MEBA has been good for us. The visitors we’ve had were exactly our target market, resulting in good, quality leads.
- Nina Bertilsdotter,
- Director of Marketing, Avinode
MEBA has been very successful, with a huge amount of interest and good, solid trade interest. We’ve had a number of key business leads with operators, maintenance providers and people interested in flying into the airport, and we’ve made agreements with some, such as Letters of Intent. We never had a quiet moment!
- Steven Jones,
- General Manager, Al Bateen Executive Airport
MEBA has confirmed that business aviation activity in the Middle East is still good. Although we’re in the middle of an economic crisis, there are good signs out of this show that the market is still bubbling.
- Renaud Cloatre,
- Director Middle East Sales, Dassault
This year we had a larger and more senior contingent compared to the last show and it has definitely reaped benefits. The presence here has underlined the importance of this market for us and it has been well worth the time and investment.
- PATRICK SNIFFEN,
- Vice President Marketing, Signature Flight Support
We are very happy with our experience at MEBA this year. It was an excellent opportunity to meet with owners, prospects and industry colleagues. The Middle East is a significant market for Hawker Beechcraft and we look forward to further strengthening our relationships in the Middle East and returning to MEBA in 2012.
- Sean McGeough,
- President EMEA, Hawker Beechcraft
Yet again MEBA has been a triumph for business aviation in the Middle East. JetEx has come to view MEBA as perhaps the most significant arena for nurturing and developing business in the region and the show continues to go from strength to strength.
- ADEL MARDINI,
- CEO, JetEx
MEBA confirmed to us that the Middle East is a key area for further development, not only our MRO services but for the whole of ABS Jets.
- Daniel Holda,
- Technical Director, ABS jets
The high quality of customer talks and the increased number of exhibitors clearly demonstrate the relevance of the show for the VIP market in the Middle East region. Lufthansa Technik is proud to be part of the MEBA community.
- WALTER HEERDT,
- Marketing & Sales, Lufthansa Technik
Shows like MEBA are very important and provide an opportunity for US companies to reach new markets in this part of the world. They are very exciting in terms of growth and opportunities, and it is significant that MEBA is in the UAE as it is the centre of the aviation industry in this region. Aviation is also the leading export sector for the US and a show of this kind provides opportunities for companies to showcase their products and services in Dubai. Aviation cannot be taken in isolation, it is related to trade in general, and that means opportunities for companies involved in support services, MRO and aviation facilities.
- Justin Siberell,
- Consul General, Consulate General of the USA
MEBA was an extremely well received event. Attendees were there to do business in the fastest-growing business aviation environment in the world.
- Donald Spruston,
- Director General, International, Business Aviation Council (IBAC)
The next few months will result in a substantial amount of business from our talks with customers here at the show. The region’s growth in the aviation sector with new airports and upgrades coming online are excellent news for us.
- Haroon Haider,
- Senior Manager, TDH Visions
Shows such as MEBA are a great way for us to showcase our products. It can literally be a case of see, buy and fly in the Middle East market, which is the world’s most important for top-of-the-line and wide-body corporate jets.
- John Leahy,
- Chief Operating Officer – Customers, Airbus
This is the first time we’ve exhibited and we are definitely coming back for MEBA 2012 as visitors were really interested in doing business with us.
- Fredrik Artursson,
- Sales Director, Wyvern Aviation Safety Intelligence
MEBA was a good quality show and while the visitor numbers seemed lower, they were better quality in terms of orders. It was great to have the Bombardier family on display. The show was very focused.
- Khader Mattar,
- Regional Vice President EMEA, Bombardier Business Aircraft
We’ve seen steady traffic at our pavilion during the show. We are talking to our customers and operators, renewing relationships and that’s important in this part of the world as customers feel comfortable when they see the same faces, and it maintains confidence in the company.
- Mark Paolucci,
- SVP Sales & Marketing, Cessna Aircraft Company
It’s a well attended show and excellent for us to meet with our existing customers and meet new ones.
- Nathalie Jongma,
- Business Development Manager, United Aviation Services
The show is definitely quality over quantity and a great platform for us to meet new business partners. It is very industry specific so we don’t get unwanted traffic and can spend more time with our customers.
- Roland Buecheler,
- Director of Global Events and Corporate Branding, Jet Aviation