The fast approaching Airport Show will see a bigger hosted buyer programme. The 14th edition will take place from 11-13 May 2014 in Dubai. This event has already attracted 71 hosted buyers, up from 60 last year.
The organisers confident about reaching the 100 mark by the time the event takes off. Last year’s hosted buyers programme had gathered 20 aviation authorities from 13 countries. In Airport Show 2013, there were a total of 1,128 pre-arranged meetings between hosted buyers and exhibitors and 52 meetings.
This year’s show will see hosted buyers from Oman, Iraq, Morocco, Sudan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, India, Jordan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Tunisia, Zimbabwe and UAE. The combined investments planned by these countries in aviation-related developments are estimated to be worth US$40 billion.