New features for the 2018 MEBAA Show

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When the MEBAA Show returns to the Airshow Site adjoining Dubai World Central (DWC) on December 10-12, the event will incorporate the MEBAA Conference on the show floor.

The conference will address current issues facing business aviation in the region, split into four distinct sessions across two days. According to the organizers, the conference will include both a UAE market focus and in-depth analysis of the global business aviation market.

Panel discussions and presentations will focus on topics such as what is being done to drive business aviation forward; analyzing the latest trends and regulations in the market and identifying how best to take advantage; as well as business aviation insurance and how it is changing, including protection against new potential threats.

The blockchain in business aviation session will look at the basics of blockchain and how it is being used in other industries while analyzing what benefits can it offer aviation and investigating application practicalities. Other topics will include cybersecurity, aviation finance and innovation, among others.

“Historically there has been a large crossover between attendees at the MEBAA Conference and the MEBAA Show,” stated Ali Alnaqbi, founding and executive chairman of MEBAA.

“There has also been a lot of interest from exhibitors at the show to attend the conference, and vice versa, so it makes sense for the conference to take place on the show floor to bring these two events together.”

Also launching at this year’s MEBAA Show will be the Executive Club Lounge, an area dedicated to meetings and networking specifically for those in the aircraft operators sector.

Alnaqbi added, “Aircraft operators are, of course, an important cornerstone of the business aviation industry. The addition of a distinct lounge will increase the opportunities for them to host face-to-face meetings, which is well known as the preferred way to do business in the Middle East.”

MEBAA Show 2018 will also feature, for the first time, a product demonstration theater on the show floor, providing a space for exhibitors to promote their products and services to visitors; while the Jetsetter Welcome Reception, scheduled for the late afternoon of the first day, will provide a platform for exhibitors to network and raise their company profile among all attendees to the show.

August 10, 2018

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