Mebaa eyes bigger role in global market
Dubai, May 15, 2011
The Middle East business aviation sector is aiming to establish a solid global profile with its strong participation at Europe’s premier business aviation show, (Ebace) 2011 to be held from May 17 to 19 in Geneva.
The Middle East Business Aviation Association (Mebaa) said the region is among the fastest-growing business aviation markets worldwide and is recognized as one of the most important global markets for top-of-the-line corporate jets.
Mebaa estimates the Middle Eastern business aviation market to expand 15-20 per cent per annum over the next six years to become a $1 billion per-year industry by 2018.
The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (Ebace) will showcase nearly 460 exhibiting companies from around the world, covering more than 36,000 sq m.
More than 60 aircraft, including nearly every major business aircraft design in current production, will be on display at the Swiss exhibition.
Ali Ahmed Al Naqbi, founding chairman of Mebaa, said, “Our participation in Ebace continues our strategy of creating global awareness for Mebaa by taking it beyond the shores of the Middle East and supporting the growth of the region’s business aviation industry through focused activities that have a global profile and reach.”
“As a leading exhibition in Europe that brings together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers and key decision-makers from across the business aviation spectrum, Ebace offers us unparalleled opportunities to increase our brand awareness.'
'It also provides the right platform to build meaningful global relationships that could be harnessed to help the region’s business aviation industry achieve its full potential,' Al Naqbi added.-TradeArabia News Service