Defence suppliers are flocking to do business at the Dubai Airshow, taking place from 8-12 November 2015, with many key names confirmed to exhibit at Dubai World Central (DWC). In addition, first time exhibitors have chosen this year to join the market leaders from all over the world when they converge on Dubai.
Some of the key exhibitors in this sector include Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing and Dassault, with new exhibitors including Oshkosh and Roketsan. Roketsan, exhibiting at the Dubai Airshow for the first time in 2015, is a Turkish company which designs, develops and manufactures rockets and missiles including air defence systems, precision guided systems and turnkey facilities.
The Dubai Airshow will see the return of the prestigious Delegations Programme in which civil and military delegations from across the world are invited to participate, co-ordinated by show organisers F&E Aerospace, in conjunction with Dubai’s Department of Civil Aviation Authority, the Government of Dubai and the UAE Ministry of Defence.
In addition, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles continue to capture the industry’s interest, and will be represented at the show. Major participants in the UAV sector at the 2013 show included Adcom, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, Saab and Tawazun; all of whom will be returning this year.
Michele van Akelijen, Managing Director of organisers F&E Aerospace, says, “The Dubai Airshow is the most effective the way to do business in the Middle East, and the networking value is immeasurable. The region’s business culture is all about face-to-face communication and where personal business relationships are highly valued.”
Organised under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Airshow is held in co-operation with the UAE Armed Forces, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Dubai Airports.