Never has stakeholder collaboration been as critical and we would like to thank all our sponsors for supporting GHI Digital Reconnect Americas. Their backing has helped us bring the world’s aviation community together to combat the threats presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

If you are interested in sponsoring GHI Digital Reconnect Americas, please contact Marc Young or George Lydon

Headline Sponsor


In 2019, Swissport International AG provided best-in-class airport ground services for some 265 million airline passengers and handled roughly 4.6 million tons of air freight in 115 cargo warehouses worldwide. Several of its warehouses have been certified for pharmaceutical logistics by IATA’s CEIV Pharma and by the British MHRA. The world's leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, with currently 45,600 employees, achieved consolidated operating revenue of 3.13 billion euros in 2019. At the end of September 2020, Swissport was active at 298 airports in 47 countries on six continents.

At Swissport we are focused on strengthening our market position and on ensuring we are constantly driving industry innovation in key areas such as service, quality and reliability.

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Gold Sponsor


Xced has revolutionised the GSE service industry, creating new ways to keep your business agile, more efficient, and more effective. You can count on us for a higher level of customer service, industry knowledge, and GSE experience that you just won’t find anywhere else. You can count on us for a higher level of responsiveness and dependable customer service, flexibility, industry knowledge and ground support equipment experience.

We offer a complete range of aircraft GSE leasing and financing solutions, designed to work with your evolving business requirements and ever changing needs. Our comprehensive ground support lifecycle management programme allows you to plan and anticipate ongoing costs for all your ground equipment and services, including:

  • New/used equipment
  • Lease and finance
  • Sale and leaseback
  • Short-term rental
  • Refurbishment/trade-in
With Xced’s Lifecycle Management programme, you can more effectively manage ground support costs so you can focus on the rest of your business.

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One-to-One Meetings Sponsor

Global Aviation Services

We specialize in superior quality AVIATION GROUND HANDLING including (but not limited to) passenger services, cabin cleaning (Turns, RON’s and Deeps), aircraft exterior wash, aircraft interior detailing, ramp ground handling services and additional manpower provisioning for any or all of the above services.

Ready to work with all prospective clients, we are always focused on enhancing the quality and range of the services we provide.

Check out all the ways we can help you be the best – as we go ABOVE and BEYOND to consistently deliver Above our competitors and Beyond our customers’ (and YOUR customers’!) expectations.

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Content Spotlight Sponsors

JBT Aerotech - Cargo Content Sponsor

JBT is a leading global supplier of customised solutions and services for high value applications in air transportation. JBT ground support equipment includes Commander, Ranger, Halverson and Atlas cargo loaders, transporters, Tempest de-icers, Lektro towbarless tractors, pushback tractors, mobile passenger steps, beltloaders, JetPower ground power units, JetAire conditioned air equipment, Jetway boarding bridges, iOPS asset monitoring systems, together with baggage/facilities operations monitoring and maintenance systems. JBT emphasises value for its customers with designs featuring ease of operation, ease of maintenance and a low total cost of ownership. JBT – for the perfect turn.

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Damarel Systems - Innovation Content Sponsor

For ground handlers, airlines and airports, Damarel’s software is at the heart of operations worldwide, helping lower costs and improve efficiency through effective IT. Our passenger processing and ground handling solutions will help you maximise your company’s potential.
Visit us on booth E60 to discuss FiNDnet, a fully integrated suite of products that provides a comprehensive ground handling solution. FiNDnet delivers exceptional turn management, demand planning, service recording and billing to ground handlers around the world.

Come and talk to us about the newly released FiNDnet Shift Optimiser. This easy-to-use module turns your resource demand plans into optimised shift patterns at the touch of a button. FiNDnet Shift Optimiser is fully automated to save management time and simplify the effective use of staff – reducing the cost of over-staffing and the headache of under-staffing. FiNDnet reduces costs, improves performance and increases revenues.

Use of the cloud and mobile devices is driving a fundamental change in how companies access IT. Damarel offers new generation hosted and mobile options for a range of solutions, including FiNDnet, L-DCS, EMBARKmobile and Aura Common Use. Let us show you how you can save on infrastructure and fixed equipment costs.

Damarel is a specialist software house, at the forefront of developing mission-critical systems for airport operations. Our sole focus is automating passenger and ground handling processes, using IT to deliver outstanding business results. The company has over 25 years’ aviation experience, understands the pressures facing businesses in this sector and delivers cost-effective solutions that work.

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BOMBELLI - Pharma Content Sponsor

Founded in 1889 in Milan, Italy, BOMBELLI has evolved from being a pioneer in the construction industry structural steelwork sector to become a point of reference internationally in the manufacturing of airport ground support equipment (GSE), cargo handling equipment and airport cool chain solutions.

BOMBELLI’s focus on innovation, careful selection of its own suppliers and control over its production processes, enables them to guarantee high quality products which are perfectly suited to meet and exceed their customers’ needs.

Recently, BOMBELLI is using its consolidated experience and its innovative Temperature Controlled equipment solutions in supporting many partners globally to enhance their Pharma handling and storage capabilities in preparations for the COVID-19 vaccine global distribution. Their product range includes: 

Temperature Controlled:

  • Cool Dollies (Temperature Controlled Dollies)
  • Cool Storage Racks for palletised cargo (semi-fixed Cold Rooms)
Semi-motorised and motorized (towed and self-propelled):
  • Conveyor Belt Loaders            
  • Water Servicing Units
  • Lavatory Servicing Units
  • Passenger Stairs
  • Pallet and Container Dollies
  • Baggage Carts
  • Storage Racks
  • Slave Pallets
  • Castor and Roller Decks
  • Cargo Handling Systems

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Market Reconnect Sponsor


TCR is the leading provider of ground support equipment services and sales of used GSE worldwide. It is involved in leasing, fleet sale and rent-back as well as repair and maintenance and ramp assistance. Based at Brussels airport, TCR today employs over 1200 staff and is present in over 150 airports in Europe, Asia-Pacific and America. TCR's fleet comprises 35,000 assets of which 30% is electrical. The world's leading handling companies, airlines, airports and cargo handlers turn to TCR for their GSE requirements.

TCR North Americas is headquartered in Detroit (Michigan) and has successfully started operations in Detroit and Boston since 2019.

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One Partner. Four Brands. Unlimited Possibilities.

We’re in the business of making the world move. Textron GSE is a leading global provider of ground support equipment and service under the TUG™, Douglas™, Premier™, and Safeaero™ brands. These distinguished brands deliver a legacy spanning more than 160 years, serving the ground support industry, focused on developing, innovating and delivering solutions that exceed industry-high standards and maximize the operations of our customers.

Textron GSE offers an extensive line of conventional and towbarless pushbacks, baggage and cargo tractors, belt loaders, single and dual operation deicers, ground power units, and air starts. These products are built in world-class manufacturing facilities around the world, from Kennesaw, Ga., to Trelleborg, Sweden.

Textron GSE is part of Textron Specialized Vehicles, a division of Textron Inc., a global multi-industry Fortune 500 company, recognized for its powerful brands, world-class enterprise processes and talented people. The Textron portfolio of brands includes Bell, Cessna, Kautex, Textron Systems, Arctic Cat, and E-Z-GO to name a few.
Textron GSE remains steadfast in its commitment to push forward, working together to deliver superior product solutions, unrivaled customer support and service, aftermarket OEM parts and an unmatched customer experience.

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After being a well-known GSE provider in the aviation sector for decades, Aviaco is now one of the largest global companies, currently supplying used and refurbished ground support equipment for the aviation sector in more than 90 countries across the world. The company has a wide portfolio of services which includes the sale and purchase of high quality ground support equipment worldwide, with a specialisation in Africa, Asia and Europe; short and long term GSE rental; refurbishment, repair and maintenance services; fleet management and other value-added services such as door-to-door transport services, spare parts delivery and commissioning onsite.
With a back-up of more than 25 years of experience, the Aviaco team is ready to meet the most demanding requests from its customers.

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Virtual Supporters

ASA - Airport Services Association

The ground handling industry is the foundation of air transport. Ground handlers support passengers throughout every step of the airport journey and are indeed the hidden champions of the sky. Everything we do, below and above wing – from check-in and boarding to aircraft fueling, towing and de-icing makes air travel possible! No plane can take off without us.

Airport Services Association (ASA) is the globally recognized trade association for the independent ground and air cargo handling industry and is the voice of the 1.6 million men and women who service the aircraft on the ground.

At ASA, we are determined to get the message across; independent ground handling service providers (GHSPs) make up over half of this wonderful business, and as such deserve recognition. We are working constantly to strengthen the reputation of the ground handling industry and advance the interests of our sector.

There has never been a better time to join a trade association! In the increasingly complex aviation landscape, ASA unites members to provide a platform where our independent companies can drive change, influence the industry and promote safety and quality at our airports.

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Virtual Supporters


The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA for its name in Spanish) is a private, non-profit organization at the service of the aviation industry, whose mission is to develop a safer, more efficient and environmentally responsible air transport in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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