Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) said it has signed eleven industry-leading contracts ahead of its 2022 event during its presence at Dubai Airshow 2021.
According to BIAS, world-leading aviation and aerospace organisations have confirmed their attendance for BIAS 2022: Airbus, Rolls-Royce, TAWAZUN, Indra Spain, DHL, DFS Aviation Germany, Etihad Engineering, Lockheed Martin, UAE Space Agency, Boeing, Thales, Texel Air, and MENA Aerospace. These organisations join the likes of Bell Helicopter, Chevron, BAE Systems, and Leonardo as exhibitors.
Taking place on 9-11 November 2022, the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) will mark more than 10 years of bringing together the best of the aerospace industry in an intimate platform to do business.
BIAS said the 2022 edition will see industry-leading professionals and organisations gather at the Middle East’s gateway to the Gulf for unrivalled business and networking opportunities and will focus on the future of airport and airlines, and women in aviation.
With over 150 companies expected to exhibit across the defence, business and aviation sectors, the boutique aerospace event offers visitors the opportunity to strengthen existing business connections and meet key with senior decision-makers and stakeholders of aerospace businesses operating in the Middle East and internationally.
BIAS said the event is organised by the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications and the Royal Bahraini Airforce in association with Farnborough International. BIAS has been designed to reflect industry demands and will harness global expertise to provide thought leadership and opportunities on two main topics: the future of airports and airlines, and women in aviation.
BIAS said in order to provide additional improvements to its first-class experience, extensive investment and refurbishments have been made to the airshow exhibitor chalets and show features, such as the Cargo Hub to allow for more opportunities for business, networking, growth and knowledge sharing.
H.E. Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications said: “Connectivity is at the key of Bahrain’s economy, and the 2022 Bahrain International Airshow is back to connect the world to the Gulf region. We have taken advantage of the past couple of years to vastly improve the Bahrain International Airshow’s quality and value in line with our goal of delivering a business-conducive five-star environment in which to connect the global and regional aerospace industry.”
“Our show has welcomed over 70% of the top global aerospace companies in previous years, and we are looking forward to welcoming more companies to a show which aims to provide you with a boutique feel and a value-added business platform in a country that prides itself for its hospitality,” he added.