SEGMA will organize the 2nd Manama Air Power Symposium (MAPS 2018) on November 13, 2018 at the Sofitel Manama Hotel in Bahrain, under the prestigious patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and support of the Royal Bahrain Air Force and the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunication.
MAPS 2018 is the official conference of Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) 2018. Organized by the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications and the Royal Bahraini Air Force in partnership with Farnborough International, BIAS is hosted at Sakhir Air Base, Kingdom of Bahrain and will take place from 14-16 November 2018.
A strategically timed to pre-curser BIAS, the theme for MAPS 2018 is “Air Power Applied in Networked Coalition and Joint Environments” and the one-day international conference will discuss the most pressing issues in air power in light of the most recent experiences and lessons learned in-theatre from operations.
Building on its successful launch in 2016, 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.
The scale of participation and nature of discussions at MAPS provide 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.
A carefully crafted series of briefings by a distinguished panel of speakers look into subjects such as The Future of Air Power in the Arabian Gulf, C2 and Directing Shared Sensor Data for Joint and Coalition Operations, and Preparing Warfighters for the Future - sharing perspectives on Enhancing Fires and Maneuver Integration, Burden-Sharing, Future Capability Development Priorities, Employing Rotary Wing Aircraft for Intelligence-Gathering and Targeting Support, Establishing a Unified Mission Command in Combined Air-Sea Operations, The Cognitive Dimension of Network-Centric Operations, Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) Training, and Effectively Teaming Unmanned Systems and Operators.