Bahrain British Business Forum Chairman, Mr. Khalid Al Zayani welcomed Mrs. Jayne Thomson, Protocol & Delegations Manager of Farnborough International, the keynote speaker to the Bahrain British Business Forum’s (BBBF) networking function held at the Crowne Plaza Convention Centre. Approximately 100 forum members and their guests were given an introduction to “the making of a must attend event in the global aerospace calendar”. Taking place on 21-23 January, the Bahrain International Airshow is organised by the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, Royal Bahraini Air Force and Farnborough International.
In her address Mrs. Thomson outlined the history which led to the establishment of the first Bahrain International Airshow in 2010. She went on to describe the achievements and growing successes of each consecutive event, now in its fourth edition.
Tens of thousands of trade and public visitors are projected to visit the show this year. This year’s show will see its strongest international presence to date, reflecting the event’s growing standing in the global aviation event calendar and bolstering strategic relations between key nations.
Mrs. Thomson highlighted a number of adjacent events taking place before and during the airshow, beginning with the Manama Air Power Symposium (MAPS) on 20 January. ‘Air Transport in the 21st Century’ Conference takes place on the second day of the show, followed by IATA’s safety programme seminar on the third day. On the second and third days of the show there is a Hosted Buyer Programme which enables suppliers to connect with several international companies.
Mrs. Thomson concluded her presentation by inviting BBBF members to visit the BIAS to benefit from the business networking opportunities afforded by the show, and for family and friends to visit the public show which runs alongside trade event to enjoy the aerial and static displays as well as other entertainment.