Rabat -The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) will host a conference at the Menara airport (RAK) in Marrakesh in September 2017, according to Arabian Aerospace, an online news service.
Rabat –The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) will host a conference at the Menara airport (RAK) in Marrakesh in September 2017, according to Arabian Aerospace, an online news service.
The event – to be held on September 12-13, 2017 – expects to entertain more than 2500 visitors and 65 local and regional exhibitors, as well as a display of the latest in business aircraft.
The association held a similar conference at Casablanca’s King Mohammed V International Airport in 2015, which hosted 2033 visitors over the course of two days.
The event was the association’s first outside of its home city of Dubai and led to discussions with the Moroccan government on making the country a regular host of the conference.
Ali Alnaqbi, founding chairman of the MEBAA, said that he is excited to move the conference to the Marrakesh airport, because it “will facilitate the expansion of the conference.
“With the success of the 2015 event, we knew that the market had a need for the show to return biennially,” the chairman said.
“With the move to a new city for the second edition, there is an opportunity for more exhibitors to be part of the booming North African business aviation market.”
Alnaqbi added that with 50% of the region’s air travel is based in the North African country, Morocco has established itself as a regional hub in Africa.
Royal Air Maroc recently announced a new tri-weekly route that will connect the capitals of Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone starting mid-March.