This week was an important week for our team in London, as we had the pleasure to exhibit at the British-Irish Airport Expo trade show, organized by the PPS publication team. The event took place at the legendary NEC Birmingham -the mother of trade show venues in the UK- and was hosted by the Birmingham International Airport.
After a small hiccup affecting the delivery of our print material -which was swiftly sorted by our outstanding marketing team- visitors from around the world representing airports, airlines, and all sorts of technology and service providers poured in. Here’s Elena and I, welcoming the visitors.
This was in fact the first British Irish Expo organised by the PPS team, yet the amount of buzz around the event was huge. The event struck a nice balance of activities: there were conferences, networking sessions such as the gala party, tours of the Birmingham Airport and more.
A wide range of topics were discussed at length: Route optimization, passenger journey optimization, energy efficiency, compliance, the future of the aviation industry, etc. Among the top preoccupations of visitors were how to handle the exponentially growing volumes of data (a topic which we addressed in a previous blog post), and the handling of rapidly growing volumes of passengers. The latter is of course closely linked to the issues of asset performance and maintenance.
All in all, it was a great event. A big thanks to the PPS team for making it happen!