MRO Middle East (#MROME) summit and exhibition will be held February 24-26 in Dubai, UAE. The combined summit and trade show, co-located with Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME), is the Gulf region’s leading conference and exhibition for commercial aviation maintenance.
Gathering over 5,000 attendees from the entire airline supply chain, more than 83 countries are represented at the event, offering networking among industry leaders representing airlines, regulators, suppliers, and service providers.
According to Aviation Week 2020 Commercial Fleet & MRO Forecast, fleets in the Middle East are expected to nearly double, growing from 1,760 aircraft in 2020 to 3,670 aircraft by 2029, a CAGR of 8.5%. MRO demand in the Middle East is projected to double in the next 10 years and could reach $16.5 billion by 2029.
The MRO Middle East Exhibition (February 25-26), with more than 300 solution providers, is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Center (Za’abeel Halls 2-3). The event is free to attend to industry professionals and showcases the latest technologies and suppliers that are changing the way the MRO industry operates. The exhibition hours are Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here to see who is exhibiting.
The MRO Middle East Summit takes place the day before the main exhibition, on Monday, February 24 at the Conrad Dubai. The one-day conference attracts 150+ senior attendees from the aviation aftermarket to network, explore the landscape, and discuss emerging opportunities in the Middle East. The sessions will be followed by a networking reception for delegates.
Summit speakers include:
Amir Ali, Chief Technical Officer, PIA Engineering and Maintenance
Yasin Birinci, Production Planning and Control Director, Turkish Airlines Technic
Teddy Canadas, CCO, Testia
Fraser Currie, CCO, Joramco
Frederic Dupont, VP Technical Sales, Etihad Airways Engineering
Gagan Jacobs, Power Plant Manager – Technical Services Dept., Jet Airways India Ltd.
Nicole Noack, Head of Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance, Lufthansa Technik AG
Jim O’Sullivan, VP Sales & Business Development, HEICO
Dr. Beshara Sholy, Head of Department, Abu Dhabi Polytechnic
Jason Sutcliffe, Regional Marketing Director, Rolls-Royce International
Geert van Damme, VP Sales & Marketing, EMEA, TurbineAero
Shevantha Weerasekera, Head of Engineering Technical Services, Etihad Airways Engineering
MRO Middle East Platinum Sponsors are HEICO, Lufthansa Technik, Satair and StandardAero, and Gold Sponsors are Atitech, Collins Aerospace, Embraer, and Turkish Technic.
“With a presence in five continents, Middle Eastern airlines have spearheaded air traffic growth in this region twice as fast as the rest of the world, and the global MRO industry will soon reach $100 billion,” said Lydia Janow, Managing Director/Events, Aviation Week Network. “Professionals involved in any aspect of aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul will have the opportunity to network with those who are fostering growth in the region, developing cutting-edge technology, and pushing the industry forward.”
Additional 2020 MRO events include: MRO Australasia, March 11-12, Brisbane, Australia; MRO Americas, April 28-30, Dallas, Texas; ap&m Europe, May 19-21, Manchester, UK; Engine Leasing, Trading & Finance Europe, June 10-11, London; Aero Engines Europe, September 16-17, Stavanger, Norway; MRO Asia-Pacific/Aero Engines Asia-Pacific, September 22-24, Singapore; and MRO Europe, October 27-29, Barcelona, Spain.
Source: Aviation Week Network; MRO Middle East