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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:

Jayne Thomson
Protocol & Delegations Manager
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]


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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Hosted Buyer Programme

Meet with companies that are actively looking to form new business relations through our Hosted Buyer Programme.  Whether you’re a supplier or a buyer, the Hosted Buyer Programme will connect you with pre-qualified, relevant companies in a series of pre-arranged meetings.

The Hosted Buyer Programme will run for two days on 14 and 15 November in the BIAS18 Exhibition Hall.  We will arrange your appointments between 1330-1630 in a series of 15-minute slots, leaving you the remainder of time free to enjoy the exhibition and airshow.

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Conference Programme

Conference Programme

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

The 2016 conference saw panel discussions from senior heads of industry including Kuwait Airways’ Philip Saunders; Qatar Airways’ Akbar Al Baker, Tamur Goudarzi-Pour from Lufthansa Middle East, Paul Byrne from Flynas, Richard Philips from Serco, Mohamed Yousif AlBinfalah from Bahrain Airport Company, John Swift from NATS, Alan Corner from Helio and Salvatore Scervo from Selex ES.

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On-floor Presentation Theatre

At BIAS18 we will host a knowledge theatre on the exhibition floor. 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.

Whether it’s to discuss 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 On-floor Knowledge Theatre to:

Simon Ford, Head of Sales & Sponsorship, Farnborough International
T: +44 (0)1252 532848
E: [email protected]


Participation Options

Brand Enhancement

Our Sponsors & Partners

  • Batelco
  • Gulf Air
  • Huawei Techology Partner of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • DHL Logistics Partner of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Arabian Aerospace
  • Credimax
  • Bapco
  • Alba
  • BAE Systems
  • Duty Free
  • GPIC
  • Bahrain Airport Company


  • NBB
  • Alsalam
  • Kuwait

Organised by

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