Every two years the aerospace industry’s leading companies and decision makers gather for the Dubai Airshow – an event dedicated to connecting buyers and sellers alike.
The Dubai Airshow is a must attend event on the international aerospace event calendar. In 2011, 960 companies came from 50 countries to display latest technologies and to update the Middle East on their products. The exhibits are not just in the halls but outside in the chalets and pavilions, on the static park and in the daily flying display.
The Dubai Airshow is a key event on the international aerospace calendar consistently delivering key buyers and decision makers – offering you unrivalled access to the Middle East aerospace market in a highly focussed environment.
In spite of declining markets and economies in recent years the Middle East is still investing, buying and improving. Aviation’s importance to Dubai is expected to grow further over the next decade. The economic contribution of the aviation sector is set to rise to US$44.5 billion or 32% of Dubai’s GDP and 372,900 jobs representing approximately 22 % of its employment by 2020. (Source: Oxford Economies report, July 2011)
In the wider region Saudi Arabia has the largest defence budget with many RFPs awaiting final decisions. The regional military air market is set to generate revenues of US$62.9 billion, between 2010 and 2020.
2011 saw the largest number of people attending the event in its 22 year history – they also came from more overseas countries than ever before. The majority of Dubai Airshow visitors came from the Middle East with the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait particularly well represented. The Airshow is only open to TRADE visitors so we can ensure the exhibitors meet high QUALITY attendees over the 5 days of the show.
The Dubai Airshow runs one of the most successful and well-received delegation programmes in the world. We invest in the people, the systems and the relationships with the Dubai government to ensure that our exhibitors meet their customers. In this part of the world, the key to developing business is meeting face-to-face and building
relationships – our delegation programme has worked successfully over the years to ensure repeat meetings and visits take place.