The 22nd edition of Passenger Terminal Expo, was held at ExCeL London on March 26, 27 and 28, 2019, with John Holland-Kaye, CEO of Heathrow Airport, perfectly summing up the event as “a wonderful way to steal the best ideas from other airports” during his opening speech on the first morning of the Passenger Terminal Conference. Members of the AAC team, Ranjit Chagar, James Laurence and Mike Connelly were in attendance.
More than 350 leading airport technology suppliers presented their latest innovations across more than 19,000m2 of exhibition space, with the 2019 event seeing a particularly strong focus on new biometric-enabled and data-driven solutions to speed operational throughput and improve the passenger experience. Held in London, home to some of the world’s leading architectural firms, this year’s show also saw some breathtaking displays from the designers of the most exciting new airport developments, including Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster + Partners, Grimshaw, and AECOM.
Meanwhile the Passenger Terminal Conference saw no fewer than 400 expert speakers from the world’s leading airports, airlines, architects, aviation suppliers and consultants come together to share their latest insights and project updates across nine daily streams for three days of intense discussion, debate and networking. Some 1,500+ delegates from more than 100 countries were once again unanimous in their praise of the event.