With the MEBAA Show returning to Dubai World Central (DWC) airshow site in December, plus the MEBAA Conferences throughout the year, the business aviation industry’s focus will be firmly on the Middle East and North Africa for 2018.
The MEBAA Conferences will begin in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in March and continue throughout 2018, ending with the MEBAA Conference Dubai the day before the show opens, on December 9.
Ali Alnaqbi, founding and executive chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) said: “The business aviation industry in the region has been demonstrating growth across the sector, making this the ideal time for the industry to come together to drive their businesses into the future. The MEBAA Show is the ideal platform for this, while the MEBAA Conferences bring together inspired and motivated people in a more personal setting, to ensure the business aviation community remains at the forefront of this ever changing industry, while discussing challenges and opportunities.”
The MEBAA Conferences have a well earned reputation for being the industry standard in topical discussions and thought leadership, providing true value to attendees in terms of knowledge development and relationship building across the region. The 2018 conferences will prove no exception, with key high level leaders already signed on to deliver presentations and lead roundtable discussions.
Among the topics discussed at the MEBAA Conference Jeddah, taking place March 28, will be successful business development strategies for business aviation; protecting against the inevitability of a security breach and an in depth look at The future of business aircraft – designs and cabin connectivity.
Meanwhile, the MEBAA Show in December continues to demonstrate its global importance with exhibitors already committed coming from as far afield as Europe, the US and Asia, in addition to a large number of local and regional companies. Industry heavyweights such as Gulfstream and Dassault are expected to be joined by up to 500 exhibitors ranging from OEMS, FBOs and service providers.
Alnaqbi added: “It’s fantastic to see such enthusiasm and support from the business aviation industry, demonstrating that the MEBAA Show truly deserves its reputation as the place to do business in the Middle East and beyond.
The MEBAA Show will take place from December 10-12 at the DWC airshow site.