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BIAS Conference Programme

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

Hosted by Bahrain Airport Company and held under the patronage of H.E Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Engineer Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohamed, Chairman of Gulf Air holding Group, the airport conference will comprise a panel discussion featuring leading airline heads from the region. 

We are delighted to confirm that the conference will be opened by Prof. Rigas Doganis,  leading aviation consultant and strategy advisor to numbers airlines, airports, banks and governments around the world. 

Topics for discussions will include:

  • Developing the Gulf as a tourist destination - what needs to be done? - Where are the major sources of incoming tourism?  
  • Will the growth of long-haul low-cost airlines be a threat to Gulf carriers?
  • Can Middle East hubs become the gateways to Africa?
  • The impact of digital technology on airports - biometric security scanning etc
  • What are the major challenges facing Gulf region airports?
  • Are the air navigation services in the Gulf keeping pace with airport expansion?
Date: Wednesday 15th November 2018
Time: 1000hrs - 1200hrs
Venue:   BIAS2018 Media Centre

    
 

The Future of Women in Aviation

A conference aimed at empowering, encouraging & promoting women in the aviation and aerospace sectors. 

Delegates are invited from around the world to participate in a conference that will encourage professional development and the participation of women in all aspects and disciplines related to the industry. Collaboration with aviation industry officials and the implementation of policies and processes, which will both acknowledge and encourage the further empowerment of female professionals through education, training, and fast-track development programs, is the major aim and objective of this conference.

This conference will also provide a venue for Middle Eastern Women in the Aviation Industry specifically to openly discuss the serious issues facing them in their careers and offer practical solutions in this regard. The WIAC will act as a beacon to the current generation of prospective female aviation industry professionals looking for inspiration, leadership, and guidance from those already in the field.

Date: Thursday 16th November 2018
Time: 1000hrs - 1200hrs
Venue:   BIAS2018 Media Centre

Registration

Registration for these events will be opening soon. 

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Our Sponsors & Partners

  • Batelco - Headline Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Gulf Air - Official Carrier of Bahrain International Airshow
  • https://www.huawei.com/en/?ic_medium=direct&ic_source=surlent
  • DHL - Official Logistics Partner
  • CrediMax - Official Acquirer of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Arabian Aerospace - Official Media Partner of Bahrain International Airshow
  • 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 Duty Free - Silver Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • GPIC - Silver Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Bahrain Airport Company - Silver Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Bell - Silver Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018

 

  • NBB Silver Sponsor - Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Al Salam Bank - Bronze Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Kuwait Finance House - Bronze Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018

Organised by

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