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MEBAA Show 2022 Set To Take Business Aviation Industry To New Heights

During a virtual press conference yesterday, Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi, Founding and Executive Chairman of MEBAA – the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association, and Tim Hawes, Managing Director of Tarsus Group, revealed intriguing new aspects of this year’s MEBAA Show 2022.

Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi, Founding and Executive Chairman of MEBAA – the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association, said: “We’re excited to host this year’s MEBAA show, with just one week to go until representatives from across the industry gather to lay out the roadmap for business aviation in the future. The tremendous rise of business aviation is a trend we are witnessing in the Middle East and in key international markets, and we are committed to supporting this growth and taking the industry to new heights.”

The ninth MEBAA event, which will take place this year, will bring together professionals from the global business aviation sector. Future aviation, sustainability, growing markets, and regulations will all be addressed during the event. There will also be a strong emphasis on digitalization, with many international exhibitors showing the newest technology and solutions to advance the industry.

“The MEBAA Show has already established itself as the ideal place to meet and build relationships with regional and international professionals across business aviation. Moreover, this year we are proud to see many of our long-term exhibitors return for another show and welcome many new ones to highlight the latest innovations shaping the industry,” adds Ali.

This year’s exhibition has witnessed a surge in foreign visitor registrations, with over 69% being important decision-makers from across the sector, further underscoring the event’s position as a worldwide platform for the business aviation industry. There will also be a stronger showing from important markets, like Asia and Europe.

“Our 2022 show will also introduce brand-new features, including the BizAv Talks conference, where we’re excited to hear from over 45 industry experts from across the globe during a series of insightful debates and presentations on the trends shaping the business aviation industry. We’ll also be encouraging attendees to download our newly launched AI-powered MEBAA Show Connect app, which will facilitate business connections between exhibitors and visitors and pre-schedule meetings in advance, all in line with our aim to take networking to the next level,” states Ali.

With notable speakers like Holger Ostheimer, Managing Director at DC Aviation Al-Futtaim, Eymeric Segard, CEO at Luna Aviation Group, and Frederic Aguettant, Founder and President of Helipass, attendees of the brand-new BizAv Talks conference will hear from global industry leaders and specialists on the trends shaping the industry. The Airbus ACJ 320 NEO, Royal Jet BBJ 737-700, ASM FZE Learjet 60XR, Boutsen Aviation G650, and Cirrus Aircraft Vision SF50 are just a few of the latest aircraft that will be on show, along with other returning and new exhibitors, including Mirai Flights, Emperor Aviation, and VOO.

Tim Hawes, Managing Director of Tarsus Group, said: “We are always looking for ways to take the MEBAA show to the next level and support the continued growth and innovation in the industry. As we return with our most impressive show to date, we are excited to welcome many exhibitors to showcase the latest aircraft, innovative technologies, and solutions to drive the industry forward. Attendees can expect to see the latest in digital platforms for business and private aviation, blockchain-based assets, and the most advanced technologies from leading manufacturers.”

To be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, the MEBAA Show 2022 will take place at DWC, Dubai Airshow site, from 6-8 December, 2022.