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The Bahrain International Airshow provides the perfect platform for negotiation and high-level meetings bringing together international business and senior government figures from across the region together in one location. 

There are a variety of opportunities to network and connect with potential business partners and customers face-to-face. As well as dedicated events, participants are also able to arrange meetings directly via their E-net account. 

The National Bank of Bahrain is the official meeting sponsor for the Bahrain International Airshow.


Civil and Military Delegations

Civil and Military Delegations

The BIAS civil and military delegations programme has attracted a growing number of delegations and VIPs. In 2016, BIAS hosted a total of 92 civil and military delegations and more than 139 companies from the international aviation industry.

If there is a particular senior figure you would like to see attend BIAS in 2018, please contact:

Julie Mears
Head of Delegations & Protocol
Farnborough International
T: +44 (0)1252 532800  
E: [email protected]
Surbita D'souza (Ms)
Civil Aviation Affairs, Bahrain
T: +973 17329932
F: +973 17321114
E: [email protected]
Yousif Mahmoud, 
Head of Bahrain International Airshow Group
Civil Aviation Affairs, Bahrain
T: +973 17 321103
E: [email protected]


The BIAS FINN Sessions

The BIAS FINN Sessions

At BIAS18 we will host a knowledge theatre on the exhibition floor organised by FINN - The Farnborough International News Network. This is an opportunity for exhibitors to share their knowledge and experience in an open-floor environment. Visitors and exhibitors will be able to attend freely creating the perfect networking environment.

Discover the BIAS FINN Sessions schedule here

Whether it’s to discuss the latest business opportunities in the Middle East or to showcase new technologies, we want to hear from you.  

Please forward your suggestions/topics for discussion for the FINN Sessions to:

Emily Barton, Digital Product Manager, Farnborough International
T: +44 (0)1252 532800
E: [email protected]

Manama Air Power Symposium

Manama Air Power Symposium

Once again the Manama Air Power Symposium (MAPS) will take place on Tuesday 13th November – the day before BIAS18.

Hosted by the Royal Bahraini Air Force and held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, MAPS is expected to see some 30+ air force chiefs and some 200 officials from the GCC and around the world, as well as approximately 200 representatives from leading industry partners, academics, and international press.

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Conference Programme

Conference Programme

BIAS18 will once again host a conference programme bringing in experts from within the airline, airport and aerospace industries to discuss key issues affecting the Middle East aviation industry.

Thursday 15 November:

Into the Future:  Challenges and Opportunities for Gulf Region Airports and Airlines

Friday 16 November:

Women in Aviation Conference 

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Participation Options

Brand Enhancement

Our Sponsors & Partners

  • Batelco - Headline Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Gulf Air
  • https://www.huawei.com/en/?ic_medium=direct&ic_source=surlent
  • DHL - Official Logistics Partner
  • CrediMax - Official Acquirer of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Xerox
  • Bapco - Gold Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • ALBA - Gold Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Lockheed Martin - Gold Sponsor
  • BAE Systems Gold Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Bahrain Airport Company


  • NBB Silver Sponsor - Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Bahrain Duty Free - Silver Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Bell
  • GPIC
  • Al Salam Bank - Bronze Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Kuwait Finance House - Bronze Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Tamkeen

Official Media Partners

  • Arabian Aerospace, official media partner at BIAS18
  • IHS Jane's - Official Media Partner of Bahrain international Airshow 2018
  • SAP Media - Official Media Partner at BIAS18

Organised by

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