MEBAA Looks To Establish A Strong International Profile At
The Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) is eyeing
an increased role on the global stage as it gears up for a strong
participation in EBACE 2011. The trade show and convention will
showcase nearly 460 exhibiting companies from around the world,
covering more than 36,000 square meters. More than 60 aircraft,
including nearly every major business aircraft design in current
production, will be on display at the exhibition.
“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,” said Ali Ahmed Al Naqbi (pictured,
above), Founding Chairman of MEBAA.
“As the leading exhibition of its kind 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 and 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.
The Middle East 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
annum over the next six years to become a USD 1 billion per-year
industry by 2018.
The Middle East Business Aviation Association was established to
become the principal forum for gathering, understanding and
communicating the needs and benefits of business aviation within
the Middle East to businesses, governments and media worldwide. The
Association is committed to serve the needs of its members in ways
that enhance safety, security, efficiency and acceptance of
business aviation throughout the region.
As part of its ongoing efforts to promote business aviation in
the region, MEBAA had recently hosted the fourth edition of the
Middle East Business Aviation Show, the flagship exhibition for the
region’s business aviation industry and the third largest
event of its kind in the world. MEBA 2010 attracted more than 6,200
visitors from 77 countries, 53 aircraft on the static display and
featured over 330 exhibitors from around the world.