Acting as consultants to the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, FIL provide consultancy to the Kingdom and overseas the sales, marketing, aircraft participation and operations of the show.
Led by FIL Commercial Director, Amanda Stainer, the bi-annual event has grown to become a leading Middle East aerospace event attracting over 30,000 trade visitors, 135 international companies and 100 aircraft participating in the static and flying display.
To mark her contribution to the on-going success of the show, Stainer received an award of honour for her services to the Kingdom of Bahrain. Presented to her by HM King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Stainer said, “It is an absolute honour and a privilege to receive this award. Obviously it has been a complete team effort with everything we have done towards putting on the Bahrain International Airshow. It is not without my colleagues at the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, the Civil Aviation Authority and of course the team at FIL that we bring about the successful show every two years.”
Now in its fourth edition, FIL has worked with the Kingdom of Bahrain since 2003 in developing the Bahrain International Airshow. Its expertise in bringing about the long-established Farnborough International Airshow made FIL the natural choice when the Kingdom was looking for a partner to create the show.
As well as a team of industry experts within the company, FIL has also drawn on a number of leading experts in the event and exhibitions industry including D2i Systems to manage exhibitor and visitor registration, City Neon for stand building and graphics, Times Group to produce the show daily, Mark Stewart Productions for video content and Steve Eastell for event photography.
Farnborough International has secured £30m funding to expand its existing event and venue business over the next three years at Farnborough’s 100,000sqm airfield site. Newly appointed Venue Director Michael Watton will be responsible for managing Farnborough International’s existing event venue business (Farnborough International Venue & Events) as well as overseeing the development of its new state‑of-the-art, multi-purpose 20,000sqm event space scheduled to open in Q3 2018. The new venue will attract international business events to Hampshire bringing significant revenue to the local economy.