DUBAI AIRSHOW 2009 INCREASES EXHIBITION SPACE TO MEET UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND

10.06.2009 UAE

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Emirates Airline is sponsor of the new ‘Emirates Hall’

Dubai, UAE. 9th June 2009 – Dubai Airshow 2009 is set to break all existing exhibition space records with the addition of a fourth exhibition hall, sponsored and hosted by the Dubai-based international airline, Emirates.

 

Running from 15 to 19 November 2009 at the Dubai Airport Expo, the biennial airshow is the foremost aerospace event in the Middle East and the fastest growing in the world.

 

The new ‘Emirates Hall’ will be home to the Emirates Airline stand, along with other key exhibitors. It will cover 7,025sqm, with 5,000sqm for exhibition stands, bringing the total airshow area to 325,513sqm, which includes the static park.

 

Alison Weller, Director of airshow organiser F&E Aerospace, expressed her appreciation for the airshow’s support, despite the current economic down-turn. “The global aviation industry is currently undergoing the most challenging period in its history and is now looking to the Middle East where aerospace suppliers and service providers have managed to weather the economic maelstrom better than elsewhere. 

 

“I am very grateful to Emirates Airline for taking the lead in supporting the Dubai Airshow by sponsoring and hosting the additional exhibition hall. The Emirates Hall will cater to the demand from existing and new exhibitors to the region, eager to revitalise their business,” she said.

 

The temporary structure will have its own entrance and a reception for registration, to facilitate smooth and speedy access for exhibitors and visitors.

Maurice Flanagan, Executive Vice Chairman, Emirates Airline and Group said: "The Dubai Airshow is not only a major event in the UAE's calendar, it is also growing in prominence as one of the world's foremost events for doing business and networking in the air transport industry.

“Emirates is proud to have supported the Dubai Airshow since its inception and to extend that commitment further this year with the inauguration of the new Emirates Hall, which we know will be a resounding success."

The location of the Emirates Hall will enhance visitor way-finding, in addition to improving traffic navigating the car parks and road system.

 

The Emirates Hall will also be the new home for the Press Centre. At 1,200sqm, the media will have an increased area in which to work and network, plus bigger and better facilities for press conferences and media briefings.

 

Dubai Airshow 2009, the 11th running of the event, is offering exhibitors an additional 13 double-storey hospitality chalets and has increased the floor space of all double-storey chalets by 40sqm (20sqm on each floor).

 

The chalets will now sport a blue-and-white striped roof, to reflect Dubai Airshow’s blue branding.  Lining the airfield, the chalets give spectators panoramic views of the enthralling aerial displays conducted daily throughout the airshow.

 

Photo Caption: An artist’s impression of the new ‘Emirates Hall’ at Dubai Airport Expo Centre for the 11th running of the Dubai Airshow, from 15 to 19 November 2009.

 

For more information, contact: Ms Frances Barton, PR Manager, F&E Aerospace, T: +9714 286 7755; M: +97150 650 3900; e: frances.barton@dubai.aero

 

 

About F&E Aerospace

F&E Aerospace is a division of Fairs & Exhibitions (F&E). One of the most influential names in the aerospace industry's events sector, F&E launched the very first Dubai Airshow in 1989, in conjunction with Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and the UAE Armed Forces.

 

Covering all aerospace-related events in the Fairs & Exhibitions portfolio, F&E Aerospace has a long-standing relationship with the global aerospace industry, an in-depth knowledge of the market and a hard-earned reputation for delivering event excellence. F&E Aerospace maintains offices in London and Dubai.

Dubai Airshow 2009, the 11th show in the series, takes place from 15 to 19 November 2009, at Dubai Airport Expo. The last show in 2007 drew 850 exhibitors and some 45,000 visitors, achieving a world record-breaking order book of US$155 billion.

 

The Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show in November 2008 attracted some 250 exhibitors from 30 countries and over 5,500 visitors. Organised on behalf of Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), the event closed with more than US$1.5billion worth of deals announced. The next MEBA event will take place from 7 to 9 December 2010 in Dubai.

Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) services the region's rapidly developing commercial and business aviation market. The second running of AIME will take place from 28 February to 1 March 2010 at Dubai Airport Expo.

 

MRO Middle East 2010, the highly successful maintenance, repair and overhaul show, run in conjunction with Aviation Week magazine, will be co-located with AIME. The inaugural event in 2009 exceeded initial projections, with more than 1,200 registered visitors from nearly 50 countries.

 

The Aerospace & Defence Training Show (ADTS) is the latest event in F&E Aerospace’s stable. Predominantly a conference with a supporting exhibition, ADTS will debut in 2010 at Dubai Airport Expo, from 3 to 4 March. The event is dedicated to the growing Middle East demand for both civil and military aerospace training, recruitment and simulation.

 

Delivering world class events for 50 years, Fairs & Exhibitions organises international trade events for business and consumers all over the world. It is a member of the Tarsus Group plc, which was founded, and listed on the London Stock Exchange, in 1998. With offices in the UK (London), USA (Milwaukee), France (Paris), Germany (Düsseldorf) and China (Shanghai), the international business-to-business media group has interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media.

 

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