Hamdan to patronise MEBA

DUBAI — Shaikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Chairman of Royal Jet, the Abu Dhabi-headquartered international luxury VIP aircraft charter company, has lent his patronage to the inaugural Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) conference — the first of its kind to run in conjunction with a Dubai air show.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 31 Aug 2005, 10:36 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:48 PM

MEBA will now be held under the joint patronage of Shaikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Department of Civil Aviation, Government of Dubai and Chairman of Emirates.

The conference, which will be held at Le Meridien Dubai on November 19th, the day prior to the opening of ninth international aerospace exhibition, is being jointly organised by Fairs & Exhibitions (F&E), which organises the Dubai Air Show, and Royal Jet.

“This conference will serve to further highlight the expanding role business jets are now playing in the Middle East’s rapidly developing aviation industry,” said Shaikh Hamdan.

“I firmly believe that MEBA will from the very start establish itself as a summit of significance in an evolving aviation environment."

“The regional market for corporate and executive aircraft is witnessing healthy growth as business leaders look for greater convenience of travel.”

MEBA is to examine the growing needs of the business jet sector, which has recorded a double-digit increase in demand for private jets worldwide since September 11, 2001.

The conference has already received strong international interest.

“Enquiries have come from within the region, from Europe and the USA and MEBA is obviously filling a much-needed gap in the market,” said Clive Richardson, Chief Executive, Aerospace Division, F&E.

MEBA will largely be an ‘invitation only’ event with around 20 per cent of the anticipated 300 participants being paying delegates.

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