BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW ON TARGET FOR SUCCESS
AeroBD | The AERO news Company…Dubai, UAE, Nov. 09, 2015 : Representatives from the Bahrain International Airshow confirm that the 2016 has increased international presence – and the show is growing and growing. Now in its fourth edition, BIAS is a focused global aviation event providing its elite list of aerospace business participants the opportunity for high-level networking in exclusive surroundings. The Bahrain International Airshow in January 2016 will see the biggest show to date with increased participation by 60% since the inauguration in 2010. The exhibition hall has increased by 47% since the last event and the Delegations programme has increased participation by 200% since 2012.
At the Dubai Airshow, His Excellency Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications for the Kingdom of Bahrain and Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Organising Committee for BIAS said, “We are delighted to see the show evolve. It reinforces and strengthens the shows position on the aerospace calendar and demonstrates the demand for an event of this type in the Middle East. The show is now less than 3 months away and it is looking stronger than ever.”
With just 40 chalet participants and dedicated exhibition space, the event allows participants the opportunity to meet the extensive civil and military delegations invited as guests of HH Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa – HM the King’s Personal Representative and Chairman of the Supreme Organising Committee of BIAS. The forthcoming show will also see the launch of a Hosted Buyer programme providing suppliers direct access to potential buyers. This new networking programme is open to both participants and visitors to the show and provides yet another reason to take part. In addition, a 2-day Conference Programme covering Air Transport in the 21st Century will take place on the 22 and 23 January 2016. CEO’s from key airlines from around the world have been invited to speak. The conference will have a dedicated focus; Day 1 will feature Airlines & the Passenger Experience and Day 2 will feature Meeting Current Demands on Airports & Airspace.
2016 will also benefit from the Manama Air Power Symposium (MAPS) – held on the day prior to the start of the show. MAPS will see over 30 air force chiefs and some 200 officials from around the world to participate within a themed symposium. Amanda Stainer, Commercial Director for Farnborough International Ltd, added, “We are delighted with the success of the show and are looking forward to seeing the new opportunities which will give clients even more reasons to attend. There are a few participating options still available so we would urge anyone interested to speak to the team at Dubai for more information.”
The exhibition hall, in 2016, will also feature the RAF Museum timeline – showcasing how the UK and Bahrain have worked together over the past 100 years. The exhibition feature hall space has increased by 47% from 2014 with a new and exciting exhibitor line up.
About the Bahrain International Airshow
The fourth Bahrain International Airshow, organised by the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications and the Royal Bahraini Airforce in partnership with Farnborough International Ltd (FIL), will be hosted at Sakhir Air Base, Kingdom of Bahrain, from 21 – 23 January 2016. BIAS takes place on a biennial basis offering high level business opportunities to 40 participating companies operating from luxury chalet units.
About Farnborough International Ltd (FIL)
Farnborough International Ltd (FIL) is a subsidiary company of ADS, the trade organisation advancing UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries. FIL has a three-strand business as the organiser of the biennial Farnborough International Airshow (FIA), operator of Farnborough International Venue and Events (FIVE), and as international consultants for civil, defence and business aviation events including Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) and India Aviation. FIL is made up of a team of industry experts focused on delivering innovative, cost-effective events and maintaining the standing of its shows and venue as world-class in a competitive global industry. FIL has its permanent headquarters at Farnborough Aerodrome in the United Kingdom.
For press enquiries about Bahrain International Airshow please contact:
Wanda Arden, Farnborough International Limited
Telephone: +44 (0)1252 532853