MRO Middle East and Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) is set to return to Dubai in 2024 with an extra hall.
The event saw record-breaking attendance in 2023, welcoming almost 6,400 visitors – an increase of 46% compared to the previous year – and almost 200 exhibitors from 97 countries. Catering to the higher demand, the event will have an extra hall for 2024, providing even more exhibition and networking opportunities.
Additional event hall
Taking place during 5 – 6 March 2024 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), this will be the first edition where both shows are organised under the same parent company, following Informa’s acquisition of Tarsus Group earlier this year, streamlining and strengthening the show for attendees. The additional event hall adds 2,000 square meters of exhibition space, adding over 50 exhibitor booths, a dedicated Meeting Zone for enhanced networking and an extended Airline Lounge – an exclusive space for VIP airlines and lessors. It will also allow for a larger area dedicated to start-ups and SMEs, providing a platform to highlight their breakthrough technologies, innovations and new ideas.
Lydia Janow, SVP Events at Aviation Week Network, part of Informa Markets, said: “The MRO market is experiencing rapid transformation due to innovation and the emergence of new players, and Dubai remains at the centre of this growth in the Middle East. Our record-breaking 2023 edition reflected this, and we are delighted to expand our offering for this year, welcoming new and returning attendees from across the entire aviation industry for even more unique opportunities to learn from experts, network and discover the latest technology in the commercial aviation aftermarket.”
Tim Hawes, managing director of Tarsus Group, commented: “As we gear up for the return of Aircraft Interiors Middle East, the only event of its kind in the region, we are excited to provide a bigger platform to showcase the latest products and technologies in the aviation supply chain. As global demand for air travel continues to grow, new and existing airlines are looking for ways to enhance the passenger experience through modernised interiors and AIME 2024 will demonstrate the latest advancements and innovation in the market, welcoming key industry players to provide new insights and updates on trends.”