Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul exhibition reveals 2021 content themes

Presentations, panels and case studies will focus on hot topics such as sustainability, co-operation, digitalization and workforce challenges.

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul exhibition reveals 2021 content themes

DUBAI: The joint organisers of MRO Middle East, Aviation Week Network and Tarsus Group, today announced the key themes of the free show floor content programme during this year’s, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul exhibition.

The region’s premier exhibition, set to take place from 15th - 16th June 2021 at DWTC, Dubai, will feature an enhanced Go Live! Theater with 2 days of free content, led by more than 25 expert speakers from the region. Presentations, panels and case studies will focus on hot topics such as sustainability, co-operation, digitalization and workforce challenges. All visitors will be able to benefit from the complimentary content taking place during exhibit hall hours, allowing them to combine networking and learning under one roof.

“Given the extreme change and challenges we’re seeing the industry go through in these unprecedented times, we are delighted to be welcoming strong participation from both local and regional airlines.” said Tim Hawes, Managing Director of Tarsus Aerospace. “MRO Middle East will be one of the first live events for the regional aviation industry since before the Covid-19 pandemic. We look forward to bringing MRO leaders back together again to discuss current projects and future opportunities”

“Respected speakers from airlines and manufacturers will discuss MRO forecasts, strategies and the role of digitalization,” said Lydia Janow, Managing Director/Events at Aviation Week Network. “These topics are of paramount importance as the industry looks at planning post-pandemic and we’re proud to allow a platform for the industry to tap into this unique learning opportunity.”

Key panel sessions and expert case studies will allow attendees to hear in-depth discussions from industry experts. These include: Exploring the Role of the Independent and Future Landscape; The Importance of Cooperation and Airline Insights on their strategies and priorities.

By attending MRO Middle East, visitors will have a unique opportunity to learn from the speakers but crucially, reconnect with their network face-to-face.

Some of the key speakers who will share industry insights include: Manzoor Banbhan, Manager IFE & New Technology - Engineering Projects at Emirates, Fraser Currie, CCO of JORAMCO; Frederic Dupont, VP Technical Sales & Customer Service at Etihad Engineering; Kashif Khalid, Regional Director – Africa & Middle East at IATA and Shevantha Weerasekera, Head of Engineering and Maintenance at Sri Lankan Airlines.

JORAMCO’s Currie said: "I am delighted to be representing the company at MRO Middle East, where you can witness myself and industry colleagues talking about how we have managed to navigate our way through the Covid-19 pandemic, with a unique insight into how we have maintained business continuity through that period."

Additionally, industry-leading technology will be also be on display, along with the availability of numerous networking zones to hold meetings.

MRO Middle East will maintain the highest standard of HSE measures. However, proof of vaccination or PCR tests are not mandatory for trade exhibitions in Dubai.


Aviation Week’s MRO Middle East is taking place on the 15-16 June 2021, at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). MRO Middle East provides the ideal platform for suppliers and developers seeking to increase their presence in one of the fastest growing regions.

MRO Middle East features a two-day exhibition for key professionals uniting airlines and suppliers to provide the perfect environment to network and discuss the latest trends, regulations and issue impacting this industry. 

About Aviation Week Network

Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace, and defense industries, serving 1.7 million professionals around the world. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week Network to help them understand the market, make decisions, predict trends, and connect with people and business opportunities. Customers include the world's leading aerospace manufacturers and suppliers, airlines, airports, business aviation operators, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this worldwide marketplace. Aviation Week Network’s portfolio delivers award-winning journalism, data, intelligence and analytical resources, world-class tradeshows and conferences, and results-driven marketing services and advertising.

Aviation Week Network is part of Informa Markets, a division of Informa PLC.

About Informa Markets

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. We provide marketplace participants around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, targeted digital services and actionable data solutions. We connect buyers and sellers across more than a dozen global verticals, including Aviation, Pharmaceuticals, Food, Medical Technology and Infrastructure. As the world's leading market-making company, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit

About Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East

Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East is one of the most influential names in the aerospace industry's events sector, and which launched the very first Dubai Airshow in 1989, in conjunction with Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports and the UAE Armed Forces.

Covering all aerospace-related events in the Tarsus portfolio, Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East has a long-standing relationship with the global aerospace industry, an in-depth knowledge of the market and a hard-earned reputation for delivering event excellence. Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East maintains offices in Dubai and London.

Other events organised by Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East include Dubai Airshow www.dubaiairshow.aeroand MEBAA Show

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