15 Jun 2015

Chalet participation already at 70%; new show content and more delegations.

At the International Paris Airshow today, organisers of the Bahrain International Airshow gave an update on progress for the forthcoming show which takes place from 21st – 23rd January 2016. Members of the Supreme Organising Committee from the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications and Farnborough International Ltd (FIL) confirmed that Chalet participation now stood at just over 70% with strong demand for the remaining chalets.

Furthermore, organisers also announced a number of new initiatives for the show that would further drive the event’s status as a key venue for high-level networking and business negotiations. The Air Transport in the 21st Century conference and a Hosted Buyer Programme will take place on day two and day three of the show.

Speaking about the forthcoming show, 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, “Plans are going well for the Bahrain International Airshow, the exhibition feature hall was a great addition in 2014 and the conference and hosted buyer programme will provide even more networking opportunities. We are proud of the track record we have built at our event with a strong delegations programme, and with the air force chiefs attending from the Manama Air Power Conference the day before the show, the opportunity to meet senior decision makers will be even higher this time.”

Amanda Stainer, Commercial Director for FIL, added, “Commitments to date include Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, Gulfstream, Alpha Star, Lockheed Martin, Qatar Airways and TAG Aeronautics. Space in our feature hall is also available and we urge all sectors of the aviation industry looking to develop business in the Middle East to exhibit at the show. ADS, the UK trade body representing the aerospace, defence, security and space industry has confirmed it will support the show with a UK Pavilion and UKTI will be offering TAP (Tradeshow Access Programme) grants to UK exhibitors looking to exhibit at the show. Our early booking discount closes at the end of June so would recommend companies get in touch at the earliest opportunity.”

Now in its fourth edition, BIAS is a niche aviation event providing its elite list of aerospace business participants the opportunity for high-level networking in exclusive surroundings. With just 40 chalet participants and limited exhibition space, the event is truly intimate allowing participants the opportunity to meet the extensive civil and military delegations invited as guests of HH Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

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Organised by

  • Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications
  • Royal air force
  • Farnborough International