His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum, President, Department of Civil Aviation, Government of Dubai and Chairman of the Emirates Group, will deliver the keynote address at the Middle East Business Aviation Conference - the first dedicated congress of its kind to be held alongside the Dubai air show.
Taking place at Le Meridien Dubai on November 19th - the day prior to the opening of Dubai 2005 - the ninth international aerospace exhibition - the Middle East Business Aviation Conference will examine the growing needs of this surging aviation sector.
“This is a welcome initiative which will focus the international aviation industry on a segment which is recording tremendous growth throughout the Middle East,” said HH Sheikh Ahmed.
“I look forward to hearing recommendations which are likely to emerge from this event which will ensure the onward development of the regional business aviation sector.”
Being organised by Fairs & Exhibitions (F&E), the company which organises the Dubai air show, the conference reflects industry perception of the Middle East as one of the world’s most sophisticated markets.
“We are currently in negotiations with a leading industry figure to chair this conference where delegates will hear from manufacturers, users and operators,” said Clive Richardson, Chief Executive, Aerospace Division, F&E. “We are committed to delivering a powerful event of international standing which we hope to build on for the future.”
Arabian Knight, the flagship monthly magazine produced by Bahrain’s Al Hilal Publishing group and which reaches the region’s business and political leaders, has been appointed a supporting publication for the conference.
“This magazine reaches a key target audience for the business jet industry with conservative estimates of the wealth of its readership being in excess of US $150 billion,” said Alison Weller, Project Manager, Dubai air show.