13 Mar 2015

London, 13th March 2015: His Excellency Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications for the Kingdom of Bahrain, in the presence of Her Excellency, Alice Samaan Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Kingdom, today hosted a lunch with senior executives from the international aerospace industry to discuss Bahrain’s investment programme including Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) and Bahrain’s Airport Modernization Programme (AMP). 

Representatives from UKTI, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, Thales and Airbus were all in attendance alongside members of the Supreme Organising Committee for BIAS including Amanda Stainer, Commercial Director and Jayne Thomson, Protocol and Delegations Manager, both from Farnborough International Ltd. 

Speaking at the lunch, HE Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, said, “Bahrain has a long relationship with the British Government and I am delighted to host this lunch here in London today. Representing HH Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamed Al-Khalifa, Personal Representative of His Majesty the King, I shall be discussing some of the major developments that have been taking place as part of the Kingdom’s economic development programme, specifically the AMP as well as fostering support for the Bahrain International Airshow.”

Speaking about the Bahrain International Airshow, Amanda Stainer said, “The Bahrain Airport Modernization Programme is progressing well and when completed, the airport will be able to handle 15 million passengers a year making it a major transport hub for the Middle East. The Bahrain International Airshow is the perfect showcase to promote the Kingdom as a gateway to other GCC states and allow potential business investors to explore the region.”

Building on the success of the previous event, BIAS organisers have developed new features for the show in line with key strategic areas of growth and development under the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications. The fourth edition of the show will see the exhibition feature hall focus on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and airport infrastructure. With the continuing expansion of the UAV market, BIAS organisers expect to see strong demand for space from businesses that are looking to exploit both the commercial and defence. With a strong focus on networking, the show will also see a strengthened civil and military delegations programme. 

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Organised by

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