Since 1992 GATE has been the German umbrella association for prime airport suppliers. GATE is the number-one-contact and broker worldwide for solving infrastructural tasks in the airport sector.

The continuously increasing complexity of logistical challenges, such as information logistics, goods logistics, passenger handling and ground support together with the task of linking them into integrated airport technology, calls for expertise, both today and in the future, that extends far beyond the skills of a single system supplier.

GATE bundles this knowledge by uniting German top software, systems and equipment suppliers and their core skills into one strategic alliance.


Dieter A. Heinz

Dieter A. Heinz


Kay Baerenfaenger

Kay Baerenfaenger

Vice President

Ernst-August Gohde

Ernst-August Gohde


Working groups

The first GATE FUTURE conference in 2016 kicked off several working groups with future topics of the airport industry. The members meet regularly to take their ideas forward.

Jens Reinhard

Speaker of the Marketing working group

Stephan Poser

Speaker of the Digitization working group

Christoph Oftring

Speaker of the Safety working group