SHOW REVIEW: Passenger Terminal EXPO & CONERENCE 2022 #PTEParis

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It's official – the world's leading airport conference and exhibition is back! The 2022 edition of Passenger Terminal Expo, which took place at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles in Paris, France, on June 15, 16, 17, provided the industry with much-needed access to a vast range of expert insights and new innovations to help airports and airlines emerge from the pandemic and retool their operations to ensure future growth, improved sustainability and even greater commercial success.

More than 280 exhibitors were in Paris to display the very latest in security, biometrics, check-in, baggage, wayfinding, IT, seating, design and engineering, while more than 400 speakers shared critical intel across a conference program spanning nine dedicated streams. Leading presenters included Steve Armitage, head of technology design and innovation at London Heathrow; Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports; Serkan Kaptan, CEO of TAV Airports; and Aimen Ahmed Al Hosni, CEO, Oman Airports.

Augustin de Romanet, chairman and CEO of Groupe ADP, the host airport authority for Passenger Terminal Expo 2022, got the show off to a great start, delivering the opening address to a packed audience at the conference. He welcomed visitors to the event and discussed two of the biggest challenges facing the aviation industry: the decarbonization of air travel and improving the passenger experience. De Romanet explored how Groupe ADP and the wider aviation industry can address these challenges and shape the airport of tomorrow.

The show also hosted the 2022 SKYTRAX World Airport Awards, where Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, was named the World’s Best Airport for the second year running. Other major winners on the night included Singapore Changi Airport, winning awards for the World’s Best Airport Staff and the World’s Best Airport Dining Experience; Istanbul Airport, Turkey, won the awards for the World’s Best Airport Shopping and Most Family Friendly Airport. Tokyo Haneda Airport, Japan, won awards as the World’s Cleanest Airport, the World’s Best Domestic Airport, the Best Airport in Asia and the Best Airport PRM & Accessible Facilities. King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh secured the award as the World’s Most Improved Airport.

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