Regional Division Manager, SSD Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Olympus MEA
What are you most looking forward to at the AVB Awards 2019?
It’s a great occasion for us to meet influential customers and notable business partners, and engage with top influencers, key opinion leaders and decisions makers in aviation. The event itself is always impressively organised with positive vibes and great networking opportunities. This year, Olympus is celebrating its centenary of supplying reliable, high-quality technologies, including innovative testing, measurement and imaging instruments, to the global market. The Aviation Business Awards are a great platform for us to highlight our achievements and celebrate with customers and partners.
How does your support of the awards tie in with your business strategy?
For any company, particularly one with customers, end-users and clients all over the world, the importance of having a regional base cannot be understated. This motivated Olympus to open up a new base of operation in Dubai in 2017 (Olympus MEA), to cover operations across the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. The AVB Awards is valuable for us to stay closer to our customers, and stay updated with industry trends and innovations. It is a vital platform to hear and to be heard from our customers, experts and business partners.
In your opinion, why are the AVB Awards 2019 important for regional aviation?
The UAE’s aviation industry has evolved faster than many other well-developed economies. The Aviation Business Awards are important as they gather key players, top decision and strategy makers, influencers from the region, as well as international aviation experts, providing them a platform to share expertise, be exposed to the latest innovations, acknowledge regional leadership, and celebrate achievements in a glamour and prestigious way.