Saudi Arabia is expanding its airport infrastructure.

Over 100 leading global companies from more than 20 countries will explore the untapped growth potential of the airports industry in Saudi Arabia at the upcoming Saudi Airport Exhibition in Riyadh.

The B2B platform, set to take place at the Al Faisaliah Hotel on November 7 and 8, will focus on three key themes – Expansion, Innovation and Collaboration – to help global airports industry players looking to enter or expand in one of the world’s top five airport growth markets over the next two decades.

Daksha Patel, Event Director at Niche Ideas, organisers of the event, said: “Saudi Airport Exhibition will provide the ideal platform for Saudi airports and stakeholders to meet with global industry suppliers and experts to fulfil the kingdom’s ambitious aviation expansion programmes. We are pleased with the enthusiastic response we have received from international companies to be part of this exhibition and are grateful for the warm welcome we are receiving from Saudi aviation authorities to deliver an outstanding event.”

“Saudi Arabia is one the most exciting aviation markets in the world today, given its focus on sustainability, passenger experience, international collaboration, and the number of new aviation jobs it will create. The participation of the global industry’s most influential players at the two-day event fulfils the market’s need for a platform where officials, investors, manufacturers, suppliers, and purchasers can come together in the kingdom,” she added.

The only airports-dedicated event in Saudi Arabia, the exhibition will bring together decision-makers from airport operations, infrastructure, air traffic control, ground handling, security, retail, and investment, who are keen on learning about the latest technologies and innovations from across the world that are shaping the world of airports, cargo, transport and logistics.

Participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights about the commercial and investment opportunities in the Saudi aviation market from key stakeholders involved in the process.

Saudi Arabia will build a major new international airport in Riyadh, in addition to eight regional airports. The aviation sector, rebounding now after the pandemic, will deliver SR280 billion ($75 billion) to Saudi Arabia’s Gross Domestic Product by 2030. 

Co-located with the event, the Future Airport Development and Investment Summit will welcome 500 attendees – including transport and aviation leaders and global experts and suppliers. The programme includes keynotes and panel discussions covering the role of the aviation industry in supporting Saudi Vision 2030.