Manama, XX April 2018: The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications today announced the National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) as a Silver Sponsor for the Bahrain International Air Show 2018 (BIAS) being held under the patronage of His Majesty the King between 14-16 November 2018 at the Sakhir Air Base in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The agreement was signed with NBB by HE Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Organizing Committee of BIAS and Chairman of its Executive Committee. The agreement reflects efforts being driven by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Personal Representative of His Majesty the King and Chairman of the Supreme Organizing Committee of BIAS, to further encourage banks and national companies to enhance their participation and support for international events being held in the Kingdom.
The agreement marks NBB’s sponsorship of BIAS which is being organized by the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications and the Royal Bahrain Air Force in cooperation with Farnborough International Airshow.
Commenting on the announcement, HE Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, said, “I would like to extend our appreciation to the management of the National Bank of Bahrain for becoming a sponsor this year of BIAS, a high-level global event which helps to raise the profile of the Kingdom of Bahrain on a regional and international level. NBB’s Silver Sponsorship is a strong example of the pivotal role that the Bank can play in helping to ensure the success of this important event.”
"In line with our ongoing commitment to supporting initiatives and events that enhance Bahrain’s economy and further strengthen our partnership with the local community, NBB is proud this year to be participating as a Silver Sponsor in BIAS, another strategic event being held in Bahrain that helps to elevate the position of the Kingdom and place it at the centre of the world business map," said Jean-Christophe Durand, Chief Executive Officer of NBB.
The Bahrain International Air Show has established a strong track record of success over the last four years in attracting key Bahraini banks and companies as sponsors helping to enhance the Show’s presence at the local, regional and international levels.