9 – 12 November 2021 | Messe München | Munich, Germany


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SMART Airports Europe 2021 is taking place at the Messe München, Munich on Tuesday 9 – Friday 12 November 2021.

inter airport Europe 2021, the 22nd International Exhibition for airport equipment, technology, design and services will, once again, take place at the Messe München in Munich, Germany. Renowned as the leading one-stop shop event for the entire airport industry, inter airport Europe is the first choice for airport operators when it comes to sourcing the latest airport equipment, technology and services for ground handling, terminal operations, airport IT and airport design. With its international audience of industry professionals from airports, airlines, air cargo carriers and aviation support the exhibition offers suppliers to the airport sector a unique marketing platform.

SMART Airports Europe 2021 is a series of four, one-day conferences and the official set of conferences which run alongside inter airport Europe. Beginning on Tuesday 9 November 2021, the SMART Airports Europe 2021 conferences will provide delegates with stimulating topics and information as well as the chance to network and hear from a wide range of influential speakers.

Each day of SMART Airports Europe 2021 will be its own individual conference which will investigate numerous themes and insights. The topics for each day will be:

  • DAY ONE: Tuesday 9 November – SMART Airports Design & Development
  • DAY TWO: Wednesday 10 November – SMART Ramp & GSE Innovations
  • DAY THREE: Thursday 11 November – SMART Sustainable Airports
  • DAY FOUR: Friday 12 November – SMART IT & Passenger Processing

Munich Airport International GmbH:

The wholly-owned subsidiary of Munich Airport, Munich Airport International (MAI), offers airport management, consulting and training services worldwide. Over the past 30 years MAI has evolved from being the leading ORAT service provider to a global airport operator. Today MAI is a trusted partner for smart money and ambitious airports throughout the world. With four subsidiaries and affiliated companies, MAI employs around 90 highly skilled experts globally and has a proven track record of more than 125 successfully delivered projects across more than 45 countries. MAI provides best practice solutions for the entire airport lifecycle, including bid advisory services for airport concessions, airport masterplan and design, operational readiness and airport transfer (ORAT), efficient and sustainable airport operations, optimization of aviation and non-aviation revenues, tailor-made training programs, as well as integrated airport management. Since early 2019, MAI is responsible for the operation, maintenance and concession management of the existing and new Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport (USA). And, Munich Airport is acting as airport operator for SOF Connect at Sofia Airport (Bulgaria) since 2021.


Reach Airports LLC:

Reach Airports LLC is a U.S.-based joint venture between the Munich Airport US Holding LLC and CAG Holdings, a member of private equity investor Carlyle Group, offering operations, training, consulting and management services to the aviation sector in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The most recent project of this partnership is the redevelopment of Terminal One at New York’s JFK International Airport. The combination of a strong financial investor joining forces with Europe’s best airport to transform the customer experience at JFK represents a milestone in the North American aviation sector.


amd.sigma strategic airport development GmbH:

amd.sigma, a longtime partner and now member of Munich Airport, is based in Berlin and employs architects, real estate experts, business planner, city planner and aviation managers all specialized in airports. With over 24 years of experience in all aspects of airport planning and design, amd.sigma has earned an outstanding reputation in the market. This is further enhanced by great expertise in the area of cost estimates, airport business planning and commercial airport planning for the development of airports and airport cities.


WheelTug plc www.wheeltug.com is certifying an innovative in-wheel electric taxi system that enables aircraft to taxi forward and backward using twin electric motors integrated in the nose wheels. The retrofit system is leased to airlines. WheelTug expects to offer particular savings in ground turnaround time and increased aircraft utilization.  In combination with WheelTug Vision camera system WheelTug will significantly improve safety of aircraft ground operations. Reductions in fuel, reduced engine and brake wear, emissions, and other expenses bring total savings to more than $1,000 per flight. The system is expected to enter service, initially for Boeing 737NG aircraft, by 2022.