15 Jun 2015

Event to host Future of Air Transport in 21st Century Conference and Hosted Buyer Programme

At the International Paris Airshow today, organisers of the Bahrain International Airshow (Hall2, Stand 227G) announced a number of new initiatives for the show that will further drive the event’s status as a key venue for high-level networking and business negotiations. ‘Air Transport in the 21st Century’ conference and a Hosted Buyer Programme will take place on 22nd and 23rd January.

The two-day conference, taking place in the BIAS media centre at the Sakhir Airbase will be chaired by Bahrain’s Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, His Excellency Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, with speakers invited from international airlines, the aerospace industry and foreign governments.

The Hosted Buyers Programme will invite  procurement officials from both industry and government in the Gulf region to attend BIAS and participate in introductory meetings with chalet holders and exhibitors in the show’s feature hall.

Speaking about the new initiatives, His Excellency Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed said, “As the Supreme Organising Committee for BIAS, we are always looking for more networking and business opportunities for participants at the show. The ‘Air Transport in the 21st Century’ conference will provide a real forum for debate while the Hosted Buyer Programme will provide a great opportunity for direct face-to-face contact with key decision makers in the aviation industry.”

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.

Amanda Stainer, Commercial Director for FIL, added, “As we move the show forward for 2016 and beyond, we want to expand the show content in relevant ways that will create more business opportunities for our exhibitors and visitors. We have already experienced strong interest in the show with commitments already from BAE Systems, Boeing, DHL, Qatar Airways and Gulfstream, amongst others - these new initiatives will add even more value to our participants.”

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Organised by

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