth focus on the drivers, hurdles and opportunities for different stakeholders within this ecosystem, Smart Airports & Regions Conference leads the way with its innovative, interactive agenda.



  • Air Transportation

The driver of the global economy/aviation centric economic development

  • SMART Airport Design and Development

Build, design & development/SMART green and sustainable airports

  • SMART Airport Centric Development and the Wider Integration with Region Development

Land use, real estate, commercial development and urban

  • Commercial Excellence and Revenue Management

Non aeronautical revenue development/concession programmes/ F&B/ Duty Free/Car parking

  •  SMART Connected Airports

The digitisation of Airport technology, innovation, operations and the future of the passenger experience.

Visionary Speaker Programme

Hear from over 100 visionary speakers. Gain a unique market insight from leading industry heavyweights boasting the most comprehensive speaker line-up around.

Boasting an interactive, cutting edge agenda including keynotes, panel discussions, workshops and an extensive networking programme.,

Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte is the largest and most accessible city between Washington, D.C., and Dallas, Texas. Due to its mid-Atlantic location, getting to Charlotte is easy from anywhere in the country or the world, hence its nickname “the International Gateway to the South.”

Leading Exhibition & Networking 

Engage with all of the leading players showcasing their products, services, platforms and solutions in our interactive exhibition.

Take advantage of our extensive networking programme to meet with the most senior and relevant industry professionals. Meet with business leaders and key decision makers across all sectors of industry.