Mebaa to host business aviation event in Tunisia
Dubai, June 4, 2014
The Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (Mebaa), the official representative of the business aviation industry in the Mena region, is set to host a conference in a bid to unite the region’s business aviation industry around its common challenges and trends.
The Mebaa Conference (Mebac) will take place on September 10 and 11 in Tunisia.
The association’s members and other prominent stakeholders from across the region’s aviation sector will deliberate and discuss the issues surrounding North Africa’s business aviation market, including FBO challenges and regulatory framework, said a statement.
The North African market is a great focus for Mebaa since its Morocco Mebac event last year, where it partnered with Wingx to publish an infographic based on a study of business aviation in North Africa.
The results revealed that registered aircrafts that facilitate the aviation industry has played a great role in the development of the region as the industry grows at 6.3 per cent compound annual growth rate, nearly double the global average of 3.7 per cent. It also echoed the increasing political stability in North Africa and emerging business growth.
Ali Al Naqbi, Mebaa’s founding chairman, said: “It is an exciting time for Mebaa as we continue to grow in membership numbers, products for our members, the launch of our fly and feed initiative, the Middle East Business Aviation (Meba) show set to take place at the end of the year at its new home - DWC.
“And finally, Mebac which has gained incredible traction now - spreading from the far west of the region (Tunisia 2014) to the east of the region (Saudi Arabia last month and Dubai later this year) and everything in between, in order to work together on issues critical to aviation’s ability to serve as a catalyst for economic growth.
“Our association will continue to meet and bring inspired and motivated people together through conferences in different cities around the Middle East and North Africa every year; to ensure the business aviation community remains at the forefront of this ever changing industry.” - TradeArabia News Service