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The 2nd Manama Air Power Symposium (MAPS 2018) will be held on November 13, 2018, at the Sofitel Manama Hotel, Bahrainunder the prestigious patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa with the support of the Royal Bahrain Air Force and the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunication. 


As the official conference of Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) 2018, MAPS 2018 will once again bring together a select audience of over 300 air force commanders and operators, policymakers, and industry representatives from over two dozen countries for the most important regional air power conference this year.

A strategically timed pre-curser BIAS, the theme for MAPS 2018 is “Air Power Applied in Networked Coalition and Joint Environments.” A carefully crafted series of briefings by a high power line-up of speakers will address the future of air power in the Arabian Gulf with discussions on C2 and Directing Shared Sensor Data for Joint and Coalition Operations, Enhancing Fires and Maneuver Integration, Future Capability Development Priorities, the Cognitive Dimension of Network-Centric Operations, Effectively Teaming Unmanned Systems and Operators and harnessing Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) Training.

Sponsorship opportunities still available.

The prestige, scale of participation, and nature of discussions at MAPS provides a platform for officials and industry partners alike to stay at the cutting edge of developments, making it an event not to be missed for the international defense and aerospace community. For more information on high-impact sponsorship packages, including a limited-time special pricing offer to engage a large audience of decision-makers in the regional air power and air defense community, media and public relations please contact Rasha Kayyal, Senior Events Manager, SEGMA, by telephone +971 (4) 399 8355 or email [email protected].

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