CAPA unveils partnership for 2017 Global Airport Leaders Forum (GALF) in Dubai, 16-17 May 2017


Dubai/Sydney, 3 November 2016 – CAPA - Centre for Aviation is pleased to announce an agreement with Reed Exhibitions to be the event partner for next year’s Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF), taking place in Dubai during 16-17 May 2017.

The event will take place beside the 17th Dubai Airport Show.

It will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.

Bringing airports and airlines together at the highest levels

CAPA will bring together airport and aviation leaders from the around the world to address strategic and geopolitical challenges and opportunities facing airport operators, regulators and airport industry suppliers; providing a platform to engage, exchange knowledge, share best practices, forge partnerships and discuss issues of common interest.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed said GALF brings international aviation experts and leaders to Dubai offering an invaluable opportunity to share ideas and contribute to the sustainable growth of the global aviation industry.

“The Middle East remains amongst the fastest growing aviation markets in the world and regional authorities are actively investing in infrastructure development, airspace modernisation and capacity movements to meet their growth targets. In Dubai, the aviation industry is growing rapidly and airport expansion projects are under way to accommodate anticipated air traffic growth. We are also actively embracing the latest technological innovations, opening tremendous opportunities for global industry players”, said Sheikh Ahmed.

A powerful combination: CAPA and Reed Business Exhibitions

“We at CAPA – Centre for Aviation are delighted to join with Reed Business Exhibitions to present the Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF) in conjunction with the Dubai Airport Show in 2017. The Show attracts the world’s leaders in every aspect of airport management and operation”, said CAPA Executive Chairman Peter Harbison. “With the GALF, CAPA looks forward to bringing a top class event to complement the Airport Show’s aims and to provide speakers and discussion sessions which add a further dimension to the overall experience in Dubai.”

CAPA’s involvement in the Airport Show in Dubai is part of a new, integrated global platform of CAPA airport strategy summits in 2017.

CAPA, with more than 300 executive level speakers and attendees at CAPA events and reaching more than 350,000 unique website visitors each month, has become a highly influential aviation group.

More information can be found on the event website

About Reed Exhibitions 

Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 30 countries. In 2015 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and are organised by 40 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc. – a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.


Daniyal Qureshi

Group Exhibition Director

Reed Exhibitions Middle East

+971 2 4917615 



About CAPA - Centre for Aviation:

Established in 1990, Sydney-based CAPA - Centre for Aviation is the leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence, analysis and data services, covering worldwide developments. CAPA produces 500 news stories every day, along with industry-leading in depth analysis.

CAPA runs C-level aviation and corporate travel summits in key markets around the world, bringing together the leading stakeholders of the global commercial aviation industry. Understanding aviation markets is our great strength and passion. Providing our CAPA Members, clients and partners with an unparalleled level of expertise and insight is our business.

For expressions of interest regarding speaking opportunities, as well as sponsorship and delegate details, please contact

Derek Sadubin
Chief Operating Officer
CAPA - Centre for Aviation

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